10 juillet 2016

45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe

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 45 things you didn't know about Marilyn Monroe
published on June, 1st, 2016
by Horatia Harrod - online Telegraph

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Norma Jeane Mortenson - better known as Marilyn Monroe 

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.

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Marilyn Monroe on the cover of the first issue of 'Playboy'

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.”

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Marilyn Monroe poses over the updraft of a New York subway grating
during a photo session to promote the film The Seven Year Itch in September 1954
Credit: Matty Zimmerman 

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.

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Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl

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.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio Credit: Reuters 

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.

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 Marilyn Monroe with her first husband, James Dougherty Credit: EPA

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.

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Montgomery Clift, Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable, stars of 'The Misfits' Credit: AP 

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.

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Allan 'Whitey' Snyder applying Marilyn Monroe's makeup
on the set of 'Let's Make Love' Credit: AP

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.

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 Marilyn Monroe with then-husband Arthur Miller in July 1956 Credit: AP

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.


13 mars 2014

My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Vidéo et Paroles
de la chanson
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
interprétée par Marilyn Monroe
en
1960 pour le film  Let's make love



Boys !
My name is Lolita

And I... am not supposed to play...with boys!

Moi ? uh uh!
Mon coeur est à Papa
You know, le propriétaire

(No!)

While tearing off a game of golf
I may make a play for the caddy
But when I do, I don't follow through
'Cause my heart belongs to Daddy

If I invite a boy some night
To dine on my fine food and haddie
I just adore, his asking for more
But, my heart belongs to Daddy

Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy
So I simply couldn't be bad
Yes, my heart belongs to Daddy
Da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-dad

So I want to warn you, laddie
Though I know that you're perfectly swell
That my heart belongs to Daddy
'Cause my Daddy, he treats it... so...

While tearing off a game of golf
I may make a play for the caddy
But when I do, I don't follow through
Shoo do ga do, shoo do ga do, ooo, Daddy

If I invite a boy some night
To cook up a fine enchilada
Though Spanish rice is all very nice
Ba-da, ba-da, ba-da, ba-da, ba-da, da-da

Yes !

My heart belongs to Daddy
So I simply... couldn't be bad
Yes, my heart belongs to my Daddy
Da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-dad

So I want to warn you, laddie
Though I know that you're perfectly swell
That my heart belongs to Daddy
'Cause Daddy, my Daddy
My little old Daddy treats it so...

That little old man, he just treats it so good


Traduction

  Mon coeur appartient à Papa

Les garçons !
Je m'appelle Lolita 
Et je... ne suis pas censée jouer... avec les garçons !

Moi ? uh uh!
Mon coeur est à Papa
Tu sais, le propriétaire

(Non !)

Pendant une partie de golf
Je peux peut-être m'amuser avec le caddie
Mais quand je le fais, je ne vais pas très loin
Car mon coeur appartient à Papa

Si j'invite un garçon un soir
Pour goûter mon bon haddock fumé
J'adore quand il en demande plus
Mais mon coeur appartient à Papa

Oui mon coeur appartient à Papa
Alors je ne peux simplement pas être mauvaise
Oui, mon coeur appartient à Papa
Pa-pa-pa, pa-pa-pa, pa-papa !
Alors, je voudrais te prévenir mon gars
Bien que je sache que tu es vraiment super
Mon coeur appartient à Papa
Car mon Papa, il me traite si...

Pendant une partie de golf
Je peux peut-être m'amuser avec le caddie
Mais quand je le fais, je ne vais pas très loin

Si j'invite un garçon un soir
Pour lui cuisiner une bonne enchilada
Même si le riz espagnol est vraiment bon

Oui! Mon coeur appartient à Papa
Alors je ne peux simplement... pas être mauvaise
Oui! Mon coeur appartient à Papa
Pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa

Alors, je voudrais te prévenir mon gars
Bien que je sache que tu es vraiment super
Mon coeur appartient à Papa
Car Papa, mon papa,
Mon petit papa, il me traite si...

ce petit vieillard me traite juste si bien !


Fiche Chanson avec paroles et traduction

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> source fiche: blog sugarkane


 >> Bonus Infos

  • mary_martinL'auteur de cette célèbre chanson est Cole Porter qui l'a créée en 1938 pour la comédie musicale Leave it to me ! jouée sur les planches à Broadway. La première interprète est l'actrice et chanteuse de Broadway Mary Martin (photo ci-contre) qui joue le personnage Dolly: sur scène, Dolly est bloquée à une station de chemin de fer sibérien, vêtue seulement d'un manteau de fourrure, et elle effectue un strip-tease tout en chantant la chanson. Entourée d'hommes avides de Sibérie, elle dit que depuis qu'elle a rencontré "papa", elle va flirter avec d'autres hommes, mais elle "n'ira pas très loin." "Papa" est son vieux protecteur journaliste, introduit par les mots: "Je suis venue avec attention, pour un si doux millionnaire."
    Mary Martin chante à nouveau la chanson en 1940, mais dans un film: Love Thy Neighbor, où, pendant sa prestation et vêtue d'un manteau de fourrure elle s'adonne encore à un striptease, mais portant cette fois-ci une robe de soirée sous son manteau. Elle réitère la performance en 1946 dans le film Night and Day, un biopic sur Cole Porter.

