Musician and blogger Aylon Ewing looks at some of Marilyn’s musical highlights, from ‘That Old Black Magic’ to ‘My Heart Belongs to Daddy’.
Jerry Caesar reviews Marilyn’s show-stopping turn in All About Eve (1950):
“Bette Davis is the practised end of the spectrum and while Eve – as the alleged ingenue, all innocence and eagerness – should be her opposite pole, the most striking counterpoint comes from a short appearance by Marilyn Monroe. Then around 24, Monroe is a young actress on the make, and the moment she’s on the screen you stop looking at Davis. Now that’s power, and Davis must have known it.”
Let’s celebrate with some art from Ileana Hunter. This is after Willy Rizzo’s 1962 session with Marilyn. I like its dreamy, magical quality.
After Marilyn’s 1951 session with Edward Clark, also lovely.