Impossibly Blonde by Maggy Anthony
The Genesis of a Play in the Death and Funeral of Marilyn Monroe

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Hollywood icon, sex goddess, glamour queen, complex, scared and vulnerable young woman, Marilyn Monroe offered a variety of faces to the world before she died. To imagine how Marilyn might have matured into wise, graceful and gorgeous old age, author and playwright Maggy Anthony wrote Impossibly Blonde.

""Just as her life had cast its spell over my life, her death and the subsequent surrealism of her funeral, which I attended, and the aftermath of conspiracy theories, hints of murder and intrigue in high places, cast its shadow.

""I am attempting to show how even an event of the utmost tragedy can give birth to a creative project and perhaps offer some understanding of this complex woman who has become a symbol of the Eternal Feminine, and who was also very much a woman of her time.

""My play is my prose poem to her, of love, appreciation and regret.""

-Maggy Anthony, playwright and author

About Maggy Anthony

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Anthony spent a year studying at the C. G. Jung Institute in Zurich and holds a certificate in Psychological Social Work from the Dr. Fierz Clinic and Research Center for Jungian Psychology. Gene Anthony studied photography under the tutelage of Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams at the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in the late fifties. His professional career spans forty years. It began at Black Star, the New York photo agency, where Anthony worked on journalistic, architectural, and adverting photo assignments for major advertising agencies. He also did work for many publications including Life, Look, Newsweek, Time, The New York Times, Playboy, Saturday Evening Post, Geo, and Paris Match among others. His work is part of the permanent collections in numerous museums including the Oakland Museum and the Smithsonian Institute. In recent years, Anthony has focused on video, film, and books. His book The Summer of Love is the story line for a prototype 53-minute multi-image video program designed for college and museum venues. His most recent photo assignment was photographing former president of the Hell's Angels, Ralph "Sonny" Barger, for RollingStone.
Published August 17, 2004 by iUniverse. 86 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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