05 August 2012


Marilyn Monroe passed away 50 years ago today on August 5, 1962. As a rule I don't like to dwell on a person's passing, preferring to celebrate their life and work instead, but 50 years is a long time. Few actresses have lit up the screen in the same way that she did (it can be argued that perhaps none have since). She was beautiful and talented and had a vulnerability about her that touched all those who saw her. One of her finest performances was in Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot (1959). I am planning on watching it this evening and being enchanted once again by her Sugar Kane who always gets "the fuzzy end of the lolly pop." RIP Marilyn.

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