WEIRDLAND: Marilyn Monroe's Daily Diet, Weight loss plan

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Marilyn Monroe's Daily Diet, Weight loss plan

"At twelve I looked like a girl of seventeen. My body was developed and shapely. But no one knew this but me. I still wore the blue dress and the blouse the orphanage provided. They made me look like an overgrown lummox". -Marilyn Monroe

Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in My Week with Marilyn (2011) by Simon Curtis

"I could play her for the rest of my life" -Michelle Williams about playing Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe eating a dessert

“Fragments” dates the recipe to 1955 or 1956, when Marilyn lived in an apartment at 2 Sutton Place. We conjured up images of her prowling the aisles at D’Agostino’s on First Avenue in a crepe dress and heels (this is the era of “The Seven Year Itch”), and followed along as she purchased a loaf of bread, the ground round and all those jars of dried herbs. Our only true departure — to blend sage, marjoram, ground ginger and nutmeg in place of the commercial poultry seasoning she used — was informed by what typically goes into such products.

Marilyn Monroe’s Daily Diet: The revelation of an elaborate stuffing recipe in the icon's own hand has led to speculation that perhaps Marilyn was, in fact, a domestic goddess.

From a late shopping list, we know her diet was wholesome and that she cooked for herself — if simply. Clearly, she liked to eat proper meals. Even her weight-loss plan was not insubstantial. All we can know for certain is that 1950s dieters ate well: and the sight of that menu today would send any contemporary Hollywood star to sprint from the room shrieking in horror. Source:

Joan Crawford eating a dessert

Marilyn Monroe recorded her private thoughts and gave the tape to her psychiatrist Ralph Greenson in 1962. A one-night stand with diva Joan Crawford led to ruffled feathers: "Next time I saw Crawford, she wanted another round. I told her straight out I didn't much enjoy doing it with a woman. After I turned her down, she became spiteful." Source:

When cowboy Beau and his friend Virgil take the bus from Montana to Phoenix, Arizona, to participate in the rodeo, Beau is also hoping to find his "angel." There, Beau falls in love with cafe singer "hillbilly" Chérie (Marily Monroe) performing "That Old Black Magic" and plans to take her back to Montana. The next day, he intends to marry her after the rodeo, but she escapes. She wants to go Hollywood, where she hopes to be discovered. But Beau tracks her down, and forces her on the bus back to Montana. On the way, they stop at Grace's Diner.


ros@dimaggio63 said...

Che questo anno nuovo porti tanta "serenità" e denaro a chi ne ha bisogno !
Tanti baci ed abbracci :))

Kendra said...

Hi, Myriam, tonight I'm leaving for my hometown in Zaragoza, we take the AVE train in a few hours, so we'll say goodbye to these last days of the year there, I'll be thinking of you, Myriam, and all of you, readers and onlookers in Weirdland!

I hope you have a very happy Christmas Eve and you start the New Year 2012 with good purposes! xo

mermon said...

Thank you for that post Kendra!
I adore Marilyn. Nice to see some new to me pictures and read anything about her. She was lucky no one discovered how womanly she was at 12. It wouldn't do any good to her.
Happy New Year to you!

Kendra said...

Happy New Year 2012, mermon!

Glad to see you are fan of Marilyn too, she was always so feminine and with good curves even since such a young age, that's something I miss in a lot of new sex symbols of today: more acceptance of womanly natural attributes!