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Following the Altar Boys split up, vocalist/guitarist Mike Stand formed the CCM quartet Clash of Icons, a hard rock-band with catchy pop melodies, similar to Weezer. Rob Goraieb (electric guitar, vocals), an ex-member from the music group just basic big, became a member of the group, as do Bob “The Greek” Wohler (bass, vocals), who was simply an associate of Breakfast time with Amy, Uthanda and CIA. Drummer Steve Latanation, the final person in the Icons to become listed on, previously played within the music group Brighton and toured with Bryan Duncan, Randy Stonehill, Rick Elias, NY in June among others. Clash of Icons provides released the EP Weekend Is an Entirely Different Proposition as well as the full-length debut Begging on the Temple Gate Known as Beautiful. The music group in addition has released a video bundle.

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Full Name Clash of Symbols
Music Songs Portrait of a King, Don't Look Away, Think It Over, ... Maybe, If It Were True... It Wouldn't Be a Lie, Give, Paint This Place, [Bonus Track], Please..., Banquet, Absurd, Surround Me, Ask, Save Me, Armistace Day, Tear, I Don't Hear the Question, Red, Free, This, All
Albums Begging at the Temple Gate Called Beautiful, Sunday Is an Altogether Different Proposition


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1 Mentioned in Billy Joel's "We didn't start the fire".
2 One of Hajime Sorayama's "Gynoids" is based on her iconic pose from "The Seven Year Itch".
3 Egypt banned all her films after her conversion to Judaism in 1956.
4 She is one of the Hollywood actors mentioned in The Kinks song "Celluloid Heroes".
5 Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Some Like It Hot (1959). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
6 Richard Widmark on co-starring with Monroe in "Don't Bother to Knock": "She was a vulnerable kid. Murder to work with because she was scared to death of acting - even when she became a big movie actress. We had a hell of a time getting her out of the dressing room. When it was five o'clock , it got irritating: 'C'mon, Marilyn, we want to go home!' She was a movie animal. Something happened between the lens and the film. Nobody knew what the hell it was. On the set, you'd think: 'Oh, this is impossible; you can't print this.' You'd see it, and she's got everyone backed off the screen. Olivier said the same thing. She had that phenomenal something! Nobody knows what it is, but she had it. She certainly was never a professional actress. She always had a coach with her, lurking in the background, giving her signals. And she could never remember three words in a row - so it was all piece-work. Beyond all the technical deficiencies, she was a nice girl. We got along fine.".
7 Played by Mary Hanson in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014). The director of that film, Jordan Mohr, had portrayed Marilyn's rival Simone Signoret in the stage play "Two Simones: de Beauvoir and Signoret in Hollywood".
8 Was good friends with Judy Garland.
9 Director Billy Wilder was quoted as saying, "The great success of Monroe... was that she did not infuriate the female.".
10 "Goodbye, Charlie" with Debbie Reynolds and "The Stripper" with Joanne Woodward were originally slated by Fox as Monroe projects.
11 According to the book "Flesh and Fantasy" Monroe perfected a Vaseline-based lip gloss.
12 She campaigned to play the Maria Schell role in "The Brothers Karamazov," but she was never seriously considered.
13 Among roles that Monroe turned down under her Fox contract: "Pink Tights," "How To Be Very, Very Popular," "The Revolt of Mamie Stover," "The Girl in the Red velvet Swing,' "The Jean Harlow Story," "The Blue Angel," and "Can-Can.".
14 After working with Monroe in As Young as You Feel (1951) jealous co-star Constance Bennett wisecracked, "Now there's a broad with a future behind her!".
15 Although Monroe's famous nude calender grossed $750,000, the actress only got $50 and a bad cold out of it.
16 Ayn Rand wrote a powerful tribute to her, compiled in "The Voice of Reason".
17 Mentioned in the song "Tell me it's not true" from the musical "Blood Brothers".
18 According to Adam Curtis' "The Century of Self", Monroe was in the later years subjected to an experimental kind of therapy where she was forced to attend the rituals of an average family and then expected to model her self upon the experience. Arthur Miller commented in the same documentary "I don't think suffering is always a mistake".
19 She was scheduled for The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955), but she was thought too old at 30 when the character was supposed to be 17 so she was replaced with Joan Collins.
20 Film editor Dann Cahn recommended a young woman he was dating for the part of a beautiful young woman in Your Show Time (1949). Producer Stanley Rubin auditioned her and turned her down because she did not have enough experience. The young woman's name was Marilyn Monroe.
21 She had the same birthday (June 1) as her former sister-in-law Joan Copeland, the younger sister of her third husband Arthur Miller.
22 Learned to play the guitar for her role in River of No Return (1954) and the ukulele for her role in Some Like It Hot (1959).
23 Monroe was a stutterer, a little known fact that was easily covered thanks to studio vocal coaches who provided her with dictation lessons.
24 Was close friends with singer Ella Fitzgerald and helped her rise in her musical career by arranging for her to sing in many upscale nightclubs some of which were segregated during the time of their friendship.
25 Was a lifelong liberal Democrat.
26 Good friends with Milton H. Greene.
27 Ranked #3 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of all Time (2011).
28 Read and wrote poetry. Her favorite poets were Walt Whitman and John Keats.
29 Although she was an avid buyer of books and owned over 400 of them at her death, third husband Arthur Miller said, "Aside from Colette's Cheri and a few short stories, I had never known her to read anything all the way through. She felt she could get the idea of a book, and often did, in just a few pages.".
30 Became pregnant twice (in July 1957 and November 1958) during her marriage to Arthur Miller; on both occasions she suffered miscarriages.
31 Half-sister of Berniece and Robert Kermitt Baker (but she never knew him, because he died at 14) by her mother's side. Sister-in-law of Paris Miracle, aunt of Mona Rae Miracle.
32 Former stepmother of Robert A. Miller.
33 Although she was perhaps the most famous actress of the 1950s decade, she never made more than $100,000 per picture upfront. Actresses such as Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck were earning significantly more.
34 Was in consideration for the part of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (1955), but Vivian Blaine was cast instead.
35 Her last film Something's Got to Give (1962), was finally released in 2003. In the swimming pool scene, Marilyn reveals much more to the camera than she did in her then controversial calendar photo from the early 1950s.
36 Featured in "Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 1998).
37 In 1961, after her divorce from Arthur Miller, she purchased a 2900 square foot hacienda style house in Brentwood, for $77,500.
38 "Time Magazine" reported in 1973 that Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi, the doctor who performed Monroe's autopsy, said that contrary to rumors, Monroe's stomach was never pumped after her death. The level of Nembutal in her bloodstream was 4.5 milligrams per 100, which is the equivalent of 40 or 50 capsules indicating suicide.
39 Nearly 11 years after her death, she appeared on the cover of the Tuesday, July 17th, 1973 edition of "Time Magazine" in a full-color portrait taken by Bert Stern, from the last photographic sitting before her death. The cover-story heralds the publication of "Marilyn," the biography of her by Norman Mailer. On the cover, her image dwarfs a black & white photo of Mailer. Mailer reportedly was displeased that "Time" chose to play up Monroe and diminish him, visually on the cover. The publication of the coffee table biography, which contained many photographs including several by Stern, was a major event of that publishing season. The book retailed for $19.95, which is approximately $100 in 2008 money, when factored for inflation.
40 There are over 600 books written about her.
41 Her personal library contained over 400 books on topics ranging from art to history, psychology, philosophy, literature, religion, poetry, and gardening. Many of the volumes, auctioned in 1999, bore her pencil notations in the margins.
42 She tried 9 different shades of blonde hair color before settling on platinum blonde.
43 When she married Joe DiMaggio, the couple moved into a home at 508 N. Palm Drive in Beverly Hills, that was next door to Jean Harlow's last home.
44 Producer Keya Morgan owns her Bible.
45 Spent most of her early childhood in foster homes and orphanages because her mother was committed to a mental institution. Later, she lived with her mother's best friend, Grace McKee, and her family. McKee, a big fan of Jean Harlow, allowed her to wear make-up and curl her hair and, when she was 15, it was McKee who pierced her ears for her using a sewing needle. At 16, when McKee could no longer take care of her, she got married to avoid returning to the orphanage.
46 In 1946, she signed her first studio contract with 20th Century Fox and dyed her hair.
47 Her classic shape, according to her dressmaker, is actually measured at 37-23-36.
48 She left Hollywood to pursue serious acting by studying under Lee Strasberg at his Actors' Studio in New York City.
49 Her "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress sold for $1,267,500.00, a world record for the most expensive piece of clothing ever sold, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
50 She resided at the Hollywood Roosevelt while she was breaking into the acting business.
51 What a Way to Go! (1964) initially intended as a vehicle for her, Shirley MacLaine played Louisa May Foster instead. Producer Arthur P. Jacobs was her publicist and J. Lee Thompson was on her list of approved directors.
52 Was originally set to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), but Audrey Hepburn played the role instead.
53 Her lifelong bouts with depression and self-destruction took their toll during filming The Seven Year Itch (1955). She frequently muffed scenes and forgot her lines, leading to sometimes as many as 40 takes of a scene before a satisfactory result was produced. Her constant tardiness and behavioral problems made the budget of the film swell to $1.8 million, a high price for the time. The film still managed to make a nice profit. The classic shot of her dress blowing up around her legs as she stands over a subway grating in this film was originally shot on Manhattan's Lexington Avenue at 52nd St., On Wednesday, September 15th, 1954, at 1:00 a.m. Five thousand onlookers whistled and cheered through take after take as Marilyn repeatedly missed her lines. This occurred in presence of an increasingly embarrassed and angry Joe DiMaggio (her husband at the time; the nine-month-old marriage officially ended during the shooting of this film). The original footage shot on that night in New York never made it to the screen; the noise of the crowd had made it unusable. Director Billy Wilder re-shot the scene on the 20th Century-Fox lot, on a set replicating Lexington Avenue, and got a more satisfactory result. However, it took another 40 takes for Marilyn to achieve the famous scene. Amazingly, her very narrow spike heels don't get stuck or break in the subway grating, although this was a universal problem at the time for the countless women wearing that very popular style heel in New York City in that era. An important promotional campaign was released for this mainstream motion picture, including a 52-foot-high cutout of Marilyn (from the blowing dress scene) erected in front of Loews State Theater, in New York City's Times Square. The movie premiere was on June 1, 1955, which was also her 29th birthday.
54 In Italy, her films were dubbed at the beginning of her career by Miranda Bonansea. As she matured she was dubbed by the marvellous and prolific Rosetta Calavetta with immense success, particularly in Some Like It Hot (1959). Zoe Incrocci lent her voice to Monroe once: in All About Eve (1950).
55 Don't Bother to Knock (1952) (her 18th film) was an attempt to prove to critics that she could act successfully. Because some earlier films took numerous takes and much longer time to complete. Especially, The Seven Year Itch (1955) which took numerous extra takes, for her character role, alone.
56 Friend of James Haspiel.
57 In How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), her character Pola is reading a book called "Murder By Strangulation" on the plane. Coincidentally, this is how her character was murdered in Niagara (1953).
58 Her real father was Charles Stanley Gifford. From his side, she was descended from the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and religious leader Anne Marbury-Hutchinson, from whom she is related to Lucretia Rudolph (wife of President James A. Garfield), Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and George W. Bush.
