She was left behind just when she was a baby. She was sexually assaulted since she was eleven. The way she could get away from it was to get married and that’s what she did. Her first marriage was when she was 16. Growing up she was named Norma jean mortenson.
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Monroe's early childhood was full of "traumatic" experiences which could justify her dependence on psychoanalysis as an adult. It is rumored that Monroe's earliest memory was of her mother attempting to smother her with a pillow. Growing up, Monroe spent much of her time in foster care and in an orphanage (“Marilyn Monroe Biography” 2). Monroe was deeply affected by the lack of stability in her childhood. Monroe never felt she belonged anywhere and she was sexually assaulted as a young girl (“Biography” 1).
Gladys was a film cutter, who had her daughter unmarried, which at the time was seen as a not normal, and horrible thing. Marilyn Monroe had to face a difficult childhood to become the sex symbol she is known today. She never knew her father, and her mother, Gladys had psychotic issues, and was sent to live in a mental hospital. Marilyn said that earliest memories of her mother was her trying to suffocate her with a pillow. This caused her to live most of her life in a foster home, or an orphanage.
The marriage ended in 1946. She chose her career over being a housewife. Marilyn wanted to do something more with her career so she began to take classes to improve her skills as an actress. She signed her first contract with Twentieth Century Fox on August 26, 1946 and decided to dye her hair blonde and change who she was to who she wanted to become. Introducing the birth of “Marilyn Monroe”; she had innocence about her, but also the sexual prowess that caused quite a stir in 1950s Hollywood.
Lois Banner claims that Marilyn Monroe was ahead of her time and was also a victim of misogyny. To ground her argument, Banner talks about Marilyn Monroe’s work with Playboy magazine and her work with film directors. Monroe was not intended to take the picture which was the cover photo for the first issue of Playboy. Banner analyzes Monroe’s appearance in How to Marry a Millionaire, linking the organization of photographic space to domestic spatial ideology. This film was the first film to be shot in the new technology CinemaScope wide-screen which shown that Monroe was really famous at that time... ... middle of paper ... ...the Hollywood “post –feminist” movie is a kind like fake perfect lives for women which does not talk about the pressure from work and family.