45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe
published on June, 1st, 2016
by Horatia Harrod - online Telegraph
1. Marilyn was relatively poorly paid. Jane Russell was paid around 10 times as much as Marilyn when they co-starred in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Her salary for her final unfinished film, Something’s Got to Give, was $100,000. Compare that with Elizabeth Taylor, who was getting a million dollars for Cleopatra; or even Marilyn’s co-star in the film, Dean Martin, who was on $500,000. Today, her estate makes around five million dollars a year.
2. But she died having become a million-dollar movie star. In 1962 she was fired by Twentieth-Century Fox from the production of Something’s Got to Give because of her chronic lateness and no-shows (she didn’t appear for the first two weeks of filming). But on August 1, four days before her death, she was rehired by Fox on a $1million, two-picture deal.
3. She found it almost impossible to learn lines, and took 60 takes to deliver the line “It’s me, Sugar”, in Some Like it Hot.
4. She was Playboy’s first Sweetheart (later Playmate) of the Month, in 1953. Marilyn had been paid $50 to model for the picture in 1949; Hugh Hefner bought it for $500.
5. Several of the burial vaults near to Marilyn’s have been put on sale. When Elsie Poncher, the widow of the man in the vault above Marilyn’s, put his space up for sale on eBay, she received dozens of bids, including one for £2.8million.
6. Hugh Hefner owns the burial vault next to Marilyn at the Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles. He bought it in 1992 for £50,000.
7. She went by many names. On her birth certificate she is Norma Jeane Mortenson; she was baptised Norma Jeane Baker; she modelled under the names Jean Norman and Mona Monroe; her initial idea for a screen name was Jean Adair; she signed into hotels as Zelda Zonk and into a psychiatric clinic as Faye Miller. She only legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe in March 1956, when she was already a star.
8. She was placed with 11 sets of foster parents after her mother, Gladys, was institutionalised. She also spent almost a year in the Children’s Aid Society Orphanage in Los Angeles.
9. Goya was her favourite artist: “I know this man very well, we have the same dreams, I have had the same dreams since I was a child.”
10. Marilyn became a Christian Scientist at the age of 18; later in her life she dabbled in alternative spiritualities, including Anthroposophy, the philosophy espoused by Rudolf Steiner. She converted to Judaism before her 1956 marriage to Arthur Miller.
11. Her weight went up and down so dramatically during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl that the costume designer, Beatrice Dawson, had to create facsimile dresses in different sizes. “I have two ulcers from this film,” she said, “and they’re both monogrammed MM.”
12. She was rarely without an acting coach. Her first, Natasha Lytess, worked with her for six years and 22 films, clashing with directors, whose authority she challenged, and studio heads, who paid her bills. (Marilyn also paid her a wage – and settled her £11,000 debt at the dentist.)
Later, Paula Strasberg took Lytess’s role; unlike Lytess, who tried to direct Marilyn’s every movement from behind the camera, Strasberg was consulted between takes. To coach Marilyn in The Prince and the Showgirl, she was paid $25,000 – as much as some of the featured actors were getting.
13. For 20 years after Marilyn’s death, Joe DiMaggio arranged to have roses sent to her crypt three times a week.
14. In January 2011, Authentic Brand Groups bought the licensing rights to the Marilyn Monroe estate, for a price in the range of $30million. “On the media and entertainment side,” said the company’s chief executive, Jamie Salter, “I think she’s got a career in front of her, just based on technology.”
15. At the 1999 auction of Marilyn’s effects, her white baby grand piano was bought by Mariah Carey, the singer, for $662,500. (The estimate had been $10,000-$15,000.) The piano had been bought by Marilyn’s mother, and sold after she had her breakdown, but Marilyn eventually found it and bought it back, keeping it with her until her death.
16. There was an open casket at her funeral. She wore an apple green Pucci sheath dress made of nylon jersey and a platinum wig (her head had been partially shaved during the autopsy).
17. She was thought to have been planning to remarry Joe DiMaggio at the time of her death. After the failure of their marriage, DiMaggio had undergone therapy, stopped drinking alcohol and expanded his interests beyond baseball: he and Marilyn read poetry together in these later years.
18. Marilyn’s beaded Jean Louis gown, worn when she sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy, was sold in 1999 for £820,000. At the time it was the record price for a single item of clothing, until Marilyn’s billowing white Seven Year Itch dress was put up for sale by Debbie Reynolds in 2011, where it made £2.8 million.
