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lilgoldvw
post May 15 2003, 04:59 PM
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Tinkerbell? Just a guess - probably not a correct one!
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Marilyn666
post May 15 2003, 10:34 PM
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... if the answer is tinkerbell.... it doesnt have anything to do with marilyn...

here's what i understand
[ i got this from MarilynMonroe.ca]
Although firmly established in legend the figure of Tinker Bell is not based on Marilyn Monroe. Tinker Bell owes her shapely form to the "Pin-Up Girls" of World War II, Betty Grable among them, but Monroe was still a supporting actor and relative unknown at the time Tinker Bell was developed.

Margaret Kerry was Tinker Bell's live-action reference model. By the time of its 1953 release, Peter Pan had been in development at Disney for 14 years. Disney had purchased the film rights to the story in 1939.

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post May 15 2003, 10:41 PM
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Well, in RL it indeed has nothing to do with Marilyn but one thing is sure they is such an urban legend around that story that it's interesting you brought it up ! I'd rather say she looks like Betty Grable than like Marilyn ! If Marilyn had inspired the tinkerbell, I guess she would have short hair like Marilyn did :duh:

If the answer to the challenge is, indeed, the tinkerbell, I would love to hear what you have to say about it cause I don't really see a correlation between her and Greece (cause I have never seen Peter Pan in it's entirety I need someone to make my culture *g*)....
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post May 15 2003, 10:52 PM
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here's what i got from
http://www.snopes.com/disney/films/tinkbell.htm
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film rights to Sir James Barrie's tremendously popular stage play (1904) and book (1911) Peter Pan were acquired by Disney in 1939 for £ 5,000. The animated version of Peter Pan was one of many Disney projects cancelled or delayed by World War II, and work on the film did not resume in earnest until 1949.

Depicting the character of Tinker Bell in an animated film posed something of a challenge for Disney -- on stage she had always been represented by a spot of light and tinkling bells. Early conceptions of a visible, human-like fairy Tinker Bell were rejected for not being "sweet and dainty" enough, and for looking too much like "a little nite club dame." Eventually, as Canemaker wrote, "Tinker Bell was designed with the knowledge that her acting would all be done in pantomime, with a face that would register her emotions clearly, a simple costume that would not clutter up her movements, and sex appeal to charm the viewer." As rendered by animator Marc Davis, based on the model of actress Margaret Kerry, Tinker Bell became the now-familiar winged blonde coquette, her curvaceous figure clothed in a short green dress.

Since Peter Pan was released in 1953, just as another curvaceous blonde, Marilyn Monroe, was becoming America's most popular screen actress and sex symbol, it's easy to make the assumption that Tinker Bell was intended to be a Monroesque minx. However, at the time Peter Pan went into production, Marilyn Monroe was not the world famous epitome of the sexy, glamorous 1950s starlet she is now. Although far from unknown, back then Marilyn was still working her way up the Hollywood ladder of stardom in a series supporting roles and bit parts -- she had not yet been featured in a starring role, planted her handprints in front of Graumann's Chinese Theatre with Jane Russell, or appeared as the centerfold in Playboy's premiere issue. Studio documentation amply demonstrates that Margaret Kerry (who also voiced a mermaid in Peter Pan) provided the model for Tinker Bell:


Kerry easily recognizes her own body language in the 1953 film. So did her second husband, Jack Willcox, whom she once took to a "Peter Pan" screening. "I was so excited and nudging him," she recalls. "'There I am!' I said. 'Jack! Jack! Jack, that's me!' He just leaned over and said, 'Margaret, I'd recognize those thighs anywhere.'"
Kerry's legs had in fact been christened the "Most Beautiful Legs in Hollywood" shortly before "Peter Pan" went into production, a fact she now begrudgingly acknowledges. "Terrible thing! It was a real throwback from the early '30s. But my girlfriend wanted to do it if I'd go, so I did, and I won. She never spoke to me again."

During her audition, Kerry says, it was her pantomime of Tinker Bell standing on a hand mirror sizing up her hips that got her the part. Other scenes such as that of the pixie stuck in a keyhole, hips gratuitously wriggling in a rear-angle shot lent an uncharacteristically saucy element to this Disney classic based on the James M. Barrie story . . . Perhaps owing something to this combination of mature allure and girlish innocence, an urban legend arose during the 1980s that Marilyn Monroe had been the model upon which Tinker Bell was based.
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lilgoldvw
post May 16 2003, 05:00 AM
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I knew that the Tinkerbell thing was an urban legend - but still, it kind of has to do with Marilyn! (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/wink3.gif) I'm kind of confused about the "semi God" thing though - is that someone who isn't a full God?
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post May 16 2003, 06:06 PM
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Originally posted by lilgoldvw
I'm kind of confused about the "semi God" thing though - is that someone who isn't a full God?

I think too that the answer could be Tinkerbell. As for the semi God thing, Tinkerbell's a pixie, which makes her kind of a semi god(dess)... (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes1.gif)
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post May 16 2003, 06:10 PM
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nah ; it's not thinkerbell
here's a hint
marilyn appears in that disney cartoon (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)
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lilgoldvw
post May 16 2003, 06:27 PM
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The Tigger Movie? There's a scene in it where Tigger is dressed as Marilyn. Although I don't know what Greece and semi-Gods may have to do with Tiggers...
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post May 16 2003, 09:17 PM
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Hercules!
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post May 16 2003, 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by Marilyn666
Hercules!

YAAAAAAYYY:banana:(IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif) you won! again *g*
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post May 16 2003, 09:23 PM
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whooo!!!! = D = D = D *jumps up and down*
*phew* i didn't think i'd get that one... (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif)
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post May 17 2003, 05:22 AM
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OK, I'm confused. What does Marilyn have to do with Hercules? Anyway, good job Katie! :clap:
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post May 17 2003, 03:07 PM
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I'm not quite sure myself because I have never seen the movie... but Ally said she was in the movie... not important i guess, like... how you said in the tigger movie, Tigger is dressed as Marilyn... ? I have no clue.. haha
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post May 17 2003, 11:03 PM
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Marilyn is in "Hercules"?!?! Where? I've gotta go watch it again!:bouncing: Btw, congrats Katie! YOu're on a roll!
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post May 18 2003, 09:59 AM
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Marilyn is in "Hercules"?!?! Where? I've gotta go watch it again!:bouncing: Btw, congrats Katie! YOu're on a roll!

yup she appears in Hercules ; let me look for a screencap (I think I've got one somewhere!) and I'll show you.
and katie, you're new award is almost ready!
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post May 18 2003, 05:03 PM
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yay i'm so excited (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif) (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post May 19 2003, 09:45 PM
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Today Marilyn sang ''Happy Birthday'' to President Kennedy
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post May 19 2003, 09:49 PM
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Another pic
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post May 19 2003, 10:05 PM
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Another one
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post May 19 2003, 10:07 PM
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