Wednesday, February 08, 2006

TOTP - Top Ten Things You May Not Know About Marilyn Monroe

The beautiful Melinda from the My Marilyn Podcast is a keen fan of Marilyn Monroe, one of the best examples of a specialist podcast. She has chosen to share with the world ten things you may not know about Marilyn Monroe :-

  • 10 - She was married 3 times.
  • 9 - She was smart.
  • 8 - She appeared in 29 films during her 13 year career.
  • 7 - The dress she wore to sing Happy Birthday to John F Kennedy was sold by her estate at a Christies auction for 1.13 million dollars in 1999.
  • 6 - She suffered from a gynaecological disorder and was unable to have children.
  • 5 - She was a talented actress.
  • 4 - She never met Elvis Presley or James Dean.
  • 3 - She started her own production company.
  • 2 - She was born Norma Jeane Mortenson.
  • 1 - She was the first Playboy centerfold.

If you 'd like to know more about Marilyn Monroe we suggest heading over to, its way more educational and entertaining than anything the biography channel would churn out.


bryan-in-greece said...

Great to see you back again Jon and Rob!!!

Anonymous said...

Huzzah! A new cast to take on vacation. Looks like another good one. Thanks, guys! Julia

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back, Jon and Rob!
One of your best and a list about my namesake. It is a good day!!

bryan-in-greece said...

Rumour has it Marilyn Monroe had six toes on the one foot, too... But don't quote me on that! ;-)

Jes said...

Stop letting your g***talia over-ride your brains. Yet I agree with Jon; Elvis has always been over-rated after he left the church. I'm almost done listening to the 110+ archives guys. Make it happen. Ciao!

Anonymous said...

She didn't have 6 toes but it is a rumor that persists...

Grant - Three From Leith said...

Wouldn't 20 million bpm just sound like a continuous tone ?

I can't help but think of that scene in the Young Ones with Neil grooving to monotone that used to sound when the TV channel had gone off air for the night.... "Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...." ;-)

Highlights from two years of blogging. said...

great show...although I thought her surname originally was Baker- was that her first husband then?
I knew most of these facts, being a film fan (old & new) but some were new to me, I'll definitely check out your podcast Melinda :)

It was "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" that Madonna parodied in her Material Girl video, although I'm sure Melinda has emailed you already, Rob...well done for knowing as much as you did though, I was impressed! You may not know Geography, but you know Monroe! x

Anonymous said...

Hi Diane!

Marilyn's name appeared as Norma Jeane Mortensen on her birth certificate which was her mother's current (2nd) husband. Although they broke up before Marilyn was even born. She was baptized as Norma Jeane Baker which was her mother's first husband. On her marriage certificates she used Mortensen. She didn't legally change her name to Marilyn Monroe until 1956.

And thanks for giving my show a try:)

bryan-in-greece said...

Melinda thanks, I stand corrected on the six toes rumour! :-)

Unknown said...

20 million bpm??!!??!!


Highlights from two years of blogging. said...

that's a lot of links there anonymous, so kind of you to share.