Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Behind a Painted Smile




"Being sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered." - Clara Bow

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  1. (Embarrased admission: at first I thought that was a post-mortem of poor sweet Jayne Mansfield, but then I realized where I was, and that TJB would never show something like that!)
    Jeez, underneath all the make-up was a pretty little thing!
    (WV: fabio)

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    1. That isn't Jayne Mansfield, (eyes closed, above), it's Marilyn Monroe, and yes, it is actually a postmortem photo of her, taken at autopsy.

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    2. No, it isn't Marilyn. It's Jayne after being rescued after she and Mickey were stranded at sea in 1962. I know my sources, and I know my blondes.

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  3. My dad was in the audience when Marilyn performed for the soldiers in Korea and my family always thought the pics that he took were valuable, he even got one with Marilyn riding with General Macarthur in a jeep. Sadly, we were told that there were thousands of soldiers with cameras in the audience that day and that makes them a lot less valuable.

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