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Blonde: The Non-Blonde Years

by Wendola May 17, 2001
Blonde, Part 1

Stay tuned for Part Two: Marilyn kisses a bunch of men, takes drugs, and cries a lot. A lot like Part One, but with better clothes.

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Blonde: The Non-Blonde Years

by Wendola May 17, 2001
Blonde, Part 1 Marilyn/Norma Jean does the movie. John Huston tells us that watching her was fascinating, "like a mental patient." You mean she's unstable or something? You think? Hmm. Meanwhile Vizzini has Marilyn/Norma Jean try on fancy clothes that he's bought for her. "It's an investment in Marilyn Monroe," he says, and he says that she'll be in demand once The Asphalt Jungle comes out. Then he tells her to stay away from people like Eric Bogosian and Cass Chaplin. "But I love Cass," she says. "I hope that he'll marry me someday soon." Vizzini says that Cass is a drunk, and he owes people money all over town and he leeches onto women. "I don't want you to be seen in public with him," he says. Marilyn says that she won't go to the premiere, then, but Vizzini gets all Svengali on her and tells her she has to go. "I'm the one who invented Marilyn…and I'm the one who understands you and has your best interests at heart." "You didn't invent me," says Marilyn. "I invented myself." Vizzini tells her to stop getting metaphysical, and all she needs to do is be herself. "Thank you, Daddy," Marilyn says, and kisses Vizzini on the lips. Vizzini is freaked out, by either the kiss or the "Daddy" thing. At the premiere reception, Clark Gable comes up and tells Marilyn she was radiant in the film. She flips out: "When -- when I was a little girl, my mother had a photo of a man…he looked just -- just like you…and I think we may be related?" Clark Gable is all, "Uh…" Marilyn gets desperate: "Gladys Mortenson? She worked at the studio? Developing film? You must remember!" "I'm sorry, I don't think I knew your mother," he says, and walks off. Well, that's a bummer. Vizzini tries to console her. "You've shown them all!" he says. "The studio's going to take you back." He gives her a glass of champagne and tells her to "be radiant." He calls over some guy: "I want to introduce you to…Marilyn Monroe!" Marilyn is all mopey until she turns to the guy. Then her face lights up as if on cue and she gasps, "Helloo...I'm Marilyn!" Fade out. Stay tuned for Part Two: Marilyn kisses a bunch of men, takes drugs, and cries a lot. A lot like Part One, but with better clothes.

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