Ah…Marilyn Monroe…whether you are a man or a woman, it is undeniable that Marilyn has an effect on everybody and it is amazing how she has inspired people in the past and continues to do so in the present and unquestionably will do so in the future.
This great icon would’ve turned 90 this year had she been alive and so what better reason to once more shine the spotlights on Monroe.
‘De Nieuwe Kerk’, situated right in the centre of Amsterdam, is hosting a great exposition of the life of Marilyn. Don’t just be amazed by her wonderful photos and private possessions, but also by the grandeur of this beautiful Church.
You will accompany Marilyn’s life: from her early years where she dreamed of becoming a movie star throughout her turbulent and hectic life which was to follow.
Watch the various movie clips, listen to her life story and music (audio is included for free) and see the glamorous life Marilyn led, unfortunately also darkened by her troubles and her premature and unfortunate death.
As we all know, Marilyn was a fashionista in her time, her simple, seductive style still influences fashion nowadays. At this exposition you will be able to see her various original outfits and accessories, showing her transformation from a misplaced orphan into a sex bomb. Marilyn knew how to accentuate her femininity and played the role of the seductive yet classy woman like no other, this becomes ever more apparent once you have seen this exposition. Not only an actress on the big screen, but she was also an actress in her day-to-day life, living the role of the rich and famous with all its luxury, splendor and downfall.
All in all; a great collection of Marilyn’s life which will make you respect and adore her even more.
In addition to this great exposition, ‘ The Eye’ will be showing 6 of Marilyn’s classic movies. If you want to be taken into the World of Marilyn and watch her on the big screen, you have from 22-12-16 until 04-01-2017 to catch one of these movies and watch Ms. Monroe come alive once more.
How to end this blog? Why, with one of Marilyn’s famous quotes of course:
‘Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.’
Xoxo Sanne Emans for Frenchonista