Marilyn was frightened, insecure—trusted only her coach and was always late. During our scenes she’d look at my forehead instead of my eyes; at the end of a take, look to her coach, standing behind Jean Negulesco, for approval. If the headshake was no, she’d insist on another take. A scene often went to fifteen or more takes, which meant I’d have to be good in all of them as no one knew which one would be used. Not easy—often irritating. And yet I couldn’t dislike Marilyn. She had no meanness in her—no bitchery. She just had to concentrate on herself and the people who were there only for her. I had met her a few times before, and liked her. Grable and I decided we’d try to make it easier for her, to make her feel she could trust us. I think she finally did.
- By Myself by Lauren Bacall
I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.R.I.P. Lauren Bacall [16 September 1924- 12 August 2014]
Lauren Bacall presenting Marilyn with Look Magazine Achievement Awards for being the ‘Most Promising Female Newcomer of 1952’, in 1953.
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.”- Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)
Some of the presenters and winners at the 17th Golden Globe Awards which took place on 10 March 1960. [Barbara Stanwyck, Troy Donahue, Louella Parsons, June Allyson, Jack Lemmon, Tony Randall, Rock Hudson, Stephen Boyd, Tuesday Weld]
Old Hollywood Actress Icons (Marilyn Monroe, Ginger Rogers, Natalie Wood, Vivien Leigh, Ingrid Bergman, Judy Garland, Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn) - Feel free to use! Credit isn’t necessary but appreciated!
I really hate looking through the Marilyn tag so I suggest creating another tag for original posts (for anyone that makes Marilyn posts). So I’m going to untrack the Marilyn tag and instead going to use monroedit.