> Mary Martin (dans Love Thy Neighbor)

  • En Angleterre, la chanson rencontre beaucoup de succès en 1938 grâce à la chanteuse Pat Kirkwood qui l'interprète dans une revue: "Black Velvet".

  • La version originale contient quatre versets, qui jouent tous sur des rimes idiosyncrasiques avec "papa"; à la fin, la chanteuse finit par dire que son père pourrait la "fesser" si elle était «mauvaise».
    Mais la version chantée par
    Marilyn Monroe en 1960 subit des modifications: l'introduction est changée dans sa totalité, un verset est ajoutée (où elle invite un garçon pour cuisiner des enchiladas).
    Les lignes ne sont pas conformes à la rime du reste de la chanson, mais il s'agit désormais de la version la plus célèbre, reprise notamment par Anna Nicole Smith en 1997.

> Anna Nicole Smith

  • Les divers interprètes de la chanson:  Le groupe Larry Clinton avec la chanteuse Bea Wain (en 1938), The Count Basie Orchestra avec Helen Humes (1939), Valaida Snow (1939), Eartha Kitt (1953), Peggy Lee (1953), Ella Fitzgerald (1954), Kitty Kallen (1954), Anita O'Day (1959), izzy Gillespie (1959), Della Reese (1960), Marilyn Monroe (1960), Oscar Peterson (1962), Julie London (1965), Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (1967), Violetta Villas (1970), Anna Nicole Smith (1997), Dee Dee Bridgewater (1997), Paul Motian (2003), Sophie Milman (2004), Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson (2005).

> Ella Fitzgerald 

Source : article "My Heart Belongs to Daddy" sur english wikipedia

25 novembre 2012

I'm through with love

Vidéo et Paroles de la chanson
I'm trough with love

interprétée par Marilyn Monroe

dans le film Certains l'aiment chaud en 1959
 

I'm through with love
I'll never fall again
Said adieu to love
Don't ever call again
For I must have you or no one
And so I'm through with love

I've locked my heart
I'll keep my feelings there
I've stocked my heart
With icy frigid aire
And I mean to care for no one
Because I'm through with love

Why did you lead me
To think you could care ?
You didn't need me
For you had your share
Of slaves around you
To hound you and swear
With deep emotion and devotion to you

Goodbye to spring
And all it meant to me
It can never bring
The thing that used to be
For I must have you or no one
And so I'm thru with love

And so I'm through with
Baby, I'm thru with love


Traduction

J'en ai fini avec l'amour

J'en ai fini avec l'amour
Je ne m'y ferais plus prendre
J'ai dit adieu à l'amour
Ne rappelle plus jamais
Car j'ai besoin de toi pas de quelqu'un d'autre
C'est pourquoi j'en ai fini avec l'amour.

J'ai fermé mon coeur
Je garderais là mes sentiments
J'ai rempli mon coeur
D'un air glacial et froid
Et je ne veux m'attacher à quelqu'un
Parce que j'en ai fini avec l'amour

Pourquoi m'as-tu amenée
A penser que tu te souciais de moi ?
Tu n'avais pas besoin de moi
car tu avais ta part
d'esclaves autour de toi
pour te plaire et te prêter serment
avec une profonde émotion et dévotion envers toi

Au revoir au printemps
et à tout ce qu'il signifiait pour moi
Il ne pourra jamais ramener
ce qu'il y a eu autrefois
car j'ai besoin de toi pas de quelqu'un d'autre
c'est pourquoi j'en ai fini avec l'amour.


Fiche Chanson avec paroles et traduction

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>> Bonus Infos

  • Cette chanson a été composée par Fud Livingston et Matty Malneck et écrite par Gus Kahn en 1931.
  • La chanson est un tube standard de jazz, et a été notamment interprétée par Nat 'King' Cole, Bing Crosby, Dinah Washington, et Ella Fitzgerald.


  • A la télévision: la chanson est interprétée par l'un des personnages (Alfalfa) de la série américaine "The Little Rascals" ("Les petites canailles") en 1937.  
  • Au cinéma: la chanson est interprétée dans le film de comédie musicale de Woody Allen "Tout le monde dit I love you" en 1996, chantée en duo par Woody Allen et Goldie Hawn; mais aussi par l'actrice Kirsten Dunst dans "Spiderman 3", de Sam Raimi, sorti sur les écrans en 2007: son personnage Mary-Jane travaille dans un bar restaurant où elle est employée en tant que serveuse et chanteuse.
  • Parmi les versions les plus récentes des chanteurs et chanteuses contemporain(e)s qui ont repris la chanson figurent Chuck Berry (en 1986), Eric Carmen et Diana Krall.

