When Marilyn Met the Queen

Marilyn Monroe's Life in England

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In July 1956, Marilyn Monroe arrived in London—on honeymoon with her husband Arthur Miller—to make The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier. It was meant to be a happy time . . .

"I am dying to walk bare-headed in the rain. I think England sounds adorable.”—Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn would work during the day at Pinewood Studios, in Iver Heath, while Arthur would write. Then, in the evening, the couple would be able to relax together in their private English country cottage.

But the cottage was a mansion, in Englefield Green, and Marilyn, used to living in tiny hotel rooms and apartments, felt herself being watched. She was, by several of owner Lord Drogheda's servants, who were selling stories to the papers.

And when filming began, all did not go as hoped. Over time, Marilyn grew to hate Olivier; the feeling was mutual.

Marilyn found herself a curiosity for the frequently hostile British press. She took solace in bike rides in Windsor Great Park, in small acts of kindness from members of the public, and in a growing fascination with Queen Elizabeth, whom she longed to meet—and eventually did.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2022
May 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Pegasus Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
11
MB

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