Five Marilyn Monroe Movies To Watch Right Now!

One of my favorite actresses, Marilyn Monroe was captivating beyond words. While best known for her sex appeal & gorgeous looks, I’ve always been intrigued by the lesser known sides of her. Marilyn grew up in various orphanages. Her mother was declared insane, something that she feared she would inherit throughout her life. She had miscarriages, which took away her personal desires of being a mother.

Marilyn Monroe 1955:

She was also very intelligent. She wrote poetry, studied acting, & wanted to be taken seriously as an actress. She fought to be paid as much as the next leading actress. While Elizabeth Taylor made $1,000,000 for Cleopatra, Marilyn was making $100,000 for Something’s Got to Give during that same time. Before her death, she finally convinced Fox to give her $1,000,000 for a two-picture deal.

Each of these films prove that Marilyn Monroe had something to offer. While she was obviously beautiful, her talent cannot be denied. She took her craft of acting seriously, and acted so well that people believed she was the “dumb blonde” persona that she played in films. I hope she can be remembered for a little more than that persona. She wanted to be taken seriously, believed in, & respected. Watching these films, I hope you remember that, & see Marilyn Monroe in a different light. I think it’s only fitting that her films be remembered for not only her beauty, but talent. Enjoy!

1. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Jane Russell co-stars in this romantic comedy. Singers Lorelei Lee (Marilyn) and Dorothy Shaw (Jane) travel to Paris, pursued by a private detective hired by the disapproving father of Lorelei’s fiancé to keep an eye on her, as well as a rich, enamored old man and many other doting admirers. This movie boasts the famous “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” number. Enchanting!

the-king-of-coney-island: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) ⊱✰⊰: Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" I love this moment - when she exclaims "I just love finding new places to wear diamonds!": Unforgettable Marilyn Monroe singing "Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes":

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell on the set of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953): Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | 23 Classic Hollywood GIFs That Are Better Than A Time Machine

2. How To Marry A Millionaire

Three girlfriends live frugally in the city, though not by choice, trying to find millionaire husbands to feed their caviar tastes. Funny and a great watch with your bestie!

Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.: missmonroes:Marilyn Monroe in a publicity photo for How to Marry a Millionaire (1953): ”Marilyn Monroe enacting a scene from the motion picture How to Marry a Millionaire.” Kodachrome by Earl Theisen for Look magazine, c.1953 via shorpy.com:

Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)...

3. The Seven Year Itch

You know about this movie whether you realize it or not. Marilyn’s (in)famous white dress billowing over the city grate is one of the most-known movie scenes in history. It has been reenacted hundreds of times over the years. It was reported that this scene was the reason for Joe DiMaggio & Marilyn’s divorce. It’s hard to believe that her title in this film is simply “The Girl.” Marilyn was really making her mark with this film!

“I’ve been asked, ‘Do you mind living in a man’s world?’ I always answer, ‘Not as long as I can be a woman in it.”: Marilyn Monroe photographed on the set of The Seven Year Itch (1955).: One of my favorite scenes in Seven Year Itch. She is so flirty and beautiful.:

The girl from the seven year itch!

4. Some Like It Hot

Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon co-star in this 20’s based comedy. Both men disguise themselves as women in order to hide from the mob. They join a ladies chorus, where Sugar, played by Marilyn, takes them in as friends. A light-hearted comedy!

Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis photographed by Richard Miller on the set of Some Like It Hot, 1959.: the-marriage-of-heaven-and-hell: Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot, 1958: monroe marilyn - Google Search:

Marilyn Monroe - Marilyn & Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis on the set of Some Like It Hot, 1958. [2]

5. Something’s Got to Give

This was Marilyn’s last film, unfinished. Sadly, she died before completion. Footage from what was filmed was pieced together forming a roughly 40 minute video. I’ve watched it, & believe this would have helped bring Marilyn back into the spotlight. She looked radiant. This film was later remade staring Doris Day in Marilyn’s part.

Marilyn Monroe in Something’s Got To Give (1962): Marilyn Monroe in her uncompleted film (due to her untimely death), "Something's Got to Give" - 1962 - more gorgeous than ever!!!: her last movie completed without her Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe - Something's Got to Give:

Marilyn on the set of Something’s Got To Give. Photo by Lawrence Schiller, 1962.

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5 thoughts on “Five Marilyn Monroe Movies To Watch Right Now!

  1. My eight year old daughter is a big Monroe fan, watching over and over Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot. We are watching Monkey Business this weekend-she has a smaller role in this. A bit of a silly story, it is still very funny 🙂

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