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Super interesting.
maudelynn:

Marilyn Monroe’s Two Secrets
What I learned about the icon by folding her capri pants.
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Upon her death, Marilyn’s personal effects had been boxed up and  placed in storage, and there they had remained for 37 years. I was  present in the Christie’s offices the day they were unpacked.




Paging Tutankhamen!




Unpacking Marilyn’s possessions was a surreal and extraordinary  experience. I touched her Pucci blouses. I folded her black capri pants.  I found myself holding crackly, dried-up old shopping bags—JAX of  Beverly Hills—filled with stockings, slips, and brassieres. I touched  hairbrushes with blonde hairs in them. I sniffed the Mexican wrap  sweater she wore in the famous beach photo shoot, and detected a whiff  of perfume.




The process of cataloguing and displaying Marilyn’s bits took months.  During this time I learned some crazily illuminating stuff about the  breathy blond bombshell. Brace yourself for some next-level revelations.




Right away, I discovered that Marilyn was shockingly and unimaginably  slender. She was sort of like Kate Moss but fleshier on top. Didn’t see  that coming, did you?




When it came to finding mannequins to fit her dresses, I simply  couldn’t. M.M.’s drag was too small for the average window dummy.  Smaller “petite” mannequins existed, but I could not bring myself to  place Marilyn’s iconic garments on these perky fiberglass dollies. The  frocks seemed too important and historic. For the public installation I  decided to give them the Shroud of Turin treatment.”
read the rest here;
http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/doonan/2012/01/was_marilyn_monroe_fat_her_secrets_revealed_.html

Super interesting.

maudelynn:

Marilyn Monroe’s Two Secrets

What I learned about the icon by folding her capri pants.

Upon her death, Marilyn’s personal effects had been boxed up and placed in storage, and there they had remained for 37 years. I was present in the Christie’s offices the day they were unpacked.

Paging Tutankhamen!

Unpacking Marilyn’s possessions was a surreal and extraordinary experience. I touched her Pucci blouses. I folded her black capri pants. I found myself holding crackly, dried-up old shopping bags—JAX of Beverly Hills—filled with stockings, slips, and brassieres. I touched hairbrushes with blonde hairs in them. I sniffed the Mexican wrap sweater she wore in the famous beach photo shoot, and detected a whiff of perfume.

The process of cataloguing and displaying Marilyn’s bits took months. During this time I learned some crazily illuminating stuff about the breathy blond bombshell. Brace yourself for some next-level revelations.

Right away, I discovered that Marilyn was shockingly and unimaginably slender. She was sort of like Kate Moss but fleshier on top. Didn’t see that coming, did you?

When it came to finding mannequins to fit her dresses, I simply couldn’t. M.M.’s drag was too small for the average window dummy. Smaller “petite” mannequins existed, but I could not bring myself to place Marilyn’s iconic garments on these perky fiberglass dollies. The frocks seemed too important and historic. For the public installation I decided to give them the Shroud of Turin treatment.”

read the rest here;

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/doonan/2012/01/was_marilyn_monroe_fat_her_secrets_revealed_.html

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