Today is is a big one for Marilyn fans. It’s the anniversary of her performing in THAT dress at President Kennedy’s birthday gala included are the receipts for the dress which total to around $7,800 in 2016 USD.
Today in 1962, Marilyn’s dress that she would wear to perform “Happy Birthday” for JFK was airmailed to her by Western Costume Company.
Marilyn attends a dinner with Kazan at Charles Feldman’s house in 1951.
Arthur Miller writes George Cukor a telegraph about Marilyn
“I just wanted to thank you for the way you have behaved toward Marilyn. The picture, of course, is important to her and to you, but immeasurably more important are the precious days and weeks of her life which your patience and skill and understanding have made humanly meaningful for her. I have never known her so happy at work, so hopeful for herself, so prepared to cast away the worst of her doubts. You must know now some of the reasons why she is so precious to me and will understand the sincerity of my respect for you. / I am at work here, but I don’t know how long I’ll be able to bear this bachelorhood.”