“Sure. I’m meeting somebody, just anybody handy, as long as he’s a man!”
Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits (1961)
Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall attend the premiere of How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953
On April 17, 1952, “The Lyons Den” had the following item: “PHOTO DEPT: 20th Century- Fox tried in vain to suppress the calendar which displayed the nude photo of MM. The studio is not trying to stop Miss Monroe from autographing the picture, which shows her lying nude, on her left side.” Lucien Ballard, the cameraman who’d filmed Jane Russell’s provocative movie The Outlaw, sent his copy of the calendar to the star for autographing.
She obliged and wrote: “This is not my best side.”
- Stories My Father Told Me: Notes From “The Lyons Den” by Jeffrey Lyons