Marilyn and I often used to lunch at the Cafe de Paris commissary at 20th Century-Fox. I can still see us walking in there, and here’s Bette Davis, Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward with their forks frozen halfway to their mouths as they gaped at her. All these stars with their press people and agents and all the background of a studio going on and it all just stopped dead when Marilyn appeared. It was awesome- and she wasn’t even trying.
-William “Billy” Travilla, MM’s dress designer on several films