Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Marilyn Monroe

Years ago I got a job at a Paris nightclub and at the contract signing they asked me what I wanted on the marquee. At the time I was calling myself Suzy Cue. So I said it in French and all the men burst out laughing. 'Cue' translates to the slang word for 'asshole' in French. You'd think I would have known that going in as I had called quite a few people that up until then.

So the nightclub told me to change it. I had just finished reading a book that said a lot of famous people throughout history had a name that ended in an O sound. Picasso, Groucho, Paltrow, Monroe etc. I was obsessed with Marilyn at the time to I changed my last name to end in an O sound. Whether I'm no longer an asshole is debatable. And you can see for yourself the stellar heights of fame I've reached.

"Suzy!!"
"Yes Mr. Clooney."
"Where's my coffee?"

I bought the Milton Greene lithograph below in Paris. I own 9/300, the 9th printing of a series of 300. Milton Greene is dead now and his son plastered his father's work all over everything, thus diminishing its worth. Nowadays they print lithographs with a 2 or a 3 next to it, like 9/300/2, to inform the buyer that they're not really buying an original, but a second printing of the original 300. I'm an artist too, I get it, we make little money. I have certainly whored myself out for a 2. Once I did a TV show for $50. What's that? A 4?

My favorite picture of Marilyn is the one below mine, which I don't own. You can find other fabulous Marilyn pics as well as unbelievable photos of Liz Taylor over at Blonde Episodes. Her photos make today's skinny girls look embarrassing, ridiculous and definitely not sexy. And her blog is great too. She loves the 1940's and after you see the photos, you will too.


End of chat.

19 comments:

  1. At first I was all, "Wait! Your name ends in an 'o' sound?" Heh. I guess it does!

    Love the pictures.

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  2. You know Marilyn would look just like me if she was a red head.

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  3. So you are saying your name is Suzy Assholio?

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  4. I love, love, love Marilyn Monroe! And the Blonde Episodes!

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  5. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Let's not forget Marilyn was apparently a size 12 or 14. The sexiest woman ever was not a tiny size.
    Aloha,
    MJ

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  6. Great lithograph. And now I know a new French word :D

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  7. Oh Suzy, no matter how you change you'll always be a Cue to us.

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  8. I recall reading somewhere that by today's standards, Mizz Monroe would be considered plus sized, bordering on obese. I think she was stunning. What the hell happened to our standards??

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K

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  9. The curves the curves!

    I love that picture of Marilyn too. She always seemed so innocent to me.

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  10. I used to have such a girl-crush on Marilyn Monroe. I think it lasted from the time I was eight until I turned ten. My grandfather and I used to watch old movies together and I just loved "Marilyn Week." She was absolutely gorgeous. And so tragic. I used to wonder what she was really like behind all the make-up and the bombshell facade... I still wonder if she wouldn't have been a lot happier if she'd just fallen in love with a regular guy and whiled away her days as a wife and mother. Oh, wait. That's me.

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  11. Awww thanks so much Suzy! I really appreciate all your sweet comments on my blog and also you linking me today! Wow! You made my day. Your blog is great and I feel so honored to be mentioned by you! Have a great day girlie! Kori xoxo

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  12. norma jean was all woman, for sure

    aren't you glad you did not choose to call yourself suzy blow? :O lol

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  13. wow !! this blog is really good .
    Hi Susy !!!
    it was reat to have discovered you today !!!
    see you !!

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  14. love the photos. And names that end with "o".
    ;)

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  15. My favourite photos of Marilyn are from the last session at Santa Monica.

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  16. I'd like a coffee as well. STRONG, with extra cream-O.

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  17. You know Marilyn would look just like me if she was a red head. Work from home India

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  18. Yes, it was the Last Sitting with Bert Stern. Genius.

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