Frank Langella Remembers Marilyn

Actor Frank Langella – perhaps best-known for his roles in Dracula (1979) and Frost-Nixon (2008) has written a memoir, Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them, which includes a story of an inspiring boyhood encounter with Marilyn Monroe:

“She lifted one of her gloved hands, felt for the necklace, and with the other reached for the side of her coat, pushing it back to reveal still more of her. My pulse raced faster. She turned briefly to her right, saw me standing there, smiled like a sunbeam, and said in a soft whisper:

‘Hi.’

Then she glided up some steps into a building and flashes of light obliterated her from my sight. I returned to the Port Authority and sat trembling on my bus as it transported me back home.”

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