A Marilyn Monroe Annotated Page of Interview Notes
One page of questions typed on Beverly Hills Hotel letterhead that
journalist Henry Brandon of The Washington, D.C. Sunday Times sent to
Monroe in January, 1960; a number of MM's responses are penciled on the
document: her answer to psychoanalysis helping the actor - "any
knowledge about one's self can only help the actor and increase his /
understanding / and others - the different characters one has to portray;"
her answer to how males from different countries approach women -
"unfortunately, I have sufficient exposure in the 'male,' / if they were
African, France [sic], / English or American, I doubt / if there would be
that much / difference in the / approach;" her answer to what writers
influenced her - "most recently, D.H. Lawrence - Sons & Lovers;" and
her postscript "include / note thanking him / for plant azalea."
A second page of typed transcript to MM's answers is attached, with a few
additional questions noted such as "What is the definition of an
egg-head? Someone who calls you Mrs. Arthur Miller. Any
reaction?" and MM's typed response of "As to the joke, I don't think
I get it."
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