Let’s Work Out Like Marilyn Monroe!
I am super busting to see adorable Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn. I was quite obsessed with The Kennedys and Ms Monroe as a teenage girl. I had that print of Maz (we were on familiar terms) in a tutu on my wall and spent a lot of time reading biographies and trying to work out what happened during those last hours at her completely fabulous Brentwood home.
As a Maz-kateer, you can imagine how delighted I was to stumble upon this vintage article last night. It’s all about how to be fit, like Marilyn Monroe. I am sure the photos are very scientific and not gratuitous in any way. You will often find ME on the floor in my togs doing little scissor kicks and lapping milk from a saucer, just like our very favourite blonde.
Meow! (Click images to enlarge!)
From the September 1952 issue of Pageant; photo copyright © André de Dienes
Here are some of the very best tips on how to be more More-Maz. I can totally identify with the creepy nightgown thing, because there is nothing worse than a wayward nightie. Have a little read…
‘Despite its great Vogue in California, I don’t think sun-tanned skin is anymore attractive than white skin, or any healthier, for that matter.’
‘I’m personally opposed to a deep tan, because I like to feel blonde all over.’
‘By nature, I suppose I have a languorous disposition. I hate to do things in a hurried tense atmosphere, and it is virtually impossible for me to spring out of bed in the morning.’
‘I have never been able to wear pajamas or creepy nightgowns, they disturb my sleep’
Do you have any tips on being glam? Here are a couple of mine…
It is important not to grin and wink at boys whilst chewing with your mouth open. It will not make you look pretty.
If you are wearing underpants over your tights, be sure it’s not a windy day or you’ll be forever dubbed Super-Lady.
Putting lipstick on your cheeks will make you look like Aunt Sally and is not very hot at all.
If you need to pluck your wedgie, turn your back and create a distraction by pointing at something in the opposite direction.
Please share your glam tips too. I am all ears. Do you want to be blonde all over? Do you have a creepy nightie? Are you languorous? Can you spell languorous? (It’s freaking HARD!)