I couldn’t put my finger on what it was about the picture in the advertisement that I found so mesmerizing. This wasn’t the typical Marilyn Monroe we see, dolled up and covered in sequins and fur. Here she’s barely wearing makeup or anything for that matter. She looks peaceful, effortlessly beautiful… flawless.
It all made sense when I began to see the works of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci in one portion of the exhibit. Marilyn Monroe was more than just a pop icon or sex symbol. She was like a goddess. There was way more to her than the ditzy blonde bombshell she played on screen.
Make sure to take note of the sexy hesitation before she sings. No woman would be dumb enough to get on stage in front of hundreds of people (without underwear ;)) and sing happy birthday that way to another woman’s husband. Marilyn Monroe was bold.
The red room featured a few women in history that exhibited the color red: passion, love, and drama.
|“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” – Marilyn Monroe|
The last room featured the most iconic dresses from Marilyn’s movies. If you look close to the image of Marilyn Monroe, you can see the actual white dress she wore in Seven Year Itch in the scene where a passing train blows her dress above her head.