Marilyn Monroe

Monument Project 5/24/16

Childhood

Norman Jean Baker, also known as Marilyn Monroe, experienced a childhood that included two years at an orphanage and the constant move from one foster home to another resulted in Norma’s “sketchy” educational background.

Norma Jean, born on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles, California, was seven years old, her mother Gladys (Monroe), was hospitalized after being diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, a severe mental condition. Norma was left in a many foster homes.

At 7 years old, Monroe returned to a life in foster homes, where she was on several occasions sexually assaulted. But she had one way out and that was to get married. She got married to her boyfriend Jimmy Dougherty on June 19, 1942, at the age of 16 and he was 21.

Her Career (Acting, Modeling & Singing)

Monroe was working at this factory when she was “discovered” By photographer David Conover, who was photographing females working for the war effort. Monroe and Dougherty divorced in 1946, the same year that Monroe signed her first movie contract. With the movie contract came a new name and image; she started calling herself “Marilyn Monroe” and dyed her hair blond.

But her acting career didn’t really take off until the 1950s. She would soon become one of Hollywood’s most famous actresses; though she wasn’t initially considered to be star acting material, she later proved her skill by winning various honors and attracting a large audiences to her films.

Some of her famous movies included the dramatic comedy Bus Stop mad in 1956. Monroe also stared in The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier, who also directed and produced the film in 1957. In 1959, Monroe returned with the wildly popular comedy Some like It Hot, with Jack Lemmon and tony Curtis. One of the most well-known movies she starred in was the Seven Year Itch in 1955. When she was in the movie, her skirt flew up in the subway and when they captured that iconic pose it became her signature picture.

where wil the Monument be located?

I would love for my Monument to be located in Brooklyn because that place means so much to Marilyn. "That's my favorite place in the world, so far, that I've seen. I haven't travelled much, but I don't think I'll find anything to replace Brooklyn."


But if I have to be realistic I would have my Monument at MGM studio. Marilyn Monroe being an actress and all I believe that would be a great place to put her at.

What is the opposition? How will you respond to these concerns?

I understand why they wouldn't want a big Monument of Marilyn in Brooklyn. Yes, Brooklyn has a great deal amount of beautiful views that would look incredible with my monument idea but it has to be at a place where it bring many attractions.


MGM studio would be the best place to put the Marilyn Monroe monument.

Description of Monument

13-foot-tall sculpture weighs about 8,000 pounds and the bottom weighs 10,000 so nothing can knock it down. The upper portion is going to be all aluminum, and the legs are stainless steel to help support the top. Her skirt will be blowing as it did in her film the Seven Year Itch and be completely white.
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