In one, I see the hourglass shaped pin-up model.
In another, I see the baseball star’s wife.
I see the actress typecast as a dumb blonde.
And I see the sex symbol amidst controversy.
I also see the critically acclaimed performer.
I see the marketing genius heading her own production company.
I see the woman undoubtedly among the most significant Americans ever.
And I see the troubled addict who tragically took her own life.
But Marilyn Monroe was not a composite of the aforementioned girls.
Rather she was one, real breathing person.
She did not live in a pop-art world.
She cannot be found in color palettes.