19. Marilyn owned many dogs during her life; her last was a Maltese terrier given to her by Frank Sinatra, which she named Maf (short for Mafia Honey). At the Christie’s sale in 1999, two Polaroids of Maf sold for £220,000.
20. Marilyn left 75 per cent of her estate to the Strasbergs; eventually this fell to Anna Strasberg, Lee Strasberg’s third wife. She vetoes the use of all images in which Marilyn wears fur, citing Marilyn’s love of animals as a reason.
21. The Anna Freud Centre, a child therapy clinic in Hampstead, north London, owns the remaining 25 per cent of Marilyn Monroe’s estate. The centre was left its share by Dr Marianne Kris, one of Marilyn’s therapists, and the original beneficiary of her will.
22. Before her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, Marilyn was married to James Dougherty. She was 16 when they tied the knot. Dougherty, who later became a detective in the LAPD, was forbidden by his second wife from going to see any of Marilyn’s films.
23. Marilyn whitened her skin with hormone cream, one side effect of which was to encourage the growth of blonde down on her face; Marilyn would not remove this peach fuzz, believing that it gave her face a soft glow on camera.
24. She was never nominated for an Academy Award, but she was voted the “Oomph Girl” at Emerson Junior High in 1941; crowned Castroville’s first Artichoke Queen in 1948; and was Stars and Stripes magazine’s Miss Cheesecake of 1950.
25. She was named “The Most Advertised Girl in the World” by the Advertising Association of the West in 1953. Among the brands she represented were American Airlines, Kyron Way Diet Pills, Pabst Beer, Tan-Tan Suntan Lotion and Royal Triton Oil.
26. In 1950, Johnny Hyde, her agent, paid for her to have two plastic surgeries: a tip rhinoplasty (reshaping the soft cartilage at the end of her nose); and a chin implant.
27. She was an early devotee of yoga, and was taught by Indra Devi, a Swedish-Russian Bollywood film star who also taught Greta Garbo and Gloria Swanson.
28. Marilyn’s intervention got Ella Fitzgerald her first major engagement at a Los Angeles nightclub. In 1955 the colour bar was still in force, but Marilyn convinced the management to let Fitzgerald play by promising to sit in the front row for a week.
29. Marilyn was only the second woman to head her own production company (Mary Pickford was the first).
30. Marilyn had a fixation on Clark Gable, her co-star in The Misfits; as a young girl, Marilyn dreamed that he was her father. When he died, she said that she cried for two days.
31. She preferred to go naked. Among female studio employees – wardrobe mistresses, hairdressers, make-up artists – she often went without clothes. She gave interviews in the nude and often went out wearing nothing under the black mink that Joe DiMaggio had given her.
32. Writers loved her. Jean-Paul Sartre wanted her to play the role of a hysterical patient in the film Freud, for which he wrote the first draft of a screenplay; she was Truman Capote’s first choice for the part of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
33. Marilyn’s death was ruled a “probable suicide”, but toxicology tests were only carried out on her liver. When the deputy coroner, Thomas Noguchi, tried to obtain her other organs for testing, he was told they’d been destroyed.
34. Veronica Hamel, an actress, bought Marilyn’s house in 1972. She claimed that when she was renovating the house she discovered an extensive system of wire-taps.
35. Marilyn’s hero was Abraham Lincoln: “I used to read everything I could find about him,” she wrote in her (ghosted) autobiography, My Story. “He was the only famous American who seemed most like me, at least in his childhood.”
36. The books she was reading at the time of her death were Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and Captain Newman MD, a novel by Leo Rosten based on the life of Monroe’s psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson.
37. Two men claimed paternity of Marilyn on their deathbeds: C Stanley Gifford, who both Marilyn and her mother believed was her father, but who refused to meet Marilyn when she was alive; and Edward Mortensen, who was married to her mother at the time of her birth, and whose (misspelled) surname appears on her birth certificate.
38. She was athletic. As a young married woman on Catalina Island in the early Forties, she studied weightlifting with a former Olympic champion named Howard Corrington. She later went tandem surfing with a boyfriend, Tommy Zahn, balancing on his shoulders as they cut through the waves.
39. She was a talented producer. Marilyn Monroe Productions, which she formed in 1955 with Milton Greene, the photographer, only solely produced one film, The Prince and the Showgirl. Marilyn showed her nous in winning the script: she managed to wangle a meeting with the writer, Terence Rattigan, in New York, where he was stopping over en route to Hollywood to discuss the script with the director William Wyler, luring him from the airport to a downtown bar. When Wyler failed to make him a concrete offer, Rattigan went with Monroe.
