June 2, 2016

Marilyn, an Advertising Muse for All Time

Yesterday would have been Marilyn Monroe’s 90th birthday. Despite her tragic passing nearly 54 years ago in 1962, her status as a Hollywood icon endures. Her look, her voice, and her work continues to be recreated in pop culture. Most known for her numerous silver screen films like The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Some Like it Hot, she was less known for her television work. She starred in a very few TV commercials and fewer TV shows. In 1953, she made a guest appearance on the "Jack Benny Show." She supposedly did not like unpredictability of live television, preferring studio work instead.