How would you answer the question, "if you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?" The first person who always come to mind for me is Marilyn Monroe. I want to ask her how she really died (was it an accidental overdose, was it a murder, was it a suicide). I want to know how tall she is in real life (I'm guessing she's actually quite small). I want to know how she feels about being an icon to the likes of Madonna, Lindsay Lohan, Anna Nicole Smith, me, and other embarrassments to society. But mostly, I just want to know what she would wear!
Maybe it's because I've lived in D.C. for 6 years, but I feel like most chicks I know are all about Jackie O. with her helmet hair, pillbox hats, and waspy accent. I don't mean to be rude (sure I do), but I think she is snoozeville USA. I mean, hair that doesn't move and barely-there-make-up? No. Absolutely not.
Of course, Marilyn oozes sex and glamour, but for me, she also exudes humor (most of her roles were comedic and everyone she worked with spoke of her impeccable sense of timing) and intelligence (she wasn't formally educated, but she was incredibly well-read and left behind a legacy of brilliant quotes), highly unusual pairings when you think about the dichotomy of, say, Courtney Stodden and Amy Farrah Fowler, for example.
So yeah, she was a sexpot, gorgeous, funny, and smart. I mean, of COURSE I idolize her!
When I was visiting my parents last week, my mom (who is also a huge Marilyn fan) and I watched "My Week with Marilyn," which inspired our own mini Marilyn movie marathon, including "The Prince & Me" (the movie she was filming in My Week with Marilyn) and "The Seven Year Itch."
I don't care how superficial this sounds, but I was so taken with her beauty that I decided to just Google and Pin a bunch of pictures of her in a simple-minded attempt to absorb some of her good looks through internet osmosis...or something. I told you it was simple-minded. I was especially delighted to find this magazine feature where she talks about her eating habits, which is pretty much a Paleo diet, minus the random ice cream sundaes.
It pretty much proves we're soul mates. It also proves that we really WOULD be the perfect dinner companions.
So, if you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would YOU choose? And what would you eat?!