“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…..”

This song has been running through my brain all weekend, after going to see…….

20160711-173430.jpgHelen and Maree came too, and on the way we stopped in to see Ma Kettle. Ma put on a lovely lunch for us, with her special sausage risotto, flowers from her garden as the table centrepiece, and delicious (bought) muffins.

20160711-173649.jpgI also gave Ma her new quilt and she’s delighted with it; in fact she cried – always a good sign!

We then continued on to the Marilyn exhibition, where there was a photo opportunity with the Screen Godess before going in (no pics allowed inside).

20160711-174042.jpgI hadn’t realised Marilyn had made so many movies (there were snippets of many of her movies on a continuous reel, and some newsreel features being played on very early tv’s too). She was a woman before her time, being the first female star to set up her own production company, and renegotiating her movie contracts to better reflect her talents. Not bad for a girl with such a tragic childhood. And so tiny! Her “stage” gowns were beautiful and so much more elaborate than what she chose to wear “at home”.

Of course, after we’d had our fill at the exhibition we had to head down the hill to the gigantic statue in the gardens.

20160711-174614.jpgGrabbed a quick snap between other people having their pics taken standing there. We’d left our visit until the last weekend, so it’s closed now but such a boon for Bendigo.

We just may have called in to see Mary on the way home………

Meredithe x

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5 Responses to “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend…..”

  1. Wow what a great day out girls…..xxxxx

  2. Carrolyn v says:

    Fun blog entry….and of course, sounds like a lovely day with your mom. Spoil her while you have her! I couldn’t have a great relationship with my mom. She wouldn’t let me “in” no matter how hard I tried. But I still miss her terribly now that she is gone!

  3. Judy says:

    Wow, so happy for you to be able to see this. Thank you for sharing. You are so right, a girl ahead of her time…love her!!

  4. Helen F says:

    BEST day out!!!! Marilyn was amazing and very misunderstood and soooo thin!!! – and I have the mag that was in the show!!!!!

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