“Walking down Willow Street the other day, our group was greeted by a blonde in very high heels and a slit skirt.
‘Where have you been? I’ve been waiting!’ she cried. It was Marilyn, who just happened to be standing in front of the brownstone where playwright Arthur Miller lived when their love affair began.
‘Some audiences really clam up and just stare at me,’ says Maria Aparo, the actress who plays her. ‘And then there are some who create dialogue of their own in the scene.’
Apparently the sight of Marilyn Monroe has caused little stir in the neighborhood, although Aparo says she’s received some helpful history about the house from locals. She also finds that people want to hang out with Marilyn.
‘Some people want to stay and chitchat,’ she says. ‘So it becomes my job to send them on their way.'”