Don’t Blame Yourself Marilyn

Two articles from the January 1955 issue of Photoplay!


In the realm of Hollywood icons, few names resonate as profoundly as Marilyn Monroe’s. Her beauty, talent, and charisma captivated audiences around the world. Yet, behind the glamorous facade, Marilyn faced the trials and tribulations of life, including the challenges of separation and divorce.

Here, Photoplay brings you an exclusive look at an open letter penned to Marilyn Monroe during a pivotal moment in her life. The letter, filled with empathy and understanding, delves into the emotions and struggles that many of us can relate to during times of change and uncertainty.

As we explore the thoughts and sentiments expressed in this heartfelt letter, we’ll uncover valuable insights into managing life’s unexpected twists and turns, especially when it feels like the world is spinning out of control. Join us on this journey as we reflect on Marilyn’s experiences and discover the wisdom within her challenges.

This open letter and subsequent article serves as a reminder that even amidst the glitz and glamour, we’re all human, facing our own unique struggles.

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The True Life Story of Marilyn Monroe

In the burgeoning fame of 1952, Marilyn Monroe’s star was ascending at an unprecedented pace, and with it came a surge of stories about her life. Among those who chose to shed light on her personal journey was her former sister-in-law, Elyda Nelson, the sister of James Dougherty. In the December issue of Modern Screen, she candidly shared insights into Marilyn’s marriage to her brother. Click on the images to enlarge the story.

What I Saw In Marilyn’s Palm

In the spring of 1959, Marilyn attended a party in Amagansett, where she had the opportunity to have her palm read by Stephanos, a renowned palmist to the Stars.

The Love Letters That Could Have Saved Marilyn’s Life

Seven months following the tragic loss of Marilyn Monroe, Photoplay magazine commemorated the Hollywood icon by publishing an evocative article. This heartfelt piece not only captured the sentiments shared by many in the aftermath of her passing but also served as a poignant tribute to Marilyn’s enduring legacy. Through the carefully crafted words within its pages, the article aimed to express the thoughts and emotions that perhaps should have been conveyed to Marilyn during her lifetime, allowing readers to reflect on the profound impact she made on the world of entertainment.

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