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Posted by: roksana Jan 12 2006, 11:29 PM

"Will Marilyn`s Marriage Last?" from "Silver Screen 1954, June"


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jan 14 2006, 11:32 AM

Thanks Roksana. Interesting article.

Posted by: Marisolecito Jan 14 2006, 12:55 PM

Definitely a great one thumbup1.gif

I believe Marilyn and Joe were made for each other rolleyes1.gif

Posted by: Nettie Jan 14 2006, 04:46 PM

I have read so many negative things about their marriage. Ofcourse, we love the fact that Joe was there for her from beginning to end, even after her realionships with other men after him. I think their relationship ended well simply because Joe only lived with her for under one year. Given time, Marilyn's behavior would have changed drastically towards him, I believe. As it was, she had already commented many times about him being the best lover, her best friend and savior, etc., but that he was a lousy husband. She was very happy and inlove with Arthur in the beginning of their marriage. More so. But look how vicious it turned in the end. Miller had to love her very much to endure so much for so many years.

Marilyn loved the limelight and the public appearances for her fans. He hated it and Hollywood. Remember how he hated the way she dressed? She had a new wardrobe specifically for his taste when they were married with the high collars and such. I think he hated her wardrobe because he was a very jealous guy. Marilyn was very friendly towards everybody, included men. Even those she didn't know because they were her fans too. I love that about her. Joe did not.

Joe had his house kept up by family, I believe his sister and/or mother. But this was a VERY neat guy. We know Marilyn was a little messy. It has been quoted by many who knew her. I read the back of her black Cadillac in front of the DiMaggio apt was a mess, cluttered with her clothes and stuff. Joe always looked PERFECT. He sure was a beautiful dresser. So did Marilyn when she was dressed up for an event with help from her assistants. Many have commented on the fact that she neglected her hygiene at times. I read awful comments about this from many, including Sinatra and Haspiel. I believe I read an awful article quoting her hairdresser, Master's. I don't blame her myself. She worked hard and she suffered from female problems, then later with depression. Easy to understand.

She commented to many about Joe being a boaring husband just sitting around watching his precious TV. That his idea of a fun night was watching tv after a big homecooked dinner. They would have had to eat out alot then. Its one thing for her to cook for her husband occasionally, like she liked to do for Arthur. She needed a cook. She was a big star, after all. Joe also liked to frequent his sports clubs, Toot Shor's, etc., without Marilyn. I've read he had a drinking problem but I personally do not think so. He was a social drinker maybe, especially being an athlete. If he had a drinking problem, I would think he and Marilyn would have had more fun together. But then he would have thought it was alright for him to drink and not for her.

It has been documented by many often about Joe being "stingy" with his money. I am not blaming him. I have read that it may have had to do with his growing up in the Depression or something. He was a good business man indeed. I CANNOT stand cheap men. Especially wealthy cheap men. Marilyn was one of the most generous people, quoted by many. I read her driver in NY took her to ? some place in NY and she handed out money to the needy. She gave lots of cash to people she worked with when they had financial difficulties many times. I am glad she was this way and not absorbed with making more money and becoming super rich, as is the custom with celebrities nowadays.

I could go on and on about why Marilyn and Joe's marriage didn't work. He loved her hopelessly. Did you know that Joe endured alot of abuse and even unfaithfulness from his wife Dorothy? He had similar problems with her as he did with Marilyn, she too being a beautiful, sexy actress and all. I read he was thinking about remarrying her until he met Marilyn, ofcourse. Joe would not have left Marilyn in 1954 if she hadn't left him. He, like Arthur, would have endure for many years. Not as many years as Arthur because Joe was a proud man and Marilyn humiliated Arthur so. If Marilyn had said yes, Joe would have remarried. But I don't think she would have said yes if she was happy in her own personal life. In my opinion, if she decided to remarry Joe, it would have been because, once again, she needed someone to save or help her, whatever, because she was unhappy. But once things started to look up, she would have left him again, probably for another man.

Marilyn was't deliberately mean or abusive to these wonderful men who clearly loved her so. She did the best that she could, if we take into account what her childhood was like and how it had to affect her for the rest of her life. I think, considering, she was a winner. She survived and succeeded !! She fulfilled her dream of becoming a "wonderful", HUGE and famous movie STAR loved by all.

Sorry. I got carried away there for a while. I am by no means an expert of Joe, so forgive if I am mistaken in any of his facts and please correct me if I stated wrong..

