The blonde beauty is shown in never before seen outtakes from her last on-set shoot with quotes in the accompanying article giving insight into Miss Monroe's eventful life.
Highlights from Miss Monroe's column are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vanity Fair!
On her attention-grabbing plans for Fox to pick up a poolside shoot in which she’d jump in the water with a bathing suit on—and come out without it:
“Larry (Lawrence Schiller), if I do come out of the pool with nothing on, I want your guarantee that when your pictures appear on the covers of magazines Elizabeth Taylor is not anywhere in the same issue.”
On getting a $25,000 payday from Hugh Hefner for a single shot:
"There isn’t anybody that looks like me without clothes on.”
“I could tell you all about rejection. Sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection.” “But look at you now,” Lawrence Schiller said. “Exactly,” she replied. “Look at me now.”
On confiding her deepest worry:
“I’ve always wanted a baby. Having a child, that’s always been my biggest fear. I want a child and I fear a child. Whenever it came close, my body said no and I lost the baby.”
On her assumed identity, and where Norma Jeane fit in:
“I never wanted to be Marilyn—it just happened. Marilyn’s like a veil I wear over Norma Jeane... I always have a full-length mirror next to the camera when I’m doing publicity stills. That way, I know how I look.”
On her questions about her purpose:
“It’s still about nudity. Is that all I’m good for? I’d like to show that I can get publicity without using my ass or getting fired from a picture.”