Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at 11:00 AM CST via Zoom

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Examining Marilyn Monroe's relationship with religion and her later-in-life devotion to Judaism, this talk will allow participants to learn more about the spirituality of history's most infamous blonde bombshell. Participants will learn all about Marilyn's early life heavily influenced by her evangelical foster parents, her relationship with Christian Science and how, towards the end of her life, she described herself as an "Atheist Jew."


Speaker Bio: April VeVea, M.A., has studied and written about Monroe for nearly two decades. She has appeared on numerous radio shows, podcasts and television shows to discuss the late star. Her latest book, "Marilyn Monroe: A Day in the Life", examines Monroe's life through a timeline biography. You can visit her website, www.ClassicBlondes.com, to learn more. Sponsored by a generous grant from the Oakton Educational Foundation and the Center for Campus Inclusion and Diversity (CCID) and presented by Jewish Studies and CCID.


Image from the Robert H. McKinley Collection (COLL/4802) at the Marine Corps Archives and Special Collections.

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