Marilyn Monroe 's Original Writing Essay

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“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world” (Marilyn Monroe Brainy). This quote stated by Marilyn Monroe directly describes her life. Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California. Her mother gave birth to her in the charity ward of the hospital and Norma never knew her father (Marilyn Monroe International). Norma had a tough childhood, going from one foster home to another because of her mother’s mental instability. At age 16, she married James Dougherty who joined the U.S. Merchant Marine in 1943. There, a photographer had taken her photo for a magazine which began her legacy. Following this, Norma divorced Dougherty and headed to Hollywood to further her career. In 1946, Norma changed her name to Marilyn Monroe- Marilyn after a famous actress, Marilyn Miller, and Monroe since it was her mother’s maiden name (Mann). Upon her arrival to Hollywood, she started a contract with Twentieth Century Fox for only one year. Norma did not appear in any films throughout her first year and her contract was not renewed. After a disappointing first year in Hollywood, she began to be casted in movies from other productions. In the spring of 1948, Monroe had a small part in Ladies of the Chorus from Columbia pictures and in 1952, an extensive campaign was published about her. This resulted in her appearing in many films with important roles (Marilyn Monroe Encyclopedia). During Monroe’s journey to fame, she had many men in her life. Whether they…

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