59 When budding actresses Shelley Winters and Marilyn were roommates in the late 1940s in Hollywood, Shelley said that one day she had to step out and asked Marilyn to "wash the lettuce" for a salad they were to share for dinner. When Shelley got back to the apartment, (Marilyn was apparently new to the art of cooking) had the leaves of lettuce in a small tub of soapy water and was scrubbing them clean. She had not heard of the phrase before either, or did not know it's true meaning.
60 Was good friends with Dorothy Dandridge and Ava Gardner when they were all young, struggling actresses in Hollywood.
61 In 1972, actress Veronica Hamel and her husband became the new owners of Marilyn's Brentwood home. They hired a contractor to replace the roof and remodel the house, and the contractor discovered a sophisticated eavesdropping and telephone tapping system that covered every room in the house. The components were not commercially available in 1962, but were in the words of a retired Justice Department official, "standard FBI issue." This discovery lent further support to claims of conspiracy theorists that Marilyn had been under surveillance by the Kennedys and the Mafia. The new owners spent $100,000 to remove the bugging devices from the house.
62 The ADR stage at Twentieth Century Fox is named after her.
63 A 1982 review into the original inquest of Marilyn's death, conducted on its 20-year anniversary, concluded that the actress committed suicide or accidentally overdosed, and was not murdered--rumors that were fueled by the sloppy handling of evidence, the delay in securing the scene and the disappearance of tissue samples.
64 Sergei Parajanov made collages of Monroe, Charles Chaplin, Mona Lisa, and other famous personages and many were featured in Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992).
65 She took acting lessons from Michael Chekhov.
66 Aside from her birth name of Norma Jeane Mortenson, she was baptized and mainly known throughout her life as Norma Jeane Baker. During her modeling days she was also known as Norma Jeane Dougherty (her first marriage name), and also as Jean Norman. When she signed with 20th Century-Fox, studio casting executive Ben Lyon had first chosen the name Carol Lind as her stage name, although she disliked that. Eventually she chose her mother's maiden name of Monroe. Three names were drawn up as possible stage names. The first was Norma Jeane Monroe, although that sounded awkward; the second was Jean Monroe, and the third was Marilyn Monroe, the latter first name being chosen by Lyon who thought Norma Jeane resembled famed stage actress Marilyn Miller. Norma Jeane liked Jean Monroe, for it preserved some of her name, but Lyon convinced her that Marilyn Monroe sounded more alliterative and so it was chosen.
67 One of the first Los Angeles natives to become a major movie star.
68 In 1999, a make-up kit that she personally owned, sold for $266,500.
69 The dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade John F. Kennedy, on May 19, 1962 at his birthday celebration was so tight, that it had to be sewn onto her. She had to sit still for approximately an hour.
70 Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue".
71 Was named #6 Actress on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
72 After discovering her dress was torn, at the 1950 Academy Awards, she burst into tears.
73 Ten days in advance, on Saturday, May 19th, 1962, she performed for U.S. President John F. Kennedy at his 45th birthday tribute in his honor at Madison Square Garden. She sang "Happy Birthday". (Kennedy's real birthday was May 29th).
74 The very popular version of "Santa Baby" (also found in the film, Party Monster (2003)) thought to be sung by her was instead recorded by Cynthia Basinet for Jack Nicholson as a Christmas gift.
75 Featured on a 1.11 euro postage stamp issued by French Post Office on Saturday, November 8th, 2003.
76 The punk band The Misfits recorded a song called "Who Killed Marilyn?" inspired by lead singer Glenn Danzig's belief that she had been murdered.
77 The punk band The Misfits created or picked their name from the last movie title she acted in, The Misfits (1961).
78 Named 2nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premier Magazine, behind #1 Cary Grant and before #3 Tom Cruise.
79 "Candle in the Wind", Elton John's song, was originally written about her, and was lyrically re-changed to fit Princess Diana upon her death, in 1997. Coincidentally, both legends died at age 36.
80 Def Leppard's 1983 #1 hit single "Photograph" from their "Pyromania" album was written about her.
81 When she wasn't acting, she preferred to wear nothing but a bathrobe and occasionally a bikini.
82 The first Playboy magazine cover, featuring her, is pictured on one of six stamps issued in a souvenir sheet, issued by Grenada & the Grenadines on Saturday, December 1st, 2003 to celebrate Playboy's 50th and golden anniversary.
83 The Emily Ann Faulkner/Rita Shawn character (played by Kim Stanley) in the John Cromwell film The Goddess (1958) was based on her.
84 Was referenced in the dialogue of La Dolce Vita (1960), in the context of dieting.
85 She was "discovered" by press photographers during a World War II photo shoot at the Radioplane plant in California owned by actor Reginald Denny. She was one of the plant's employees. She left her job and signed with Emmeline Snively's modeling agency.
86 Her USO Entertainer Identification Card (#129778) listed her name as "Norma Jeane DiMaggio".
87 She is mentioned in the song "Lady Nina" by rock band Marillion.
88 Batman writer/artist Bob Kane used Marilyn's likeness as a reference when he drew Vicki Vale.
89 Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
90 Formed her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, with Milton H. Greene, on December 31, 1955.
91 The famous nude photo of her by Tom Kelley originally appeared as anonymous on a calendar entitled "Miss Golden Dreams." In 1952, a blackmailer threatened to identify the model as Marilyn, but she shrewdly thwarted the scheme by announcing the fact herself. Hugh M. Hefner then bought the rights to use the photo for $500. She became "The Sweetheart of the Month" in the first issue of Hefner's magazine, Playboy. Neither Kelley or Monroe ever saw a dime of the millions the calendar made for its publisher.
92 When she was told that she was not the star in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) she verbally said "Well whatever I am, I'm still the blonde.".
93 Her behavior on the unfinished Something's Got to Give (1962) dimmed her reputation in the industry, but she was still big box office at the time of her death. What a Way to Go! (1964) and The Stripper (1963) were being developed for her.
94 Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote a tribute to her entitled "Candle in the Wind". In 1997, it was re-recorded with updated lyrics in memory of Princess Diana.
95 Went to Van Nuys High School (Los Angeles) in the early 1940s but never graduated.
96 The first stamp released in the USPS's Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Friday, June 1st, 1995.
97 Although it's believed that her mother, Gladys Baker, named her after Norma Talmadge, Gladys reportedly told her daughter, Bernice (Marilyn's half-sister), that she named Marilyn after Norma Jeane Cohen, a child she was Nanny to while living in Louisville, KY. while her son Robert Kermit Baker (Marilyn's half brother) was in Hospital, and estranged from the father Jasper Baker. The boy died, and Gladys returned to California.
98 Offered to convert to Catholism in order to marry Joe DiMaggio in a Church ceremony, but she was turned down because she was divorced. Subsequently, when the divorced DiMaggio married Marilyn in a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, he was automatically excommunicated by the Church; this edict was struck down by Pope John XXIII's Ecumenical Council (Vatican II) in 1962.
99 Won an interlocutory decree from Joe DiMaggio on Wednesday, October 27th, 1954, but, under California law, the divorce was not finalized until exactly one year later.
100 Married Arthur Miller twice: the 1st time in a civil ceremony, then in a Jewish (to which she had converted) ceremony two days later.
101 On Thursday, February 23rd, 1956, she obtained order from the City Court of the State of New York to legally change her name from Norma Jeane Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe.
102 Wore glasses.
103 Divorced last husband, Arthur Miller, in Juarez, Mexico.
104 Divorced first husband, James Dougherty, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
105 Suffered from endometriosis, a condition in which tissues of the uterus lining (endometrium) leave the uterus, attach themselves to other areas of the body, and grow, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and, in severe cases, infertility.
106 Born on Tuesday at 9:30 AM, Pacific Standard Time, which is Los Angeles, California's time zone.
107 The first time she signed an autograph as Marilyn Monroe, she had to ask how to spell it. She didn't know where to put the "i" in "Marilyn".
108 Thought the right side of her face was her "best" side.
109 She was suggested as a possible wife for Prince Rainier of Monaco. But he picked actress, Grace Kelly, to be his wife.
110 Fearing blemishes and sweat, she washed her face fifteen times a day.
111 Because the bathing suit she wore in the movie Love Nest (1951) was so risque (for the time period) and caused such a commotion on the set, director Joseph M. Newman had to make it a closed set when she was filming.
112 Was an outstanding player on the Hollygrove Orphanage softball team.
113 Often carried around the book, "The Biography of Abraham Lincoln."
114 During the filming of Niagara (1953), she was still under contract as a stock actor, thus, she received less salary than her make-up man. This was also the only film in which her character died. The film was reworked to highlight her after Anne Bancroft withdrew.
115 Frequently used Nivea moisturizer.
116 Her first modeling job paid only five dollars.
117 Redheaded actress Tina Louise played the character role of Ginger Grant on the television series Gilligan's Island (1964), was loosely based on her personality, but a different hair color.
118 When putting her imprints at Grauman's she joked that Jane Russell was best known for her large front-side and she was known for her wiggly walk, so Jane could lean over, and she could sit in it. It was only a joke, but she dotted the "I" in her name with a rhinestone, which was stolen within days.
119 Ex-husband Joe DiMaggio put fresh roses at her memorial site, for numerous years after her death.
120 She was discovered dead at her home at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood, California. She had a phone in one of her hands, her body was completely nude and face down, on her bed.
121 Hugh M. Hefner owns the closest burial vault next to hers.
122 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#2).
123 Hundreds of items of memorabilia auctioned off in late October 1999 by Christie's, with her infamous 'JFK' birthday-gown fetching over $1 million.
124 Interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Corridor of Memories, crypt #24.
125 Given a dog she named Tippy by foster father Albert Bolender. In her final, unfinished film Something's Got to Give (1962), the dog was also named Tippy.
126 Appeared on the first cover of Playboy in 1953.
127 Started using the name Marilyn Monroe in 1946, but did not legally change it until 1956.
128 Was named the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy magazine in 1999.
129 The licensing of Marilyn's name and likeness, handled world-wide by Curtis Management Group, reportedly nets the Monroe estate about $2 million a year.
130 When she died in 1962 at age 36, she left an estate valued at $1.6 million. In her will, Monroe bequeathed 75% of that estate to Lee Strasberg, her acting coach, and 25% to Dr. Marianne Kris, her psychoanalyst. A trust fund provided her mother, Gladys Baker Eley, with $5,000 a year. When Dr. Kris died in 1980, she passed her 25% on to the Anna Freud Centre, a children's psychiatric institute in London. Since Strasberg's death in 1982, his 75% has been administered by his widow, Anna, and her lawyer, Irving Seidman.
131 She was Playboy's first "Sweetheart of the Month" in December 1953.
132 Voted Empire's (UK) "sexiest female movie star of all time" in 1995.
133 Ranked #8 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
134 Was roommates with Shelley Winters when they were both starting out in Hollywood.
135 In her autobiography, "My Story", she recounted her guardian told her she was a direct descendant of James Monroe. Her mother's maiden name was Monroe, but there is no evidence she was a descendant of the U.S. President.
