Continuing the We Didn't Start the Fire roll call . . .
Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnnie Ray
South Pacific, Walter Winchell, Joe DiMaggio
Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, Television,
North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe
Rosenbergs, H-Bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom
Brando, The King And I, and The Catcher In The Rye
Eisenhower, Vaccine, England's got a new queen
Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye
Today: Marilyn Monroe
US actress, 1926-1962. Director Joseph L Mankiewicz saw her in a small part in The Asphalt Jungle in 1950 and began casting her. Her popularity soared and in 1950 she was signed to a 7 year contract by 20th Century Fox.
“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course”
- Marilyn Monroe, responding to a reporter’s question.
In a recently discovered audio interview with French magazine Marie Claire, which was never published at the time, she was recorded as saying about the above statement:
'You know, they ask me questions. Just an example: "What do you wear to bed? A pajama top? The bottoms of the pajamas? A nightgown?” So I said, “Chanel No.5," because it’s the truth. And yet, I don’t want to say “nude”. But it’s the truth!'