How Did Marilyn Monroe Influence Pop Culture

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“I am good, but not an angel. I do sin, but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love” (BrainyQuote). No matter how old or young you are, most people know who Marilyn Monroe is. With her platinum blonde hair and white halter dress, she is pretty hard to forget. Marilyn Monroe altered literature, entertainment and pop culture with her timeless beauty, sexual appeal and screen presence. Talented performers like Nicki Minaj and Elton John were greatly influenced by Marilyn Monroe’s existence. Nicki Minaj’s song “Marilyn Monroe” honors one of her idols. She says in an interview: "It spoke to me as a woman. I'm very infatuated with Marilyn Monroe. I had a moment with that song where I was like,…show more content…
Marilyn Monroe has influenced Spears in a positive way and she looks at Marilyn as an icon. In Spears’ Music video for “Lucky”, she is dressed very similar to Monroe. Spears’ request Monroe’s movie dvds be on hand in all her hotel rooms for inspiration. She often visits Monroe’s gravesite at Westwood Village Memorial Park cemetery when she’s in Los Angeles, according to and, and wants to be buried in the same cemetery. Ironically, both Marilyn Monroe and Britney Spears have “Jean” as middle…show more content…
“Smash” took viewers behind the scenes of the fictional musical production “Bombshell,” the story of Marilyn Monroe. Throughout its two-seasons run, there were 22 original songs and choreographed musical numbers for “Bombshell” presented. It was just announced that “Bombshell” is finally coming to Broadway, for real. The musical set within the world of NBC’s “Smash” is getting a real Broadway debut in a one-night-only performance, according to Playbill. The event is expected to feature cast members from “Smash” reprising their performances, like Megan Hilty, the original actress who played Monroe. Gary Vitacco-Robles’ novel Icon: The Life, Times, And Films Of Marilyn Monroe Volume 1 1926 to 1956. He says in an interview on Edge Media Network, “ I really wanted to honor her as an actress and I think that is really overlooked in so many of the books with the exception of Carl Rollyson and the few books just about Marilyn's film career. She really had such a splendid film career” (Edgeboston). Robles’ even wrote a second volume Icon: The Life, Times, And Films Of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2: 1956 to 1962 & Beyond, due to the excessive amount of information about

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