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Sunday 5 August 2012

Husbands, High Heels & Chanel No. 5: Marilyn Monroe

Today, exactly fifty years to the day after her death, Marilyn Monroe still has the world spellbound.

In celebration of her life, we bring you our favourite Marilyn Monroe photos and quotes (from and about her). May we all borrow a little bit of her sparkle today and always...

"When you speak of the American way of life, everybody thinks of chewing gum, Coca-Cola and Marilyn Monroe."
Russian Magazine, Nedvela

"A girl doesn't need anyone that doesn't need her"
Marilyn Monroe

"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night - there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest"
Marilyn Monroe

"I am not interested in money. I just want to be wonderful."
Marilyn Monroe

"It's not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on."
Marilyn Monroe

"I don't know who invented high heels, but women owe him a lot"
Marilyn Monroe

"She looked like, if you bit her, milk and honey would flow from her."
Franz Kline

"Is not Monroe the image par excellence of this New Woman? She is voluptuous, but she admires Dostoyevsky."
Maurice Zolotow

"It's better to be absolutely ridiculous than to be absolutely boring"
Marilyn Monroe

"What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course."
Marilyn Monroe

"A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left."
Marilyn Monroe

"I never wear stockings or underclothes because I think it is important to breathe freely"
Marilyn Monroe

"Marilyn is a dreamy girl. She's the kind who's liable to show up with one red shoe and one black shoe."
Jane Russell

"I used to say to myself, 'What the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe?' And I'd answer, 'Everything, everything,' and I'd walk slowly and turn my head slowly as if I were a queen."
Marilyn Monroe

"It's no fun being married to an electric light"
Joe DiMaggio

"He wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde"
Marilyn Monroe (about Arthur Miller)

"Look at that face - she could be five years old"
Laurence Olivier

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go. Things go wrong so you can appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself. And sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." 
Marilyn Monroe

"I am invariably late for appointments - sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me late are too strong, and too pleasing"
Marilyn Monroe

"Miss Marilyn Monroe calls to mind the bouquet of a fireworks display"
Cecil Beaton

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