Rarely do you ever see candid footage of Marilyn Monroe in conversation. When we discovered a clip of the 1950s actress - much-celebrated for her exquisite curves and raucous sex appeal - being questioned by reporters on her weight, we were utterly transfixed by her reaction.
Half a century on and we’re still totally obsessed with Marilyn Monroe. This week, Love, Marilyn – a documentary featuring recently discovered memoirs and diary extracts from the star – is released in cinemas, yet her life is still a great mystery to us.
In an interview with press ahead of filming for The Wrong Kind Of Girl, the long pauses as Marilyn bats her beautiful eyelashes and directs a coy smile to the floor keep the reporters on the edge of their seats. She gives them nothing, except a clever, witty retort. Don’t you just love her?
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