Tagged with marilyn monroe

So Natural That It Seems Unnatural

Just last week, Macy’s launched a new clothing line inspired by the 1950s icon, Marilyn Monroe. It is interesting to see how Monroe’s legacy in terms of her star image continues to this day and translates to modern-day fashion. Monroe was undoubtedly the icon of female sexuality and desirability, but moreover, everyone aspired to be … Continue reading

It’s Natural, It’s Chemical

Reading the first portion of Dyer’s piece on Marilyn Monroe and her Sexuality all I can think of is George Michael’s song I Want your Sex. Not only is it catchy, but it seems to highlight part of the 1950s discourse about natural sexuality. Monroe was a perfect example of this innate, easy sexuality. The … Continue reading

Marilyn Monroe vs. Bettie Page

Throughout the 1950’s sex and sexuality was a topic of importance for much of society. People formulated a wide variety of specific ideas about sex and sexuality, and Marilyn Monroe became a center attraction, seemingly embodying all of society’s ideas about this integral part of human existence. Monroe became synonymous with sex, and the media … Continue reading