For instance, you’ve read there was some actor [Tony Curtis] that once said about me that kissing me was like kissing Hitler [Curtis would repeatedly change the story after Marilyn passed away]. Well I think that’s his problem. If I had to do intimate love scenes with somebody who really has these kind of feelings toward me, then my fantasy can come into play. In other words, out with him, in with my fantasy. He was never there.
-Marilyn to Richard Meryman for Life magazine, 1962