Most Important Person in U.S. History “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” One of the many amazing quotes by an amazing woman. Marilyn Monroe was one of the most iconic model, musician, and actress of all time. Marilyn Monroe is still looked up to today and still inspires millions of people. Marilyn was born June 1, 1926 in Los Angeles, California. Marilyn Monroe was born with the name Norma Jeane but then in 1956 she legally changed her name to the name we all know her by, Marilyn Monroe.
National Geographic awarded Greenfield with a grant which she used to make her debut monograph which was “Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood”. Five years after, she then made a second monograph which was titled “Girl Culture”. “Girl Culture” is all about the self-esteem crisis of young women and teenagers and the documentary along with the films photography resulted in the film being a real hit. Greenfield also directed a documentary titled “THIN” , and published an accompanying book with the same title. This film has also won countless
These two women show us how Hollywood treated black and white passing actresses. Hollywood sees Gloria as their latest star and dubs her as “America’s little sweetie pie”. She is given the leading lady role in almost all the new films and when she 's older she can still get work in acting. She is most famously known playing Marie in The Belle of New Orleans and much later on she is honored with the United Motion Pictures Medal of Honor. She is adored and successful even when it is hinted that she is not fully white.
Today’s ethical case study focuses on Nadya Suleman. Nadya Suleman, also known as “Octomom” became famous after she gave birth to eight healthy babies in January 2009. Nadya became a celebrity overnight because many people believed that she got pregnant naturally. It was until later on the truth came out and Nadya lied. Nadya had in vitro fertilization (IVF) done and when the general public found out they turned on her immediately.
The real life story of Soul Surfer is successfully brought to life through the use of great acting, realistic scenes, and really satisfactory directing. Soul Surfer is a very heart wrenching story about a thirteen year old girl that has a terrible incident while doing something she loves so much. According to a Bethany Hamilton Biography she was born in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii on February 8, 1990 to Thomas and Cherilyn Hamilton. Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii had a population of 6,455 people in 2010. She has two older brothers Noah who is eight years older than her, and Timothy who is four years older (Bethany Hamilton).
By the age of sixteen she had already dropped out and was married her first husband James Dougherty . Her career was made when a photographer found her and was amazed by her beauty, and wanted her to model. As she started her career, more and more people began to notice her. She moved to Hollywood where she signed a one year contract for $125 a week with Ben Lyon in the studio and got the name “Marilyn Monroe” and “ Blonde Bombshell” nicknames. It was then that her career took off.
“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” This quote is by Jesse Owens. It very precisely associates with the book “The Flip Side” by Shawn Johnson, because of the way a young girl who desires to be an Olympic gymnast dedicates herself and makes unbending sacrifices to succeed. If you ever imagined working hard for something, Charlotte(Charlie) Ryland multiplied your efforts by a million. She had a mental picture of what she wanted to accomplish and because of the determination she had, she followed it through during the book, and did everything she could even when she had to conquer some weighty hurdles.
My topic for this semester’s 1960s Multi-Genre Research Paper is Marilyn Monroe, who was a famous American actress and model that affected America’s pop culture immensely. Her influence can be seen today in various media across the globe. Monroe was essentially one of the strongest symbolism of free love and the era’s attitude towards sexuality. Although she died at a young age of 36 in 1962, her death still remains a common debated conspiracy around the world. Therefore, the reason why I find this figure interesting is the fact that she is portrayed as someone contrary to my personality, and through her popularity I would like to understand the stories behind her massive success instead of generalizing it based on common opinions of her from
(Banks, 2012) Her persistence and refusal to conform to a weight considered the norm and necessary for modeling ultimately led her to additional success and fame! She modeled at a weight she was comfortable with for Victoria's Secret and as a result the bras and panties she modeled sold more than any other model. She was the first black model to be featured in a Victoria's Secret catalogue. Tyra was also the first black model to appear on the cover of GQ as well as the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. (Jacobs, 2010) Tyra has also been on People's magazine 50 Most Beautiful People list several times.
“On August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby, and women finally achieved the long-sought right to vote throughout the United States.” (History 2016) Women right activists worked for decades for the right and worth of women to be equal to men. Finally on August 10, 1920 women finally got the right to vote for the first time. After over 70 years of fighting they finally got a foot in with the men and stood their ground. After words younger women started to rebel against the standard for women. “In a cool, glittery style that mirrors the roaring decade she delves into.” (Publisher Weekly 2013) Flappers set a new tone of normal from the older housewife lifestyle to rebellious and hard working citizen.