Now for the first time ever, a pure entertainment show of MARILYN MONROE. You'll see film clips of Marilyn in over twenty-five of her most important films. Watch Norma Jean transform from a cuddly young teenager to the most recognizable face and body in the world. From bit parts in LOVE HAPPY and ALL ABOUT EVE to spectacular starring roles such as: THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE MISFITS, GENTLEMAN PREFER BLONDES, BUS STOP, HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE, RIVER OF NO RETURN, SEVEN YEAR ITCH, LADIES OF THE CHORUS, NIAGARA, etc. plus - many rare photos and a new "MARILYN" song written especially for this show.
And, as a bonus, you'll see Marilyn's original screen test for ASPHALT JUNGLE, plus numerous T.V. appearances and very rare color homemovies. WE REMEMBER MARILYN is truly a visual feast.
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"A sex symbol becomes a thing," says Marilyn Monroe, her voice being approximated by Trudi Jo Marie Keck, who also doubles as the editor of We Remember Marilyn, a historical appreciation of the life of the much-vaunted sex goddess. "I always thought symbols were things you clashed together," she continues to muse. "But if I'm going to be a symbol of anything, I'd rather it be sex than some other things there are symbols for. I know how they'll remember me: 'Here lies Marilyn Monroe, 34-24-36.' But, anyway, they'll remember me." And remember her they do, in this concoction written and directed by Ted Newsom (Ed Wood--Look Back in Angora). Newsom doesn't bother to cite the source for the above words ascribed to Ms. Monroe so it's hard to say where they came from, but they pointedly set the tone for any discussion of sex-symbol iconography. The quote is by turns sad and funny--funny because of the lack of self-awareness evinced in the words. And how better to sum up a career that moved between celebrity and the highest seats of power on a vehicle of sex, and ended early and abruptly. Film clips, photos (where Marilyn the icon truly shone), and a rich array of stock footage form the backdrop for the proceedings. At one point, the voice of director John Huston enriches the soundtrack. --Jim Gay
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