Seeing out of curiosity if I can start a ‘conversation’ with a question I think is fun: favorite childhood movie growing up or coming of age one?
“I think that sometimes she doesn’t realize how much I love her and respect her and respect what she is, as a woman and as an actress and what she’s contributed to her profession and her world. And I think that she needs to know that.” - Stephen Bogart
Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing Up Baby (1938), making a reference to Cary’s character Jerry in The Awful Truth with Irene Dunne the year before (1937).
“I’ll never forget the day Marilyn and I were walking around New York City, just having a stroll on a nice day. She loved New York because no one bothered her there like they did in Hollywood, she could put on her plain-jane clothes and no one would notice her. She loved that. So as we we’re walking down Broadway, she turns to me and says ‘Do you want to see me become her?’ I didn’t know what she meant but I just said ‘Yes’- and then I saw it. I don’t know how to explain what she did because it was so very subtle, but she turned something on within herself that was almost like magic. And suddenly cars were slowing and people were turning their heads and stopping to stare. They were recognizing that this was Marilyn Monroe as if she pulled off a mask or something, even though a second ago nobody noticed her. I had never seen anything like it before.” - Amy Greene, wife of Marilyn’s personal photographer Milton Greene
“Do you remember when we met? I’ll never forget your smile. Jimmy sometimes, he has it. I look at him and I see you. That first night, how you plied me with wine… Why, I’d never felt such a sensation. We were downstairs. And I’d fallen asleep on the divan. You carried me to the bedroom, went to say good night to your guests. And I laid there in bed, dreaming of the waves. I’d been on the beach that day. Suddenly I felt a crishing feeling. I couldn’t breathe. I opened my eyes to find you atop me. Your breath smelled of whisky and tobacco. One hand covering my mouth and the other groping at me. Still, sometimes when I sleep, it wakes me with a start. Do you remember that?”
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