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THE MARILYN MONROE STORY

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MARILYN MONROE was born on June 1st 1926. She died on August 5th 1962.

REAL NAME: NORMA JEAN BAKER.

HER SIX FAVOURITE FILMS WERE:

1: “Some Like it Hot” (1959)
2: “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953)
3: “Bus Stop” (1956)
4: “The Seven Year Itch” (1955)
5: “Niagara” (1952)
6: “How to Marry a Millionaire” (1953)

MY FAVOURITE MARILYN MONROE FILM IS:

“There’s No Business like Show Business” (1954)

HER FAVOURITE MALE CO-STARS INCLUDE:

Robert Mitchum, Richard Widmark, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Dan Dailey, Donald O’Connor, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Don Murray and Frankie Vaughan.
(all the above have appeared in Marilyn Monroe films)

HER FAVOURITE FEMALE CO-STARS INCLUDE:

Jane Russell, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, Bette Davis, Mitzi Gaynor, Ethel Merman, Barbara Stanwyck and Hope Lange.
(all the above have appeared in Marilyn Monroe films)

HER FAVOURITE SUPPORTING ACTORS INCLUDE:

David Wayne (“How to Marry a Millionaire”)
Casey Adams (“Niagara”)
Tommy Noonan (“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”)
Tony Randall (“Let’s Make Love”)

RECOMMENDED BOOKS ABOUT MARILYN MONROE:

“BLONDE HEAT: THE SIZZLING SCREEN CAREER OF MARILYN MONROE” by Richard Buskin
“MARILYN MONROE” by Eve Arnold
“THE MANY LIVES OF MARILYN MONROE” by Sarah Churchwell
“MARILYN MONROE – A LIFE IN PICTURES” by David Thomson
“THE COMPLETE FILMS OF MARILYN MONROE” by Mark Ricci
“MARILYN MONROE – THE BIOGRAPHY” by Donald Spoto

SOME FAVOURITE LINES FROM HER FILMS:

Marilyn Monroe: “I have this thing about saxophone players”. (“Some Like it Hot”).
Marilyn Monroe: “I just love finding new places to wear diamonds”. (“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”).
Marilyn Monroe: “Why do they always look like unhappy rabbits?”. (“All About Eve”).
Marilyn Monroe: "I'm meeting somebody, just anybody handy, as long as he's a man". ("Niagara").

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