This is another favourite Marilyn image, a classical beauty.
Don't you love the artists capture of her beauty with just a few lines,
I'm a sucker for this almost cartoon style of drawing.
Part 2 of Marilyn's Biography;
In early 1955 Marilyn again returned to
Marilyn returned to
The Millers departed for
"Bus Stop" opened in
"It's not that I object to doing musicals and comedies...in fact, I rather enjoy them...but I'd like to do dramatic parts too."
Marilyn Monroe did not return to
Early in 1960, Marilyn was consulting with Dr. Ralph Greenson, a prominent psychoanalyst to
July 1960 marked the start of filming "The Misfits"...a short story by Arthur Miller adapted for film.
Allan Snyder recalled..."It took so long to get her going in the morning that usually I had to make her up while she lay in her bed." But once again, she managed to give an exceptional performance.
"Everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like a sort of chunk out of you. I don't think they realize it, but it's like "grrrr do this, grrrr do that..." But you do want to stay intact...intact and on two feet."
On November 5th, the day after "The Misfits" was completed, co-star Clark Gable suffered a serious heart attack and died on
Marilyn divorced Arthur Miller in January of 1961, the same month that "The Misfits" was released. Another unhappy marriage was terminated.
"Mr. Miller is a wonderful man and a great writer, but it didn't work out that we should be husband and wife."
In 1961 Marilyn purchased a house in the
A reported affair with John F. Kennedy began in late 1961. At the President's gala birthday celebration in
Marilyn had been seeing Joe DiMaggio frequently during this time and had finally agreed to remarry him. The wedding date was set for
Much has been speculated about the events surrounding her death and others involvement in it. But whatever the cause...it is highly unlikely that it was suicide. Possibly the result of a tragic accidental drug overdose...and possibly administered by someone other than Marilyn herself.
A saddened Joe DiMaggio made arrangements for the funeral, inviting no one from the
Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay!, Fox, April 1948, with June Haver, Lon McCallister, Walter Brennan, Ann Revere, Natalie Wood
Dangerous Years, Fox, December 1947 (filmed after Scudda-Hoo! Scudda-Hay! but released first), with William Halop, Ann Todd, Darryl Hickman, Jerome Cowan
Ladies of the Chorus,
Love Happy, United Artists, April 1950, with Marx brothers, Ilona Massey, Eric Blore, Vera-Ellen, Raymond Burr
A Ticket to Tomahawk, Fox, May 1950, with Dan Dailey, Anne Baxter, Rory Calhoun, Walter Brennan, Marion Marshall
The Asphalt Jungle, MGM, May 1950, with
All About Eve, Fox, October 1950, with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merill, Hugh Marlowe, Thelma Ritter, Gregory Ratoff
The Fireball, Fox, November 1950, with Mickey Rooney, Pat O'Brien, Beverly Tyler
Right Cross, MGM, November 1950, with Dick Powell, June Allyson, Ricardo Montalban, Lionel Barrymore
As Young As You Feel, Fox, August 1951, with Monty Woolley, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Constance Bennett, Albert Dekker
Love Nest, Fox, October 1951, with June Haver, William Lundigan, Leatrice Joy, Jack Parr, Frank Fay
Let's Make It Legal, Fox, November 1951, with Claudette Colbert, Macdonald Carey, Robert Wagner, Zachary Scott, Barbara Bates
Clash by Night, RKO, June 1952, with Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Keith
We're Not Married, Fox, July 1952, with Ginger Rogers, Fred Allen, Louis Calhern, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Don't Bother to Knock, Fox, July 1952, with Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft, Donna Corcoran, Jim Backus, Lurene Tuttle
Monkey Business, Fox, September 1952, with
O. Henry's Full House, Fox, October 1952, with Charles Laughton, David WayneTo have become the Star that she was on the strength of the following 11 films is quite astounding.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Fox, July 1953, Jane Russell, Tommy Noonan, Charles Coburn, Elliot Reid, George Winslow, Norma Varden
How To Marry a Millionaire, Fox, November 1953, with Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, William Powell, David Wayne, Rory Calhoun, Alex D'Arcy, Cameron Mitchell, Fred Clark
River of No Return, Fox, April 1954, with Robert Mitchum, Tommy Rettig, Rory Calhoun
There's No Business Like Show Business, Fox, December 1954, with Ethel Merman, Dan Dailey, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor, Johnny Ray
The Seven Year Itch, Fox, June 1955, with Tom Ewell, Evelyn Keyes, Victor Moore, Robert Strauss
Bus Stop, Fox, August 1956, with Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Eileen Heckart, Betty Field, Hope Lange
The Prince and the Showgirl, Warner Bros., June 1957, with Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike, Jeremy Spenser, Richard Wattis, Esmond Knight, Maxine Audley
Some Like It Hot, United Artist, March 1959, with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Joe E. Brown, Joan Shawlee
Let's Make Love, Fox, September 1960, with Yves Montand, Wilfrid Hyde White, Tony Randell, Frankie Vaughan, Madge Kennedy
The Misfits, United Artists/Seven Arts, Febuary 1961, with Clark Gable,
Something's Got to Give (Incompleted), with Dean Martin, Cyd Charisse, Phil Silver, Wally Cox. Production was shut down on
This could fill a post on it's own, here are a few samples.
Although Marilyn attended Lee Strasberg's "Actor's Studio", she was never an official member. She was just another student who sat quietly in the back.
Marilyn's first television debut was on the Jack Benny Show.
Marilyn's favorite beverage was champagne--Dom Perignon 1953.
Marilyn smoked periodically from the late forties through the mid-fifities. Photographs of MM "practicing" smoking for role of Rose Loomis in Niagara can be seen in Jock Carroll's book "Falling for Marilyn: The Lost Niagara Falls Collection."
MM's Los Angelos bank at the time of her death was City National Bank in
Collier's Magazine was the first national magazine to publish a major feature article on MM. The article was titled " '
In 1959, MM was presented with the Crystal Star Award- the highest movie-acting honor in France-as the "Best Foreign Actress." she received the award for her work in "The Prince and the Showgirl." The same year MM was presented with the highest, most prestigious acting award in
Everyone knows MM's passion for Chanel No. 5. She was also known to take a splash with Arpege and Joy fragrances.
In 1960, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce awarded MM her Walk of Fame star. The exact address of her star is
MM idolized Abraham Lincoln A photo of the sixteenth president could be found in all of her homes. In 1955 she traveled to
Not well known as a poet, again there are some insights here.
I could have loved you once
and even said it
But you went away,
When you came back it was too late
And love was a forgotten word.
Help this weary being
To forget what is sad to remember
Loose my loneliness,
Ease my mind,
While you eat my flesh.
I left my home of green rough wood,
A blue velvet couch.
I dream till now
A shiny dark bush
Just left of the door.
Down the walk
As my doll in her carriage
Went over the cracks-
"We'll go far away."
Don't cry my doll
I hold you and rock you to sleep
I'm pretending now
I'm not your mother who died.
Help I feel life coming closer
When all I want to do is die.
From time to time
I make it rhyme
but don't hold that kind
of thing against me-
Oh well, what the hell,
so it won't sell.
What I want to tell-
is what's on my mind:
before I die-
and to think
and sweet repose
Where ever you lay your head-
I hope you find your nose-
So there you have it folks, the holtieshouse view of the wonderful Marilyn Monroe.
"There was my name up in lights.
I said 'God, somebody's made a mistake.
But there is was, in lights.
And I sat there and said,
'Remember, you're not a star'.
Yet there it was, up in lights."