Marilyn

16h x 20w
Conte crayons
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Marilyn

NAME: Norma Jeane Mortensen

OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Pin-up

BIRTH DATE: June 01, 1926

DEATH DATE: August 05, 1962

PLACE OF BIRTH: Los Angeles, California

PLACE OF DEATH: Los Angeles, California

I think the lyrics for Candle in the Wind, by Bernie Taupin, probably best capture the short and poignant life of this suffering star.

Goodbye Norma Jean

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

They crawled out of the woodwork

And they whispered into your brain

They set you on the treadmill

And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life

Like a candle in the wind

Never knowing who to cling to

When the rain set in

And I would have liked to have known you

But I was just a kid

Your candle burned out long before

Your legend ever did

Loneliness was tough

The toughest role you ever played

Hollywood created a superstar

And pain was the price you paid

Even when you died

Oh the press still hounded you

All the papers had to say

Was that Marilyn was found in the nude

Goodbye Norma Jean

Though I never knew you at all

You had the grace to hold yourself

While those around you crawled

Goodbye Norma Jean

From the young man in the 22nd row

Who sees you as something more than sexual

More than just our Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn was drawn with Conte and charcoal on 19” x 24” Strathmore Bristol Vellum.



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