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Marilyn Meets Chicago


Sometimes it is easy to forget that everyone has a story to tell, if we only take the time to listen! Sometimes, the shy, quiet person at work has the most amazing life story and biggest dreams – it is just up to us to find out! Some people travel the road of Fame and Fortune, while others struggle with only themselves to rely on – both have great stories to tell. Each has learned lessons, made critical choices and has developed a unique perspective which is theirs to claim and a treasure to be explored. You never know who you may run in to and the tales that can be exchanged!

This image, as you might have guessed, was taken in downtown Chicago or (as you may also have guessed, Marilyn Monroe. She decided to pose for us during this cold day in January! After spending much of her childhood foster homes, Monroe began a career as a model, which led to a film contract in 1946. The final years of Monroe’s life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for unreliability and being difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death, from an overdose of barbiturates, have been the subject of conjecture. Though officially classified as a “probable suicide”, the possibility of an accidental overdose, as well as of homicide, have not been ruled out. In 1999, Monroe was ranked as the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. In the decades following her death, she has often been cited as both a pop and a cultural icon as well as the quintessential American sex symbol.

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4 responses

  1. For some reason this image looks like a ‘cut out’ of the great MM, placed before the background image of an equaly iconic image of the Chicago Tribune HQ building. Also, the lighting do not match, which prompts to ask, “Is it”?

    August 30, 2012 at 10:26 am

    • I assure you that this was taken in front of the Chicago Tribune Building and not somehow cut and pasted together…thanks for your visit and comments!

      August 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

      • Thanks for your prompt reply, clarifying my doubts. Been to your site. You guys have some amazing images.

        August 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      • Thanks Swapan – we have experimented with background removal software such as that from OnOne and that for Corporate Headshots and the like. We appreciate your kind comments and visit – Keep coming back! :-)

        August 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

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