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Norma Jeane, the starlet before the star


THE FACES OF MARILYN (1/6) – Transferred to foster families during her youth, she married at 16, divorced, then moved to Hollywood. She wants to become an artist.


Sixty years ago the heroine of Some like it hot. From Norma Jeane, the calendar pin-up to the icon painted by Andy Warhol, passing by the Hollywood star, her many facets have forever forged the image of Marilyn Monroe. Tracking back.


It’s a little girl who went alone to the cinema on Saturday afternoons. Her mother would drop her off in front of the room. No speaking to strangers and please stay until the end of the session. Norma Jeane Baker sat in the front row. The lights went out and she drowned in black and white oblivion. Grauman’s Chinese Theater was his weekend kingdom. Her favorite stars were Clark Gable who, it seems, resembled her father who had abandoned her, and Jean Harlow, the peroxide blonde who turned men’s hearts upside down. It was an enchanted world, for the orphan who had pigtails. When he left, his eyes were shining.

We had to find her mother Gladys who was so weird, who…

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