My name is April VeVea and I am a Marilynista. My knowledge of her started in 1993, when I was three, and saw a life size cutout in an antique store. Marilyn had her dress blowing over her head in the iconic “Seven Year Itch” dress. As her smile radiated through me all I could think about were two things: her beauty and that she would look better with longer hair.
In 2006, at 16, I fell in love with her while reading The Bombshell Manuel of Style. After reading about nearly every star of the Golden Age of Hollywood, I found myself drawn to Marilyn. There was something about her radiance, her kindness, and the reality that she was an actual person. I quickly rushed onto Amazon and purchased Donald Spoto’s Marilyn Monroe. I soon discovered that there was so much behind the glamorous facade. There was intelligence. There was heartbreak. There was strength. There was Marilyn!
Now I am proud to announce that I have written my own book. A timeline of Marilyn’s life. It has taken years of research to get to know Marilyn and her whereabouts. It has taken over a year of work to get my notes compiled. Thousands of newspapers and over 150 books have been read but I hope to give the community what is needed, a timeline of her life.