El día que murió Marilyn
Paco Huesca García
Programador, cinéfilo, empresario cinematográfico y promotor cultural
Marilyn Monroe. 1962. By Bert Stern
Ya me había visto todas las pelis de la rubia más famosa del cine y estaba cinematográficamente enamorado de ella. Era mi icono. Y lo sigue siendo 50 años después. Santa Marilyn.
Norma Jean Baker Mortenson - Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)
Cartel italiano. "Niagara" (1953). Henry Hathaway
Angela Phinlay (Marilyn Monroe). "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950). John Huston
Claudia Caswell (Marilyn Monroe) y Addsison DeWitt (George Sanders). "All about Eve" (1950). Joseph L. Mankiewicz
"How to mary a Millionaire" (1953). Jean Negulesco
"Bus Stop" (1956). Joshua Logan
"Some like it hot" (1959). Billy Wilder
Los Angeles Times. 6 August 1962: "Marilyn Monroe dies; pills blamed"
Marilyn Monroe. "The Misfits" (1961). John Huston
"The Misfits" (1961). John HustonLa inocente, glamurosa, sexual, sensual, juguetona, alegre, triste, o igual todo a la vez, fue copiada. Se intentó copiarla, pero eso era imposible. Y así ha sido 50 años después. Imposible. Pin-ups de pacotilla, imitaciones groseras y actrices que jamás llegaron a ese carisma inigualable. Diana Dors, Jayne Mansfield, Kim Novak, que luego hizo carrera, pasando por Madonna y Lady Gaga como no creíbles marilynes.
and Clark Gable
"The Misfits" (1961). John Huston
and Clark Gable
"The Misfits" (1961). John Huston
Marilyn Monroe. Set "Let's make love". 1959
"Let's make love" (1960). George Cukor
El legendario actor y cantante Yves Montand y Marilyn Monroe durante el rodaje. "Let's make love" (1960). George Cukor
"The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957). Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier y Marilyn Monroe en el rodaje en Reino Unido de "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957). Laurence Olivier
Lee y Paula Strasberg en el funeral por Marilyn Monroe. 8 de Agosto 1962. Los Angeles (USA)
Primera fotografía del nuevo Batería Ringo Starr, tras la despedida de Pete Best. The Beatles (Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison). 22 de agosto de 1962. "The Cavern". Liverpool (Gran Bretaña)
Muere Marilyn, llegan los Beatles
50 años después M.M. sigue "más viva que nunca". Mi Marilyn.
Artículo cedido por el autor a este blog, y publicado por primera vez en: http://alicantecuenta.blogspot.com.es/2012/08/fue-una-calurosa-manana-alicantina-del.html
Marilyn Monroe’s Eulogy presented by Lee Strasberg
"Marilyn Monroe was a legend. In her own lifetime she created a myth of what a poor girl from a deprived background could attain. For the entire world she became a symbol of the eternal feminine.
But I have no words to describe the myth and the legend. I did not know this Marilyn Monroe. We gathered here today, knew only Marilyn – a warm human being, impulsive and shy, sensitive and in fear of rejection, yet ever avid for life and reaching out for fulfillment.
I will not insult the privacy of your memory of her – a privacy she sought and treasured – by trying to describe her whom you knew to you who knew her. In our memories of her, she remains alive and not only a shadow on the screen or a glamorous personality.
For us Marilyn was a devoted and loyal friend, a colleague constantly reaching for perfection. We shared her pain and difficulties and some of her joys. She was a member of our family. It is difficult to accept the fact that her zest for life has been ended by this dreadful accident.
Despite the heights and brilliance she attained on the screen, she was planning for the future; she was looking forward to participating in the many exciting things which she planned. In her eyes and in mine her career was just beginning. The dream of her talent, which she had nurtured as a child, was not a mirage.
When she first came to me I was amazed at the startling sensitivity which she possessed and which had remained fresh and undimmed, struggling to express itself despite the life to which she had been subjected. Others were as physically beautiful as she was, but there was obviously something more in her, something that people saw and recognized in her performances and with which they identified.
She had a luminous quality – a combination of wistfulness, radiance, yearning – to set her apart and yet make everyone wish to be a part of it, to share in the childish naivete which was so shy and yet so vibrant.
This quality was even more evident when she was in the stage. I am truly sorry that the public who loved her did not have the opportunity to see her as we did, in many of the roles that foreshadowed what she would have become. Without a doubt she would have been one of the really great actresses of the stage. Now it is at an end. I hope her death will stir sympathy and understanding for a sensitive artist and a woman who brought joy and pleasure to the world.
I cannot say goodbye. Marilyn never liked goodbyes, but in the peculiar way she had of turning things around so that they faced reality – I will say au revoire. For the country to which she has gone, we must all someday visit."
Marilyn Monroe. "The Seven Year Itch". Billy Wilder (1955). Dibujo de Elena Escudero S. M. 12 años. 1º ESO C. Curso 2014-2015. Instituto de Educación Secundaria Doctor Balmis. Alicante (España)