Norma Jean & Marilyn

Synopsis: In this film, Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino portray two sides of the woman America loved, but who struggled to love herself: Marilyn Monroe. To the world, Marilyn was a vivacious superstar, the epitome of sexuality, sensuality and frolicsome amusement. Every man wanted her - every woman wanted to be her. But behind the enticing smile, beneath the tight-fitting dresses, there was a dark secret - one Marilyn could not bury in the past... the child inside named Norma Jean. Everything Norma Jean dreams of, Marilyn achieves. Every man she struggles to resist, Marilyn succumbs to. And while Marilyn climbs the ladder to success, Norma Jean was beneath it, almost willing her to fall.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Tim Fywell
Production: HBO Video
  Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

All those who wish to accept

Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior,

Please, come to the railing

and be comforted.

The Lord be with you.

...Like it's the most natural thing

in the world. Nobody looks at me funny.

Nobody even gives it a second thought.

I mean, I have this dream all the time.

There's never any sense

of sin or shame in it.

Don't you just love being naked?

Uh, look, I know we just met

and everything

but would you like to go out on a date

with me on Saturday night,

Norma Jean?.

My uncle,

Ted Lewis is opening a show...

The Ted Lewis?.


Ted Lewis is your uncle!?.

Oh wow! God, Eddie, I'd love to go!


Yeah! Oh, my heart is beating so fast.

Can you feel it?.


It's like having

our own private swimming pool.

And to think they pay you for this.

Yep. Eighty dollars a week just to sit

in that life guard's tower over there.

The best part, by far,

is that Miss Emmeline Snively's

Blue Book

Modeling Agency is located right

in the lobby.

Well, I'll tell you a secret,

Mr. Edward Jordon.

I don't intend to be

a bathing suit model

for too much longer.

In fact, a year from now,

I'm going to be a very famous actress.

Sure, sure, sure.

I mean, bigger than Betty Grable

and Jean Harlow put together.

I'm going to be so damn famous, Eddie,

nobody'll be able to touch me.

Of course,

my husband has always discouraged me.

He says

there are a thousand beautiful girls

in Hollywood who can act

and they're all looking for work.

Uh, where is your uh...

husband, Norma Jean?.

Over seas - where he belongs.

He was recalled to duty in the Pacific.

Well, he's okay and all but

I don't really feel anything for him.

I suppose I'll have to do something

about it one of these days.


I want this feeling to last forever.

Is everybody happy?.!

Eddie, that's Errol Flynn!

Look, over there! He's standing up.

Oh, it is...

It's really him.

He is so dreamy.

Let me borrow your pen

for a sec, will ya?.

Oh my, that's gotta be Orson Welles!


Over there, by the exit.

That's not Orson Welles.

Eddie, I am having a wonderful time.

And I just love your uncle.

He reminds me of you.

He's so commanding.

He's so sexy!

Well, he's a great entertainer, sure.

But sexy?.

The man's fifty-eight years old.

You know how you said

you'd introduce me?.

Yeah. The next time he's in the area,

we'll go out on the town.

We'll make an evening of it.

Well, why don't we go back stage

and talk to him after the show?.

I just wanna shake his hand.

I wanna finally meet a real star, Eddie

I don't know, Norma Jean.

I mean, there's usually

a lot of commotion back there.

A lot of weird people hangin' around -

it's not the best way

to get to know someone.

Do I embarrassyou, Eddie?.

God, no. No.

Mr. Lewis, I am so thrilled.

You are my favorite enter-

tainer of all time!

And I just wanted to tell you how much

I admire you for dancing

with a negro in your act.

I don't know how long you're gonna be

in town, Uncle Ted. But,

I'm in a play at the Cast Theatre.

It's " A wake and Sing,"

by Clifford Odets?.

It's a greatplay. It's very political.

Actually, I got the second lead

and I was wondering

if maybe you could...

Sure, Eddie. Sure.

If I have a chance, I'll stop by.

Here you go, kid.

It can be real tough

starting out in show bizz.

Hell, I aughta know.

That's not necessary.

Ah, come on.

A big town, a gorgeous girl...

You need a little dough

to have a good time.

Am I right, huh?.

Am I right, boychick?.


Is everybody happy?.

You know what, Eddie?.

I got my final divorce papers

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Anthony Summers

Anthony Bruce Summers (born 21 December 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize finalist and author of eight best-selling non-fiction books. more…

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