[Talk] Marilyn Monroe: the icon

Hi all,

I’m pleased to report that I’m presenting a couple of talks at Albury’s MAMA as part of the exhibition on Marilyn Monroe that opens this week – from the website:

MAMA is proud to present a selection of public lectures on the life of Marilyn, celebrity and American modern art. In this second lecture opportunity, award winning writer and fashion specialist Nicole Jenkins speaks on Marilyn Monroe, her clothes, celebrity, and body image.

Marilyn Monroe’s hourglass figure defined the feminine fashions of the ’50s and was shown off to great effect in the gowns of Hollywood designers including Edith Head, Billy Travilla and Orry-Kelly. Join me in a lively talk about some of the most iconic, flattering and valuable dresses in the world and what they reveal about the complex woman who wore them.

What: Marilyn Monroe: The Icon, The Woman – Public lecture – Nicole Jenkins
When: Wednesday 6 April, 10.00 – 11.00am Students, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Where: Foyer, Murray Art Museum Albury, 546 Dean Street, Albury (NSW)
Cost: $10 General, $5 Students, $8 MoMAMAs
Bookingsclick here.
More information here.

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  1. Marilyn came into this world illegitimate. Her Mother was unable to care for her. She was raised in foster care. Her remarks of ‘Mother’ to a woman who initially raised her were blasted back as, “I’m not your Mother.”. Her father did not want to claim her either. She came into this life with a void of nothingness. But, there was this running stream from within her that was pure truth, kindness and forgiving, that didn’t quell her majestic sense that something good was right around the corner. Her imagination of what was good overpowered her existing bleakness.

  2. In this second lecture opportunity, award winning writer and fashion specialist Nicole Jenkins speaks on Marilyn Monroe, her clothes, celebrity, and body image. Where did you get this information?

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