Photographed by Milton Greene for a hair test for ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’
Fame has a special burden, which I might as well state here and now. I don’t mind being burdened with being glamorous and sexual. I feel that beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour, it’s based on femininity. I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous. This is where a lot of them miss the boat. We are all born sexual creatures, thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift. Art, real art, comes from it- everything.
-Marilyn to Richard Meryman for Life magazine, 1962
Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton Greene for ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’