The essay was written as introduction for the new coffee table book, “Marilyn, Intimate Exposures,” which will bring fans never before seen pictures of the late star.
With all that, Lindsay uses the opportunity given to her to make her essay all about her, instead of Marilyn.
“I can understand the photographer Bernard of Hollywood’s statement, ‘it took a superhuman effort to be Marilyn.’ I identify,” Lindsay writes, referring to Marilyn’s public image.
However, she goes on to say that, while Marilyn’s was her own projection, her own is created by the tabloids that will simply not let Lindsay be great.
“People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me. Just like Marilyn, who created the blond goddess on camera… Marilyn never wanted to be a celebrity. Neither do I,” she says.
“I don’t want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night, and gets in trouble,” Lindsay adds in what she turned into her own plea for privacy and respect, instead of a tribute to Marilyn.
“I was just sort of acting out that period of time I never had [high school], and I made some bad choices. So all the tabloids, just like Marilyn, keep harping on my mistakes,” she continues.
Even though she’s determined to give it another try and to prove to the world that she’s no longer