Fan Phenomena: Marilyn Monroe by Marcelline Block

By Marcelline Block

Born Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe was once an actress, singer, and intercourse image whose effect a ways outlasted her brief existence. members to Fan Phenomena: Marilyn Monroe situate the platinum blonde starlet’s omnipresent cultural relevance  within the zeitgeist of present pop culture and discover the effect she has had on a variety of parts of it. Her aesthetics and photographs were re-appropriated, recreated, imitated, and emulated by way of such celebrities as Lindsay Lohan, Jayne Mansfield, Drew Barrymore, Anna Nicole Smith, and Madonna. The critical American intercourse image, Mon- roe was once an influential type icon for a spectrum of designers, together with Dolce and Gabbana, Betsey Johnson, and Nike, all of whom have named traces of garments, footwear, or add-ons after the celebrity. The essays the following discover representations of Monroe in visible tradition by means of the methods she is reimagined in visible paintings whereas additionally contemplating how her posthumous visual appeal and photo are appropriated in present ads. With an inside of examine the universe of Marilyn Monroe impersonators and look-alike contests for either women and men, the booklet additionally explores quite a few homages to Monroe in song, from the 1979 opera Marilyn by way of Lorenzo Ferrero to Nicki Minaj’s track “Marilyn Monroe.” The definitive advisor to at least one of the main well-known girls who ever lived, the publication can be crucial interpreting for any student of twentieth-century American well known culture.

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