Curator and Retired Exotic Dancer
My favorite quote from the passage was "when Marilyn died, I went into the most horrible depression, I couldn't believe it." "I was booked two years in advance, All of the sudded, I was totally canceled" This really showed how much she cared about Marilyn Monroe and also revealed how her career died with Marilyn. All she had ever wanted to be was suddenly going down hill because the person she wanted to be was no longer in the picture.
I really enjoyed reading Dixie's profile and I thought she was a fascinating individual. Starting off, I thought it was incredibly brave of her to leave at the age of eighteen when her father was deceased adn her mother was in a terrible state of mind. I don't know that I would have the courage to leave my mother like that and go off on my own. Dixie always had the dream of being in show business and she evenally joined Burlesque and imitated Marilyn Monroe. They were the same age and Dixie had a very passionate love for Marilyn Monroe. After all, she did built her career acting just like her. She impacted me because I have always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe, reading some of her biographies. Themes that went along with this passage were that dreams really can come true and abandonment.
Dixie in her early years:
You can definitely see the resemblence.