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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Christina Aguilera: The Latest Pop Star To Have Her Way With Marilyn Monroe's Image

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But after over fifty years of pop stars and authors overwriting her image and her life with marketing ploys and chauvinist fantasies, it seems only proper, for once, to leave the last word to Marilyn. Here she is with Capote in 1955, hiding out from "shutterbugs" at a funeral chapel in Manhattan. Capote recorded their banter in Music for Chameleons:

MARILYN: You said I looked fine.

CAPOTE: You do. Just perfect -- if you were playing the Bride of Frankenstein.

MARILYN: Now you're laughing at me.

CAPOTE: Do I look like I'm laughing?

MARILYN: You're laughing inside. And that's the worst kind of laugh. Actually I could've worn makeup. I see all these other people are wearing makeup.

CAPOTE: I am. Globs.

MARILYN: Seriously though. It's my hair. I need color. And I didn't have time to get any. It was all so unexpected, Miss Collier dying and all. See?

CAPOTE: Poor innocent me. And all this time I thought you were a bona-fide blonde.

MARILYN: I am. But nobody's that natural. And incidentally, fuck you.

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