136 Was 1947's Miss California Artichoke Queen.
137 Voted 'Sexiest Woman of the Century' by People Magazine.
138 Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for Some Like It Hot (1959). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Raquel Welch for The Three Musketeers (1973), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi's Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
139 Richard Widmark on co-starring with Monroe in "Don't Bother to Knock": "She was a vulnerable kid. Murder to work with because she was scared to death of acting - even when she became a big movie actress. We had a hell of a time getting her out of the dressing room. When it was five o'clock , it got irritating: 'C'mon, Marilyn, we want to go home!' She was a movie animal. Something happened between the lens and the film. Nobody knew what the hell it was. On the set, you'd think: 'Oh, this is impossible; you can't print this.' You'd see it, and she's got everyone backed off the screen. Olivier said the same thing. She had that phenomenal something! Nobody knows what it is, but she had it. She certainly was never a professional actress. She always had a coach with her, lurking in the background, giving her signals. And she could never remember three words in a row - so it was all piece-work. Beyond all the technical deficiencies, she was a nice girl. We got along fine.".
140 Played by Mary Hanson in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014). The director of that film, Jordan Mohr, had portrayed Marilyn's rival Simone Signoret in the stage play "Two Simones: de Beauvoir and Signoret in Hollywood".
141 Was good friends with Judy Garland.
142 Director Billy Wilder was quoted as saying, "The great success of Monroe... was that she did not infuriate the female.".
143 "Goodbye, Charlie" with Debbie Reynolds and "The Stripper" with Joanne Woodward were originally slated by Fox as Monroe projects.
144 According to the book "Flesh and Fantasy" Monroe perfected a Vaseline-based lip gloss.
145 She campaigned to play the Maria Schell role in "The Brothers Karamazov," but she was never seriously considered.
146 Among roles that Monroe turned down under her Fox contract: "Pink Tights," "How To Be Very, Very Popular," "The Revolt of Mamie Stover," "The Girl in the Red velvet Swing,' "The Jean Harlow Story," "The Blue Angel," and "Can-Can.".
147 After working with Monroe in As Young as You Feel (1951) jealous co-star Constance Bennett wisecracked, "Now there's a broad with a future behind her!".
148 Although Monroe's famous nude calender grossed $750,000, the actress only got $50 and a bad cold out of it.
149 Ayn Rand wrote a powerful tribute to her, compiled in "The Voice of Reason".
150 Mentioned in the song "Tell me it's not true" from the musical "Blood Brothers".
151 According to Adam Curtis' "The Century of Self", Monroe was in the later years subjected to an experimental kind of therapy where she was forced to attend the rituals of an average family and then expected to model her self upon the experience. Arthur Miller commented in the same documentary "I don't think suffering is always a mistake".
152 She was scheduled for The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955), but she was thought too old at 30 when the character was supposed to be 17 so she was replaced with Joan Collins.
153 Film editor Dann Cahn recommended a young woman he was dating for the part of a beautiful young woman in Your Show Time (1949). Producer Stanley Rubin auditioned her and turned her down because she did not have enough experience. The young woman's name was Marilyn Monroe.
154 She had the same birthday (June 1) as her former sister-in-law Joan Copeland, the younger sister of her third husband Arthur Miller.
155 Learned to play the guitar for her role in River of No Return (1954) and the ukulele for her role in Some Like It Hot (1959).
156 Monroe was a stutterer, a little known fact that was easily covered thanks to studio vocal coaches who provided her with dictation lessons.
157 Was close friends with singer Ella Fitzgerald and helped her rise in her musical career by arranging for her to sing in many upscale nightclubs some of which were segregated during the time of their friendship.
158 Was a lifelong liberal Democrat.
159 Good friends with Milton H. Greene.
160 Ranked #3 in Men's Health 100 Hottest Women of all Time (2011).
161 Read and wrote poetry. Her favorite poets were Walt Whitman and John Keats.
162 Although she was an avid buyer of books and owned over 400 of them at her death, third husband Arthur Miller said, "Aside from Colette's Cheri and a few short stories, I had never known her to read anything all the way through. She felt she could get the idea of a book, and often did, in just a few pages.".
163 Became pregnant twice (in July 1957 and November 1958) during her marriage to Arthur Miller; on both occasions she suffered miscarriages.
164 Half-sister of Berniece and Robert Kermitt Baker (but she never knew him, because he died at 14) by her mother's side. Sister-in-law of Paris Miracle, aunt of Mona Rae Miracle.
165 Former stepmother of Robert A. Miller.
166 Although she was perhaps the most famous actress of the 1950s decade, she never made more than $100,000 per picture upfront. Actresses such as Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck were earning significantly more.
167 Was in consideration for the part of Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (1955), but Vivian Blaine was cast instead.
168 Her last film Something's Got to Give (1962), was finally released in 2003. In the swimming pool scene, Marilyn reveals much more to the camera than she did in her then controversial calendar photo from the early 1950s.
169 Featured in "Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film" by Karen Burroughs Hannsberry (McFarland, 1998).
170 In 1961, after her divorce from Arthur Miller, she purchased a 2900 square foot hacienda style house in Brentwood, for $77,500.
171 "Time Magazine" reported in 1973 that Los Angeles County coroner Thomas Noguchi, the doctor who performed Monroe's autopsy, said that contrary to rumors, Monroe's stomach was never pumped after her death. The level of Nembutal in her bloodstream was 4.5 milligrams per 100, which is the equivalent of 40 or 50 capsules indicating suicide.
172 Nearly 11 years after her death, she appeared on the cover of the Tuesday, July 17th, 1973 edition of "Time Magazine" in a full-color portrait taken by Bert Stern, from the last photographic sitting before her death. The cover-story heralds the publication of "Marilyn," the biography of her by Norman Mailer. On the cover, her image dwarfs a black & white photo of Mailer. Mailer reportedly was displeased that "Time" chose to play up Monroe and diminish him, visually on the cover. The publication of the coffee table biography, which contained many photographs including several by Stern, was a major event of that publishing season. The book retailed for $19.95, which is approximately $100 in 2008 money, when factored for inflation.
173 There are over 600 books written about her.
174 Her personal library contained over 400 books on topics ranging from art to history, psychology, philosophy, literature, religion, poetry, and gardening. Many of the volumes, auctioned in 1999, bore her pencil notations in the margins.
175 She tried 9 different shades of blonde hair color before settling on platinum blonde.
176 When she married Joe DiMaggio, the couple moved into a home at 508 N. Palm Drive in Beverly Hills, that was next door to Jean Harlow's last home.
177 Producer Keya Morgan owns her Bible.
178 Spent most of her early childhood in foster homes and orphanages because her mother was committed to a mental institution. Later, she lived with her mother's best friend, Grace McKee, and her family. McKee, a big fan of Jean Harlow, allowed her to wear make-up and curl her hair and, when she was 15, it was McKee who pierced her ears for her using a sewing needle. At 16, when McKee could no longer take care of her, she got married to avoid returning to the orphanage.
179 In 1946, she signed her first studio contract with 20th Century Fox and dyed her hair.
180 Her classic shape, according to her dressmaker, is actually measured at 37-23-36.
181 She left Hollywood to pursue serious acting by studying under Lee Strasberg at his Actors' Studio in New York City.
182 Her "Happy Birthday Mr. President" dress sold for $1,267,500.00, a world record for the most expensive piece of clothing ever sold, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records.
183 She resided at the Hollywood Roosevelt while she was breaking into the acting business.
184 What a Way to Go! (1964) initially intended as a vehicle for her, Shirley MacLaine played Louisa May Foster instead. Producer Arthur P. Jacobs was her publicist and J. Lee Thompson was on her list of approved directors.
185 Was originally set to play Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), but Audrey Hepburn played the role instead.
186 Her lifelong bouts with depression and self-destruction took their toll during filming The Seven Year Itch (1955). She frequently muffed scenes and forgot her lines, leading to sometimes as many as 40 takes of a scene before a satisfactory result was produced. Her constant tardiness and behavioral problems made the budget of the film swell to $1.8 million, a high price for the time. The film still managed to make a nice profit. The classic shot of her dress blowing up around her legs as she stands over a subway grating in this film was originally shot on Manhattan's Lexington Avenue at 52nd St., On Wednesday, September 15th, 1954, at 1:00 a.m. Five thousand onlookers whistled and cheered through take after take as Marilyn repeatedly missed her lines. This occurred in presence of an increasingly embarrassed and angry Joe DiMaggio (her husband at the time; the nine-month-old marriage officially ended during the shooting of this film). The original footage shot on that night in New York never made it to the screen; the noise of the crowd had made it unusable. Director Billy Wilder re-shot the scene on the 20th Century-Fox lot, on a set replicating Lexington Avenue, and got a more satisfactory result. However, it took another 40 takes for Marilyn to achieve the famous scene. Amazingly, her very narrow spike heels don't get stuck or break in the subway grating, although this was a universal problem at the time for the countless women wearing that very popular style heel in New York City in that era. An important promotional campaign was released for this mainstream motion picture, including a 52-foot-high cutout of Marilyn (from the blowing dress scene) erected in front of Loews State Theater, in New York City's Times Square. The movie premiere was on June 1, 1955, which was also her 29th birthday.
187 In Italy, her films were dubbed at the beginning of her career by Miranda Bonansea. As she matured she was dubbed by the marvellous and prolific Rosetta Calavetta with immense success, particularly in Some Like It Hot (1959). Zoe Incrocci lent her voice to Monroe once: in All About Eve (1950).
188 Don't Bother to Knock (1952) (her 18th film) was an attempt to prove to critics that she could act successfully. Because some earlier films took numerous takes and much longer time to complete. Especially, The Seven Year Itch (1955) which took numerous extra takes, for her character role, alone.
189 Friend of James Haspiel.
190 In How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), her character Pola is reading a book called "Murder By Strangulation" on the plane. Coincidentally, this is how her character was murdered in Niagara (1953).
191 Her real father was Charles Stanley Gifford. From his side, she was descended from the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams, and religious leader Anne Marbury-Hutchinson, from whom she is related to Lucretia Rudolph (wife of President James A. Garfield), Grover Cleveland, William Howard Taft, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, and George W. Bush.
192 When budding actresses Shelley Winters and Marilyn were roommates in the late 1940s in Hollywood, Shelley said that one day she had to step out and asked Marilyn to "wash the lettuce" for a salad they were to share for dinner. When Shelley got back to the apartment, (Marilyn was apparently new to the art of cooking) had the leaves of lettuce in a small tub of soapy water and was scrubbing them clean. She had not heard of the phrase before either, or did not know it's true meaning.
193 Was good friends with Dorothy Dandridge and Ava Gardner when they were all young, struggling actresses in Hollywood.
194 In 1972, actress Veronica Hamel and her husband became the new owners of Marilyn's Brentwood home. They hired a contractor to replace the roof and remodel the house, and the contractor discovered a sophisticated eavesdropping and telephone tapping system that covered every room in the house. The components were not commercially available in 1962, but were in the words of a retired Justice Department official, "standard FBI issue." This discovery lent further support to claims of conspiracy theorists that Marilyn had been under surveillance by the Kennedys and the Mafia. The new owners spent $100,000 to remove the bugging devices from the house.
195 The ADR stage at Twentieth Century Fox is named after her.
196 A 1982 review into the original inquest of Marilyn's death, conducted on its 20-year anniversary, concluded that the actress committed suicide or accidentally overdosed, and was not murdered--rumors that were fueled by the sloppy handling of evidence, the delay in securing the scene and the disappearance of tissue samples.
