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.