Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two on a Couch

Monroe on Crawford: "I've always admired Miss Crawford for being such a wonderful mother -- for taking four children and giving them a fine home. Who better than I knows what that means to homeless little ones?"

Crawford on Monroe: "She was cheap, an exhibitionist. She was never a professional, and that irritated the hell out of people. But, for God's sake, she needed help. She had all these people on her payroll. Where the hell were they when she needed them? Why in hell did she have to die alone?"

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  1. How weird is that? That they both found the same couch and pillow!
    Marilyn as usual is all class, and Joan as usual is the supreme bitch.

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    1. RE: "Marilyn as usual is all class"--- ! :) As usual?? Marilyn slept with trillions of men to get ahead; she was hardly "classy." (Her above quote was a bitchy publicity-man-written dig, not a bon mot.)

      As for Joan being "the supreme bitch": In actuality, her quote above about Monroe is 100% accurate. What in the world is "bitchy" about that?

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    2. Marilyn was the most publicly exploited woman in her time. She would have been seen as classy if those around her weren't pimping her out. And quite literally. All she wanted to do was get into the glam of it all. How much of a jerk are you, anyway?

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  2. to say nothing of--whom would you rather schtupp?

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  3. What a fabulous, and chilling, juxtaposition of quotes. You hit it out of the ballpark again!

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  4. Just read the Vanity Fair cover article about the publication of Marilyn's private journals, poetry and notes. Confimration of a very confused and insecure person. The description of the relationship with Arthur Miller was heartbreaking.

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  5. Joan looks like she could schtupp me...

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  6. Joan is right, though. Why did Marilyn, idol of millions, have to die alone while still a major star? People took a lot from her and very few gave.

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    1. Exploitation, duh. She was everything short of a woman who was tricked into prostitution. Actually, prostitution would have been more straight-forward than what people did to her.

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  7. What a telling quote from Crawford. Quite possibly the most compassionate implication is that given the chance, she would have been there for Monroe.

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