40. Many of her friends believed she was murdered. Among the potential suspects: Robert Kennedy (with whom she had had an affair); John F Kennedy (ditto); mafioso Sam Giancana; the FBI; the CIA; her psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson.
41. During the filming of Let’s Make Love, Marilyn’s no-shows added 28 days to the shooting time and $1 million to the budget.
42. Her career in front of the camera began when she was discovered working on the assembly line at Radioplane, a munitions factory, by a photographer called David Conover.
43. Arthur Miller’s play After the Fall is generally thought to be a thinly veiled portrayal of his marriage to Marilyn. The writer James Baldwin walked out of the play because he thought that “Maggie”, the Monroe character, was written so cruelly.
44. She only owned one home by herself: the house she died in at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood.
45. When she met Nikita Khrushchev, they discussed The Brothers Karamazov. She dreamed of playing the part of Grushenka in a film of the book.
Le tableau de chasse de Marilyn Monroe
Publié le 05/04/2012,
en ligne sur puretrend.com
Profession : Actrice et chanteuse.
Pourquoi elle plaît ? Marilyn c'est Marilyn. Un mythe, une icône, l'idole des hommes, qui n'arrivaient jamais à lui résister. Sa bouche charnue et ses yeux bleu azur en ont séduit plus d'un. Ses formes généreuses et sa poitrine pulpeuse sont aujourd'hui encore objet de fantasme. Mais ce qui plaisait aussi chez Marilyn c'était son image de jeune femme avec une âme en perdition. Fragile, bouleversée, rongée par la détresse, Monroe aurait pu être sauvée par bon nombre d'hommes... Tous devenus fous face au caractère presque bipolaire de l'actrice.
Son style de proie ? Les hommes de pouvoir, les acteurs célèbres comme Paul Newman ou Marlon Brando. Mais aussi les écrivains, comme son troisième époux Arthur Miller ou les sportifs version italien : Joe Dimaggio. Marilyn Monroe aimait plaire aux hommes et voulait toujours être sensuelle, sexy et désirable à leurs yeux. Née sans connaitre son père, elle a longtemps chercher a retrouver celui-ci au travers des hommes qu'elle séduisait.
Ses conquêtes ? Beaucoup. Trop nombreuses, avec également bon nombres de rumeurs, on en a ici sélectionné 29. Et c'est déjà pas mal ! Des hommes comme Yves Montand ou Eddie Fisher en passant par des femmes, des belles. On pense surtout à Brigitte Bardot ou Joan Crawford.
Avec qui elle aurait pu roucouler ? Si le mythe Marilyn Monroe ne s'était pas terminé trop tôt, on aurait bien imaginé celle-ci flirter avec des hommes plus jeunes. Une sorte de cougar version icône glamour. L'actrice aurait dû avoir 86 ans cette année, elle aurait donc pu flirter avec un beau gosse d'une cinquantaine d'années, connu pour son image de Don Juan. George Clooney m'entends-tu ?
Le tableau de chasse de Marilyn Monroe :
De 1941 à 1946, Marilyn Monroe est mariée à James Dougherty, surnommé "James le veinard" suite à son mariage avec cette dernière. Mais Marilyn ayant beaucoup souffert de l'abandon plus jeune ne supporta pas quand son époux parti s'engager dans la Marine. Elle expliqua plus tard que "son mariage n'était ni heureux ni malheureux" et cette première séparation officielle ne fut qu'une simple formalité.
Joe DiMaggio est le deuxième mari de Marilyn Monroe. Le couple se rencontre en 1953 et ils se marièrent en janvier 1954. Ce joueur de baseball professionnel a divorcer pour se mettre avec Marilyn... Un mariage qui finalement ne durera que 9 mois. Malgré un divorce à l'amiable, le tribunal accuse officiellement Monroe de "cruauté mentale".
De 1955 à 1961 Marilyn Monroe est avec son troisième et dernier mari: Arthur Miller. Une relation tumultueuse née alors, entre amour et infidélités. Finalement, l'écrivain dit les pires horreurs au sujet de sa femme: "C'est un monstre narcissique et méchant qui a pris mon énergie et m'a vidé de mon talent".
En 1960 Marilyn Monroe flirte avec Yves Montand, pendant le tournage du film "Le Milliardaire". Simone Signoret la compagne de celui-ci déclara "Si Marilyn est amoureuse de mon mari, c'est la preuve qu'elle a bon goût.". Montand se lassa finalement des sentiments de Monroe à son égard et retourna avec Signoret.
