About Marilyn Monroe
She is five feet five and a half inches tall but men, even when they are looking right at her, always think of her as a frail, tiny girl. She never lets her-self weigh more than one hundred and eighteen pounds. Her waist is twenty-three and a half inches, her hips, thirty-four and her bust, thirty-six and a half. Her hair is naturally blonde though “aided by the studio,” she says. Her eyes are blue-gray. And her speaking voice is like a caress.
She was born Norma Jean Dougherty in Los Angeles but was orphaned while a baby. She had a rough childhood. She was shuttled about from family to family as a child, often working her own way. Every time she got a dime she’d spend it on a picture show, seeing the bill over and over again, all day, all evening. It usually meant she got spanked when she got back home. But she thought it was worth it.
She was married at sixteen, out of high school by seventeen and divorced at eighteen. She won’t tell his name. “He’s married again and very happy, but I understand his wife doesn’t like his name associated with an actress,” she explains gently.
Her first big hit was the dove-like little gold-digger in “Asphalt Jungle.” She portrays another little dope in “All About Eve.”
She sleeps in a bed that is broad and low to the floor, without headboard or footboard and she dotes on big, fluffy comforters—but uses neither nightgown nor pajamas.
She isn’t in love but she would love to be. As for the Hollywood wolves, who really are on her doorstep, she snubs them.
It is a quote. PHOTOPLAY MAGAZINE MARCH 1951