Marilyn Monroe Drew A Nude Portrait,
And It Ain’t Too Shabby
"You are probably quite familiar with Marilyn Monroe the muse, the blond bombshell, the so-called “sexy looking angel.” We’ve heard tales of Ms. Norma Jeane singing sultry renditions of “Happy Birthday,” getting caught in the breeze in a stunning white dress, casually remarking she wore only Chanel No. 5 to bed. It’s easy to remember the beauty that was Marilyn Monroe as she appeared in pictures or movies. But of course, she was so much more. An exhibition titled “Marilyn: Character Not Image” (curated, oddly enough, by Whoopi Goldberg), aims to create a more complex portrait of one of Hollywood’s most spellbinding celebrities, featuring not just her photographs but her clothing, her poetry, and, yes, even her artwork."
The Huffington Post
September 23, 2016
Image: Marilyn Monroe by Weegee