Aspiring actress Norma Jean Baker lives in squalor in the early '40s as she works at the munitions plant and dreams of being a movie star. Abused as a child and an adult, she lacks self-confidence, but photographer Ralph Johnson takes some publicity shots and convinces her to try for her dream, and supports her as she's bounced from casting couches to sleazy photo shoots. She befriends once-powerful producer Hal James, who tries to steer her toward her dream of stardom, to where she will eventually be known as Marilyn Monroe.
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She was soon to become the greatest sex symbol the world has ever known.
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Part of a cycle of movies made during the mid-to-late 1970s about Tinseltown, Old Hollywood and its Golden Age including the Silent Film era. The pictures include Fedora
(1976), Silent Movie
(1976), The Wild Party
(1975), The Last Tycoon
(1976), Hearts of the West
(1975), The Day of the Locust
(1975), The World's Greatest Lover
(1977), Gable and Lombard
(1976), Goodbye, Norma Jean
(1976), Bud and Lou
(1978), and W.C. Fields and Me
(1980) and Mommie Dearest
(1981) would soon follow as well. See more
Edited into Goodnight, Sweet Marilyn