12” X 16” DRIED ROSE – mounted on handmade paper – under glass
26.5” X 35.5” FULL SIZE

1926 – Born Norma Jeane Baker on June 1.

1927-1942 – Lived in foster homes, with several relatives.

1943 – At age 16, married next door neighbor, James Dougherty

1944 – Pin-up career, modeling

1953 – Adopted the trademark beauty mark on left upper lip.

1953 – Appeared on Jack Benny Show

1953 – June hand & footprints in concrete outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre

1953 – Hugh Hefner features her on cover and as centerfold in first issue of PLAYBOY magazine.

1954 – Marriage to Joe DeMaggio (9 months duration)

1955 – Iconic subway grate scene for THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH

1955 – Begins psychoanalysis, recommended by Lee Strasberg her acting coach.

1955 – Marilyn begins a relationship with playwright Arthur Miller, later investigated by FBI for allegations of communism

1956 – Walter Winchell makes a statement that “America’s best-known blonde moving picture star is now the darling of the left-wing intelligentsia.

1956 – Marries Arthur Miller in June

1956 – Receives Golden Globe for Best Actress in movie BUS STOP.

1956 – Dependence on pharmaceuticals escalates, experiences two miscarriages, suffers from endometriosis.

1957 – Receives European award: Italian David de Donatello and the Crystal Star award.

1956-1959 – Marilyn hospitalized for barbiturate addiction, takes a sabbatical due to endometriosis.

1959 – SOME LIKE IT HOT earns Marilyn a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

1960 – Release of LET’S MAKE LOVE, reviewed by Hedda Hopper as “the most vulgar picture she has ever done”.

1960 – Gallstone pain necessitate barbiturates for which she spent a week in a hospital detoxing.

1961 – Marilyn obtains a Mexican divorce from Miller

1961 – Surgeries: cholecystectomy, endometriosis, depression keep her hospitalized

1962 – Purchases a house in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California

1962 – World Film Favorite Golden Globe Award for SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE

1962 – Six weeks of sinusitis postpones production of SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE (remake of the 1940 movie: MY FAVORITE WIFE)

1962 – Fox re-opens negotiations to recommence SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE and WHAT A WAY TO GO!

1962 – Marilyn sings HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT to John F. Kennedy on May 19.

1962 – August 6, 1962: MARILYN MONROE found nude in bed, KILLS HERSELF.

1964 – To repair her public image, Marilyn posed in 1962 for two series of photographs taken by Bert Stern which he published for her posthumously with the title THE LAST SITTING.

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