Marilyn in Action #10


Marilyn promotes

(I would be remiss if I went one more entry in this series without mentioning The Adventures of Marilyn, an ongoing series at Doc 40; that lovely pasture in the blogosphere maintained by one of the great men of our time, Mick Farren. Though you may note a thematic and visual similarity between this exploration of Joe DiMaggio's ex and that one . . . and though 'Marilyn in Action' technically debuted first . . . I can freely endorse, and salute, 'Adventures' as the better series of the two. Long may it wave)

4 comments:

Testify said...

Marilyn was at one point considered for the Carroll Baker part in "Baby Doll". I think the premiere (where I assume this picture comes from) was a fundraiser for The Actors Studio.

Tom Sutpen said...

I didn't know he'd considered her for 'Baby Doll'. Everything I've read suggests that, despite their on-and-off periods of, um, mating (as this is a family blog, I'm being delicate), Kazan was never particularly eager to cast Monroe in anything.

Would have been interesting.

Mick said...

Hey Tom, you are really too kind. I can only reciprocate by saying that I find "If Charlie Parker..." visually awesome and a work of high scholarship.

Testify said...

Tom- I'm sure I read it in Carroll Bakers biog galled, um, Baby Doll but I have to concede that in Kazan's autobiography Baker was always both his and Williams' choice for the titular heroine.