Wednesday, June 1, 2011

M is for Marilyn

“I don't mind living in a man's world as long as I can be a woman in it.”
Marilyn Monroe 1926-1962

I found these two posters taped to a mom and pop grocery store window in San Francisco. Today, June 1, is Marilyn Monroe’s birthday. She would have been eighty-five years old.


This weeks theme for Corner View is "M is for…". For more about M, see the blogs below. Thanks to Francesca for hosting, Valerie for choosing the theme and Jane for getting this whole thing started.

francesca, jane, theresa, ian, joyce, isabelle, kari, jgy, lise, otli, dorte, skywriting, tikjewit, sophie, daan, wander chow, kelleyn, sammi, annakenza, rosamaría, victoria, mlle paradis, tzivia, tania, nadine, cate, cole, ibb, kasia, juniper, flowtops, valerie, robida, beth

26 comments:

  1. today? I'll have to tell my sister that! it's her birthday too.

    I'm sure she would have been just as pretty at 58

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  2. What a memory.
    I love M, Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson.

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  3. A close friend and neighbor back in Cincinnati has a huge collection of Marilyn Monroe memorbilia. He has this awesome cookie jar!
    I imagine she would have redefined 85 for the world. :)

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  4. yeah... i'm now wondering what marilyn could have looked like, if she'd still been around.. somehow this comes very unexpected, the mere thought.
    n♥

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  5. … as the grandmother of our children… what a strange idea!

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  6. Well spotted Don, Marilyn still speaking to the imagination and....well so does the beer sign :)

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  7. Great topically and temporally relevant "M".

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  8. I think Marilyn would've made a handsome 85 year old...

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  9. A wonderful woman. I love the film: Some like it hot.

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  10. I especially like the beer poster ;)

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  11. Great quote! Love the two posters' photo...

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  12. oh belly laughs for the poster on the right!

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  13. Great quote, great humorous poster!

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  14. The ironic is that if she hadn't died so young, maybe we haven't had her as the icon she is now.

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  15. Men if for men who love Marilyn. She was beautiful.

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  16. So glad you included the poster on the right. So funny.

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  17. love the quote on the second one! to funny and but so true!

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  18. a magnificent pop culture star and icon ...her name is truly an "M" word!

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  19. well done, great & fun CV !!

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  20. Oh, it was her birthday? Really? She was one of my teenage idols. Well, if she was still alive, I would have serenaded her (but not in a translucent silvery dress):
    "Happy birthday to you, happy birthday, MMMMrs MMMMMarilyn....."

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