Blonde (2001)

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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life.

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A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with series of real events in her life: childhood years, first marriage to James Dougherty, meeting with the photographer Otto Ose, career with XX Century Fox, relationship with her mother, foster parents, life wasters Charles Chaplin Jr. (Cass) and Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Eddie G), baseball player Joe DiMaggio, playwright Arthur Miller and many other people. Written by David Shahoumian <dave2070@gmail.com>

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Imagine if Marilyn Monroe could tell you her secrets... tonight she will.

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The dress worn by Poppy Montgomery in the 'Gentleman Prefer Blondes' scene is the same replica dress worn by Madonna in her Marilyn inspired 'Material Girl' video. See more »

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Norma Jean Baker: I'm the President's personal wind-up sex toy.
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References Niagara (1953) See more »

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I Wanna Be Loved By You
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Should have been on HBO or Showtime! See it For Poppy Montgomery!
7 July 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I'm a BIG Marilyn Monroe fan! So When Joyce Carol Oates' book Blonde came out I thought that it was something very special! It truly was an amazing book, that not every writer working today can write. Joyce Carol Oates did a great job, even if it was or wasn't what Marilyn/Norma Jean really was thinking.

However this mini-series (even though it is 4 hours long) it very watered down and due to the fact that it is on CBS and a lot of the graphic content in the book, which was very effective, would never air on CBS. I truly believe that "Blonde" would have been MUCH better had it aired on HBO or Showtime. I don't mean they should have turned it into softcore porn, but as someone before said "This is a G rated version of a R rated life". It just was not as effective as the book.

The only thing the mini-series had going for it was Poppy Montgomery, who I think should have gotten an Emmy for her work as Marilyn/Norma Jean! No other actress has done Marilyn as much justice as Poppy did and it is a real shame that she didn't have better material to work with, but she does her very best! The rest of the cast gives good performances.

I really hope this gets released on DVD soon!!!!!!

Overall, the book was better, but it is still worth a watch for Poppy's AMAZING performance as Marilyn!!!


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