Goodbye, Norma Jean

This is the story of Norma Jean Baker, who finds her body irresistible to men and uses it to fulfill her ambitions of becoming a movie star, Marilyn Monroe.

With:
Misty Rowe Terrence Locke Patch Mackenzie Preston Hanson Marty Zagon Andre Philippe

This is the story of Norma Jean Baker, who finds her body irresistible to men and uses it to fulfill her ambitions of becoming a movie star, Marilyn Monroe.

Starting in 1941, earlier she is raped by a motor cycle officer in lieu of a speeding ticket, which seemingly leaves her disliking sex. She works in a munitions factory, and wins a beauty contest.

Soon it becomes an endless succession of influential film men. Eventually a retired and ailing movie mogul, Hal James (Preston Hanson), takes a presumably platonic interest in her and grooms her into the Marilyn Monroe image.

Thesping is mostly sound with Misty Rowe, in the title role, giving a fine and sensitive performance, catching the star’s own voice exactly.

Goodbye, Norma Jean

US - Australia

Production: Austamerican. Director Larry Buchanan; Producer Larry Buchanan; Screenplay Lynn Hubert, Larry Buchanan; Camera Bob Sherry; Music Joe Beck

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1976. Running time: 95 MIN.

With: Misty Rowe Terrence Locke Patch Mackenzie Preston Hanson Marty Zagon Andre Philippe

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