Marilyn Monroe Was Blonde Down There Too

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I found this thigh-opening tidbit in the immortal book Marilyn Monroe Confidential, by the screen legend's maid, Lena Pepitone:

"For someone who didn't like the tub, Marilyn spent an unusual amount of time in the bathroom.

"I often wondered what she could be doing in there for so long, especially since the mirrors in the bedroom were so much better for admiring herself, which she liked to do.

"One day, I found her perched on the toilet, legs up, performing an elaborate ceremony with a bottle of some chemical and two toothbrushes.

"She was bleaching her pubic hairs blonde."

Genius! Unlike so many other filmmakers, Marilyn believed in continuity!

And I guess it was the kind of thing platinum starlets learned to do, to complete the illusion of their mystique from head to cameltoe.

Shelley Winters probably did the same thing -- with 10 car dusters.



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Rl1856
Rl1856

MM illuminated the screen like few others. Watch just abt any of her movies and it is impossible to take your eyes off of her.

Geekized
Geekized

I could have easily lived out the rest of my life without knowing that.

Movielover
Movielover

I read about Marilyn's problems posing in light colored garments like the white dress from Seven Year Itch and the dark pubes showing through really did present an issue.  She also didn't like to tan, saying she preferred to be blonde all over, apparently including her pubes!  I also read that she did like the tub, to soak in water with perfume added, letting the water out and then refilling it with more water and perfume (as others waited for her to show up!).  Billy Wilder, who directed her, found her frustrating, but added that what he got on film of her that was usable was priceless.  Even those who were nay sayers then look at M as the number one blonde movie godess of all time.  I think Norman Mailer's book called Marilyn is the best one about her.  Good writing and all those iconic gorgeous pictures.  

Tara
Tara

Lena Pepitone's book was ghostwritten and even she admitted most of it wasn't true.

Staunchy
Staunchy

I wonder if Michelle Williams is blonde down there too.

Deepra
Deepra

SOMC (spit out my coffee) on the Shelley Winters line. Your'e wicked.

Mrwhompers
Mrwhompers

"Perched with her legs up." Yep, that was Marilyn.

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