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Goodbye, Norma Jean (1975)

Goodbye, Norma Jean





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Goodbye Norma Jean purports to be a biography of the early years of Norma Jean Baker (Misty Rowe), who would later attain fame in Hollywood as the blonde sex goddess Marilyn Monroe. The film begins in 1941 as Norma Jean is brutally raped by a highway patrolman who stopped her for speeding. After winning a local beauty pageant, Norma Jean continues to experience a succession of low-life sexual encounters that pave the way to Hollywood stardom. The ironic take of the film is that Norma Jean's series of degrading sexual experiences caused her to dislike sex throughout her life while, ironically, attesting to her sensual allure in Hollywood films.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Lynn Hubert, Larry Buchanan
On DVD: May 27, 2003
Filmways Pictures


Misty Rowe
as Norma Jean Baker
Terence Locke
as Ralph Johnson
Terrence Locke
as Ralph Johnson
Patch Mackenzie
as Ruth Latimer
Preston Hanson
as Hal James
Marty Zagon
as Irving Olbach
Ivy Bethune
as Ruby Kirshner
Adele Claire
as Beverly
Lilyan McBride
as House Mother
Burr Middleton
as Sleazy Photographer
Paula Mitchell
as Cynthia Palmer
Garth Pillsbury
as Police Officer
Sal Ponti
as Randy Palmer
Don Brodie
as Projectionist
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Critic Reviews for Goodbye, Norma Jean

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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June 26, 2005

Full Review… | November 6, 2001

Audience Reviews for Goodbye, Norma Jean


Just an excuse to get Misty Rowe naked... nothing in this movie is accurate. and there seems to be zero research to it, and if anyone did research Marilyn, they failed HORRIBLE. TRASH all the way around.

Brendan Goad

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