I don't see it that way at all.kingrat wrote: ↑November 18th, 2023, 8:19 pm I believe it would be more correct to say that Marilyn Monroe liked famous and powerful men.At one time she was married to the most famous American baseball player (Joe DiMaggio) while having affairs with the most famous Broadway director and already an Oscar-winning film director (Elia Kazan) and the most famous heterosexual American playwright of the time (Arthur Miller, who would be her next husband). This begins to look like not a coincidence. She would probably have been willing to have affairs with Einstein, Sandburg, or anyone else who could advance her fame and her career.
I see someone as famous as Marilyn being drawn to other famous people because they can "connect" with each other on the horrors/restrictions of being famous. I absolutely think Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie were drawn to each other because of their common experience growing up with celebrity/fame all around them.
That, and because of her beauty and sexpot image, Marilyn tired of people viewing & treating her that way, like an object. She worked hard at developing herself- both her calculated image/career and personal intellect.
She welcomed meeting "intellectuals", especially those in the arts because she hoped they'd relate to her as a person, not a desired object. I'm sure she knew just by the look on their face upon meeting, just the sight of her dazzled a person...but she hoped she was interesting enough to make them forget about it.
(I know of what I speak-I spent the first 18 years of my life as a fashion model)