Marilyn Monroe: Still Life (2006)


“Marilyn Monroe, who was blonde and beautiful, and had a sweet little rinky-dink of a voice.  And all the cleanliness of all the clean American backyards.  She was our angel, the sweet angel of sex, and the sugar of sex came up from her, like a resonance of sound, in the clearest grain of a violin.” – Narrator

Number of Times Seen – 1 (1 Aug 2020)

Brief Synopsis – An intimate look at the wya that Marilyn Moroe was photographed by famous photographers over her short time on top of the world.

My Take on it – The tragic life of Marilyn Monroe has been dissected so often over the years, but this documentary gives a very unique perspective on her life and how she acted.

By only dealing with the points in her careers where she was photographed, we get to see how she acted when in the presence of some of the most talented and popular photographers of her day.

These men and women are able to give us a very unique perspective on her personality as it relates to the times when she was requested to show her true self over and over.

The stories they tell allows us to see the very distinct personality of this actress while also showing us how she was able to use her looks and her body at every chance that she had.

These stories are quite eye opening and are able to give us a very intimate look at this very tragic life that apparently had so many issues which led to her eventual early death.

Bottom Line – This is an intriguing documentary that doesn’t tell us much about Monroe’s personal history but actually how she acted in front of some of the most talented and famous photographers of her day. The stories that these men and women tell give us a very distinct idea of what kind of starlet she was and how much she used her looks and body whenever she had the opportunity to do so. Some of the stories told here are quite eye opening and fascinating and give us a very personal view of this very tragic women who seemed to have had so many problems in life. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The famous nude photo of her by Tom Kelley originally appeared as anonymous on a calendar entitled “Miss Golden Dreams.” In 1952, a blackmailer threatened to identify the model as Marilyn, but she shrewdly thwarted the scheme by announcing the fact herself. Hugh Hefner then bought the rights to use the photo for $500. She became “The Sweetheart of the Month” in the first issue of Hefner’s magazine, Playboy. Neither Kelley or Monroe ever saw a dime of the millions the calendar made for its publisher. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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