Her heirs fight tooth and nail to protect the use of her image, however it seems Monroe’s image has grown beyond that of a movie star into a universal symbol for sensuality, femininity, fashion, American culture and good business.
I have a few Marilyns hanging around at home, in the form of framed vintage photographs I collected from an antique shop in downtown Jacksonville. I have books about her, a book written by her (her private journals and poems), the Barbie of Marilyn Monroe, red lipstick, the whole collection of her films and embarrassingly, a lot more. I like Monroe so much that my mother and sister designed my bridal shower around her. Instead of toilet paper brides, we had toilet paper Marilyns. Monroe’s songs were the soundtrack of the afternoon. It was epic.
I am not entirely sure why I find the works and image of Marilyn Monroe so comforting. I perceive her not only as a glamorous diamond of a woman but also a female fighter that died in the battlefield of male power. Like a concrete memorial dedicated to war veterans, her image and legacy remains imprinted on earth.
Displaying Marilyn Monroe at home is not just a decoration, but a distinguished flag.
How to Invite Marilyn Monroe Into Your Home
I’m so pleased to announce that three of my poems, “Slots,” “Scraping” and “Make a Decision” have been published in Barking Sycamores Literary Magazine Issue 13. Barking Sycamores is dedicated to neurodivergent literature and its craft. I’m so honored to be a part of this project. Barking Sycamores Issue 13
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