Marilyn Monroe Interview pg. 1
BY Sm Ross Relaxed in a hotel easy chair, Marilyn Monroe tells why a girl with 100,000,000 cheering fans has often found herself lonely and "left out." How Marilyn In an exclusive interview, Most publicized actress in the U. S. is blonde, bouncy Marilyn Monroe. PARADE gave Marilyn one of her first publicity breaks when it featured her on its cover in 1947. Since then, PARADE has closely followed her swift rise from model to movie Cinderella. Recently, PARADE'S Sid Ross sat with Marilyn for an afternoon while she waited for stage cues during a personal appearance tour in Atlantic City, N. J. His report is the story of the troubled outlook of a girl who-by all familiar standards-should be riding the happy crest of a great wave of success: ATLANTIC CITY. W E SAT in Marilyn's suite at the Claridge Hotel. In the anteroom sat press agents, studio aides and local movie men. Their talk hardly reached us. Marilyn lounged in a big hotel chair, sometimes upright, sometimes languid languid and beguiling-the way millions of Americans dream of her. Just as she has talked to me before, before, Marilyn spoke frankly. What she told me should shatter forever any popular fancy that Marilyn, at 24, the uncrowned queen of Hollywood Hollywood and the possible successor to Jean Harlow, is the happiest as well as the luckiest girl alive. Just a Dumb Blonde? tt-m-kEOPLE expect to find me one of f^ two things," she said. "Either Â·*- a tart or a dumb blonde. "I'm neither. "The fact is that I'm lonely-in spite of the fastest ride to popularity that any girl ever had. 'Too much publicity makes you lonely. "Suddenly you see people speaking speaking to you and being nice to you. But they never did before, and you feel it's happening only because you're now a 'personality.' "And with me, I know, it would have meant a lot more to have a few words of encouragement before-when before-when I really needed them." (For three frustrating years Marilyn tried to storm the heights of Hollywood Hollywood after her first screen test. Until a lucky break in "Asphalt Jungle" in 1950, she was ignored except for cheesecake assignments.) "As it is, publicity dominates my life." In the fullest sense, Marilyn's life is not her own. She has no privacy. And for Marilyn, this is cruel. She is a girl who likes best to lounge around in blue jeans, to browse ! through book stores, to chatter with friends. Today, flashbulbs follow her everywhere-and her book bills are almost nothing. Â· T*Jo other star is so courted. Â· Twentieth Century-Fox receives more requests for interviews and picture appointments with Marilyn than with any other several top names. Â· While other stars appear in two or three pictures a year, Marilyn's schedule called for six in 1952. Theater exhibitors are avid for personal personal appearances, and most of them bill her name ahead of such stars as Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas and Ginger Rogers. What has it cost Marilyn? It has changed her ideas about acting. "All this publicity makes me a little shy and afraid," she says. "I'm afraid that people will expect too much of me, right now when I've only really started acting. "I'm beginning to feel like a piece of statuary that people are inspecting inspecting with a magnifying glass, look- as fUtft* OCTOBER 12.