197 Sergei Parajanov made collages of Monroe, Charles Chaplin, Mona Lisa, and other famous personages and many were featured in Mikhail Vartanov's Parajanov: The Last Spring (1992).
198 She took acting lessons from Michael Chekhov.
199 Aside from her birth name of Norma Jeane Mortenson, she was baptized and mainly known throughout her life as Norma Jeane Baker. During her modeling days she was also known as Norma Jeane Dougherty (her first marriage name), and also as Jean Norman. When she signed with 20th Century-Fox, studio casting executive Ben Lyon had first chosen the name Carol Lind as her stage name, although she disliked that. Eventually she chose her mother's maiden name of Monroe. Three names were drawn up as possible stage names. The first was Norma Jeane Monroe, although that sounded awkward; the second was Jean Monroe, and the third was Marilyn Monroe, the latter first name being chosen by Lyon who thought Norma Jeane resembled famed stage actress Marilyn Miller. Norma Jeane liked Jean Monroe, for it preserved some of her name, but Lyon convinced her that Marilyn Monroe sounded more alliterative and so it was chosen.
200 One of the first Los Angeles natives to become a major movie star.
201 In 1999, a make-up kit that she personally owned, sold for $266,500.
202 The dress Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade John F. Kennedy, on May 19, 1962 at his birthday celebration was so tight, that it had to be sewn onto her. She had to sit still for approximately an hour.
203 Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue".
204 Was named #6 Actress on The American Film Institute's 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
205 After discovering her dress was torn, at the 1950 Academy Awards, she burst into tears.
206 Ten days in advance, on Saturday, May 19th, 1962, she performed for U.S. President John F. Kennedy at his 45th birthday tribute in his honor at Madison Square Garden. She sang "Happy Birthday". (Kennedy's real birthday was May 29th).
207 The very popular version of "Santa Baby" (also found in the film, Party Monster (2003)) thought to be sung by her was instead recorded by Cynthia Basinet for Jack Nicholson as a Christmas gift.
208 Featured on a 1.11 euro postage stamp issued by French Post Office on Saturday, November 8th, 2003.
209 The punk band The Misfits recorded a song called "Who Killed Marilyn?" inspired by lead singer Glenn Danzig's belief that she had been murdered.
210 The punk band The Misfits created or picked their name from the last movie title she acted in, The Misfits (1961).
211 Named 2nd Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premier Magazine, behind #1 Cary Grant and before #3 Tom Cruise.
212 "Candle in the Wind", Elton John's song, was originally written about her, and was lyrically re-changed to fit Princess Diana upon her death, in 1997. Coincidentally, both legends died at age 36.
213 Def Leppard's 1983 #1 hit single "Photograph" from their "Pyromania" album was written about her.
214 When she wasn't acting, she preferred to wear nothing but a bathrobe and occasionally a bikini.
215 The first Playboy magazine cover, featuring her, is pictured on one of six stamps issued in a souvenir sheet, issued by Grenada & the Grenadines on Saturday, December 1st, 2003 to celebrate Playboy's 50th and golden anniversary.
216 The Emily Ann Faulkner/Rita Shawn character (played by Kim Stanley) in the John Cromwell film The Goddess (1958) was based on her.
217 Was referenced in the dialogue of La Dolce Vita (1960), in the context of dieting.
218 She was "discovered" by press photographers during a World War II photo shoot at the Radioplane plant in California owned by actor Reginald Denny. She was one of the plant's employees. She left her job and signed with Emmeline Snively's modeling agency.
219 Her USO Entertainer Identification Card (#129778) listed her name as "Norma Jeane DiMaggio".
220 She is mentioned in the song "Lady Nina" by rock band Marillion.
221 Batman writer/artist Bob Kane used Marilyn's likeness as a reference when he drew Vicki Vale.
222 Appears on sleeve of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
223 Formed her own production company, Marilyn Monroe Productions, with Milton H. Greene, on December 31, 1955.
224 The famous nude photo of her by Tom Kelley originally appeared as anonymous on a calendar entitled "Miss Golden Dreams." In 1952, a blackmailer threatened to identify the model as Marilyn, but she shrewdly thwarted the scheme by announcing the fact herself. Hugh M. Hefner then bought the rights to use the photo for $500. She became "The Sweetheart of the Month" in the first issue of Hefner's magazine, Playboy. Neither Kelley or Monroe ever saw a dime of the millions the calendar made for its publisher.
225 When she was told that she was not the star in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) she verbally said "Well whatever I am, I'm still the blonde.".
226 Her behavior on the unfinished Something's Got to Give (1962) dimmed her reputation in the industry, but she was still big box office at the time of her death. What a Way to Go! (1964) and The Stripper (1963) were being developed for her.
227 Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote a tribute to her entitled "Candle in the Wind". In 1997, it was re-recorded with updated lyrics in memory of Princess Diana.
228 Went to Van Nuys High School (Los Angeles) in the early 1940s but never graduated.
229 The first stamp released in the USPS's Legends of Hollywood series, issued on Friday, June 1st, 1995.
230 Although it's believed that her mother, Gladys Baker, named her after Norma Talmadge, Gladys reportedly told her daughter, Bernice (Marilyn's half-sister), that she named Marilyn after Norma Jeane Cohen, a child she was Nanny to while living in Louisville, KY. while her son Robert Kermit Baker (Marilyn's half brother) was in Hospital, and estranged from the father Jasper Baker. The boy died, and Gladys returned to California.
231 Offered to convert to Catholism in order to marry Joe DiMaggio in a Church ceremony, but she was turned down because she was divorced. Subsequently, when the divorced DiMaggio married Marilyn in a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, he was automatically excommunicated by the Church; this edict was struck down by Pope John XXIII's Ecumenical Council (Vatican II) in 1962.
232 Won an interlocutory decree from Joe DiMaggio on Wednesday, October 27th, 1954, but, under California law, the divorce was not finalized until exactly one year later.
233 Married Arthur Miller twice: the 1st time in a civil ceremony, then in a Jewish (to which she had converted) ceremony two days later.
234 On Thursday, February 23rd, 1956, she obtained order from the City Court of the State of New York to legally change her name from Norma Jeane Mortenson to Marilyn Monroe.
235 Wore glasses.
236 Divorced last husband, Arthur Miller, in Juarez, Mexico.
237 Divorced first husband, James Dougherty, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
238 Suffered from endometriosis, a condition in which tissues of the uterus lining (endometrium) leave the uterus, attach themselves to other areas of the body, and grow, causing pain, irregular bleeding, and, in severe cases, infertility.
239 Born on Tuesday at 9:30 AM, Pacific Standard Time, which is Los Angeles, California's time zone.
240 The first time she signed an autograph as Marilyn Monroe, she had to ask how to spell it. She didn't know where to put the "i" in "Marilyn".
241 Thought the right side of her face was her "best" side.
242 She was suggested as a possible wife for Prince Rainier of Monaco. But he picked actress, Grace Kelly, to be his wife.
243 Fearing blemishes and sweat, she washed her face fifteen times a day.
244 Because the bathing suit she wore in the movie Love Nest (1951) was so risque (for the time period) and caused such a commotion on the set, director Joseph M. Newman had to make it a closed set when she was filming.
245 Was an outstanding player on the Hollygrove Orphanage softball team.
246 Often carried around the book, "The Biography of Abraham Lincoln."
247 During the filming of Niagara (1953), she was still under contract as a stock actor, thus, she received less salary than her make-up man. This was also the only film in which her character died. The film was reworked to highlight her after Anne Bancroft withdrew.
248 Frequently used Nivea moisturizer.
249 Her first modeling job paid only five dollars.
250 Redheaded actress Tina Louise played the character role of Ginger Grant on the television series Gilligan's Island (1964), was loosely based on her personality, but a different hair color.
251 When putting her imprints at Grauman's she joked that Jane Russell was best known for her large front-side and she was known for her wiggly walk, so Jane could lean over, and she could sit in it. It was only a joke, but she dotted the "I" in her name with a rhinestone, which was stolen within days.
252 Ex-husband Joe DiMaggio put fresh roses at her memorial site, for numerous years after her death.
253 She was discovered dead at her home at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, Brentwood, California. She had a phone in one of her hands, her body was completely nude and face down, on her bed.
254 Hugh M. Hefner owns the closest burial vault next to hers.
255 Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#2).
256 Hundreds of items of memorabilia auctioned off in late October 1999 by Christie's, with her infamous 'JFK' birthday-gown fetching over $1 million.
257 Interred at Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Corridor of Memories, crypt #24.
258 Given a dog she named Tippy by foster father Albert Bolender. In her final, unfinished film Something's Got to Give (1962), the dog was also named Tippy.
259 Appeared on the first cover of Playboy in 1953.
260 Started using the name Marilyn Monroe in 1946, but did not legally change it until 1956.
261 Was named the Number One Sex Star of the 20th Century by Playboy magazine in 1999.
262 The licensing of Marilyn's name and likeness, handled world-wide by Curtis Management Group, reportedly nets the Monroe estate about $2 million a year.
263 When she died in 1962 at age 36, she left an estate valued at $1.6 million. In her will, Monroe bequeathed 75% of that estate to Lee Strasberg, her acting coach, and 25% to Dr. Marianne Kris, her psychoanalyst. A trust fund provided her mother, Gladys Baker Eley, with $5,000 a year. When Dr. Kris died in 1980, she passed her 25% on to the Anna Freud Centre, a children's psychiatric institute in London. Since Strasberg's death in 1982, his 75% has been administered by his widow, Anna, and her lawyer, Irving Seidman.
264 She was Playboy's first "Sweetheart of the Month" in December 1953.
265 Voted Empire's (UK) "sexiest female movie star of all time" in 1995.
266 Ranked #8 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
267 Was roommates with Shelley Winters when they were both starting out in Hollywood.
268 In her autobiography, "My Story", she recounted her guardian told her she was a direct descendant of James Monroe. Her mother's maiden name was Monroe, but there is no evidence she was a descendant of the U.S. President.
