"Joe, will always come first with me. He is the human being closest to my heart. He’s the most important person in my life. Everything else is second. But he understands that my career is very important to me. I fought hard to get it. Sometimes starved. And the same goes for his career with me. We both had our jobs before we were married. And we expect to continue them in the same way. But with one big difference. If we can help it, and we can, we’ll never let our work separate us. It’s no fun to be married and parted all the time." – Marilyn Monroe

Anonymous said: Hello, I love your blog by the way :) Could you tell me how Milton felt when he found out about Marilyn's death? Was there any article or book about it?

Hey Anon,

I hope this helps ;)

In July of 1962, Milton’s wife Amy had a dream that Marilyn was in trouble. She begged Milton, who hadn’t spoken to Marilyn in 4 years, to call her. She felt that Marilyn needed him, their friendship again. Milton agreed to call her and said if she needed him he would drop his current assignment and be there for her. He called Marilyn and they talked. She was so happy to hear from him. Milton asked if she’d like him to come out there and be with her for support, she had told him No that she would be Ok. Milton called Marilyn one more time before he left for his assignment in Paris and she seemed ok. On Sunday August 5th the Greenes had a picnic lunch at Fontainebleau. When they got back to their hotel room they received a phone call from Alicia Corning Clark, who told them arrogantly that their friend Marilyn Monroe had just killed herself (Alicia Clark had said something derogatory about Marilyn the day before which really upset Amy). Amy didn’t believe her on the phone and gave the call to Milton. Milton spoke for a while and then called Arthur Jacobs, the MM Productions publicist, spoke for a bit and hung up. He then turned to his wife, his face colorless, and said “You were right, I should have gone to her.”

Furthermore, Milton never believed she killed herself.

In a 1982 interview he told a Los Angeles newspaper that he remembered Marilyn as “ultrasensitive, and very dedicated to her work whether people realize this or not. She came through magnificently in “Prince” and she was great in ‘Bus Stop.’ All I did was believe in her. She was a marvelous, loving, wonderful person I don’t think many people understood.”


 ”I’d hate to think that marriage was Joe’s only interest. There are twenty-four hours in each day. How many hours can you give to being a husband or a wife? You must have other interests, too, to make for a full, happy life.” – Marilyn Monroe

"stand on a spot of earth and call to the moon - calling into infinity" - Marilyn Monroe(written down on “The Misfits” script)

"men that are men can’t be trusted" - Marilyn Monroe (written down on “The Misfits” script)

"The effort is made by one’s will" - Marilyn Monroe (written down on “The Misfits” script)

"Not intense / leads to only tension / relax" - Marilyn Monroe

"Accept it, summon all strength needed-save myself for other things / don’t fight / enjoy when I can" - Marilyn Monroe

"using my inteligence /  I am not a baby any longer" - Marilyn Monroe ( note found on a promptbook for Let’s Make Love )

About Marilyn Monroe:

“I picked up my Nikon and watched her through the eyepiece. The 105-mm lens let me examine the intimate texture of her beauty, as if under a magnifying glass. Her skin was as fine and translucent as real silk. I had the faintest aura of golden down on it, like a peach. My eye roved her face, searching. I couldn’t find the secret of her beauty in any one feature. She didn’t have a great nose like Liz Taylor, or perfect lips like Brigitte Bardot. She didn’t have gorgeious almond-shaped eyes like Sophia Loren. And yet she was more to me than all of them put together.” –Bert Stern