DATELINE: A Shock of Color
Color them platinum. Marilyn Monroe and Donald Trump share the sudden whiteness of hair in shocking pix after and before a life crisis.
A week after Trump lost but refused to concede the presidency, his hair turned whiter than Caspar the Friendly Ghost. The week before her death, movie icon Marilyn’s hair was a whiter shade of pale than ever before.
You might suggest that the pressures of life took a toll of both these leaders of a failing popular business endeavor. Marilyn had just been fired off her movie, “Somethings Gotta Give,” and Trump had just been fired from his daily soap opera, “Trumpworld” by another oldster named Biden.
Marilyn tried to call the President of the United States shortly before her death. And, Donald Trump refused to call the President-Elect of the United States as he sulked in his TV pajamas.
When it came to their ultimate and penultimate hair color, only their hairdressers knew for sure. Both Marilyn and Trump were blondes gone bad. White may be the hair color of stress, old age, and kicking the can down the road, but they both wanted to exude youth and vitality.
Alas, Marilyn did not live to make another movie, and Trump may not be out of jail when it comes to the next presidential election.
It all goes to prove those who live by show business, for show business, and in show business, shall not perish from the Earth in a normal fashion.
Blonde hair today, gone white tomorrow.