Blonde Marilyn Monroe’s Show Business Tales, Debunked
According to Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson in his review of the Netflix film Blonde,
which stars Ana de Armas and is based on Joyce Carol Oates' best-selling 2000 novel, director Andrew Dominik "shares precious little of [Marilyn Monroe] at work."
In favor of stories involving a talking fetus and her high-profile marriages, her 15-year Hollywood career—during which Monroe was first an underappreciated studio contract player,
then the largest movie star in the world, and eventually a liability—is mostly ignored.
Snippets of Monroe's career are shown to viewers, including her first significant role as a psychotic babysitter in 1952's Don't Bother to Knock,
her struggle for wage equity before 1953's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her difficult times making 1959's Some Like It Hot.
But how many of Dominik's Blonde's show business tales are accurate to how they actually transpired?
Here is a comparison between reality and fiction in cinema.
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