I thought the people I lived with were my parents. I called them mama and dad. The woman said to me one day, “Don’t call me mama. You’re old enough to know better. I’m not related to you in any way. You just board here. Your mama’s coming to see you tomorrow. You can call her mama if you want to.
– Marilyn Monroe in opening chapter “How I Rescued A White Piano” of My Story (2007)
This begins the autobiographical account of the life of Marilyn Monroe in 1954. According to the book’s forward written by Joshua Greene (son of Ms. Monroe’s most famous friend and photographer Milton H. Greene who passed away in 1985), her memoir was the product of a collaboration between the timeless media icon and her screenwriter friend named Ben Hecht.
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Listen up, because Pharrell’sdropping knowledge.
During last night’s Brit Awards in the UK, BBC’s Zane Lowe caught up with the “Happy” producer to discuss his recent album announcement. Pharrell’s album title, G I R L, has piqued the interest of many, so he explained the meaning behind the female-inspired title.
“The reason why I named it G I R L in capital letters is because when you look at it, it looks a little weird. And the reason why it does is because society is a little unbalanced. And I just thought like, if I’m gonna make an album, I need to make an album that says everything that I’ve ever wanted to say, like dreamt of. And women have been so good to me over my career. Everything I’ve ever gotten is because they’ve paid for so they’re like my bosses—indirectly…
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