Marilyn Monroe photographed by Bert Stern, 1962

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Walter Carone at the Khouchtchez Party, 19th September 1959.

Marilyn Monroe, c. 1947.

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Ed Feingersh, 1955. 

21 August 1952 - Marilyn Monroe records her segment for Hollywood Star Playhouse on NBC radio which is broadcast 10 days later. 

Anonymous: So u know where I can read more depth into marilyn and Montgomery cliffs relationship from? Either book/site (Sry for the English)

Conversations with Marilyn is probably the best book for that as it was written whilst they were on the set if the Misfits. It’s also got discussions with other cast members :)


Lauren Bacall and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953

The Seven Year Itch (1955)

Marilyn Monroe, at the premiere of East of Eden 1955.


The True Marilyn Monroe and Ella Fitzgerald Story

Ella later praised Marilyn for personally calling Charlie Morrison, owner of Mocambo nightclub to ask if Ella could play there. In return Marilyn promised that she would sit in the front row every night, which she did. Unfortunately, in the years since then it had been presumed that the reason Ella Fitzgerald had never previously been allowed to play Mocambo was because she was black. This is not true, as a variety of black entertainers had been booked there before Ella, including Dorothy Dandridge in 1951 and Eartha Kitt in 1953. The truth is that while Charlie Morrison encouraged and applauded performers of all races in his club, he didn’t see Ella Fitzgerald as being glamorous enough to bring the crowd. It would take Marilyn to change his mind. - MM Private and Undisclosed by Michelle Morgan

Pictured (top to bottom)- Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, c. 1955 and below, Eartha Kitt at Mocambo in 1953 and a photograph of Dorothy Dandridge with Phil Moore looking at their names outside of the Mocambo nightclub in 1951 [x]