Sources : la bande originale de "Certains l'aiment chaud" sur imdb 

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07 juin 2009

1961 Crescendo Club

L'été 1961, Marilyn Monroe au Crescendo Club de Los Angeles

avec Ella Fitzgerald et Harold Mirish (producteur)
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16 mai 2008

A Fine Romance

Vidéo (montage photos) et paroles
de la chanson
A Fine Romance
(auteurs: Jerome Kern et paroles de Dorothy Fields)
interprétée par Marilyn Monroe en 1954

A fine romance, my good fellow
You take romance, and I'll take jello
You're calmer than the seals
In the Arctic Ocean
At least they flap their fins
To express emotion
A fine romance with no quarrels
With no insults and all morals
I've never mussed the crease
In your blue serge pants
I never get the chance
This is a fine romance
A fine romance, with no kisses
A fine romance, my friend this is
True love should have the thrills that a healthy crime has
We don't have the thrills that the march of time has
A fine romance, with no glitches
A fine romance, with no bitches
You're just as
hard to land as the 'Isle de France'
I haven't got a chance
My heart's not made in plastic
You're the reason I'm sarcastic
Cause this is a fine
Fine romance!


Traduction

Un amour parfait

Un amour parfait, mon cher ami
Tu choisis l'amour, je choisirai la gelée
Tu es plus calme que les phoques de l'Atlantique
Au moins ils tapent leurs nageoires pour montrer leurs émotions

Un amour parfait, sans dispute
Sans insultes, en toute moralité
Je n'ai jamais froissé de plis sur ton pantalon bleu
Je n'en ai jamais eu l'occasion, voilà un amour parfait !

Un amour parfait, sans dispute
Un amour parfait, voilà mes amis ce que c'est
Manquer la moitié des frissons d'un crime sain
Nous ne ressentons pas la moitié des frissons de la marche du temps

Un amour parfait, sans clichés
Un amour parfait, sans pincements
Tu es aussi dur à atteindre que l'Ile de France
Je n'ai aucune chance
Mon coeur n'est pas de plastique,
tu es la raison pour laquelle je suis sarcastique,
car voilà un amour parfait !
 


Fiche Chanson avec paroles et traduction

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> source fiche: blog sugarkane


>> Bonus Infos

  • La chanson fut écrite en 1936 pour le film musical Swing Time avec Fred Astaire et Ginger Rogers qui interprétent la chanson en duo.

  • En 1949, Ella Fitzgerald et Louis Armstrong enregistrèrent une version en duo (écoutez un extrait sur le site Version Karaoke ). La chanson fut aussi interprétée par Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday et de nombreux jazzman (tel que Michael Feinstein)...

  • La chanson fut interprétée par Judi Dench pour le générique de la série britannique portant le même nom, A Fine Romance, de 1981 à 1984.

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18 janvier 2008

19/11/1954 au Mocambo Marilyn rencontre Ella

Marilyn Monroe adore le Jazz. Elle discute ici avec sa chanteuse préférée Ella Fitzgerald dans un club de Jazz -le Mocambo- à Hollywood: le Tiffany Club le 19 novembre 1954. Pour cette soirée, Marilyn est accompagnée de son ami l'écrivain Sidney Skolsky.
Marilyn Monroe loves jazz music. She talks here with her favorite singer Ella Fitzgerald in a Jazz club -the Mocambo- in Hollywood: the Tiffany Club on November 19, 1954. For this evening, Marilyn is accompanied by her friend the writer Sidney Skolsky.

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Un jour, apprenant qu' Ella Fitzgerald ne pouvait pas chanter dans une boîte à la mode (le Mocambo à Los Angeles) parce que Noire, Marilyn téléphona personnellement au patron et lui dit qu'elle réserverait chaque soir une table au premier rang s'il revenait sur sa décision. Et, chaque soir où Ella Fitzgerald chanta, Marilyn honora sa promesse.
Ella raconta plus tard: "
Je dois à Marilyn Monroe une vraie dette. Ce fut grâce à elle que je jouai au Mocambo, un club de nuit très populaire à la fin des années 1950. Elle appela personnellement le propriétaire du Mocambo et lui raconta qu'elle voulait m'y voir engagée immédiatement, et s'il le faisait, elle réserverait une table au premier rang pour chaque soirée. Elle lui dit, et c'est la vérité, que de par son statut de star, que la presse se montrerait féroce. Le propriétaire accepta, et Marilyn était là, à la première table, chaque soir. La presse laissa tombé... Après ça, je n'ai jamais plus eu à jouer dans de petit club de jazz. Elle était une femme insolite, un peu en avance sur son temps. Et elle ne le savait pas."

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