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John Huston, who directed Monroe in her first major film and her last completed role, pays tribute to the life and career of the tragic actress.

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A documentary about the life and career of 1950s sex symbol Marilyn Monroe, narrated by director John Huston (who worked with her on "The Misfits"). Included are interviews with friends, cast and crew who worked with her and others who knew her, clips from her films and some scenes that were cut from her earliest movies and not seen for many years. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Marilyn Monroe - Die Geschichte eines Stars  »

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During he montage of photos depicting Marilyn's rise to prominence as a star, there's a still of her with Robert Wagner in what appears to be a studio-arranged publicity date with the young actor, who was also a Fox contractee. See more »

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John Huston: Marilyn Monroe, age 36, died on route to a destination she never reached. She was seeking the oldest of rainbows... to be herself and unafraid.
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I Wanna Be Loved by You
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Music by Herbert Stothart and Harry Ruby
Lyrics by by Bert Kalmar
Performed by Marilyn Monroe
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Well done and sophisticated
8 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marilyn Monroe is shown in a not-so-larger than life, almost clinical light, yet without too much hype, and little embellishments, or conjectures. There are plenty of on camera interviews with those who knew her best-- several of whom admit hardly knew her at all. The structure of the script is excellent. It takes the viewer from her childhood be shuttled from one foster home to another, a brief "real" home with her own mother when she was 9 before her mother was committed to a mental institution and on through her brief marriage at the age of 16, the modeling career that lead her into the Hollywood life that confused and destroyed her. Naturally since this was made in 1964, some of what we know of her life today-- such as her affair with Kennedy and the alleged conspiracy that surround it were not covered, as well as the fact she was sexually abused as a child--but it is nonetheless thought-provoking and moving experience.


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