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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...
Marilyn On The Couch

Marilyn On The Couch

Below is a guest post by David Chirko, a psychologically oriented researcher and author who contacted Our Marilyn Monroe to discuss Marilyn’s mental health through a clinical lens. These are references held from researchers and are not necessarily the...

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Eat, Pray…Marilyn!

Eat, Pray…Marilyn!

Written by Allison Relyea (Perfectly Marilyn Monroe) Featured image of Marilyn in 1946, not on her wedding day. Recently, a viral video went around on TikTok accusing Marilyn fans of being insensitive when visiting her at the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial...

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Being a Biographer – Michelle Morgan

Being a Biographer – Michelle Morgan

Michelle Morgan is a well-established author, novelist, biographer, researcher and friend. I have been talking to Michelle since I emailed her in 2012 fan-girling over her biography Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed. We began chatting on Facebook and the rest is...

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Some Like It Hot – in an old-fashioned way!

Some Like It Hot – in an old-fashioned way!

By Benjamin Meissner Thank you, Laura, for reaching out and for giving me the chance to write about our favourite topic and how we can honour Marilyn by sharing the love with others who may have a similar story. I first noticed Marilyn without knowing who she was. I...

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