Marilyn Monroe – A Hollywood Legend and Her "Secret Diaries"

There may be no actress on Earth better known than the iconic Marilyn Monroe.

From the foster home child, Norma Jeane Mortensen-Baker, through her rise as Marilyn Monroe, one of the most sought after stars to ever hit the screen, her life was filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

There have been numerous biographies and articles written about virtually every aspect of her fabeled life. Many speculate about her death and the missing hours between the discovery of her body and when medical assistance was finally called.

Despite any and all writings, there is, unfortunately, nothing definitive and that mystery will probably so remain: accident, suicide, murder?

Approximately one-and-one-half years ago, Vanity Fair magazine presented a cover story concerning the contents of what is being called Marilyn’s Secret Diaries.

Hidden away in two locked file cabinets were scores and scores of momentos, recipts, notes and other bits of the private, larger-than-life, sex symbol.

The short video below provides a glimpse into the contents of the cabinets. The magzine provides the overall picture and may be found on amazon.


The years pass. Marilyn endures. Her mystery is sure to provide writers with ample fodder for a long time to come.

Marilyn left behind a body of work for which she could be proud and which people around the world continue to enjoy.

Over For Now.

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2010 NBA Finals Game 1 Lakers and Celtics

Having lived in California for over four decades, and in the Los Angeles area for much of that time, it is hard not to be a Los Angeles Lakers fan, especially during the NBA finals, regardless of the current place of residence.

Even more so with the opportunity to avenge the tragic loss in 2008 to the Boston Celtics.

It is unlikely that the Lakers will ever get close to evening up the championship series between the two – they are down 9-2 at this point thanks to Bill Russell’s complete dominance of the game. Russell lead his Celtics team to 11 NBA Championships during his 13 seasons as a player, including 7 in match-ups against the Lakers.

Even so, the rivalry between the two most storied teams in the NBA is legend.

It continues as Kobe Bryant goes for his 5th title ring as a Laker. Game 1 shows what this series will be about.


In the day, growing up in SoCal with Boston controlling the NBA, the alternate outlet for enthusiasm was watching the UCLA Bruins, the totally dominate NCAA team, who won 10 championship titles between 1964 and 1975, including 4 undefeated seasons.

Those Caliornia memories will always remain, including the year my high school team played Jamaal Keith Wilkes (and lost). Fortunately, I did not have to guard him, my teammate did. Wilkes was later on the UCLA team that won 2 titles during 30-0 seasons in 1972 and 1973 and set the record of 88 consecutive wins and eventually played on four NBA Championship teams, one with the Golden State Warriors and the others with the Lakers.

Over For Now.

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