The day Norma Jean Baker became Marilyn Monroe she was permanently a symbol for beauty, allure, sexuality, and innocence. Today Marilyn Monroe is mimicked and immortalized. Fifty years after her death photos of her are still recognizable by almost everyone and her image is incredibly iconic. Although she is an incredibly beautiful, confident appearing woman she had many issues with her image and self worth. What I have done with her image is corrupt the video file with Marilyn’s own voice. The result is an effect on the image that distorts and manipulates her outward appearance. I find this very interesting because it is a way of mixing her outward appearance with her internal feelings. It is a way to combine a sex goddess with an insecure, rather normal, woman. I took a very famous scene from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and glitched the video file by opening it up as a sound file and corrupting it with her own voice. The glitch is created with her literal voice and speech patterns. The ending result is a damaging effect of the image of Marilyn Monroe.

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