Marylin Monroe’s house – level 1

18-09-2023 15:00

Los Angeles City authorities vote about Marilyn Monroe’s old house. They want to make it special. It is an important and cultural landmark. They do not want to demolish the building.

All the people in the council agree with it. They vote that the house must stay there. Now, experts will decide if the house is really so important. Until then, it is not possible to make big changes to the house.

Marilyn Monroe buys this house for 75,000 dollars. It happens in the 1960s. She is not married anymore at this time. She dies there when she is 36 years old. She takes too many sleeping pills. Monroe is a famous actress. She plays in movies like ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and ‘Some Like It Hot’.

Difficult words: landmark (an important building), demolish (to pull down a building), council (a group of people who manage a city or town).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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