This was my most important post on my previous blog, something I felt I had to do do after things I heard coming from people who liked Marilyn Monroe.
I had said that, people tend to think some celebrities are racist based on absurd things, and this happened to Marilyn Monroe.
I had read a comment of a girl saying that Marilyn Monroe was racist, once we all know how difficult it was for Black actors and actresses to make it big in the Old Hollywood. There were many of these actors and actresses that could be seen on the movies, but indeed, they played small parts, and sometimes their faces didn’t even show up, like on the first version of Lolita.
But, Marilyn Monroe wasn’t racist, and wouldn’t take much time for people to see this, if they could take some time to educate themselves on this matter.
All right, so Lets go!
Marilyn Monroe helped the career of Ella Fitzgerald.
“The year was 1955 and, unthinkably, black singers were not allowed to perform in leading nightclubs. It was also the year that Marilyn Monroe, tired of being cast as a helpless sex symbol, took a break from Los Angeles and headed to New York to find herself. Here she immersed herself in jazz, in particular the music of Ella Fitzgerald. In Fitzgerald’s melodies, Monroe recognized the creative genius she herself longed to possess.So when she discovered that, due to the colour bar, Fitzgerald was not permitted to play in her favourite nightclub, the Mocambo in Los Angeles, Monroe approached the manager, Charlie Morrison, and promised to sit in the front row for a week if he let Fitzgerald play. Morrison agreed to break the color bar and Fitzgerald would never again have to play in a small, second-rate jazz club. The two women became firm friends and discovered they had many things in common. Until now, their mutual history has not been widely known. But this week, Marilyn and Ella, a play by the black American writer Bonnie Greer about the friendship between Fitzgerald and Monroe, opens at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.”
I already had a big respect and admiration for Marilyn due to everything that she went through and how she became the most iconic Hollywood actress and how things didn’t change until this time, but after learning about this, I feel like everything I felt for her, became stronger, because Marilyn really was a good woman.
People judged her and still judge her based on her look, and how she would act sometimes, but they never actually stopped to take a real close look of the person that she was and how things worked by that era.
Just like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe is more remembered by her beauty than by other things, things that aren’t less important than what we would see when we looked at her, and this is where the problem is, people don’t learn about her the things that they should learn to be able to see her as more than a Sex Symbol, therefore, saying things like she was racist, when she clearly wasn’t.
I couldn’t simple come and say that she wasn’t without making a research about that, i didn’t want to give a false information on this. I knew from the beginning that she wasn’t racist, but wanted to present proofs, so there wouldn’t be more doubts to those who might come till my blog, like happened on the other one.
Here are some pictures: