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Thought Catalog

She’s immortal. She’s legendary. She’s beautiful. And you don’t know the first thing about her.

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know?” — Marilyn Monroe

That’s my favorite quote of Marilyn Monroe’s — and yes, she actually said it. She was referencing the character of Sadie Thompson from the play “RAIN”, a role she wanted to play desperately. I find the quote powerful because it’s not only something that resonates with me personally, but one must wonder if Marilyn was revealing something about herself as well… whether she knew it or not.

Marilyn is an icon. A goddess worshipped via Tumblr posts and collectible memorabilia. Yet I find it fascinating that someone so much a part of American culture is so misunderstood. Nearly everything…

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