Marilyn Monroe (1926-62) was perhaps the most famous product of the Hollywood film industry. Her image was fashioned, shaped, and endlessly remade, until studio executives felt their investment had been brought to fruition. Behind the breathy whispers and seductive walk was a young woman who aspired to be taken seriously as a dramatic actress and musical performer. She came close to achieving her dream, but tragically, her life ended far too soon.

*Oasis will simultaneously zoom this class into the Oasis classroom for those who don’t have computer access or prefer to come in person. Please note: the presenter will not be in person at Oasis.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests via Zoom from Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she works to bring her subjects to life while making a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as an independent scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.