The Look, Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment

Today’s Mental Moment…

(it’s Tuesday by the way for those of you that need a reminder…like me)

Is a Question,

What makes a woman beautiful?  

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (Photo credit: sasha065)

We covered this a bit in my recent post Waxing  Barbaric, but that was more about..um..me.   My beauty secrets and stuff.

For those of you who don’t know, and that might be all of you, I am a huge fan of Marilyn Monroe.

Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with her.  Her beauty, her vulnerability, her strength.

I guess you could say I have a girl crush on her.

Kind of a funny thing though when I was a little girl I remember looking at some of the last pictures taken of her..and thinking she was old.  She was 36 when she died.  I passed 36, a while back, and I am not old.  Weird about perception as a child, isn’t it?

There is no doubt of course she was beautiful but there is something else about her.   She had that  je ne sais quoi..  it was more than her hair or makeup or ..curves.  She oozed it.

Starlets were a dime a dozen back then and they all were made to look kinda the same.  But Marilyn, though made the same way on the outside..stood out.

She shone brighter than a million lights.

She wasn;t  taken seriously, but thought deeply, loved fiercely and lived passionately.    She  had to work hard for everything she did.  To be considered a serious actress.  She sang, she danced, she modeled.

She did her own thing as much as was allowed.

Here is a clip with various pictures of Marilyn, look at it and tell me…  do you see the look?  DO you think she’s got it?  Or do you think that it’s all hair makeup and lighting?

What is the look?

I think this woman was amazing and beautiful and misunderstood, funny, smart, warm and loving.

What do you think?

Enjoy!

TO Your Mental State, Whatever it may be…

Lizzie Cracked (never broken)

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32 responses to “The Look, Mid-Afternoon Mental Moment

  1. I’ve seen pictures of her when she was older, with (less? out?) makeup. Yeah, she had it.
    Not like you do, but still.
    Now if you’d just restage the subway vent photo… 😉

      • I think the amount of fun you’d have trying itwould make the end result irrelevant.
        And yeah, you definitely could.
        Just don’t hold the camera crooked! 😉

      • hee hee… ok. All I need is a subway vent…where in the world am I gong to find a …heyyyyy GInger I just got a great idea for the summer plans….. 🙂

  2. Hey Lizzie, this comment is completely unrelated, but do you know what a “Fluffer” is? I know now…people on my blog are enlightening me, but am I the only one who didn’t know this?

    • Yea and I dont just crush on any girl…

      I was listening to some audio of her and I think its sad that she was so doped up.. uppers downers.. she has intelligent answers and if you read them in print its great but then hearing her…its painful… but I still totally love her.. amazing woman

  3. Yes I would say she was very beautiful as were other as you say ‘starlets’ but Marilyn had a vulnerable quality on screen and I think in real life. I think she was taken advantage of in many ways in her life….I liked her….Diane

    • me either. There are a lot of women from then that were gorgeous in both body and spirit but they paled in comparison… gosh they must have disliked her

  4. Do you know what I noticed in the slide show??? In two pictures the beauty mark on her cheek is on the right cheek while the rest have it on her left!! How “anal” am I? With all of her total beauty, I obsess on a single dot…lol

  5. Marilyn had a quality where she “made love to the film” which was very alluring & sultry (some more words for the Word Porn dictionary) & I think that comes right through the lens. She makes you feel like she’s looking only at you.

    • I completely agree with you.. I was looking at some other clips I found and I don;t think she was a classic beauty in the sense of features. She knew how to capitalize on what she had but I don;t think it was contrived either. Or something she had to try to do…she just was.

      • Marilyn wanted, more than anything, to be considered a serious actress & she studied very hard to achieve her goal. But her looks & mannerisms kept getting in her way.

      • Somewhat contrived. I think I remember reading something where she got to the point where she knew what directors were expecting from her & finally just gave in & gave it to them instead of pushing for more meat in her roles.

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