De 1961 à 1962, Marilyn Monroe créa le scandale en sortant avec le Président des USA : John F. Kennedy. Une relation très complexe qui selon certaines personnes est même à l'origine de la mort de l'actrice.
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Le 11 mars 1955, Marilyn Monroe participe au dîner annuel du Friars Club, organisé au Waldorf Astoria de New York. Jerry Lewis et Dean Martin sont les invités d'honneur (un prix leur sera remis), et la soirée est consacrée à leur oeuvre caritative au profit de la myopathie (Muscular Dystrophy Association - MDA). Milton Berle officie en tant que maître de cérémonie et Marilyn le rejoindra sur scène. La soirée est ponctuée de numéros fantaisistes. Dans la salle, Marilyn est attablée à côté d'Eddie Fisher; et Milton Greene et sa femme Amy sont à la table de Ruth Berle. Parmi les autres invités, se trouvent Sammy Davis Jr. et Phil Silvers.
Marilyn porte une robe dorée de Norman Norell.
On March 11, 1955, Marilyn Monroe participates to the annual dinner of Friars Club, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin are the honor guests they are awarded), and the evening is dedicated to their charity for the benefit of myopathy (Muscular Dystrophy Association - MDA). Milton Berle is the master of ceremonies and Marilyn will join him on stage. The evening is punctuated by fanciful numbers. In the dinner room, Marilyn is seated next to Eddie Fisher; and Milton Greene and his wife Amy are at Ruth Berle's table. Other famous guests include Sammy Davis Jr. and Phil Silvers.
Marilyn wears a gold dress by Norman Norell.
Séance "Friars Club"
Friars Club Sitting
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Photographer: Milton Greene
> video 1
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> video 3 "I love you Jerry"
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lot n°794: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY LAWRENCE SCHILLER
A black and white photograph of Marilyn Monroe celebrating her birthday in her dressing room, with co-stars Dean Martin and Wally Cox on the set of her last film, " Something's Got To Give " (20th Century Fox, 1962), taken by Lawrence Schiller (American, b. 1936), June 1, 1962. Gelatin silver print. Stamped on verso " The Silver Screen / 35 East 28th Street , New York , NY 10016 ."
Estimate: $400 - $600
lot n°796: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY LAWRENCE SCHILLER
Marilyn Monroe by the pool on the set of her last film, " Something's Got To Give " (20th Century Fox, 1962), taken by Lawrence Schiller (American, b. 1936). Vintage gelatin silver print. Stamped on verso " Lawrence Schiller / Wm . Read Woodfiled ," " International Copyright , 1962 ," and " Globe Photos / 67 West 44th St ., N . Y . C . 36 , YUkon 6 - 2050 ." Inscribed in ink on verso " Page 7 / body / July 18 / Sge as Bromide / Note layout instruction ."
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lot n°797: MARILYN MONROE PHOTOGRAPH BY LAWRENCE SCHILLER
Marilyn Monroe by the pool on the set of her last film, " Something's Got To Give " (20th Century Fox, 1962), taken by Lawrence Schiller (American, b. 1936). Vintage gelatin silver print. Stamped on verso " Lawrence Schiller / Wm . Read Woodfiled ," " International Copyright , 1962 ," and " Globe Photos / 67 West 44th St ., N . Y . C . 36 , YUkon 6 - 2050 ." Inscribed in ink on verso " P 13 July 11 / Please Sge as per Bromide on Texo / this must be returned unmarked ."
Estimate: $1000 - $2000
Le 24 février 1953, Marilyn Monroe participe à l'émission "The Martin and Lewis Show" (un show TV américain avec Dean Martin et Jerry Lewis) où elle joue dans un sketch;
puis elle reçoit le "Red Book Award" (prix décerné par le magazine 'Redbook') de la catégorie "Best Young Box Office Personality" (La meilleure jeune personnalité du Box Office) de l'année 1952, prix remis par Wade H. Nichols, l'éditeur du magazine.
In February 24, 1953, Marilyn Monroe participates in the radio show "The Martin and Lewis Show" (an American TV show with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis) where she plays in a sketch;
then, she receives the "Red Book Award", by 'Redbook' magazine, for the category "Best Young Box Office Personality" of the year 1952; Wade H. Nichols, the editor of the magazine, gives her the award.
