Legendary columnist Liz Smith marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn’s death at the Huffington Post, revealing a wish shared by many of Monroe’s fans – for all deleted scenes from her movies to be restored.
“In the years since I’ve had this column, I’ve probably written as much about this young woman, so long gone, than other stars who were, or are, alive and thriving. Indeed, my column was the impetus for 20th Century Fox to dig out the many glorious hours of the unfinished Something’s Got To Give, which gave the lie to the idea Marilyn was performing in a drug-and-drink-induced coma. In fact, it seemed that director George Cukor was playing the diva on this set. (And by the way, there are plenty of MM’s deleted scenes from Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch and Bus Stop, crammed into film vaults, still to be mined. Fox, are you listening?)”