“Billy Dear, please dress me forever. I love you, Marilyn.” Note from Marilyn Monroe to costume designer, William Travilla: On “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”: .
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“Hollywood is a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.” Marilyn Monroe
A comedic everyman who played foil to the bombshells of an era recounts what happened that night in New York when they shot the famous subway scene. .
“It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.” Marilyn Monroe
It is one of the most memorable of all the many memorable images of Marilyn Monroe — standing over a sidewalk subway grate on Lexington Avenue as the whoosh from below sends her ecru halter dress billowing above her waist. Ms. Monroe was the star of that scene, but the…
Recalling a portrait session with Marilyn Monroe that took place in his studio in May 1957, Avedon said, “For hours she danced and sang and flirted and did this thing that’s—she did Marilyn Monroe.” via MoMA | Richard Avedon. Marilyn Monroe, actress, New York. May 6, 1957.