269 Was 1947's Miss California Artichoke Queen.
270 Voted 'Sexiest Woman of the Century' by People Magazine.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime 2017 Documentary performer: "Two Little Girls from Little Rock", "That Old Black Magic", "I'm Thru with Love" - uncredited
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ochéntame... otra vez 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
My Granny the Escort 2014 TV Movie documentary performer: "I'm Thru with Love" - uncredited
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You", "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "I'm Gonna File My Claim"
Gent de paraula 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Shooting the Hollywood Stars 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "Some Like It Hot" - uncredited
Burlesque 2010/I performer: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend Swing Cats Mix"
Willkommen Österreich 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dzi Croquettes 2009 Documentary performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
Dancing with the Stars TV Series 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006 performer - 1 episode, 2009
Game Boys 2008 performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You"
Mad Men 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio 2008 TV Movie documentary performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical Treasure 2008 TV Movie documentary performer: "A Little Girl from Little Rock" - uncredited
Nip/Tuck 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hoge bomen: Pioniers 2007 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Comeback 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Queer as Folk 2002-2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 1999-2004 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Hårde drenge danser ikke 2001 Documentary performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary performer: "Happy Birthday to You"
Lukas 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zwei Männer am Herd 1999-2001 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Town & Country 2001 performer: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" 1953
Russian Doll 2001 performer: "Kiss"
Zwei Männer am Herd 1999 TV Movie performer: "I Wanna Be Loved By You" - uncredited
Little Voice 1998 performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
Hidden Hollywood: Treasures from the 20th Century Fox Film Vaults 1997 TV Movie documentary performer: "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "Heat Wave" - uncredited
Florida Lady 1994 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Kennedy Years: JFK Remembered 1993 Documentary short performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You"
Aqui na Terra 1993 performer: "I WANT BE LOVED BY YOU"
Die Hausmeisterin 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Guilty by Suspicion 1991 performer: "BYE, BYE BABY", "DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND"
Heavy Petting 1989 Documentary performer: "Old Black Magic"
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend 1987 Documentary performer: "Happy Birthday to You" 1893, "Kiss" 1953, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" 1953, "The River of No Return" 1954, "That Old Black Magic" 1942 - uncredited
Der Andro-Jäger 1983 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Remember When... 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Raging Bull 1980 performer: "Bye, Bye Baby" 1953
And Now My Love 1974 performer: "Bye Bye Baby"
Handicap 1968 Short performer: "I'm Just A Little Girl From Little Rock"
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe 1966 Documentary performer: "I Wanna Be Loved by You" 1928, "Happy Birthday", "Thanks for the Memory" - uncredited
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary performer: "I Wanna be Loved by You"
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute 1962 TV Movie performer: "Happy Birthday To You"
Let's Make Love 1960 "INCURABLY ROMANTIC" / performer: "LET'S MAKE LOVE", "SPECIALIZATION", "INCURABLY ROMANTIC", "MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY"
Some Like It Hot 1959 performer: "Runnin' Wild" 1922, "Sugar Blues" 1920, "I Wanna Be Loved by You" 1928, "I'm Thru with Love" 1931, "Some Like It Hot" 1958, "Sugar Blues - Runnin' Wild" - uncredited
The Prince and the Showgirl 1957 performer: "I Found a Dream" - uncredited
Bus Stop 1956 performer: "That Old Black Magic" 1942 - uncredited
The Seven Year Itch 1955 performer: "Chopsticks" 1877 - uncredited
There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 performer: "After You Get What You Want You Don't Want It", "Heat Wave", "A Man Chases a Girl Until She Catches Him", "Lazy" - uncredited
River of No Return 1954 performer: "River of No Return", "I'm Gonna File My Claim", "One Silver Dollar", "Down in the Meadow" - uncredited
The Jack Benny Program 1953 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 performer: "When Love Goes Wrong" 1953, "A Little Girl from Little Rock" 1949 uncredited, "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" 1949 uncredited, "Bye Bye Baby" 1949 uncredited
Niagara 1953 performer: "Kiss" - uncredited
A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950 performer: "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are" - uncredited
Ladies of the Chorus 1948 performer: "Every Baby Needs a Da Da Daddy", "Anyone Can Tell I Love You", "The Ladies of the Chorus"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Monkey Business 1952 Miss Lois Laurel
O. Henry's Full House 1952 Streetwalker (segment "The Cop and the Anthem")
Don't Bother to Knock 1952 Nell Forbes
We're Not Married! 1952 Annabel Jones Norris
Clash by Night 1952 Peggy
Let's Make It Legal 1951 Joyce Mannering
Love Nest 1951 Roberta 'Bobbie' Stevens
As Young as You Feel 1951 Harriet
Home Town Story 1951 Iris Martin
All About Eve 1950 Miss Casswell
The Fireball 1950 Polly
Right Cross 1950 Dusky Ledoux (uncredited)
The Asphalt Jungle 1950 Angela Phinlay
A Ticket to Tomahawk 1950 Clara (uncredited)
Love Happy 1949 Grunion's Client
Ladies of the Chorus 1948 Peggy Martin
Green Grass of Wyoming 1948 Extra at Square Dance (uncredited)
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! 1948 Betty (uncredited)
You Were Meant for Me 1948 Undetermined Minor Role (unconfirmed, uncredited)
Dangerous Years 1947 Evie - Waitress at the Gopher Hole
Something's Got to Give 1962 Short Ellen Arden
The Misfits 1961 Roslyn Taber
Let's Make Love 1960 Amanda Dell
Some Like It Hot 1959 Sugar Kane Kowalczyk
The Prince and the Showgirl 1957 Elsie
Bus Stop 1956 Chérie
The Seven Year Itch 1955 The Girl
There's No Business Like Show Business 1954 Vicky Parker
River of No Return 1954 Kay Weston
How to Marry a Millionaire 1953 Pola Debevoise
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1953 Lorelei Lee
Niagara 1953 Rose Loomis
The Jack Benny Program 1952 TV Series Marilyn Monroe

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bloodmoon 2015 Short excerpts from "Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters"
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary personal papers

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Prince and the Showgirl 1957 executive producer - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ryan & Ruby 2014 TV Series short thanks for the inspiration - 10 episodes
That's Life!! Kilorenzos Smith in Talks... 2013 TV Series documentary very special thanks - 1 episode
13 Steps 2011 Short in memory of
The Opening 2009 Short grateful acknowledgment
That Man: Peter Berlin 2005 Documentary heavenly thanks
S1m0ne 2002 Simone wishes to thank the following for their contribution to the making of Simone
Something's Got to Give 1962 Short dedicatee

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
President Kennedy's Birthday Salute 1962 TV Movie Herself
Premier Khrushchev in the USA 1959 Documentary Herself
Person to Person 1955 TV Series documentary Herself
The Bob Hope Show 1954 TV Series Herself
The Jack Benny Program 1953 TV Series Herself
Olympic Fund Telethon 1952 TV Special Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lykke og krone 1962 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
The DuPont Show of the Week 1961 TV Series Herself / Narrator
The Ed Sullivan Show 1954-1961 TV Series Herself / Roslyn Taber
Zwischen Glück und Krone 1959 Documentary Herself
Film Fanfare 1956 TV Series Herself
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane? 2018 Documentary filming Herself
Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive 2017 Documentary filming Herself
The Fabulous Allan Carr 2017 Documentary Herself
Marilyn Monroe: Auction of a Lifetime 2017 Documentary Herself
The Craig Caddell Show 2017 TV Mini-Series Herself
Die Öscars 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Good Morning Britain 2016 TV Series Herself
Bailando por un sueño 2016 TV Series Herself
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone 2016 Documentary The Girl
Before the Flood 2016 Documentary Herself
Dear Eleanor 2016 Herself
Yves Montand, l'ombre au tableau 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself
Our Queen at Ninety 2016 TV Movie documentary Herself
Enas Kouklos Den Fernei tin Anoixi!! 2015 Short Herself - Various
Le Pan prima della Pan 2015
Pinewood: 80 Years of Movie Magic 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Insider 2015 TV Series Herself
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of 2015 TV Series Herself
Le Fossoyeur de Films 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Drunken Peasants 2014 TV Series Herself
2nd Indie Fest of YouTube Videos 2014 2014 TV Movie Herself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2014 TV Series Herself
Troldspejlet 2014 TV Series Herself (segment "Legetøjszonen")
The O'Reilly Factor 2008-2014 TV Series Herself (segment "Watters' World") / Herself / Various Roles
From Gold to Containers, from Salt to Empires 2014 Video Herself
That's Life!! Kilorenzos Smith in Talks... 2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Khrushchev Does America 2013 Documentary Herself
#Yaprava 2013 TV Series Herself
Arena 2012 TV Series documentary
The Untold History of the United States 2012 TV Series documentary Herself - Movie Star
Sendung ohne Namen 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Herself
Alexandra - Stimme der Sehnsucht: Der rätselhafte Tod eines Stars 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Sugar Kane / Herself
Smash 2012 TV Series Herself
Le secret de la Dernière Malle de Marilyn 2012 Documentary Herself
Marilyn Monroe: In the Movies 2012 Video documentary
Playboy Plus 2012 TV Series Herself
King Kennedy 2011 Documentary Herself
Marilyn Is Dead 2011 Short
Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom 2011 Documentary Herself
Marlon Brando tuli Suomeen 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Ivo Livi, dit Yves Montand 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Un jour, un destin 2008-2011 TV Series documentary Herself / Various roles
Bert Stern: Original Madman 2011 Documentary Herself
Love Lust 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Kennedys' Home Movies 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
Shooting the Hollywood Stars 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
My Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon 2011 Video documentary short Herself (uncredited)
Stars of the Silver Screen 2011 TV Series Miss Casswell / Roslyn Taber / Herself
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Kennedy Detail 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff 2010 Documentary Herself
Marilyn Monroe - Ich möchte geliebt werden 2010 Documentary Herself
Marilyn Monroe - Tod einer Ikone 2010 Documentary Herself
Burlesque Undressed 2010 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Smash His Camera 2010 Documentary Herself
50 años de 2009 TV Series Herself
Mystères d'archives 2009 TV Series documentary short Herself
Hannity 2009 TV Series Herself
20 to 1 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Herself / The Girl
WWE Tribute for the Troops 2008 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence 2008 TV Series Roslyn Taber in 'The Misfits'
Biography 1994-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
Marilyn, dernières séances 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
La rabbia di Pasolini 2008 Documentary Herself
Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Elvis: Return to Tupelo 2008 Video documentary Herself
Il était une fois... 2008 TV Series documentary Herself
The Jill & Tony Curtis Story 2008 Documentary Roslyn Taber
Spisok korabley 2008 Documentary Kay Weston
Waiting for Hockney 2008 Documentary Herself
The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice 2008 Documentary Herself
Bigger Stronger Faster* 2008 Documentary Herself
20 heures le journal 2007 TV Series Herself
Man Made: Secret History of the Bra 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
Crude: The Incredible Journey of Oil 2007 Documentary Union Oil Commercial (uncredited)
Undercover History 2007 TV Series Herself
Switch: Reloaded 2007 TV Series Herself
Protagonistas del recuerdo 2006-2007 TV Series Herself
On n'est pas couché 2006 TV Series Herself
Revealed 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
La imagen de tu vida 2006 TV Series Herself
University Challenge: The Story So Far 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
E! True Hollywood Story 1998-2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Video on Trial 2006 TV Series Herself
American Masters 2003-2006 TV Series documentary Herself
Billy Wilder Speaks 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Niagara Falls 2006 TV Movie documentary Rose Loomis
¿De qué te ríes? 2006 TV Movie The Girl
The Early Show 2006 TV Series Herself
La mandrágora 2006 TV Series Herself
Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Elton John: The Red Piano 2005 TV Special documentary Footage 'Candle in the Wind'
Private Screenings 2005 TV Series Herself
The World's Most Photographed 2005 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Cuando España se desnudó 2005 TV Movie documentary
James Dean: Forever Young 2005 Documentary Herself
Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini 2004 Video documentary Herself
Playboy: 50 Years of Playmates 2004 Video documentary Herself
Marilyn's Man 2004 Documentary Herself
The Prince, the Showgirl and Me 2004 TV Movie documentary
Victoria Wood's Big Fat Documentary 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Naughty Bits 2004 TV Series Herself
The 100 Greatest Musicals 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
The People's Hollywood 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2003 TV Series Herself
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself
Save Our History 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Blond in Hollywood 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2003 TV Series Herself
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Larry King Live 2002 TV Series The Girl / Pola Debevoise / Cherie
