Marilyn Monroe Research Paper Outline

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Norma Jeane Mortenson better known as Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles California to Gladys Pearl Baker. Marilyn was later placed with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender of Hawthorne, Californina, where Marilyn would live until she was seven. When Marilyn’s mother showed up at the Bolender home and demanded Ida give Marilyn back to her. When Ida refused, she dragged her to the yard and locked herself in the house and later came out with one of Albert Bolender's military duffel bags. Gladys had stuffed young Marilyn in the bag and walked out with it. Ida managed to bust the bag open in a struggle with Gladys and grabbed Marilyn and pulled her back into the house away from Gladys. A few years later Gladys bought a house…show more content…
Gladys's best friend, Grace MCKee, later became Marilyn’s guardian. Grace later married Ervin Silliman ("Doc") and sent Marilyn to an orphan’s home. She later went to live back with the Sillimans but after Doc's frequent attempts to sexually assault Marilyn she moved out and was sent to live with her Great-Aunt Olive Bruning in Compton, California; where one of her Aunts sons attacked Marilyn. After that she was sent to live with another Aunt, Ana Lawer in the Van Nuys area of Los Angeles. As the years past Marilyn later stated that living with Ana was the most stable she had felt in her life. Marilyn Monroe’s career got its start when she walked past Bruno Bernard on Sunset Boulevard during the summer of 1946. When Bernard spotted Marilyn he stopped her and handed her his card and said, "Miss, this is strictly professional. I'd like to take some photo tests of you", and in this moment young Marilyn’s career would take way. Marilyn appeared on the front cover of LAFF Magazine and was working primarily as a pin-up and print model, but she still hung on to the dream of one day becoming an actress. From Marilyn’s love of dogs to her compassion towards people of all backgrounds Marilyn was a real star to the

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