WELCOME to the MARILYN MONROE MUSEUM
A Cultural Learning Center About the Greatest Female Icon of the 20th Century
Photo Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collections
- 1954 - "There's No Business Like Show Business" Motion Picture
Twentieth Century - Fox Film Corporation - Photographer Unknown
This Museum is the first of its kind with a mission to explore the fascinating
life and times of one of the most famous if not the most famous
American women that ever lived, Marilyn Monroe. She was a model, an actress, a singer, and an idol for many men and women.
Currently, the museum is in digital format and when sponsors and partners become available we will construct a building to physically house the museum.
With no artifacts in the collection,, it will be a photographic historic timeline about her life. Along with photographs of
Marilyn Monroe, the museum will include imagery of her contemporary stars such as Clark Gable and Cary Grant
as well as popular images from that time period.
Like any good museum, it will also include The Norma
Jeane Cafe along with a Marilyn-style gift shop and bookstore - postcards,
books, and even fashions..
Marilyn Monroe is considered by many people to be the most important female cultural icons of 20th century America. Her name is
known to hundreds of millions of people, young and old, around the globe. Her beauty, grace, and dignity put her in
a place that no one will ever touch. She was gentle, kind, smart, and was always seeking love.
She had no father, siblings, aunts, or uncles. Her mother was a paranoid
schizophrenic who was hospitalized in a state institution when Marilyn was
only 5 years old.
She spent the next eleven years in and out of orphanages and foster homes until she was married at the age of 16.
Despite her fame, Marilyn Monroe had a very difficult life. Fame and insecurity haunted her for years because fame is not easy.
If Marilyn Monroe was alive today where would she go shopping?
I can imagine her liking the selection at Whole Foods. It would keep her healthy and good looking.