This time we take a look at probably the most important glamor girl
Marilyn Monroe, in the last few decades,
has become less of an actual human being and more of a mythical hero. Her
life, on screen and off, made her not only a star, but a pop culture goddess.
Volumes have been written about her life, death, and use as metaphor in
modern culture. She was a pin-up model, movie starlet, wife of a playwright
and baseball legend, and supposed presidential plaything. It was her centerfold
that launched the Playboy empire and it was the image of her in that white
dress being blown up around her that defined sex appeal in Hollywood in
the 1950's. She was a complicated mix of the naive little girl and the
sophisticated siren. She lived life fast and died young--the perfect combination
for immortality. Monroe has transcended everything she did
and everything she was to become part of the world's collective consciousness.
She is a myth that will survive far beyond her era.