valentina, twenty, classic film, attractive dead people,
foreign cinema, black&white pictures, i like the old,
i like the new, and i love amna more than you. i lead
a jessica chastain appreciation life. my rachel weisz. +. formerly emmanuelleriva
“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” - Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
I rarely analyse photographs of Marilyn but this photograph is so significant. At the Actor’s Studio benefit at Roseland Dance Hall in March 1961, Marilyn is appearing at an event that she believes in but she is still out of place. The world is a blur and everything is happening around her, never truly for her.
“It’s terrible to be lonesome especially in the middle of a crowd.”