Posted by: roksana Mar 11 2006, 12:39 AM

Article "Marilyn`s Greatest Temptations" by Elsie Lee from Silver Screen magazine from 1954, April.


Posted by: suusmarie Mar 11 2006, 03:05 AM

Fabulous worshippy.gif

Posted by: chickeyonthego Mar 11 2006, 11:24 AM

Ohh! Wonderful. Thanks Roksana!

Posted by: roksana Jun 23 2006, 11:29 PM

The article "What I think of Marilyn" from Silver Screen magazine, published in 1953, August


Posted by: wombat Jun 24 2006, 12:05 AM

mf_w00t1.gif how do you get your grubby little hands on all this stuff? birgits_faint.gif

Posted by: jily Jun 24 2006, 10:01 AM

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great article roksana

thanks for sharing. thumbup1.gif


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jun 24 2006, 06:11 PM

Thanks again Roksana. This article contains too really rare pics. You've made us very happy!

Posted by: Tara Jun 24 2006, 06:41 PM

Oh, this is precious. Thanks Roksana.

Posted by: Amber Nichols Jun 26 2006, 05:29 PM

hug.gif Thanks Roksana!!!

Posted by: roksana Jul 18 2006, 10:44 PM

THe article "Marilyn`s Love Problem!" by Michael Sheridan from Silver Screen magazine, published in March, 1953.


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jul 19 2006, 01:17 AM

Thanks again Roksana for this interesting article.

Posted by: suusmarie Jul 19 2006, 01:39 AM

Thanks Roksana clapping.gif .

Posted by: Tara Jul 20 2006, 01:56 PM

Thanks Roksana bye1.gif

Posted by: roksana Nov 19 2006, 03:18 PM

The article "Love Is My Problem" from Silver Screen Magazine from October, 1951.


Posted by: linkeando Nov 19 2006, 08:25 PM

adore your collection!!!!! thanx a billion!!!!

Posted by: suusmarie Nov 20 2006, 02:25 AM

I agree with Jeannette thumbup.gif ! Your collection is wonderful mf_w00t1.gif !

Did you notice the article calls 'As Young As You Feel' by its working-title 'Will You Love Me In December?' coolio.gif .

hug.gif Suus

Posted by: Fav Dec 4 2006, 11:55 PM

Never knew that was the working title!

Thanks Roksana this was an incredibly interesting read. I wonder how much was her words?

Posted by: magg0rz Dec 22 2006, 07:15 PM

I love these articles that are from Marilyn's perspective. They'll be great for quotes and such for my site.

Posted by: eire Dec 23 2006, 03:18 AM

Thank you for sharing this article. There's no way I could've seen something like this otherwise. Thanks again!! smile1.gif

Posted by: suusmarie Jul 13 2007, 02:14 AM

February 1952 thumbup1.gif


Posted by: Lacrymosa Jul 13 2007, 09:15 AM

Suus I love all your posts you always had such great things to share with us, a lot never seen before throb.gif

Posted by: chickeyonthego Jul 13 2007, 09:00 PM

Oh, love it Suus!

Posted by: linkeando Jul 20 2007, 03:34 PM

yes!!!! thank you suus

Posted by: suusmarie Jun 26 2008, 01:04 AM

Two really nice articles in this tribute to MM. Written with a lot of understanding for MM imo. I like the last sentences of the second article especially... so true.

December 1962


Posted by: chickeyonthego Jun 26 2008, 07:21 PM

Oh, Suus. Thank you so much. It is just a wonderful magazine. I love the cover pic of her.

Posted by: LasseK Jun 26 2008, 09:21 PM

Thanks a lot Suus.
Interesting to read the recollections of Friedman from Clash, Don't Bother and River.


Posted by: magda24 Jun 26 2008, 09:40 PM

Thank you so much! I loved especially the second part. I wonder what is the other actress Friedman mentions (not Stanwyck)? I also wonder why biographers tend to miss this sunny, funny, salty side of Marilyn and like to quote only people saying bad things about her?

Posted by: Mezzo Dec 22 2009, 02:25 PM

QUOTE(Fav @ Dec 4 2006, 04:55 PM) *
Thanks Roksana this was an incredibly interesting read. I wonder how much was her words?

I wondered the same thing, Fav. This sounds like the information that was distributed by the studios during the early years of Marilyn's career. Does anyone know if the actors and actresses really wrote these articles or if they were written by publicity agents?

Thank you to everyone who posted these items. I don't collect magazines or magazine articles, so this article is new to me.