The Martin and Lewis Show
With Guest Star: Marilyn Monroe
The following transcript appeared in MARILYN: then & now Vol. 2 No. 5
On February 24th, 1953 Marilyn was awarded the Red Book magazine award for ‘Best Young Box Office Personality.’ The presentation was made at the end of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis’s radio show. Not only did Marilyn accept her award, but she guest starred. What follows is a transcript of Monroe’s portion of the program. Martin opened the show by singing “You’d Be Surprised” in tribute to Monroe.
> Radio Show
Martin: And now folks comes the real special part of our program. The happy time when we introduce our guest star. Course, tonight it’s especially happy because we have Marilyn Monroe, and, as I told you, Jerry doesn’t know about it. So it’s going to be a complete surprise. And . . . ah . . . Shhh . . . Here comes Jerry.
Lewis: Dean, who is it? Dean? Who? Our guest? Dean, who . . . is . . . it? Yes, ah . . . Who?
Martin: Well, I’ll give you a hint. If I was an artist, I’d like to do her in oil.
Lewis: You’d like to do her in oil? (laughter)
Martin: Yeah. Now, who’s our guest star?
Lewis: A sardine? (laughter)
Martin: Ah, shut up! Look, you take the most beautiful legs in the world, the most beautiful figure in the world, and the most beautiful face in the world, and put them all together, what do you get?
Lewis: The ugliest woman in the world!
Martin: How come?
Lewis: You got me so excited I put everything in the wrong place!
Martin: Well . . . This girl has everything in the right place. Jerry, every once in a while a meteor flashes through the skies and falls into the ocean. Fortunately for us, the ball of fire we have with us, as our guest, missed the ocean and landed at Twentieth Century-Fox. So, I give you the two most exciting words in the modern dictionary: Marilyn Monroe.
Monroe: Thanks Dean. That was a very flattering introduction.
Martin: Well, you deserve it Ms. MaRone . . . ah . . .
Monroe: Dean, look at your script. It’s Monroe.
Martin: I’m looking at you, and it’s Ma Rone! I’ll tell you. Right Jer?
Lewis: Zippy doo dah, Deany, darling! Get a load of the dress she’s wearing, Dean. Two arm holes, loosely tied together. Wow wee, what a dress! (laughter)
Monroe: Oh, it’s nothing much just (laughter) . . . just something I threw on.
Lewis: You almost missed, didn’t ya? (laughter)
Monroe: Gee, thanks boys. Do you really think this gown does something for me?
Martin: Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, but it does a lot more for us. What . . . what is it made of? Silk?
Monroe: As a matter of fact, it’s just plain cotton.
Lewis: Cotton? I’ve seen more cotton at tope of a bottle of Aspirin.
Monroe: I better talk to the wardrobe mistress about this dress. It’s so tight I nearly wore myself out putting it on.
Martin: Poor girl, are you all in? (laughter)
Monroe: Gosh! Gosh, I hope so! (laughter)
Lewis: Gee, Ms. Monroe, Dean and I saw your last picture, Niagara. It was a “Dar:” A positive “Dar!”
Monroe: What was the audience reaction to the picture in the theater?
Martin: After your first scene, they served the Hershey bars in Dixie cups! (laughter)
Lewis: You better concentrate on the script.
Martin: It’s your turn! (laughter)
Lewis: Oh! (laughter) We had a cocktail party at my house with a bar tender and everything, and we showed home movies of your picture, Ms. Monroe.
Monroe: Now, you’re not going to tell me that when I came on the screen that the ice in the drinks melted?
Lewis: Oh no! That would be silly (Jerry laughs). The bartender melted!
Monroe: Oh, you fellas are just kidding.
Martin: Kidding? Remember the scene where you were kissing your boyfriend?
Lewis: Right in the middle, my canary threw himself to the cat! (laughter) Ah, Ms. Monroe, if you go out with me after the show I’ll buy you a bottle of perfume . . .
Martin: You’re wasting your time, Jer. Marilyn would rather go out with somebody like me.
Monroe: That’s right. I’m a blonde, and I like to go out with tall, dark, handsome men. You see, opposites attract.
Lewis: Then you’ll love me. I’m just the opposite. (laughter)
Monroe: Look Jerry, you’re a man, and I’m a woman.
Lewis: Now that we’ve chosen sides, let play. (laughter)
Martin: Won’t you give up, Jer. Marilyn prefers me. I’ve gone out with women that would not even look at you.
Lewis: So what? I’ve gone out with women who wouldn’t look at me either.
Monroe: Okay Jerry, supposing I do go out with you, what will we do?
Lewis: Well, we’ll get in my car and drive up Lookout Mountain, and when we get to the top . . .
