Love To Marilynís Ghost
Marilyn Monroe and her
TIME 100: The Blond MARILYN MONROE She sauntered through life as the most delectable sex symbol of the†century and became its most enduring pop confection 06/14/1999; Time; Paul Rudnick †
described the woman who is probably the most drawn and photographed of
our time, Marilyn Monroe. Elton
John wrote the famous
Goodbye Norma Jean about her, pop idol-makers have elevated her to a
pedestal most of us could never hope to see the top of.
Her career has been analyzed, her life dissected and her words
immortalized. Everything she did is recorded; everything she said placed
as pearls of wisdom on a satin pillow to be kept pristine for posterity.
From her relationship with John F. Kennedy, to her death.
Marilyn, bringer of joy (and erections) and whisperer of bedroom siren
calls has achieved goddesshood. Not
that she didnít carry it all along, but her legend is legend, her
story more told than Homerís.
Her story is one
of the most told, her foibles and weakness the most exploited by polite
iconists. Marilyn herself would be embarrassed to see the shrines
relegated to her memory.