Saturday, June 5, 2010

Audrey Friday

I know, I know I am a day late on Audrey Friday! and by half an hour I'd be two days late!  I'm so sorry, and apologies for the short post..and well, I'm not supposed to be online, but I needed to take a break from the books because I wanted to let you know that for the next few days I will be on a blog hiatus due to an upcoming final exam next week.  I've two papers to write, and stuff to memorize for the exam eeeek!  The mister has a final as well, so this weekend will be very eventful as you can tell! Luckily, the grandparents were more than delighted to take Goobie of our hands for the day, which has allowed us to focus and really study! but anywho, I found this fantastic illustration of Audrey yesterday which I want to share with you...  I had copied the link where it came from, but I lost it, so apologies for not giving credit to the artiste who created this wonderful piece, but I hope you like it as much as I do! Again, please pardon my short Audrey post this week, but I will be back with full force once this final exam is over with :)

 I hope you are all having an enjoyable fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Happy Birthday Norma Jean!

Marilyn Monroe
June 1, 1926-August 5, 1962
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." — Marilyn Monroe.

If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty."

Marilyn Monroe Tidbits

Birth Name: Norma Jeane Mortenson
Also Known As: Norma Jeane Baker

Birth date: June 1, 1926
Birth place: Los Angeles County Hospital, Los Angeles, California
Death date: August 5, 1962
Death place: Brentwood, CA

Height: 5 feet 5 1/2 inches
Hair color: Blond
Eyes: Blue

Occupations: Model, Actress, Singer

Marriages: Jimmy Dougherty (1942-1946); Joe DiMaggio (1954); Arthur Miller (1956-1961)

Did you know?
  • In 1999, Marilyn was named the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy magazine
  • In 1999, Marilyn was voted the ‘Sexiest Woman of the Century’ by People Magazine.
  • Issued on June 1, 1995, Marilyn was featured on a 32¢ US commemorative postage stamp.
  • Elton John recorded the song “Candle in the Wind” as a tribute to Marilyn Monroe.
  • In December 1953, she was the Playboy “Sweetheart” of the Month.
  • In February 1953, Marilyn was named the “The Most Advertised Girl in the World” by the Advertising Association of the West.
  • She was crowned Miss California Artichoke Queen in 1947.
  • In 1946, she began using the stage name Marilyn Monroe, but did not legally change her name until February 23, 1956.
  • Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco City Hall. 
  • Marilyn was the source of inspiration for the character of Holly Go Lightly for Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's

  • Marilyn Monroe was nominated for the 1956 British Academy Award for “Best Foreign Actress” in the Seven Year Itch. 
  • In 1999 Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute.