Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
Leticia RojasLeticia Rojas
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Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe was bornMarilyn Monroe was born Norma JeaneNorma Jeane
MortensonMortenson, but...
20 Century Fox Contract20 Century Fox Contract
Her successful modeling career broughtHer successful modeling career brough...
Career DevelopmentCareer Development
In March 1952, Monroe faced a possibleIn March 1952, Monroe faced a possible
scandal ...
Film SuccessFilm Success
Over the following months, four films inOver the following months, four films in
which Monroe fea...
NiagaraNiagara
Darryl F. Zanuck considered that Monroe's filmDarryl F. Zanuck considered that Monroe's film
potential was ...
How to Marry a MillionaireHow to Marry a Millionaire
How to Marry a MillionaireHow to Marry a Millionaire was a comedy  wa...
Acting AmbitionsActing Ambitions
During this time, Monroe discussed her During this time, Monroe discussed her 
acting amb...
Death Of A StarDeath Of A Star
On August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack On August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack 
...
ConclusionConclusion
So Even Though Marilyn Monroe DiesSo Even Though Marilyn Monroe Dies
Young, she still did many things...
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  1. 1. Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe Leticia RojasLeticia Rojas Block 2Block 2 11/5/1011/5/10
  2. 2. Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe was bornMarilyn Monroe was born Norma JeaneNorma Jeane MortensonMortenson, but baptized, but baptized Norma JeaneNorma Jeane BakerBaker, was an American actress, singer, was an American actress, singer and model. After spending much of herand model. After spending much of her childhood in foster homes, Monroe beganchildhood in foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to aa career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946.film contract in 1946.
  3. 3. 20 Century Fox Contract20 Century Fox Contract Her successful modeling career broughtHer successful modeling career brought her to the attention of Ben Lyon, a 20thher to the attention of Ben Lyon, a 20th Century Fox executive, who arrangedCentury Fox executive, who arranged a screen test for her. Lyon was impresseda screen test for her. Lyon was impressed and commented, "It's Jean Harlow all overand commented, "It's Jean Harlow all over again." She was offered aagain." She was offered a standard six-month contractstandard six-month contract with a starting salary of $125with a starting salary of $125 per week.per week.
  4. 4. Career DevelopmentCareer Development In March 1952, Monroe faced a possibleIn March 1952, Monroe faced a possible scandal when one of her nude photosscandal when one of her nude photos from a 1949 session withfrom a 1949 session with photographer Tom Kelley was featured inphotographer Tom Kelley was featured in a calendar. The press speculated abouta calendar. The press speculated about the identity of the anonymousthe identity of the anonymous model and commented thatmodel and commented that she closely resembled Monroe.she closely resembled Monroe.
  5. 5. Film SuccessFilm Success Over the following months, four films inOver the following months, four films in which Monroe featured were released.which Monroe featured were released. She had been lent to RKO Studios toShe had been lent to RKO Studios to appear in a supporting role inappear in a supporting role in Clash byClash by NightNight, a Barbara Stanwyck drama,, a Barbara Stanwyck drama, directed by Fritz Lang. Released in Junedirected by Fritz Lang. Released in June 1952, the film was popular with audiences,1952, the film was popular with audiences, with much of its successwith much of its success credited to curiosity aboutcredited to curiosity about Monroe, who received generallyMonroe, who received generally favorable reviews from critics.favorable reviews from critics.
  6. 6. NiagaraNiagara Darryl F. Zanuck considered that Monroe's filmDarryl F. Zanuck considered that Monroe's film potential was worth developing and cast herpotential was worth developing and cast her inin NiagaraNiagara, as a femme fatale scheming to, as a femme fatale scheming to murder her husband, played by Josephmurder her husband, played by Joseph Cotten. During filming, Monroe's make-upCotten. During filming, Monroe's make-up artist Whitey Snyder noticed her stage frightartist Whitey Snyder noticed her stage fright (that would ultimately mark her behavior on film(that would ultimately mark her behavior on film sets throughout her career); thesets throughout her career); the director assigned him to spend hoursdirector assigned him to spend hours gently coaxing and comforting Monroegently coaxing and comforting Monroe as she prepared to film her scenes.as she prepared to film her scenes.
  7. 7. How to Marry a MillionaireHow to Marry a Millionaire How to Marry a MillionaireHow to Marry a Millionaire was a comedy  was a comedy  about three models scheming to attract a about three models scheming to attract a  wealthy husband. The film teamed Monroe wealthy husband. The film teamed Monroe  with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, and with Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall, and  was directed by Jean Negulesco. The was directed by Jean Negulesco. The  producer and scriptwriter, Nunnally producer and scriptwriter, Nunnally  Johnson, said that it was the first film in Johnson, said that it was the first film in  which audiences "liked Marilyn                which audiences "liked Marilyn                 for herself [and that] she             for herself [and that] she              diagnosed the reason very              diagnosed the reason very               shrewdly shrewdly 
  8. 8. Acting AmbitionsActing Ambitions During this time, Monroe discussed her During this time, Monroe discussed her  acting ambitions, telling the acting ambitions, telling the New YorkNew York TimesTimes "I want to grow and develop and  "I want to grow and develop and  play serious dramatic parts. My dramatic play serious dramatic parts. My dramatic  coach, Natasha Lytess, tells everybody coach, Natasha Lytess, tells everybody  that I have a great soul, but so far that I have a great soul, but so far  nobody's interested in it." nobody's interested in it." 
  9. 9. Death Of A StarDeath Of A Star On August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack On August 5, 1962, LAPD police sergeant Jack  Clemmons received a call at 4:25 a.m. from Dr. Clemmons received a call at 4:25 a.m. from Dr.  Ralph Greenson, Monroe's psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson, Monroe's psychiatrist,  proclaiming that Monroe was found dead at her proclaiming that Monroe was found dead at her  home inBrentwood, Los Angeles, California. She home inBrentwood, Los Angeles, California. She  was 36 years old. At the subsequent autopsy, was 36 years old. At the subsequent autopsy,  eightmilligram percent of Chloral Hydrate and eightmilligram percent of Chloral Hydrate and  4.5 milligram percent of Nembutal were found in 4.5 milligram percent of Nembutal were found in  her system, and Dr. Thomas                   her system, and Dr. Thomas                    Noguchi of the Los Angeles                       Noguchi of the Los Angeles                        County Coroners office recorded                 County Coroners office recorded                  cause of death as "acute                      cause of death as "acute                       barbiturate poisoning", resulting                     barbiturate poisoning", resulting                      from a "probable suicide". from a "probable suicide". 
  10. 10. ConclusionConclusion So Even Though Marilyn Monroe DiesSo Even Though Marilyn Monroe Dies Young, she still did many things in her life,Young, she still did many things in her life, so she didn’t die a stranger, she dies aso she didn’t die a stranger, she dies a very famous person, that even Hughvery famous person, that even Hugh Hefner reserved a grave next to her inHefner reserved a grave next to her in the Westwood Village Memorial Parkthe Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery inCemetery in Westwood, Los Angeles.
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