Saturday, July 23, 2011

Marilyn Monroe And Joan Crawford? . . . Really?

Many people view it as an old, old story.
Others think it's just so much gossip.
To some it's a fantasy.
But a lot of people still haven't heard about it. I'm talking about the one-night-stand that Marilyn Monroe reportedly had with Joan Crawford.
This story gained such credibility that a few years ago it was actually written about in the Los Angeles Times. According to accounts based on transcripts of tapes recorded by Monroe's psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, Marilyn Monroe was propositioned by Joan Crawford and Monroe apparently accepted.
But Monroe said the session with Crawford left her cold. Monroe supposedly explained it this way: "Next time I saw Crawford, she said she wanted another round. I told her straight-out I didn't much enjoy doing it with a woman. After I turned her down, she became spiteful."
One would presume that all this happened before Crawford turned churlish  told Monroe, later publicly characterizing her as "vulgar" because she didn't wear a girdle. This could have been the trigger for that public rebuke.
Oooooh, that was Hollywood's golden age!

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