Marilyn 1000 PC Jigsaw Puzzle
A very Colourful and Arty image of Marilyn Monroe.
Marilyn Monroe was an American actress and model. Famous for playing “dumb blonde” characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era’s attitudes towards sexuality.
Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother was a film-cutter at RKO Studios who, widowed and mentally ill, abandoned her to sequence of foster homes. She was almost smothered to death at two, nearly raped at six. At nine, the LA Orphans’ Home paid her a nickel a month for kitchen work while taking back a penny every Sunday for church. At sixteen, she worked in an aircraft plant and married a man she called Daddy; he went into the military, she modelled, and they divorced in 1946, 20th Century Fox gave her a contract but let it lapse a year later. In 1948, Columbia gave her a contract and by 1950 Marilyn was launched as a Sex Symbol Superstar.
Marilyn was a genuine box-office drawing card. It was the sight of Marilyn that really excited the audience, especially the male members.
In 1962 her absenteeism caused delay after delay in productions, resulting in her being fired from production in June of that year. It looked as though her career was finished. Studios just didn’t want to take a chance on her because it would cost them thousands of dollars in delays. She was only 36 years old.
Marilyn made only 30 films in her lifetime, but her legendary status and mysticism will remain with film history forever.
Actress Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s biggest and most enduring sex symbols.
She died of a drug overdose in 1962.