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Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe


Born Norma Jean Mortenson, 1 June 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 5 August 1962, Brentwood, California, USA. As well as being a talented comedienne and the number 1 sex symbol in movies during the 50s, Monroe proved to be an appealing interpreter of flirtatious ballads in several of her most popular films. As one of the Ladies Of The Chorus (1948), she made a promising start with Lester Lee and Allan Roberts' "Every Baby Needs A Da-Da-Daddy", which, with its reference to "Tiffany's", was a precursor to one of her most celebrated performances a few years later, when the same New York store cropped up in "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", from Jule Styne and Leo Robin's score for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). In that film Monroe duetted with another of Hollywood's top glamour girls, Jane Russell, on "Two Little Girls From Little Rock", "Bye Bye, Baby" and a Hoagy Carmichael/Harold Adamson number, "When Loves Goes Wrong".

Co-starring with Robert Mitchum in River Of No Return (1954), Monroe's role as a saloon singer conveniently gave her the opportunity to perform the title song and "I'm Gonna File My Claim", among others, and, in the same year, she registered strongly with a bundle of Irving Berlin numbers in There's No Business Like Show Business. These included "A Man Chases A Girl (Until She Catches Him)" (with Donald O'Connor), "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "Heatwave", "Lazy" and "You'd Be Surprised". In 1959 she made what became her most commercially successful film - and arguably the highlight of her career. The classic Some Like It Hot, with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and Joe E. ("nobody's perfect") Brown, featured some of Monroe's most effective vocal performances, such as "I'm Through With Love", "I Wanna Be Loved By You" and "Running Wild". She sang for the last time on screen in Let's Make Love (1960). Apart from contributing the film's high spot, a compelling version of "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", Monroe duetted with two European heart-throbs, Yves Montand and Frankie Vaughan, on Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen's "Specialization", "Incurably Romantic" and the title song. Her final performance, a sultry rendering of "Happy Birthday Mr. President" and "Thanks For The Memory", was given in May 1962 for President Kennedy's birthday celebrations in Madison Square Garden. Just over two months later she died as the result of an overdose of barbiturates, at the age of 36 (Monroe's death has since been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories, most of which concern her alleged affair with John F. Kennedy). One of the musical selections chosen for her funeral service was a recording of "Over The Rainbow" sung by Judy Garland, another showbusiness legend who met a tragic end. Since her death, it has been estimated that over 100 Monroe biographies have been published. She was also the subject of several songs, the most famous being Elton John's "Candle In the Wind". Others included James Cunningham's "Norma Jean Wants To Be A Movie Star" and "Elvis And Marilyn" by Leon Russell.


Marilyn (20th Century Fox 1962)***, Collection: 20 Golden Greats (Deja Vu 1985)****, Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Recordings (Rare 1988)***, The Marilyn Monroe Story (Deja Vu 1989)***, The Very Best Of (Stardust 2000)***.


Marilyn And The Kennedys (Say Goodbye To The President) (Weinerworld 1998).


Marilyn: A Biography, Norman Mailer. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, Donald Spoto. Goddess: Secret Lives Of Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Summers. The Complete Films Of Marilyn Monroe, Mark Ricci and Michael Conway, Young Marilyn Becoming The Legend James Haspiel. Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Leaming.


Dangerous Years (1948), Ladies Of The Chorus (1948), Love Happy (1950), A Ticket To Tomahawk (1950), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), All About Eve (1950), The Fireball (1950), Right Cross (1950), Home Town Story (1951), As Young As You Feel (1951), Love Nest (1951), Let's Make It Legal (1951), We're Not Married (1952), Clash By Night (1952), Full House (1952), Monkey Business (1952), Don't Bother To Knock (1952), Niagara (1952), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), How To Marry A Millionaire (1953), River Of No Return (1954), There's No Business Like Show Business (1954), The Seven-Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), The Prince And The Showgirl (1957), Some Like It Hot (1959), Let's Make Love (1960), The Misfits (1960).

Music Albums

Marilyn Monroe (Bella Musica)
Bella Musica

Marilyn Monroe (Hollywood Soundstage)
Hollywood Soundstage

Never Before & Never Again (1953-1964)

Rare Recordings
Sandy Hook

Complete Recordings [Box]

Songs From The Movies

I Wanna Be Loved By You (Eclipse)
BCI Eclipse Records

American Legends

The Essential Recordings
Music Club Records

The Ladies Of The 20th

The Very Best Of
Stardust Records

With Love XOXO
BCI Music (Brentwood Communication)

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend [EP]

Magic Collection: Marilyn Monroe
The Magic Collection

I Wanna Be Loved By You (Golden Stars)
Golden Stars

Dressed To Kill - (import)

I Want You To Love Me
Legacy Entertainment

Marilyn: The Essential Marilyn Monroe
Metro (Import -England)

The Legend lives On
Golden Stars

The Very Best Of Marilyn Monroe
Very Best (Spain)

The Magic Of Marilyn [Limited]

The Diamond Collection
Varese Sarabande

Star Power: Marilyn Monroe
Direct Source

Marilyn Monroe
The Entertainers (Italy)

Anthology [Box]
Stardust Records

Complete Recordings (2CD) *
Blue Moon Tango

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