Marilyn Monroe and her last photoshoot by Bert Stern

Marilyn Monroe a name that stands still in time.  Mostly known for being a bombshell, loose canon and misunderstood.  On the outside Ms. Monroe was so breathtakingly beautiful and knew how to pose for the camera.  I find her ability to transform herself to be so intriguing, powerful and sad.  Marilyn was so ahead of her time with her posing, positioning herself in a man’s world and her confidant ability to wear what she wanted.  For these reasons I admire her, yet when I see her look like she is suffering I am reminded that holding it together is hard.  Posing and dressing came very easy for her, but she couldn’t always hide the ‘other’ side of who Marilyn was. . . a tortured soul.  I’m not sure why our culture wants to only see woman as being ‘perfect’.  Why do we only want to accept and only see the good side of people, how about the gray or even fragile side?  Until we can truly open our minds about what makes up an icon~ and it’s not all pretty, but that is what makes people real, then it’s just all a facade, but haven’t we grown as a culture..at all?  Under all our great clothes and beauty sometime we expose our raw soul.
A beautiful haunting photo of Marilyn Monroe from her last photoshoot by Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe
photo credit: pinterest
The first image is one of the last images taken of Marilyn, but the second photo is how we’ll always remember her.  Either way we must honor all of her, as being fun, fashionable, beautiful, sexy and tortured.  Sadly she was both, but that is what made her Marilyn Monroe.
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5 thoughts on “Marilyn Monroe and her last photoshoot by Bert Stern”

      1. Oh, I’m just absolutely the hugest Marilyn Monroe fan!!! I love looking at her pictures and wondering what she was thinking at that very moment!! She’s very intriguing to me!! Behind her eyes, I see her soul!! She had a great mysteriousness about her! XOXO!

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