Great Performances 2002 TV Series Herself
The Biographer 2002 TV Movie Herself
Marilyn on Marilyn 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Modern Marvels 1999-2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Larry and Vivien: The Oliviers in Love 2001 TV Movie documentary
Legenden 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Memories from the Sweet Sue's 2001 Video short Sugar Kane
Backstory 2000-2001 TV Series documentary Herself
Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Lorelei Lee
Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis 2000 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
The Final Day 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
E! Mysteries & Scandals 2000 TV Series documentary Herself
Joe DiMaggio: The Final Chapter 2000 TV Movie documentary Herself
Playboy: The Complete Anna Nicole Smith 2000 Video documentary Herself
ABC 2000: The Millennium 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 2 1999 TV Special documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Rat Pack 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Fox Studios Australia: The Grand Opening 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
CNN NewsStand 1999 TV Series Herself
Pop 2000: 50 Jahre Popmusik und Jugendkultur in Deutschland 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Century: America's Time 1999 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Playboy: Playmate Pajama Party 1999 Video documentary Herself
PBS NewsHour 1999 TV Series Herself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Die kranken Schwestern 1998 TV Series Herself
Marilyn in Manhattan 1998 TV Movie Herself
Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Fifties 1997 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself (with GIs in Korea) (uncredited)
L.A. Confidential 1997 Herself (uncredited)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life 1997 Documentary Herself - Visits Korea (uncredited)
Intimate Portrait 1996 TV Series documentary Herself
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful 1996 TV Special documentary Herself
Legends of Entertainment Video 1995 Video documentary Herself
Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie 1995 Video documentary Herself
The Casting Couch 1995 Video documentary
Things That Aren't Here Anymore 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
That's Entertainment! III 1994 Documentary Performer in Clip from 'The Asphalt Jungle' (uncredited)
Imágenes prohibidas 1994 TV Series documentary Amanda Dell
Fame in the Twentieth Century 1993 TV Series documentary Herself (uncredited)
Death Scenes 2 1992 Video documentary Herself (uncredited)
Playboy Playmates: The Early Years 1992 Video documentary Herself
The Marilyn Files 1992 TV Movie Herself
Marilyn: The Last Interview 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hard Copy 1992 TV Series Herself
Gesichter Des Todes VII 1992 Video documentary short
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star 1991 Documentary Actress 'River of No Return' (uncredited)
Marilyn: Something's Got to Give 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
Death in Hollywood 1990 Video documentary Herself
Hotels 1990 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Heaven: Tragic Lives, Tragic Deaths 1990 Video documentary Herself
Phil Collins: I Wish It Would Rain Down 1990 Video short Herself
11-22-63: The Day the Nation Cried 1989 TV Movie documentary Herself (in Korea) (uncredited)
Inside Edition 1989 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Remembers Marilyn Monroe 1989 Video documentary short Herself
Two Tragic Blondes 1989 Video documentary Herself
Hollywood Sex Symbols 1988 Video documentary short
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones 1988 Video documentary Herself
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood Uncensored 1987 Documentary Herself
Remembering Marilyn 1987 Documentary Herself
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend 1987 Documentary Herself
Arsenal 1987 TV Series
The Family 1987 Herself (uncredited)
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself
Baby Love 1986 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
Volunteers 1985 Herself (uncredited)
The Rock 'n' Roll Years 1985 TV Series Herself
Say Goodbye to the President 1985 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Moviemakers 1985 TV Series Herself
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Hollywood's Private Home Movies 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982 TV Movie documentary Actress - 'Some Like It Hot' (uncredited)
The Comoedia 1981 Herself
Sixty Years of Seduction 1981 TV Movie documentary
In Search of... 1981 TV Series documentary Herself
Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972 1980 TV Movie documentary Herself
Arthur Miller on Home Ground 1979 TV Movie documentary
Ken Murray Shooting Stars 1979 Documentary Herself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Herself
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals 1974 TV Movie Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1973 TV Series Ellen Arden from unfinished film SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE / Lorelei Lee from film GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
Marilyn Times Five 1973 Short Performer, bye bye baby
Hollywood Babylon 1972 Herself (uncredited)
Tatsachen über Legenden 1971 TV Series documentary Herself
I due Kennedy 1969 Documentary Herself
ABC Stage 67 1966 TV Series Herself
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe 1966 Documentary Herself
Film Preview 1966 TV Series Chérie
The Love Goddesses 1965 Documentary Herself
Hollywood and the Stars 1964 TV Series Herself
Marilyn 1963 Documentary Herself
La rabbia 1963 Documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Great Stars 1963 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Die Reporter der Windrose berichten 1963 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Without Make-Up 1963 Documentary Herself
Hollywood: The Fabulous Era 1962 TV Movie documentary Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1962 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1960 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy Some Like It Hot (1959)
1960 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 6778 Hollywood Blvd.
1958 Golden Plate David di Donatello Awards The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
1954 Henrietta Award Golden Globes, USA World Film Favorite - Female
1953 Most Popular Female Star Photoplay Awards
1952 Special Award Photoplay Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1962 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 10th place.
1961 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 10th place.
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 6th place.
1959 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 6th place.
1958 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Star 14th place.
1958 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Comedy Performance The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
1957 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actress - Comedy/Musical Bus Stop (1956)
1956 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress The Seven Year Itch (1955)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1960 Golden Laurel Laurel Awards Top Female Comedy Performance Some Like It Hot (1959)

TitleSalary
Something's Got to Give (1962) $100 -500K
The Misfits (1961) $300,000
Some Like It Hot (1959) $300,000 + 10% gross over $4,000,000
Bus Stop (1956) $100,000 +500/week expenses
Bus Stop (1956) $100,000 + $500/week expenses
The Seven Year Itch (1955) $1,500 /wk
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) $1,000 /wk
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) $1,250 /wk
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) $18,000
We're Not Married! (1952) $750 /wk
Clash by Night (1952) $500 /week
Clash by Night (1952) $500 / wk
All About Eve (1950) $500 /wk, 1-wk guarantee
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) $1,050
Love Happy (1949) $100
Ladies of the Chorus (1948) $125 /week
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948) $75 /week
Dangerous Years (1947) $75 /week
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) $75 /week
Something's Got to Give (1962) $100 -500K
The Misfits (1961) $300,000
Some Like It Hot (1959) $300,000 + 10% gross over $4,000,000
Bus Stop (1956) $100,000 +500/week expenses
Bus Stop (1956) $100,000 + $500/week expenses
The Seven Year Itch (1955) $1,500 /wk
There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) $1,000 /wk
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) $1,250 /wk
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) $18,000
We're Not Married! (1952) $750 /wk
Clash by Night (1952) $500 /week
Clash by Night (1952) $500 / wk
All About Eve (1950) $500 /wk, 1-wk guarantee
The Asphalt Jungle (1950) $1,050
Love Happy (1949) $100
Ladies of the Chorus (1948) $125 /week
Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948) $75 /week
Dangerous Years (1947) $75 /week
The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947) $75 /week

#Quote
1 To everyone who thinks they're ugly because they're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one and it's society that's ugly.
2 Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
3 The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo it.
4 Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are stupid. A woman can bring a new love to each man that she loves, providing that there are not too many.
5 I want the world to see my body.
6 I have always felt comfortable in blue jeans. I have found it interesting, however, that people also whistle at blue jeans. I have to admit that I like mine to fit. There's nothing I hate worse than baggy blue jeans.
7 Let yourself go, the pleasure of physical movement is so important. If that's a problem, you say to yourself, what is there that I am afraid of, or hiding? Maybe your libido!
8 Fame is like caviar. It's good to have caviar, but not every damned day!
9 Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer.
10 There is nothing positive about being fat. And there is nothing positive about loving yourself. We all need to conform to society's expectations of who we are and if we don't, who will? Life is more enjoyable when you are thin and pretty. I was never fat a day in my life and I never will.
11 For the first family I lived with, to go to a movie was a sin. Every night I was told to pray that I would not wake up in hell.
12 People had a habit of looking at me like I was some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.
13 I'm for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It's really tragic.
14 We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.
15 Who said nights were for sleep?
16 I remember when I got the part in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Jane Russell, she was the brunette in it and I was the blonde. She got $200,000 for it, and I got my $500 a week, but that to me was, you know, considerable. She, by the way, was quite wonderful to me. The only thing was I couldn't get a dressing room. I said, finally, I really got to this kind of level, I said, "Look, after all, I am the blonde, and it is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!" Because still they always kept saying, "Remember, you're not a star." I said, "Well, whatever I am, I am the blonde!"
17 When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
18 I sleep in the nude but I pull the sheets up.
19 I think that sexuality is only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous.
20 It might be kind of a relief to be finished. It's sort of like you don't know what kind of a yard dash you're running, but then you're at the finish line and you sort of sigh - you've made it! But you never have. You have to start all over again.
21 [why she converted to Judaism] I believe in everything a little, and if I have kids, I think they should be Jewish. Anyway, I can identify with the Jews. Everybody's out to get them no matter what they do.
22 Drugs pull you down and shut the lid on life. Pot opens everything up. All the anxieties, the creepy crawly blues, it all just drifts away and you can slowly remember what it feels like to be alive. Even more importantly, you can take a step back from the crap that's flying and see what really is important, which of the many things in your life really deserves worrying about. Not much!
23 Nearly everyone I knew talked to me about God. They always warned me not to offend Him.
24 I have favorite motion-picture stars, like everyone else. You know who mine are? My favorite is Marlon Brando. I mean, really, I believe we'd be an interesting combination. I've said that about Marlon for a long time, but we haven't found the right story. Can you imagine us on the big screen? I hope something happens soon. Greta Garbo, I've never met her. It really bugs me when I miss one of her films on TV. Oh, if you could only get me to meet her! I've also heard wonderful things about Jeanne Eagels and Laurette Taylor. And the one they called the Blond Bombshell: Jean Harlow. Kay Kendall was a great comedian. She was really talented. I would have loved working with Gerard Philipe, the handsome French star- his films I've been told were a huge success in France, as were his stage plays. I was told he wanted to make films with me. Oh, what a shame we never got the opportunity. We would have made an interesting team. What a shame. He was so young to die; he was thirty-six. He had been ill and apparently died of a heart attack.
25 People always ask me if I believe diamonds are a girl's best friend. Frankly, I don't.
26 What the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers. Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.
27 As long as I can remember, I've always loved people.
28 [on homosexuality] No sex is wrong if there's love involved.
29 Executives can get colds and stay home and phone in - but the actor? How dare you get a cold or a virus! I wish they had to act a comedy with a temperature and a virus infection! I'm there to give a performance, not to be disciplined by a studio. This isn't supposed to be a military school, after all.
30 How or why I can act - and I'm not sure I can - is the thing for me to understand. The torture, let alone the day to day happenings - the pain one cannot explain to another.
31 The other girls rode to school in a bus. I had no nickel to pay for the ride. Rain or shine, I walked the two miles from my "aunt's" home to the school. I hated the walk, I hated the school. I had no friends. The pupils seldom talked to me and never wanted me in their games. Nobody ever walked home with me or invited me to visit their homes. This was partly because I came from the poor part of the district where all the Mexicans and Japanese lived. It was also because I couldn't smile at anyone.
32 Suicide is a person's privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime, it's your right if you do. Though it doesn't get you anywhere.
