Marilyn Monroe photographed on the set of Some Like It Hot, 1958.
Marilyn Monroe in a costume test for How To Marry A Millionaire (1953).
Marilyn Monroe in Atlantic City, 1952.
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1949.07: Marilyn photographed by Andre de Dienes on Tobey Beach in Long Island,NY.
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You know, when they talk about nervousness- my teacher, Lee Strasberg- when I said to him, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I’m a little nervous,” he said, “When you’re not, give up, because nervousness indicates sensitivity.”
Also, a struggle with shyness is in every actor more than anyone can imagine. There is a censor inside us that says to what degree do we let go, like a child playing. I guess people think we just go out there, and you know, that’s all we do- just do it. But it’s a real struggle. I’m one of the world’s most self-conscious people. I really have to struggle.
-Marilyn in an interview with Richard Meryman for Life magazine, 1962.
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Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, 1955.
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- 1954: ℳarilyn ℳonroe in Korea
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Marilyn Monroe famously sings “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy.
We know for a fact that Marilyn Monroe and JFK met on four occasions:
- October 1961: Marilyn and other female stars were invited to Peter Lawford’s beach house to attend a dinner in honor of his brother in law, JFK.
- Early 1962: A dinner party for the President in NY.
- March 24th 1962: A gathering at Bing Crosby’s home in Palm Springs.
- May 19th 1962: JFK’s birthday gala.
It was encounter number three, at Bing Crosby’s home, that Marilyn and JFK shared a bedroom and this ‘affair’ most likely happened. Marilyn made a call to Ralph Roberts, her masseur, who later said: “Marilyn told me that this night in March was the only time of her ‘affair’ with JFK. Of course she was titillated beyond belief, because for a year he had been trying, through Lawford, to have an evening with her.
A great many people thought, after that weekend, that there was more to it. But Marilyn gave me the impression that it was not a major event for either of them: it happened once, that weekend, and that was that.”
Two more of Marilyn’s close friends agree. It is Susan Strasberg’s opinion that, “Not in her worst nightmare would Marilyn have wanted to be with JFK on any permanent basis. It was ok for one night to sleep with a charismatic president - and she loved the secrecy and drama of it. But he certainly wasn’t the kind of man she wanted for life, and she was very clear to us about this.”
Sidney Skolsky has said, “For Marilyn, what counted was the idea of ‘the little orphan waif indulging in free love with the leader of the free world’.”
- Extracts taken from ‘The Marilyn Encyclopedia’ by Adam Victor
i dont understand why everyone is just pardoning her for sleeping with a married man and pardoning him for cheating on his wife who is one of the most flawless beings??????
At what point did we pardon Marilyn for sleeping with JFK? Let us not forget that MM was a deeply insecure woman and the President of the United States taking an interest in her must have flattered her. This is still no excuse for her sleeping with him as she knew that he was married, and this does not excuse JFK sleeping with her and being unfaithful to his wife. The point of this post was to dispel rumours that they had an affair, and that they just had a one night stand. That there is no possibility or evidence that JFK was involved in the last days of Marilyn’s life and that she was NOT in love with him. I AM NOT SAYING THAT CHEATING ON JACKIE WAS RIGHT!!! OR THAT MM SLEEPING WITH A MARRIED MAN WAS RIGHT!!! OK!!!!
Marilyn Monroe in a promotional photograph for Clash By Night (1952)
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Andre de Dienes, 1949.
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