“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” - Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
One of my favorite stories about celebrity.
You’re standing there waiting for your favorite band. They were scheduled to go on at 8, it’s 8:03. You know it’s going to happen but it still catches you by surprise. The lights go down and a deep bass note, one so deep you feel it in your chest, rumbles from the speakers. Then it happens; everyone rushes forward, pushing the air out of your lungs. Then all that matters is that band and knowing that everyone is just trying to get a little closer to a band they love just as much as you do. Everything is perfect.
PEOPLE CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO THEIR BODYS
IF THEY DON’T WANT TO SHAVE
IF THEY WANT TO BE COVERED IN TATTOOS AND PIERCINGS
IF THEY WANT TO HAVE UNNATURAL HAIR COLOUR
IF THEY DON’T WANT TO BE THIN
IF THEY DON’T WANT TO BE BIG
EVERYONE CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO THEIR BODYS
AND NO ONE, NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO TELL THEM DIFFERENTLY OR TO TELL THEM TO CHANGE THEMSELVES