Tuesday, October 12, 2010

November Issue Vanity Fair: The Art and Poetry of Marilyn Monroe.

A long-hidden collection of Marilyn Monroe’s private letters and diaries share many mysteries surrounding her life. Sam Kashner shares his thoughts and the revelations about Monroe’s life, loves, and death.

In Monroe's own words writes about her insecurities and her sex-bomb, smarter-than-she-looked dumb blonde image. The book, according to Vanity Fair's November edition, also details her "harrowing experience of psychoanalysis," her three failed marriages, and perhaps clues to her death at age 36.

Her poems range from sweet to despairing. The "Today" show recited a poem called "On Hospital Gowns: My bare derriere/is out in the air/when I'm not aware." Not all are so light, and even her words, wrote about her early days of her marriage to Miller, begin with affection, then turns macabre:

my love sleeps besides me -
in the faint light - I see his manly jaw
give way - and the mouth of his
boyhood returns
with a softness softer
its sensitiveness trembling
in stillness
his eyes must have look out
wonderously from the cave of the little
boy - when the things he did not understand - he forgot...

...but will he look like this when he is dead
oh unbearable fact inevitable
yet sooner would I rather his love die
than/or him?

Read more excerpts from Marilyn Monroe's secret diaries at Vanity Fair Website.

1 comment:

  1. This is the classic example of more than meets the eye. I'm going to post this on my facebook page so more people know about it Dawn.


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