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Marilyn Monroe 1962
Marilyn Monroe 1962

Author(s): Grzegorz Piotrowski, Karol Szymański
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Monroe Marilyn; body

Summary/Abstract: In Marilyn Monroe’s film creations from the second half of the 1950s, and especially the beginnings of the 1960s, and particularly in the change in her physical appearance, as well as in the steps she took in order to change her status, the authors see the symptoms of the process of the star-marionette freeing herself from the domination of rules and expectations of the “hegemons of the Hollywood spectacle”. Using the example of Monroe’s last, unfinished film Something’s Got to Give and her photo sessions from 1962 – Bert Stern’s from the “Vogue” and George Barris’ for “Cosmopolitan”, the authors analyse the way in which Monroe reached for creative (and feminine) autonomy through changing the way she used her mature, marked with age and experience body as means of artistic expression. In 1962 there is a marked shift from Marilyn Monroe as a star and a sex symbol, a metaphor or an idea towards Marilyn Monroe as a mature and independent woman and actress, a real, physical person with a real body, an Event.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 83-84
  • Page Range: 36-58
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: Polish