Lewis: LOOK OUT! (laughter)
Monroe: No Jerry, if I went out with you it might get into the newspaper, and you know how some newspapers will do anything for a story.
Martin: Well, we do about that type of newspaper, Marilyn, but we can paint a better picture if we dramatize it. So Wallington start dramatizing.
Announcer: The Chesterfield – buy them by the carton players – presents Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Marilyn Monroe in a dramatic newspaper yarn. It’s the story of a cold-blooded newspaper editor who has no friends, but who is loved by Marilyn Monroe entitled . . . So Who Needs Friends?
Lewis (as Editor): Yello. This is the Morning Hangover. What? Just a minute. I’ll get the pressroom.
Martin (as printer): Hello. Pressroom. What is it chief?
Lewis: Quick, tear out the front page.
Lewis: My mother just bought a new garbage pail, and she needs something to line it with.
Monroe: Hello chief. Tell me baby doll, what’s cooking.
Lewis: I am. Get off my lap!
Monroe: I’ve got a head line for ya, chief: Noted Doctor Advocates Fish Breeding for a Hobby.
Lewis: It’s too long. Cut it down.
Monroe: What will I say?
Lewis: Surgeon Urgin’ Sturgeon Mergin’. Come on baby, give us a kiss.
Martin (as publisher, opens door): Editor Lewis, I’m the publisher of this paper, and I’m not paying you to kiss our star reporter. Spending all your time kissing doesn’t increase our circulation.
Lewis: But it increases mine!
Monroe: I . . . I can explain Publisher Martin. I just came in to show him my wardrobe the I’m going to take along on my vacation. This is my hunting outfit.
Martin: Hunting outfit? But that’s a backless, strapless gown! You don’t know your clothes.
Monroe: You don’t know what I’m hunting.
Martin: I should have known better than to hire a woman reporter.
Monroe: Just a minute, sir. I’m a newspaperman. I’m not a woman.
Lewis: You’re not? I think we have a scoop.
Monroe: I mean, while I’m on this paper I don’t want to be thought of as a woman. I want to be though of as a man.
Martin: Okay, but I hope we get adjoining lockers at the “Y”.
Lewis: Yello. Morning Hangover.
Announcer: Hello chief. Remember Detroit Danny?
Lewis: You mean the gangster who was almost beaten to death last week with a bag of wet chicken livers?
Announcer: Yeah. Well, he was shot to death, and I found the slug.
Lewis: I know how Detroit Danny got knocked off. He was trying to blackmail Eskimo Eddie.
Monroe: Chief, if you print that story Eddie will kill you, and I’ll be alone.
Martin: Wanna’ bet?!?
Monroe: Chief, darling, don’t do it. Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me.
Lewis: Ah . . . stop your naggin’! (laughter)
Monroe: I don’t want you to get killed. I’m a woman. I want loving arms around me.
Lewis: Don’t worry. If I’m killed, somebody will come along tomorrow.
Monroe: Yeah, but what am I going to do tonight? (laughter) I don’t want you murdered. Give up your job, and I’ll marry you.
Lewis: What other work could I get?
Martin: Well, don’t worry about it, kid. You’re young. You can always live on love.
Monroe: Yes. Give up your job, and we’ll have kisses for breakfast, kisses for lunch, kisses for supper.
Lewis: Gosh! Kisses for breakfast, kisses for lunch, kisses for supper. Okay, it’s a deal, baby, but I’m warning ya’ . . .
Monroe: About what?
Lewis: Don’t let me ever catch you having any meal.
> The RedBook Award
> Les lauréats du prix Redbook 1952 sont:
-Marilyn Monroe "Best Young Box-Office Personality"
-Julie Harris "Best Young Actress"
-Leslie Caron "Best Young Foreign Actress"
-Marge and Gower Champion "Best Young Dance Team"
-Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis "Best Young Comedians"
> ci-dessous: Leslie Caron, Dean Martin, Marilyn Monroe,
Wade H Nichols et Jerry Lewis.
>> Vidéo 1: la remise du prix (en entier)
>> Vidéo 2 : remise du prix (coupée)
>> Vidéo 3: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marilyn et Leslie Caron
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Le 9 février 1953, Marilyn Monroe reçoit le prix "The New Star Award" ("Le prix de la nouvelle star") du magazine Photoplay de "Rapid Rise to Stardom in 1952" ("L'accès le plus rapide à la célébrité pour l'année 1952"). La remise de prix eut lieu dans une salle du Beverly Hills Hotel. C'est Fred Sammis qui lui remet le prix et Marilyn est arrivée avec deux heures de retard.
