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Welcome to the Our Marilyn Monroe blog! Here you will find posts debunking the rumours surrounding Marilyn’s life, career and relationships as well as opinion posts and more!

Marilyn & Her Husbands – Fact VS Fiction

Many Marilyn fans are happy to defend her legacy but will at the same time, with no consideration, criticise her husbands based on rumour and speculation. As fans, we have absolutely no right to comment on Marilyn's (or anyone else's) relationships. It is completely...

Marilyn & Her Sexuality

"Labels--people love putting labels on each other. Then they feel safe." - Marilyn Monroe to WJ Weatherby in 1960 We live in a world where someone is "queer-baiting" because they have a large gay fan base and they support the gay community or because they pose nude...

Jasmine Chiswell – Clout Chaser? Or Just Naive?

Jasmine Chiswell, the “Marilyn Monroe of Tik Tok”, rose to social media fame after creating vintage fashion videos and showing off her Hollywood home. The home in question belonged to none other than Marilyn Monroe. She and her husband Maverick moved into the...

Marilyn, Ella & Mocambo

The truth behind Marilyn Monroe, Ella Fitzgerald and Mocambo.

Marilyn Monroe & The Casting Couch

Marilyn Monroe was part of the casting couch system in Hollywood. That’s what many believe… but is it true? In many people’s minds, Marilyn Monroe was unable to reach Hollywood stardom without using her body. However, she stated that she was “determined” to not become...

Why We Love Marilyn Monroe

She's beautiful. She's sexy. But why does Marilyn Monroe still draw so many people to her, despite passing away almost 60 years ago? Here are 30 reasons why Marilyn fans love Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn worked hard for her craft, especially earlier on in her career. She...

Marilyn Monroe and RFK – The Affair That Never Happened… Or Did It?

All the credit for THE BIG AFFAIR always goes to the big brother, John F Kennedy, doesn't it? But what about Little Bobby? Some researchers feel this affair was even more likely than the one with John... But is it? Note: This post will solely discuss Marilyn and RFK's...

Useful Marilyn Monroe Sources

When researching Marilyn, it's important to know where to look. The internet can give only so much so I have compiled a go-to list, similar to my recommended books, of where you can seek very useful Marilyn information and images. Remember that not all books,...

Marilyn Monroe and JFK – The Affair That Never Happened… Or Did It?

Since the 1970s the rumour that Marilyn Monroe and President John F Kennedy had a wild and passionate affair has plagued Marilyn historians' lives. But did it happen? Well, not the way gossip magazines like to tell it... Note: This post will solely discuss Marilyn and...

60 Years Gone: The Distorted Legacy of Marilyn Monroe

By Robert Barger "If I am a star, the people made me a star," Marilyn Monroe declared in 1962. The motion picture industry has long been defined by its stars. No star shined brighter than Marilyn. She made a total of 31 films during her 16-year career, but her social...
‘Love, Marilyn’ – Worth the Watch?

‘Love, Marilyn’ – Worth the Watch?

In 2013, fans anticipated a new kind of Marilyn Monroe documentary. One which was going to promote the private, unknown Monroe. 'Fragments' is the heart and soul of the film, the core in which actors give Marilyn's personal scribbled notes and poems a voice. Readers...

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Marilyn Monroe: The Unhygienic Slob?

Marilyn Monroe: The Unhygienic Slob?

When I think of Marilyn Monroe's physical form I envision soft, clear skin, fluffy, soft white-golden locks and the smell of Chanel No. 5. But of course there has to be a book or two that throws a spanner in the works, sparking internet rumours attempting to prove the...

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The Personal Style of Marilyn Monroe

The Personal Style of Marilyn Monroe

The glamorous Marilyn we see on the silver screen and on the red carpet is rather contradictory to the dressed-down Monroe that could be seen trawling bookshops or wandering the streets of New York. But that shouldn't be surprising. No one wakes up and decides that...

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Marilyn Monroe’s Diet & Workout

Marilyn Monroe’s Diet & Workout

Frankly, I’ve never considered my own figure so exceptional; until quite recently, I seldom gave it any thought at all" Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe has one of the most desirable figures in the world. Well, so the internet seems to say, each to their own, right?....

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5 Things I DISLIKE About Marilyn

5 Things I DISLIKE About Marilyn

They say "love is blind" and I feel this doesn't stop with romantic relationships. Family, friends and even dead celebrities... And believe me, I LOVE Marilyn. But she was by no means perfect. It's slightly delusional to think she was an angel. But, I also think this...

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Natasha Lytess: Friend or Foe?

Natasha Lytess: Friend or Foe?

Read almost any biography on Marilyn and you will find Natasha Lytess's name. Why? If you were to ask Natasha she'd claim it is because she made Marilyn famous. You will also read how after more than 20 pictures together, Marilyn cruelly shunned her acting coach of...

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