Revisiting Marilyn’s Sutton Place Neighbourhood

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The Millers outside Sutton Place, 1956

Marilyn moved into a 13th floor apartment at Sutton Place on 444 East 57th Street in 1956, and it would be her New York home until her death six years later. Only one other unit was situated on the 13th floor, which is now up for sale at $6,295,000, Metro reports. (You can read more about Marilyn’s apartment here.)

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“According to a 2011 New York Times profile on Monroe’s private and public life, the famed actress moved into an apartment on the 13th floor of the building at 444 East 57th St. right after she married Arthur Miller.

She had previously been renting an apartment at 2 Sutton Place, according to the Times, ‘not far from 36 Sutton Place (at 55th Street), the classy digs in How to Marry a Millionaire, in which she played the myopic, diamond-seeking Pola.’

Leaving Sutton Place in 1960
Leaving Sutton Place in 1960

The couple stayed in the home until 1961 when they divorced, according to the Times. It was where Miller wrote the final draft of The Misfits.

As for Monroe, ‘she often took her Maltese terrier, Maf (short for Mafia Honey), for walks to the park on Sutton Place. They would sit on a bench and gaze at the East River, Maf recalls in his ghosted memoirs’ (The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, a 2010 novel by Andrew O’Hagan), and she would ‘stare into space and mention names,’ the Times described.”

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