In February 9, 1953, Marilyn Monroe is awarded the "The New Star Award" by 'Photoplay' magazine of the "Rapid Rise to Stardom in 1952". The award ceremony tooks place in a room at the Beverly Hills Hotel. This is Fred Sammis who gives her the price.
Son fiancé Joe DiMaggio ayant horreur des galas hollywoodiens, Marilyn était ainsi accompagnée de son ami journaliste Sidney Skolsky.
Her fiance Joe DiMaggio hates Hollywood Party, so Marilyn was accompanied by friend and journalist Sidney Skolsky.
Pour cette réception, Marilyn Monroe porta la désormais célèbre robe en lamé doré, cousue sur elle, et conçue par Billy Travilla, le costumier styliste des studios de la Fox. Une robe créée pour le film Les Hommes préfèrent les Blondes, et dont la majorité de la scène sera finalement coupée au montage, et on pense en deviner la raison: lors de cette soirée de la remise du prix Photoplay, Marilyn va déclencher à nouveau un scandale dont l'origine n'est autre que sa tenue, jugée -encore une fois- vulgaire et provocante ! Dès son arrivée, l'acteur Jerry Lewis -l'un des maîtres de la cérémonie- a sauté sur une table en hurlant comme un loup.
For the reception party, Marilyn wears the now famous gold lamé dress, sewn on her, and designed by Billy Travilla, the costume designer of Fox studios. A dress created for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and from it the majority of the scene will be eventually edited out, and we think guess why: during the evening of the award Photoplay, Marilyn will trigger a new scandal whose origin is none other than her outfit, judged -again- vulgar! The launch of the anti-Marilyn campaign was led by actress Joan Crawford who was present at this event. Marilyn has stolen the limelight, Crawford attacked Marilyn by jealousy.
Les journalistes commenteront dans la presse l'apparition de Marilyn et surtout sa tenue:
- Dès le lendemain, la chroniqueuse Florabel Muir écrit dans le Los Angeles Daily Mirror : "Avec une petite torsion de son derriere, Marilyn Monroe a volé la vedette... Les invités rassemblés ont éclaté sous des applaudissements féroces, [tandis que] deux autres stars de l'écran, Joan Crawford et Lana Turner, n'ont attiré qu'une attention occasionnelle. Après Marilyn, toutes les autres filles paraissaient bien ternee par contraste."
- La journaliste échotière Sheilah Graham dit de Marilyn, qu'elle “se tortilla, vêtue de la plus serrée des robes dorées moulantes. Tandis que tout le monde la regardait, la blonde se balançait sinueusement dans la longue pièce jusqu'à sa place sur l'estrade. Elle avait arrêté le spectacle à froid.”
- Le journaliste Jim Bacon (de l'Associated Press), compare le fessier de Marilyn à "deux chiots se battant sous un drap de soie" (la formule restera célèbre dans les citations sur Marilyn).
- Quand à Joan Crawford, elle exprime son ressentiment à travers un article de son chroniqueur préféré, Bob Thomas, qui va la citer: "C'était comme un spectacle burlesque. Le public a crié et crié, et Jerry Lewis s'est levé sur la table et a sifflé. Mais ceux d'entre nous dans l'industrie ont juste frissonné. . . Le sexe joue un rôle extrêmement important dans la vie de chaque personne. Les gens s'y intéressent, en sont intrigués. Mais ils n'aiment pas le voir étalé sur leurs visages. . . La publicité est allée trop loin. Elle fait l'erreur de croire sa publicité. Quelqu'un devrait lui faire voir la lumière. Il faut lui dire que le public aime les personnalités féminines provocantes; mais il aime aussi savoir que sous tout cela, les actrices sont des dames."
The journalists will comment in the press the appearance of Marilyn and specially her outfit:
- The next day, the gossip columnist Florabel Muir writes in the Los Angeles Daily Mirror that "With one little twist of her derriere, Marilyn Monroe stole the show… The assembled guests broke into wild applause, [while] two other screen stars, Joan Crawford and Lana Turner, got only casual attention. After Marilyn every other girl appeared dull by contrast."
- The gossip columnist Sheilah Graham says of Marilyn that she “wriggled in, wearing the tightest of tight gold dresses. While everyone watched, the blonde swayed sinuously down the long room to her place on the dais. She had stopped the show cold.”
- The reporter Jim Bacon (from the Associated Press) compares the buttocks of Marilyn like “two puppies fighting under a silk sheet.”