Posted by: LasseK Dec 22 2009, 07:14 PM

QUOTE(Mezzo @ Dec 22 2009, 03:25 PM) *
I wondered the same thing, Fav. This sounds like the information that was distributed by the studios during the early years of Marilyn's career. Does anyone know if the actors and actresses really wrote these articles or if they were written by publicity agents?

In Marilyn's case I do believe that it's probably a bit of both - her own words edited/rewritten by publicity people.
There are some magazine pieces attributed to Marilyn which may be completely a press agent's work, maybe previously published interviews reworked into a new article, but in many articles there are pieces and selections of information which must have come from Marilyn, in one form or another - maybe stilistically reworked.
I think that a few parts of this article above do sound like Marilyn's words, from an interview or maybe from a draft by Marilyn, but a lot of it sounds like written or at least finished by a trained publicity writer.

I have the impression that Marilyn cared about what was published as her own words. However, it's also clear that some or a lot of information put forward was previously discussed with publicity people. In some cases they agreed to put out pieces of misinformation, which later had to be corrected, her age being the most obvious (and a very common) one.


Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 3 2013, 06:41 AM

clapping.gif Beautiful cover!!! Thanks!!!

Posted by: meganmarilyn Jul 22 2013, 09:27 AM

April 1952 throb.gif


Posted by: JC 96816 Jan 14 2014, 07:49 AM

What To Look For In 1960 - (Various stars pix) Here is MM's page...

1960 Silver Screen Annual


Posted by: roksana May 29 2014, 05:31 PM

December 1956 marilynbybrandon_190.gif


Posted by: Joan Newman May 29 2014, 08:13 PM

Thank you Roxana mf_w00t1.gif
Is it my imagination Roxana, or has it been a long time since we've seen you on ES?
If so, it's nice to see you again. bye1.gif Nettie

Posted by: JC 96816 May 29 2014, 10:27 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Another winner, thanks again Roksana...

Posted by: suusmarie May 30 2014, 12:53 AM

Thank you Roksana clapping.gif. Good to see you again bye1.gif

Posted by: JC 96816 Jun 7 2015, 06:23 PM


December 1960


Posted by: suusmarie Jul 21 2017, 02:12 AM

October 1953 thumbup1.gif

Again scrambled... blush.gif


Posted by: Stacy Jul 23 2017, 03:01 AM

I love this cover

Posted by: Stacy Aug 15 2017, 03:42 PM

January 1952
Article: Betty Beware; illustrated with this luscious color photo
hopefully someone will have the article

December 1952
Article: I'm Not Afraid to Say Yes
Natural Color Photo
hopefully someone will have the article


Posted by: suusmarie Sep 4 2017, 01:15 AM

May 1953 thumbup1.gif


Posted by: Stacy Sep 4 2017, 07:40 PM

Wonderful! I was just looking at this today on eBay, but it didn't show the inside. Lovely color photo! Remember seeing those pictures on Getty years ago, nice to know what they were used for. Thanks Suus!

Posted by: suusmarie Sep 10 2017, 02:51 AM

July 1954 thumbup1.gif


Posted by: Stacy Sep 10 2017, 02:58 AM

Love it, and love the cover of Jane Russell.

Posted by: suusmarie Sep 12 2017, 01:43 AM

August 1957


Posted by: Stacy Sep 12 2017, 02:18 PM

Love the Ted Baron photos. Thanks Suus!

Posted by: roksana Sep 23 2017, 01:00 AM

December 1950

Posted by: suusmarie Sep 24 2017, 01:11 AM

Great additions all around Roksana, thanks clapping.gif

Posted by: Stacy Sep 24 2017, 04:11 AM

Yes. Roksana, thanks!

June 1955 -The Lies They Tell About Monroe
August 1955 -The Strange Case of Marilyn Monroe
April 1953 - M-m-my M-m-m-Marilyn!


Posted by: Alanma Sep 24 2017, 12:22 PM

Thank you, Stacey.
These perceptive articles should be much better known.

Posted by: suusmarie Sep 24 2017, 11:28 PM

Great articles, thanks Stacy marilynbybrandon_190.gif

The covers coolio.gif


Posted by: Stacy Sep 25 2017, 08:01 PM

August 1950


Posted by: suusmarie Sep 26 2017, 12:34 AM


The cover...


Posted by: Stacy Sep 26 2017, 04:11 AM

Thanks for posting the covers Suus. I never scan them.

