Marilyn Monroe: A Comet in the Sky


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Winter Course

“All classes that Maynard does excel!" "Study Leader was great; very personable and knowledgeable." Maynard Goldman is back to lead a course on Marilyn Monroe.

Born to a woman in Los Angeles who could not identify the father, Norma Jean Mortenson was abused by a foster parent at an early age and then lived in an orphanage. Married at 16 and divorced at 20, she eked out a living as a model and with bit parts in B-movies. In 1953, as Marilyn Monroe, she had a lead in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes which was an instant hit, and eventually appeared in over 30 films, including Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch, The Misfits, Bus Stop, Niagara, and others.

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Although she never won an Oscar, she was celebrated around the world as a super star...singer, comedienne, actress, and model. She was, without question, one of the most famous women in the world! She married and divorced baseball great Joe DiMaggio and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, and was often linked romantically with many glamorous men, including Frank Sinatra and President John F. Kennedy.

Tuesday, January 15 - February 5 from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the R.W. Black Community Center in Hanover, NH. Call 603-646-0154 to register or click here. Course fee: $40.

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