Noir Quote of the Week #8

Marilyn Monroe Quotes


“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” — Marilyn Monroe

I really love this noir quote because I think it captures perfectly the bleak and seedy underworld that serves as the backdrop for the noir genre. Layered in Ms. Marilyn Monroe’s words are the individuals that give the underworld its grit. Hollywood isn’t dealing in souls, but the crooked and powerful individuals that rule its production companies, booking and talent agencies, and nightlife are daily accepting customers; If you have a kiss to sell, then your credit is good here. A potent noir quote from a potent femme fatale.

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