Tuesday, April 15, 2014
ourmarilynmonroe:

Marilyn Monroe, 1953.

ourmarilynmonroe:

Marilyn Monroe, 1953.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

 I always felt protective toward her. I liked her. While I had no reason to feel sorry for her—she was beautiful and rich and loved—I did: I just knew that she was a magnet for shit, and I saw a lot of people unload on her. She was a child—a sweet, needy child, and I’m very Irish and very Catholic and basically a decent person, and I think you take care of children and needy people. I think you reach out to the sad people and the sick people, and I always felt that Marilyn was an inch and a half from deep sadness. If I made her comfortable—and she told me I did—it was because I wasn’t after her for anything but friendship, and I had a house full of noise and kids and open doors. She could let it hang with me, and I wish—like a lot of other people—that I had kept the doors open more often. She was a good person. She was not treated well.-Maureen Stapleton in an interview with James Grissom, 1991[x]

 I always felt protective toward her. I liked her. While I had no reason to feel sorry for her—she was beautiful and rich and loved—I did: I just knew that she was a magnet for shit, and I saw a lot of people unload on her. She was a child—a sweet, needy child, and I’m very Irish and very Catholic and basically a decent person, and I think you take care of children and needy people. I think you reach out to the sad people and the sick people, and I always felt that Marilyn was an inch and a half from deep sadness. If I made her comfortable—and she told me I did—it was because I wasn’t after her for anything but friendship, and I had a house full of noise and kids and open doors. She could let it hang with me, and I wish—like a lot of other people—that I had kept the doors open more often. She was a good person. She was not treated well.

-Maureen Stapleton in an interview with James Grissom, 1991[x]

(Source: mostlymarilynmonroe)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

missrnonroe:

"Our emotions play an important part in our lives. We cannot hide from them."


MARILYN MONROE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits (1960)

Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits (1960)

Marilyn Monroe with Sidney Skolsky, photographed by Bob Beerman.

Marilyn Monroe with Sidney Skolsky, photographed by Bob Beerman.

Marilyn Monroe, 1954

Marilyn Monroe, 1954

Marilyn photographed by Milton Greene in 1953.

Marilyn photographed by Milton Greene in 1953.

Marilyn Monroe at dance class in 1948.

Marilyn Monroe at dance class in 1948.

Marilyn Monroe taken by André De Dienes in 1945.

Marilyn Monroe taken by André De Dienes in 1945.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by David Conover, 1945.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by David Conover, 1945.

Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits (1960)

Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe in The Misfits (1960)

Marilyn Monroe played the usherette at the “Baby Doll” premiere, to the benefit of the Actors Studio, at the Victoria Theater, Broadway, in 1956.

Marilyn Monroe played the usherette at the “Baby Doll” premiere, to the benefit of the Actors Studio, at the Victoria Theater, Broadway, in 1956.

Marilyn Monroe, Billy Wilder, and Natasha Lytess on the set of The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Marilyn Monroe, Billy Wilder, and Natasha Lytess on the set of The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Marilyn Monroe on the set of Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

Marilyn Monroe on the set of Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)

Marilyn Monroe at the press conference for her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, in 1954.

Marilyn Monroe at the press conference for her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, in 1954.