Marilyn: A Woman For All Times

Marilyn appears in The Times magazine today, so if you’re in the UK you might still find a copy (the online version is for subscribers only.) As part of their regular feature, ‘Contacts: The Story Behind the Picture’ – in which Marilyn has already appeared several times – Monique Rivalland looks at photographer Sidney Martin’s shots of Marilyn and Arthur Miller arriving at Parkside House, Surrey, in July 1956. They would stay there for four months, while Marilyn filmed The Prince and the Showgirl.

Marilyn also appears – among distinguished company, including Eleanor Roosevelt, Dame Sybil Thorndike, and Marlene Dietrich – in a new book edited by Sue Corbett, The Times: Great Women’s Lives – A Celebration in Obituaries. On August 6, 1962, The Times noted that her career ‘was not so much a Hollywood legend as the Hollywood legend,’ adding that she had a ‘gift for comedy that some thought outshone Olivier’s.’

Thanks to Fraser Penney

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