"Beauty and femininity are ageless and can't be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won't like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it's based on femininity.”~ Marilyn Monroe
Throughout the years, "glamour" has provided a considerably bankable commodity for the producers of Hollywood. Think; Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Brigitte Bardot... the list goes on.
However, as most come to realize in the end... becoming something "bankable" eventually graduates into becoming somewhat of an object. The Hollywood producers will feed off of you as if you're some kind of commercial object... they'll advertise your assets to the public and sell plenty of box office tickets to their own selfish advantage.
Despite, however, just how glamorous the flashing lights of Hollywood may seem, the beauty... the glamour and the riches, in the end... fame and glamour are far from worth the hardship. I suppose it's about time that society redefines glamour. Of course, I'll always have a fondness for that Old School Glamour, the glamour donned by the ravishing screen legends from yesteryear, I think true glamour resides in far more than just the rouge one paints upon their cheek, the diamonds that dangle from their ear lobes or the furs that dangle over their arms... that glamour and beauty are far less important than the inner beauty that one is capable of offering society. That is, the beauty that the camera is far from capable of capturing. The type of glamour that can't be marketed for cash, but for the winning of hearts instead.
"A symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing."~ Marilyn Monroe
If only a great majority of the world could realize the importance of inner beauty in opposition to the glitz and glam of Hollywood's so-called "glamour" how much better off would society be!
So, in conclusion to this post, let us all strive to focus on the inner beauty and that we are all capable of offering society in opposition to the so overly renowned depiction that Hollywood has created of what most like to call "glamour". After-all, we all know that despite its' surface... is something far from capable of offering a person true happiness.
~ Erin xoxo <3