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Can forget this iconic Marilyn Monroe performance.
-- -- Steve.
-- -- -- -- 58 people and who would compete -- It's so great.
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the death of the blonde beauty and her legacy is still as strong as ever joining us is the author of -- and the passion -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- That's it's a nice to have you -- less if fifty years since Marilyn Monroe's.
Death what is still so captivating.
What I think it comes through in that brief segment you did from let's make love.
She had -- -- -- sexuality.
-- -- -- in a sense that both went together.
And the little girl kind of joy for illness that appealed to both men and women.
And and really was the basis of her iconic appeal in the 1950s.
Carried over to today.
And -- -- in your book you talk about that -- paradox.
It makes her so beguiling.
As so much what she what she -- child light can not youth.
Girl or a B or the savvy sex pot.
Well she was both of those but she was a lot more as well she was a very very intelligent.
Overcame a lot of disability is as well as a really difficult childhood she made herself into a star she did a lot of that through her own cleverness.
And her own ability to he charismatic.
And to attract people to work she found the best managers in -- Hollywood.
And persuaded them to help her to create the figure -- Munro and you talk about her rough childhood I didn't know quite how rough it was until -- -- -- research.
If she had spent her childhood in eleven different homes including an orphanage and -- and suffered abuse.
That's correct that's correct.
The eleven different homes the parents in those homes were all relatives.
Up her guardian grace Goddard.
Which made things a little bit or she does the families before she moved -- to them.
But that she didn't know -- you know the inside of the family the ins and outs and -- set and I probably think she was correct.
That she really wasn't treated as well as the other children in the families them.
You also say that that some that I didn't know that it now -- had she used alias is she warned -- is she had secret friends she had secret apartments was that all just to avoid the limelight.
Yeah well no it was very much a part of the -- character -- -- her close -- said about her that she'd love to live her life like spy story.
Another friend said that her life was more dramatic than any movies she was ever in.
And that -- love the drama and that and that being so secretive bed and keeping.
Separate from other people really appeal to -- the same time that she had lots of friends marriages.
And add a more regular life.
Well again the book is called -- and the passion and the paradox.
Well it's better thanks so much for coming in this morning talk about it.
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