33 When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.
34 I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
35 [on shooting the famous scene in The Seven Year Itch (1955) where wind from the subway beneath blows her skirt up] At first it was all innocent and fun, but when Billy Wilder kept shooting the scene over and over the crowd of men kept on applauding and shouting, 'More, more Marilyn - let's see more.' What was supposed to be a fun scene turned into a sex scene.
36 Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
37 I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
38 I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
39 I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
40 I love to do things that censors won't pass.
41 The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
42 I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me.
43 [on Arthur Miller's script for 'The Misfits'] Arthur did this to me. He could have written anything and he comes up with this. If that's what he thinks of me, well, then I'm not for him and he's not for me. Arthur says it's his movie. I don't think he even wants me in it.
44 I did what they said and all it got me was a lot of abuse. Everyone's just laughing at me. I hate it. Big breasts, big ass, big deal.
45 It was the creative part that kept me going, trying to be an actress. I enjoy acting when you really hit it right.
46 It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
47 Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you $50,000 for a kiss and 50c for your soul.
48 [on Peter Lawford] I have a need to be frightened and nothing really in my personal relationships and dealings lately have been frightening me, except for him. I felt very uneasy at different times with him, the real reason I was afraid of him is because I believe him to be homosexual...Peter wants to be a woman and would like to be me, I think.
49 I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.
50 Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.
51 [on Marlon Brando] He's very sweet and tender, not at all the Stanley Kowalski rapist people think he is.
52 [on Sunday being the loneliest day of the week for her] All the men I know are spending the day with their wives and families, and all the stores in Los Angeles are closed. You can't wander through looking at all the pretty clothes and pretending to buy something.
53 [on John F. Kennedy] When he has finished his achievements, he will take his place with Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and [Franklin D. Roosevelt] as one of our greatest Presidents. I'm glad he has [Robert F. Kennedy]. It's like the Navy. The President is the Captain and Bobby is his Executive Officer. Bobby would do absolutely anything for his brother. And so would I. I'll never embarrass him. As long as I have memory, I have John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
54 [on James Joyce and the character of Molly Bloom in Ulysses] Here is Joyce writing what a woman thinks to herself. Can he, does he really know her innermost thoughts? But after I read the whole book, I could better understand that Joyce is an artist who could penetrate the souls of people, male or female. It really doesn't matter that Joyce doesn't have...or never felt a menstrual cramp. To me Leopold Bloom is a central character. He is the despised Irish Jew, married to an Irish Catholic woman. It is through them Joyce develops much of what he wants to say. Do you agree that the scene where Bloom is looking at the little girl on the swing is the most erotic in the book?
55 [on Sigmund Freud] I read his "Introductory Lectures," God, what a genius. He makes it so understandable. And he is so right. Didn't he say himself that [William Shakespeare] and [Fyodor Dostoevsky] had a better understanding of psychology than all the scientists put together? Damn it, they do.
56 When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.
57 [on Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)] Olivier came into my dressing room to give me hell for screwing up. I soothed him by telling him I thought his Hamlet (1948) was one of the greatest films ever made. You know he won an Oscar for it.
58 Speaking of Oscars, I would win overwhelmingly if the Academy gave an Oscar for faking orgasms. I have done some of my best acting convincing my partners I was in the throes of ecstasy.
59 [on Mae West] A nice lady even though she turned down making a picture with me. That just shows how smart she is.
60 [on Frank Sinatra] He is a man at the top of his profession and is a fine actor as well. You know, he got an Oscar for From Here to Eternity (1953). He has helped more people anonymously than anybody else. And the miserable press smears him with lies about his being involved with the Mafia and gangsters. And Frank just takes it.
61 Personally, I react to Marlon Brando. He's a favorite of mine.
62 [on Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift] Marlon's kinda hard to tie down, they say. He's never sure what he wants to do. He and Monty Clift have a lot in common, though they're totally different people, but they don't plan their careers too well and they're not ambitious enough for their talents.
63 I've never liked the name Marilyn. I've often wished that I had held out that day for Jean Monroe. But I guess it's too late to do anything about it now.
64 [about Montgomery Clift] He's the only person I know that is in worse shape than I am.
65 I want to be an artist... not an erotic freak. I don't want to be sold to the public as a celluloid aphrodisiacal.
66 Talent is developed in privacy... but everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk at you. They'd kind of like to take pieces out of you.
67 I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public -- talent in private.
68 [on John F. Kennedy] It would be so nice to have a president who looks so young and good-looking.
69 I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
70 I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.
71 [Johann Wolfgang von Goethe] said, "Talent is developed in privacy", you know? And it's really true. There is a need for aloneness which I don't think most people realize for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting.
72 [on stardom] It scares me. All those people I don't know, sometimes they're so emotional. I mean, if they love you that much without knowing you, they can also hate you the same way.
73 I used to say to myself, "What the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe?" And I'd answer, "Everything, everything".
74 The trouble with censors is they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
75 I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, "There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."
76 Wouldn't it be nice to be like men and get notches in your belt and sleep with most attractive men and not get emotionally involved?
77 You know, when you grow up you can get kind of sour, I mean, that's the way it can go.
78 I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted. I did sort of think, you know, marriage did that. You see, I was brought up differently from the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy - that's it, successful, happy, and on time.
79 Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.
80 There was my name up in lights. I said, "God, somebody's made a mistake!" But there it was in lights. And I sat there and said, "Remember, you're not a star". Yet there it was up in lights.
81 An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everyone jumped on his violin?
82 [on her famous nude calendar pose in 1949] My sin has been no more than I have written, posing for the nude because I desperately needed 50 dollars to get my car out of hock.
83 If I play a stupid girl, and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do, look intelligent?
84 My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!
85 Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has it's compensations but it also has it's drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.
86 It stirs up envy, fame does. People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe? They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, you know, of any kind of nature - and it won't hurt your feelings.
87 I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me and that I've made of myself, as a sex symbol. Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it.
88 It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
89 I want to grow old without face-lifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face that I have made.
90 If I had observed all the rules, I'd never have gotten anywhere.
91 To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
92 The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them---and fooling them.
93 A sex-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.
94 People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.
95 I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I never had belonged to anything or anyone else.
96 Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, Fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
97 Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
98 Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
99 In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.
100 No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.
101 I've been on a calendar, but never on time.
102 A dollar for your thoughts...
103 Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die, young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself...
104 A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
105 I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
106 [on her early marriage to James Dougherty] Grace McKee arranged the marriage for me, I never had a choice. There's not much to say about it. They couldn't support me, and they had to work out something. And so I got married.
107 [on drifting in and out of orphanages when she was little] The world around me then was kind of grim. I had to learn to pretend in order to - I don't know - block the grimness. The whole world seemed sort of closed to me . . . [I felt] on the outside of everything, and all I could do was to dream up any kind of pretend game.
108 [on her favorite actress] Jean Harlow was my idol.
109 I want to be a big star more than anything. It's something precious.
110 [on why her marriage to Joe DiMaggio didn't work] I didn't want to give up my career, and that's what Joe wanted me to do most of all.
111 [on why she divorced James Dougherty] My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom.
112 [on why Joe DiMaggio didn't accompany her on one of her USO tours] Joe hates crowds and glamor.
113 [on meeting Joe DiMaggio for the first time] I was surprised to be so crazy about Joe. I expected a flashy New York sports type, and instead I met this reserved guy who didn't make a pass at me right away! He treated me like something special. Joe is a very decent man, and he makes other people feel decent, too.
114 [on living with the Bolenders when she was a little girl] They were terribly strict. They didn't mean any harm . . . it was their religion. They brought me up harshly.
115 My problem is that I drive myself... I'm trying to become an artist, and to be true, and sometimes I feel I'm on the verge of craziness, I'm just trying to get the truest part of myself out, and it's very hard. There are times when I think, 'All I have to be is true'. But sometimes it doesn't come out so easily. I always have this secret feeling that I'm really a fake or something, a phony.
116 I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another - it shows an inner life. I like to see that there's something going on inside them.
117 The public doesn't mind people living together without being married, providing they don't overdo it.
118 Men who think that a woman's past love affairs lessen her love for them are stupid. A woman can bring a new love to each man that she loves, providing that there are not too many.
119 I want the world to see my body.
120 I have always felt comfortable in blue jeans. I have found it interesting, however, that people also whistle at blue jeans. I have to admit that I like mine to fit. There's nothing I hate worse than baggy blue jeans.
121 Let yourself go, the pleasure of physical movement is so important. If that's a problem, you say to yourself, what is there that I am afraid of, or hiding? Maybe your libido!
122 Fame is like caviar. It's good to have caviar, but not every damned day!
123 Creativity has got to start with humanity and when you're a human being, you feel, you suffer.
124 There is nothing positive about being fat. And there is nothing positive about loving yourself. We all need to conform to society's expectations of who we are and if we don't, who will? Life is more enjoyable when you are thin and pretty. I was never fat a day in my life and I never will.
125 People had a habit of looking at me like I was some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.
126 I'm for the individual as opposed to the corporation. The way it is the individual is the underdog, and with all the things a corporation has going for them the individual comes out banged on her head. The artist is nothing. It's really tragic.
127 We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it's a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.
128 Who said nights were for sleep?
129 I remember when I got the part in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Jane Russell, she was the brunette in it and I was the blonde. She got $200,000 for it, and I got my $500 a week, but that to me was, you know, considerable. She, by the way, was quite wonderful to me. The only thing was I couldn't get a dressing room. I said, finally, I really got to this kind of level, I said, "Look, after all, I am the blonde, and it is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes!" Because still they always kept saying, "Remember, you're not a star." I said, "Well, whatever I am, I am the blonde!"
130 When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
131 I sleep in the nude but I pull the sheets up.
132 I think that sexuality is only attractive when it's natural and spontaneous.
133 It might be kind of a relief to be finished. It's sort of like you don't know what kind of a yard dash you're running, but then you're at the finish line and you sort of sigh - you've made it! But you never have. You have to start all over again.
134 [why she converted to Judaism] I believe in everything a little, and if I have kids, I think they should be Jewish. Anyway, I can identify with the Jews. Everybody's out to get them no matter what they do.
135 Drugs pull you down and shut the lid on life. Pot opens everything up. All the anxieties, the creepy crawly blues, it all just drifts away and you can slowly remember what it feels like to be alive. Even more importantly, you can take a step back from the crap that's flying and see what really is important, which of the many things in your life really deserves worrying about. Not much!
136 Nearly everyone I knew talked to me about God. They always warned me not to offend Him.
137 I have favorite motion-picture stars, like everyone else. You know who mine are? My favorite is Marlon Brando. I mean, really, I believe we'd be an interesting combination. I've said that about Marlon for a long time, but we haven't found the right story. Can you imagine us on the big screen? I hope something happens soon. Greta Garbo, I've never met her. It really bugs me when I miss one of her films on TV. Oh, if you could only get me to meet her! I've also heard wonderful things about Jeanne Eagels and Laurette Taylor. And the one they called the Blond Bombshell: Jean Harlow. Kay Kendall was a great comedian. She was really talented. I would have loved working with Gerard Philipe, the handsome French star- his films I've been told were a huge success in France, as were his stage plays. I was told he wanted to make films with me. Oh, what a shame we never got the opportunity. We would have made an interesting team. What a shame. He was so young to die; he was thirty-six. He had been ill and apparently died of a heart attack.