Posted by: roksana Sep 27 2017, 11:11 PM

August 1951

Posted by: suusmarie Sep 28 2017, 02:18 AM

Thanks Roksana clapping.gif

Posted by: Stacy Sep 29 2017, 03:46 AM

Love those photos. Great publicity for Marilyn.

Posted by: roksana Nov 15 2017, 08:46 PM

June 1960 "The Trouble with Marilyn"

Posted by: Stacy Nov 15 2017, 09:02 PM

Oh, wow! Thanks Roksana! The photos were by Zinn Arthur.

Posted by: JC 96816 Nov 15 2017, 10:15 PM

bye1.gif Thank you one for me...

Posted by: suusmarie Nov 17 2017, 02:47 AM

Thanks Roksana clapping.gif

Posted by: Joan Newman Nov 17 2017, 03:32 AM

[quote name='roksana' date='Nov 15 2017, 07:46 PM' post='243125']
June 1960 "The Trouble with Marilyn"

clapping.gif Thank you Roksana bye1.gif
Great photos with article.

Posted by: suusmarie Dec 23 2018, 03:09 AM

January & July 1953 thumbup1.gif


Posted by: Stacy Dec 23 2018, 05:13 AM

clapping.gif Thanks Suus! Lovely pics of MM

Posted by: JC 96816 Dec 23 2018, 10:04 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Thanks Suus, is there more? If there is, please post it.

Posted by: suusmarie Dec 25 2018, 01:28 AM

I always post everything I can find, and I just found this one, lol coolio.gif

January 1952...


Posted by: Joan Newman Dec 25 2018, 01:50 AM

QUOTE(suusmarie @ Dec 25 2018, 12:28 AM) *
I always post everything I can find, and I just found this one, lol coolio.gif

January 1952...

Sizzling hot mf_w00t1.gif fever.gif

Posted by: Stacy Dec 25 2018, 09:50 AM

Love it! Thanks Suus, you spoil us!

Posted by: JC 96816 Dec 25 2018, 07:23 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Thanks Suus, the article 'Betty Beware' is also from this one. Both items are in the vintage scrapbook I won from EBay a while back.
update: There's supposed to be another pic in here - color of MM wearing one of the AAE gowns.


Posted by: suusmarie Dec 29 2018, 01:12 AM

Thanks JC clapping.gif

Posted by: JC 96816 Dec 29 2018, 04:21 AM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif You're welcome Suus bye1.gif

Posted by: roksana Mar 9 2019, 08:32 PM

Silver Screen 1962 Annual


Posted by: Stacy Mar 10 2019, 11:36 PM

Nice. Thanks Roksana!

Posted by: roksana Mar 23 2019, 10:14 PM

Silver Screen September 1952

Posted by: suusmarie Mar 24 2019, 12:41 AM

Great postings Roksana, thanks jumpymm.gif

Posted by: Stacy Mar 25 2019, 05:12 PM

Fabulous! Thank you Roksana!

Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 16 2019, 09:16 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Bad copy from EBay...tried to fix up one page...


Posted by: roksana May 9 2019, 06:52 PM

Silver Screen / April 1956 / Marilyn Monroe Wanted an Intellectual-Type Man

Posted by: JC 96816 May 11 2019, 10:15 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Thank you Roksana, I really enjoy your posts.

Posted by: roksana Oct 12 2019, 08:26 PM

Silver Screen November 1953

Posted by: Stacy Oct 16 2019, 06:58 PM

Thanks Roksana, thanks for sharing!

Posted by: roksana Nov 20 2019, 09:45 PM

Silver Screen / December 1955

Posted by: roksana Dec 4 2019, 07:18 PM

Silver Screen May 1954

Posted by: roksana Jan 26 2020, 02:56 PM

Silver Screen February 1959

Posted by: Stacy Jan 28 2020, 09:10 PM

Wow! Thank you so much for sharing your magazines with us! It takes effort to scan them, load & post them. Thank you Roksana!

Posted by: roksana Mar 14 2020, 04:05 PM

Silver Screen / August 1957

Posted by: Stacy Mar 16 2020, 03:08 PM

Wonderful! Thanks Roksana.

Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 1 2020, 02:15 AM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif May 1953, from Vintage Scrapbook
Adding: Dec 1956 Silver Screen ad for Screenland Plus TV Land from vintage scrapbook


Posted by: roksana Apr 2 2020, 10:44 PM

Silver Screen / December 1950 / "The Girl All of Hollywood Envies!"

Posted by: Stacy Apr 4 2020, 04:39 PM

Thanks again Roksana!

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