A weekend treat ;) A vastly more complex woman than most realize, the commentary along with these photos give you a bit more insight into the woman. Here’s a series of pics shot by photographer Lawrence Schiller during filming of 1962′s ultimately unfinished “Something’s Got to Give.” Monroe would be dead just four months after the pics were shot, and the film abandoned. In some little known trivia, after Monroe was fired from the film they hired Lee Remick to replace her. Dean Martin, the film’s co-star had leading lady approval, and refused to continue without Monroe.

A version of the film ultimately made it to the big screen in 1963 titled “Move Over Darling,” starring the wonderful Doris Day and James Garner.

For those of you wanting to know more about Monroe the person versus the image, check out Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters

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  1. Mariachi says:

    Great post! I actually wanted to check out the book. Did Amazon remove the link? I remember when they removed “1984″ from the Kindles. So who knows what’s going down the memory hole, these days.

  2. kmsimchak says:

    I have always found her fascinating, not because of her body but the person. Would love to find out more, that is not sensationalist.

  3. Kimj7157 says:

    Beautiful.

    I’ve always found the person of MM fascinating as well. More than a few years back I went through a spell and read everything I could find on her. Came away from that phase very much struck by her talent, intelligence and vulnerability.

    I’ve often thought that if she had had one REALLY good, caring, genuine friend close by, she might have been around much longer than she was.

    • El Gordo says:

      I believe that you are absolutely correct about MM’s lack of emotional support leading to her all-too-early departure. Her only friend appears to have been Shelley Winters who was her friend and roomy when they both were starting out in Hollywood. Norma Rae seems to have been surrounded only by “users” and “snakes” that fed on her emotional vulnerability and Hollywood business naiveté.

  4. dennisl59 says:

    FYI: For you movie buffs, there’s a Monroe movie, Niagara, on TCM, Wednesday, Nov 2nd @8pm(est) Details on both the tcmdotcom and the imdbdotcom websites.

    Pass the Popcorn!

    posted 10/30 825am Texan for [Good and Plenty] Time.

  5. Maynard says:

    “It’s not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on.” — MM

  6. Trish S says:

    She was beautiful.

  7. longhorn mama says:

    How did Elizabeth Hurley ever get away with calling Marilyn Monroe fat? Jealousy of an icon?

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