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September 17, 2022 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:15 pm


How did Marilyn Monroe become one of the greatest sex symbols of all time? What drove a prudish little Californian girl, who was not especially pretty nor exceptionally talented, to become this incredibly striking platinum blonde superstar? How did she become the icon capable of balancing innocence with raw sensuality, whilst continuing to captivate the masses to this day? How did she achieve this? And what price did she pay?
As this August we commemorate the 60th anniversary of her death, our documentary will detail and analyze the intimate psychological journey of Norma Jeane Baker, calling on never-before-interviewed relatives and experts in the field of psychology. As the result of 10 years of extensive research, we are now able to unravel the myth of Marilyn and correct the wild inaccuracies found within so many documentaries and biographies. So many people have been taken in by the pre-approved, media-friendly story, which was in fact invented by Marilyn herself.
Our film provides new and lesser-known information about her real childhood and upbringing, her steely determination as an intelligent and driven woman hiding behind the fragile façade of being a blonde bombshell. Finally, we reveal the decisive help she received from notorious mobsters, with whom she had a complicated relationship, and the importance of several little-known mentors, starting with her acting coach Natacha Lytess, with whom she had a same-sex relationship.
The film combines exclusive interviews, rare archive materials, and enlightening film extracts, alongside graphic illustrations and animations that will allow us to recreate several key moments of her private life. The film is directed by the same team that created the documentary “Tony Curtis, Driven to Stardom”, which attracted millions of viewers worldwide.
Biography, Film & History | Directed by Ian Ayres | France | 125 minutes


Genre:  Documentary
Run Time:  125 min
Country:  France
Language:  English
Premiere:  Palm Springs
Distributor:  7th Art


September 17, 2022
10:00 am to approx. 12:15 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States
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