Marilyn Monroe Weekend

She died 50 years ago today, but Marilyn Monroe is all over TV this weekend. Turner Classic Movies ended a 24-hour marathon of her movies this morning, and tonight PBS will revive a documentary about her with “ashen-faced talking heads” (including my own).

Everything meaningful, and so much more, has been said about her long ago but, for those too young to know all that and for those who can’t get enough of her, here is the full story of the weekend my friend Ed Feingersh and I spent with her in March 1955.

Cross-posted from my blog.

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Author: ROBERT STEIN

  • SteveK

    Thanks for sharing this, your amazing story Robert.

    You’ve a way with words:

    “Do you want to see her ?” she asked, then took off the coat, fluffed up her hair, and arched her back in a pose. In an instant she was engulfed, and it took several shoving, scary minutes to rewrap her and push clear of the growing crowd.

    Powerful… powerful.

  • RP

    Hope they included everything including her stays in the White House with John and Bobby.