- As for Joan Crawford, she expresses her resentment through an article by her favorite columnist, Bob Thomas, who will quote her: "It was like a burlesque show. The audience yelled and shouted, and Jerry Lewis got up on the table and whistled. But those of us in the industry just shuddered. . .Sex plays a tremendously important part in every person’s life. People are interested in it, intrigued with it. But they don’t like to see it flaunted in their faces. . . The publicity has gone too far. She is making the mistake of believing her publicity. Someone should make her see the light. She should be told that the public likes provocative feminine personalities; but it also likes to know that underneath it all, the actresses are ladies."
La réponse de Marilyn à Joan Crawford sera rapportée par un article de Louella Parsons:
"Bien que je ne connaisse pas très bien Mlle Crawford, elle était pour moi un symbole de gentillesse et de compréhension envers ceux qui ont besoin d’aide. Au début, tout ce à quoi je pouvais penser était pourquoi m'aurait-elle choisi pour lancer son venin ? C'est une grande star. Je ne fais que débuter. Et puis, après le premier choc, je me suis dit qu'elle avait dû parler à M. Thomas impulsivement, sans réfléchir."
Marilyn's response to Joan Crawford will be reported in an article by Louella Parsons:
"Although I don’t know Miss Crawford very well, she was a symbol to me of kindness and understanding to those who need help. At first, all I could think of was why should she select me to blast ? She is a great star. I’m just starting. And then, when the first hurt began to die down, I told myself she must have spoken to Mr. Thomas impulsively, without thinking."
>> Vidéo 1: remise du prix
>> Vidéo 2: reception du prix et tournage des remerciements
- en ligne: article "...the real fight between Crawford / Monroe..." sur Vanity Fair
- livre "Marilyn Monroe", l'encyclopédie, d'Adam Victor
Le 26 janvier 1952, se tient la cérémonie des "Henrietta Awards" à Santa Monica, qui prit place au Del Mar Club. Marilyn Monroe reçoit le prix Henrietta de la "Meilleure jeune personnalité du box office 1951". Au cours de cette soirée, Marilyn a été vue au côté de Charlie Chaplin Jr. (le fils de), avec qui elle eut une brève aventure (voir dernière photo). Parmi les autres invités figurent Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Jane Wyman, Gregory Peck, Mitzi Gaynor, Leslie Caron, Esther Williams, Errol Flynn, Janet Leigh...
Les 'Henrietta Awards' seront ensuite remplacés par les 'Foreign Press Award' puis par les 'Golden Globe Awards'.
On January, 26, 1952, helds the ceremony of "Henrietta Awards" in Santa Monica, which tooks place at Del Mar Club. Marilyn Monroe is awarded by an Henrietta for "The Best Young Box Office Personality in 1951." During this evening party, Marilyn is seen with Charlie Chaplin Jr. (son of Chaplin), with whom she had a brief affair. The other personalities are Tony Curtis, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Alan Ladd, Jane Wyman, Gregory Peck, Mitzi Gaynor, Leslie Caron, Esther Williams, Errol Flynn, Janet Leigh...
Pour cette soirée, Marilyn portait une robe au décolleté vertigineux, une création de Oleg Cassini - elle réajustait sans cesse sa robe sans bretelles - si bien que la presse s'en offusqua, un journaliste présent à la soirée, allant jusqu'à écrire que Miss Monroe était "insignifiante et vulgaire dans cette robe" et que "même dans un sac à patates, elle aurait été plus élégante". Marilyn prit alors la brutale critique au mot, et posa vêtue d'un sac à pommes de terre le 6 octobre 1952 (>> voir les photos d'Earl Theisen )
For that evening, Marilyn wore a dress with a dizzy neckline - she constantly readjusted her strapless dress - so that the press took offense, and a journalist who was at the party, write that Miss Monroe was "insignificant and vulgar in that dress" and that "even in a potato sack, she would have been more elegant." Marilyn then took the sharp criticism at the word, and took photos wearing a potatoes sack in October 6, 1952 (see pictures of Earl Theisen)
>> Séance photos de la fameuse robe portée pour la cérémonie
(sur la photo de groupe "des jeunes premiers d'Hollywood',
se trouve Mitzi Gaynor, Leslie Caron, John Derek
et Tony Curtis, ce dernier vécut d'ailleurs une brève idylle
avec Marilyn durant cette époque, vers 1951/1952)
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Plus d'informations sur la robe:
More information about the dress:
article Robe moulante en velours rouge d'Oleg Cassini