138 People always ask me if I believe diamonds are a girl's best friend. Frankly, I don't.
139 What the world really needs is a real feeling of kinship. Everybody: stars, laborers, Negroes, Jews, Arabs. We are all brothers. Please don't make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.
140 As long as I can remember, I've always loved people.
141 [on homosexuality] No sex is wrong if there's love involved.
142 Executives can get colds and stay home and phone in - but the actor? How dare you get a cold or a virus! I wish they had to act a comedy with a temperature and a virus infection! I'm there to give a performance, not to be disciplined by a studio. This isn't supposed to be a military school, after all.
143 How or why I can act - and I'm not sure I can - is the thing for me to understand. The torture, let alone the day to day happenings - the pain one cannot explain to another.
144 The other girls rode to school in a bus. I had no nickel to pay for the ride. Rain or shine, I walked the two miles from my "aunt's" home to the school. I hated the walk, I hated the school. I had no friends. The pupils seldom talked to me and never wanted me in their games. Nobody ever walked home with me or invited me to visit their homes. This was partly because I came from the poor part of the district where all the Mexicans and Japanese lived. It was also because I couldn't smile at anyone.
145 Suicide is a person's privilege. I don't believe it's a sin or a crime, it's your right if you do. Though it doesn't get you anywhere.
146 When you're young and healthy you can plan on Monday to commit suicide, and by Wednesday you're laughing again.
147 I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people.
148 [on shooting the famous scene in The Seven Year Itch (1955) where wind from the subway beneath blows her skirt up] At first it was all innocent and fun, but when Billy Wilder kept shooting the scene over and over the crowd of men kept on applauding and shouting, 'More, more Marilyn - let's see more.' What was supposed to be a fun scene turned into a sex scene.
149 Boys think girls are like books, If the cover doesn't catch their eye they won't bother to read what's inside.
150 I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
151 I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent.
152 I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
153 I love to do things that censors won't pass.
154 The body is meant to be seen, not all covered up.
155 I won't be satisfied until people want to hear me sing without looking at me.
156 [on Arthur Miller's script for 'The Misfits'] Arthur did this to me. He could have written anything and he comes up with this. If that's what he thinks of me, well, then I'm not for him and he's not for me. Arthur says it's his movie. I don't think he even wants me in it.
157 I did what they said and all it got me was a lot of abuse. Everyone's just laughing at me. I hate it. Big breasts, big ass, big deal.
158 It was the creative part that kept me going, trying to be an actress. I enjoy acting when you really hit it right.
159 It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
160 Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you $50,000 for a kiss and 50c for your soul.
161 [on Peter Lawford] I have a need to be frightened and nothing really in my personal relationships and dealings lately have been frightening me, except for him. I felt very uneasy at different times with him, the real reason I was afraid of him is because I believe him to be homosexual...Peter wants to be a woman and would like to be me, I think.
162 I have always been deeply terrified to really be someone's wife since I know from life one cannot love another, ever, really.
163 Arthur Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde.
164 [on Marlon Brando] He's very sweet and tender, not at all the Stanley Kowalski rapist people think he is.
165 [on Sunday being the loneliest day of the week for her] All the men I know are spending the day with their wives and families, and all the stores in Los Angeles are closed. You can't wander through looking at all the pretty clothes and pretending to buy something.
166 [on John F. Kennedy] When he has finished his achievements, he will take his place with Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and [Franklin D. Roosevelt] as one of our greatest Presidents. I'm glad he has [Robert F. Kennedy]. It's like the Navy. The President is the Captain and Bobby is his Executive Officer. Bobby would do absolutely anything for his brother. And so would I. I'll never embarrass him. As long as I have memory, I have John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
167 [on James Joyce and the character of Molly Bloom in Ulysses] Here is Joyce writing what a woman thinks to herself. Can he, does he really know her innermost thoughts? But after I read the whole book, I could better understand that Joyce is an artist who could penetrate the souls of people, male or female. It really doesn't matter that Joyce doesn't have...or never felt a menstrual cramp. To me Leopold Bloom is a central character. He is the despised Irish Jew, married to an Irish Catholic woman. It is through them Joyce develops much of what he wants to say. Do you agree that the scene where Bloom is looking at the little girl on the swing is the most erotic in the book?
168 [on Sigmund Freud] I read his "Introductory Lectures," God, what a genius. He makes it so understandable. And he is so right. Didn't he say himself that [William Shakespeare] and [Fyodor Dostoevsky] had a better understanding of psychology than all the scientists put together? Damn it, they do.
169 When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn't eat or sleep.
170 [on Laurence Olivier on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)] Olivier came into my dressing room to give me hell for screwing up. I soothed him by telling him I thought his Hamlet (1948) was one of the greatest films ever made. You know he won an Oscar for it.
171 Speaking of Oscars, I would win overwhelmingly if the Academy gave an Oscar for faking orgasms. I have done some of my best acting convincing my partners I was in the throes of ecstasy.
172 [on Mae West] A nice lady even though she turned down making a picture with me. That just shows how smart she is.
173 [on Frank Sinatra] He is a man at the top of his profession and is a fine actor as well. You know, he got an Oscar for From Here to Eternity (1953). He has helped more people anonymously than anybody else. And the miserable press smears him with lies about his being involved with the Mafia and gangsters. And Frank just takes it.
174 Personally, I react to Marlon Brando. He's a favorite of mine.
175 [on Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift] Marlon's kinda hard to tie down, they say. He's never sure what he wants to do. He and Monty Clift have a lot in common, though they're totally different people, but they don't plan their careers too well and they're not ambitious enough for their talents.
176 I've never liked the name Marilyn. I've often wished that I had held out that day for Jean Monroe. But I guess it's too late to do anything about it now.
177 [about Montgomery Clift] He's the only person I know that is in worse shape than I am.
178 I want to be an artist... not an erotic freak. I don't want to be sold to the public as a celluloid aphrodisiacal.
179 Talent is developed in privacy... but everybody is always tugging at you. They'd all like sort of a chunk at you. They'd kind of like to take pieces out of you.
180 I restore myself when I'm alone. A career is born in public -- talent in private.
181 [on John F. Kennedy] It would be so nice to have a president who looks so young and good-looking.
182 I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
183 I want to be an artist, an actress with integrity.
184 [Johann Wolfgang Goethe] said, "Talent is developed in privacy", you know? And it's really true. There is a need for aloneness which I don't think most people realize for an actor. It's almost having certain kinds of secrets for yourself that you'll let the whole world in on only for a moment, when you're acting.
185 [on stardom] It scares me. All those people I don't know, sometimes they're so emotional. I mean, if they love you that much without knowing you, they can also hate you the same way.
186 I used to say to myself, "What the devil have you got to be proud about, Marilyn Monroe?" And I'd answer, "Everything, everything".
187 The trouble with censors is they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.
188 I used to think as I looked at the Hollywood night, "There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I'm not going to worry about them. I'm dreaming the hardest."
189 Wouldn't it be nice to be like men and get notches in your belt and sleep with most attractive men and not get emotionally involved?
190 You know, when you grow up you can get kind of sour, I mean, that's the way it can go.
191 I was never used to being happy, so that wasn't something I ever took for granted. I did sort of think, you know, marriage did that. You see, I was brought up differently from the average American child because the average child is brought up expecting to be happy - that's it, successful, happy, and on time.
192 Some people have been unkind. If I say I want to grow as an actress, they look at my figure. If I say I want to develop, to learn my craft, they laugh. Somehow they don't expect me to be serious about my work.
193 There was my name up in lights. I said, "God, somebody's made a mistake!" But there it was in lights. And I sat there and said, "Remember, you're not a star". Yet there it was up in lights.
194 An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everyone jumped on his violin?
195 [on her famous nude calendar pose in 1949] My sin has been no more than I have written, posing for the nude because I desperately needed 50 dollars to get my car out of hock.
196 If I play a stupid girl, and ask a stupid question, I've got to follow it through. What am I supposed to do, look intelligent?
197 My illusions didn't have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve!
198 Fame is fickle, and I know it. It has it's compensations but it also has it's drawbacks, and I've experienced them both.
199 It stirs up envy, fame does. People you run into feel that, well, who does she think she is, Marilyn Monroe? They feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you, you know, of any kind of nature - and it won't hurt your feelings.
200 I'm a failure as a woman. My men expect so much of me, because of the image they've made of me and that I've made of myself, as a sex symbol. Men expect so much, and I can't live up to it.
201 It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.
202 I want to grow old without face-lifts... I want to have the courage to be loyal to the face that I have made.
203 If I had observed all the rules, I'd never have gotten anywhere.
204 To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I'm working on the foundation.
205 The truth is I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't. When they found this out, they would blame me for disillusioning them---and fooling them.
206 A sex-symbol becomes a thing, I just hate being a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things we've got symbols of.
207 People had a habit of looking at me as if I were some kind of mirror instead of a person. They didn't see me, they saw their own lewd thoughts, then they white-masked themselves by calling me the lewd one.
208 I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I never had belonged to anything or anyone else.
209 Fame will go by and, so long, I've had you, Fame. If it goes by, I've always known it was fickle.
210 Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
211 Dogs never bite me. Just humans.
212 In Hollywood a girl's virtue is much less important than her hairdo. You're judged by how you look, not by what you are. Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty.
213 No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.
214 I've been on a calendar, but never on time.
215 A dollar for your thoughts...
216 Sometimes I think it would be easier to avoid old age, to die, young, but then you'd never complete your life, would you? You'd never wholly know yourself...
217 A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.
218 I'm not interested in money, I just want to be wonderful.
219 [on her early marriage to James Dougherty] Grace McKee arranged the marriage for me, I never had a choice. There's not much to say about it. They couldn't support me, and they had to work out something. And so I got married.
220 [on drifting in and out of orphanages when she was little] The world around me then was kind of grim. I had to learn to pretend in order to - I don't know - block the grimness. The whole world seemed sort of closed to me . . . [I felt] on the outside of everything, and all I could do was to dream up any kind of pretend game.
221 [on her favorite actress] Jean Harlow was my idol.
222 I want to be a big star more than anything. It's something precious.
223 [on why her marriage to Joe DiMaggio didn't work] I didn't want to give up my career, and that's what Joe wanted me to do most of all.
224 [on why she divorced James Dougherty] My marriage didn't make me sad, but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom.
225 [on why Joe DiMaggio didn't accompany her on one of her USO tours] Joe hates crowds and glamor.
226 [on meeting Joe DiMaggio for the first time] I was surprised to be so crazy about Joe. I expected a flashy New York sports type, and instead I met this reserved guy who didn't make a pass at me right away! He treated me like something special. Joe is a very decent man, and he makes other people feel decent, too.
227 [on living with the Bolenders when she was a little girl] They were terribly strict. They didn't mean any harm . . . it was their religion. They brought me up harshly.
228 My problem is that I drive myself... I'm trying to become an artist, and to be true, and sometimes I feel I'm on the verge of craziness, I'm just trying to get the truest part of myself out, and it's very hard. There are times when I think, 'All I have to be is true'. But sometimes it doesn't come out so easily. I always have this secret feeling that I'm really a fake or something, a phony.
229 I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another - it shows an inner life. I like to see that there's something going on inside them.

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