The Man Behind the Magic

Over at the Examiner, Elisa Jordan takes a look at Johnny Hyde, the first agent to recognise Marilyn’s star potential. He also fell in love with her…

‘It’s difficult to say what would have happened to Marilyn and Johnny’s relationship if he had lived. One thing is certain, though, and that is Marilyn’s gratitude for Johnny Hyde, the man who mentored her, had faith in her and loved her. “I don’t know that any man ever loved me so much,” she said later. “Every guy I’d known seemed to want only one thing from me. Johnny wanted that, too, but he wanted to marry me, and I just couldn’t do it. Even when he was angry with me for refusing, I knew he never stopped loving me, never stopped working for me.”’


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