Dream Girl: The Making of Marilyn Monroe


Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Fri, Sep 2 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Sat, Sep 3 3:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Mon, Sep 5 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Tue, Sep 6 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Wed, Sep 7 6:30 PM
Alice Gill-Sheldon Theatre Thu, Sep 8 3:30 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Documentary Feature
Release Year:2022
Run Time:90 minutes
Production Country:United States, France
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ian Ayres


How did Marilyn Monroe become one of the greatest sex symbols of all time? What drove a prudish little Californian girl, who was not especially pretty nor exceptionally talented, to become this incredibly striking platinum blonde superstar? How did she become the icon capable of balancing innocence with raw sensuality, whilst continuing to captivate the masses to this day? How did she achieve this? And what price did she pay?

This August commemorates the 60th anniversary of Monroe’s death. This new documentary will detail and analyze the intimate psychological journey of Norma Jeane Baker, calling on never-before-interviewed relatives and experts in the field of psychology. The result of 10 years of extensive research, we are now able to unravel the myth of Marilyn.

“Dream Girl” provides new and lesser-known information about her real childhood and upbringing, her steely determination as an intelligent and driven woman hiding behind the fragile facade of being a blonde bombshell. Finally, we see the decisive help she received from notorious mobsters, with whom she had a complicated relationship, and the importance of several little-known mentors, starting with her acting coach Natacha Lytess.

The film combines exclusive interviews, rare archive materials and enlightening film extracts, alongside graphic illustrations and animations that will allow us to recreate several key moments of her private life.

The film is directed by the same team that created the documentary “Tony Curtis, Driven to Stardom”, which attracted millions of viewers worldwide.