99: Marilyn Monroe: The Persona (Dead Blondes Part 7)

99: Marilyn Monroe: The Persona (Dead Blondes Part 7)

99: Marilyn Monroe: The Persona (Dead Blondes Part 7)

You Must Remember This - March 14, 2017 - 40:52

How did Marilyn Monroe become the most iconic blonde of the 1950s, if not the century? Today we will trace how her image was created and developed, through her leading roles in movies and her featured coverage in the press, with special attention to the way Monroe’s on-screen persona took shape during the height of her career. We’ll pay special attention to the films Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, and Bus Stop, and the struggles behind the scenes of Seven Year Itch and The Prince and the Showgirl.

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98: Marilyn Monroe: The Beginning (Dead Blondes Part 6)

March 7, 2017 - 44:15
Today we begin the first of three episodes on the most iconic dead blonde of them all, Marilyn Monroe. We’ll start be revisiting our...

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100: Marilyn Monroe: The End (Dead Blondes Part 8)

March 21, 2017 - 45:58
How did a star whose persona seemed to be all about childlike joy and eternally vibrant sexuality die, single and childless, at the age...

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You Must Remember This is a storytelling podcast exploring the secret and/or forgotten histories of Hollywood’s first century. It’s the brainchild and passion project of Karina Longworth (founder of Cinematical.com, former film critic for LA Weekly), who writes, narrates, records and edits each episode. It is a heavily-researched work of creative nonfiction: navigating through conflicting reports, mythology, and institutionalized spin, Karina tries to sort out what really happened behind the films, stars and scandals of the 20th century.