Making Love To Marilyn’s Ghost
Marilyn Monroe and her sex goddess legend
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
Time; Paul Rudnick
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Thus Time 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.
Yes, indeed. Marilyn,
bringer of joy (and erections) and whisperer of bedroom siren calls has
achieved goddesshood. Not
that she didn’t carry it all along, but her legend is legend, her
story more told than Homer’s.
I can’t possibly
bring you any kind of insight into Marilyn or her sex goddess legend in
this article. 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.
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David Thomson writes
in his article
in Salon.com - “I
know, it seems impossible these days to explore the jungle called
Marilyn Monroe with any purpose. There have been so many books and
documentaries that were as speculative, romantic and depressing as
novels. Who can tell what she was like? Who really cares now, nearly 40
years later? Why don't we settle for the idea that Monroe had become
such an image that her own "reality" had been smothered? There
was nothing there for her to hold on to, so how can we hope to grasp
Thomson examines what
he calls the jungle called Marilyn Monroe, with dignity and detail; two
things valued by any serious Marilyn fan.
One of the best and
most comprehensive reads on her affairs with the Kennedy brothers, her
passionate pursuit of love and her subsequent death, is the Crime
Library articles on Marilyn. This 12 chapter expose examines the sex
goddess from her many aspects, including the depression she suffered and
the drugs she took. She
drank too much, made enemies because of her lovers and she planned to
talk about these high-profile men. They fell in love with her blonde
sexual mystique, but grew to hate the power she wielded in what she
Marilyn herself felt
that creativity came from sexuality.
“I think that sexuality is
only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous. This is where a lot
of them miss the boat. And then something I'd just like to spout off on.
We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it's a pity so many
people despise and crush this natural gift. Art, real art, comes from
it, everything.“ LIFE
Issue August 3, 1962
Title: Marilyn Monroe Pours Her Heart Out
What was Marilyn’s
sex life like? Well, we know
she had many affairs and more than a few marriages.
She was unhappy and wanted more control over what she felt was
her “dumb blonde” stereotype. She
drank too much, took prescription barbiturates and had a huge history of
schizophrenia and manic depression in her family line.
Many knew her to be the smiling and cheerful sex symbol, while
her closer circle of friends knew the struggle that accompanied Norma
Jean through her days.
Her sex life may have
gone through the ringer, but to this day, more than forty years after
her death, we still haven’t figured out how her charisma kept men on a
string and how she managed each day as a public goddess. We do know that
she left Joe DiMaggio when he physically abused her. She took only so
much abuse and then left. In an era where women were still counseled to
blame themselves, she busted out.
Her high profile
lovers, including presidents, attorney generals and mafia bosses, all
wanted a piece of her. Aside from a piece of ass, they gouged until they had what
they wanted; the woman all men wanted.
It seemed that egos played a huge part in her downfall. Conspiracy theories about her death run rampant, from an
accidental barbiturate overdose through an enema, to a killer
suppository administered by the mob as a bizarre favor to the President.
Marilyn had talked of going public about all she knew and the secrets
she’d become privy to.
Her pillow talk
consisted of Bobby’s state secrets to President Jack’s pressures and
worries. Who actually knows what Marilyn learned while screwing her
powerful lovers? We know that she continues to this day to pass out
erections as easily as flower petals. Her image is copyright and well
protected, her estate ended up being worth many many more times that
which she left in her will in 1962.
America is a
retrobaby country. The forward technology is outstanding, but it seems everyone
retros back to a time they love. Marilyn’s
time, her reign, continues to live in the hearts of many more fans than
she ever knew about. She would be astounded at the continuing growth in
her popularity. Instead of obscurity, she gained immortality.
thing that her early death accomplished.
She will always be a sex goddess.
2003 – Sex Scrolls