Age of Innocence – 1962, The Joy of Sex and Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe Haugesund Norway

I unexpectedly came across Marilyn once in Haugesund  in Norway and I discovered that the reason she should surprisingly turn up here is that her father, Martin Mortensen, came from the village of Skjold, just twenty kilometres away and lived in Haugesund before emigrating to America in about 1880.  After abandoning his family after only six months of marriage, he was killed in a motorcycle crash without ever seeing his daughter – Norma Jean Mortensen.

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8 responses to “Age of Innocence – 1962, The Joy of Sex and Marilyn Monroe

  1. Now that is a title to get the reader’s attention!


  2. I’m sure this title will heat up the blogosphere. I rushed over right away. 😀 😀


  3. melissajane14

    What a weird set of events to tie together! It’s amazing how much attitudes have changed towards sex, pregnancy and childbirth. In a way it’s much more liberating for women to be able to discuss it, but at the same time, there’s much more information for children available than the dictionary and a DH Lawrence novel (or a Playboy) left casually in the magazine rack.


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