A Marilyn Monroe handwritten note to Marlon Brando and his return telegram to her

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A Marilyn Monroe handwritten note to Marlon Brando and his return telegram to her
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A Marilyn Monroe handwritten note to Marlon Brando and his return telegram to her
A short note pencilled on two pages of light blue notepaper from the 'Los Angeles Institute for Psychoanalysis'; evidently scribed for a later telegram, it reads in full "CR 12151 Western Union / Dear Marlon / I need your / opinion about a / plan for getting / Lee out here on more / than a temporary / basis please / phone me as soon / as possible Time / is of the essence / Marilyn"; 'Lee' being Lee Strasberg, both Monroe and Brando's 'Method' acting coach. Also included is Brando's Western Union telegram response, dated "1962 Jan 13 1:06," it reads in full "Marilyn Monroe / 882 North Doheny Apt 3 / Tried to reach you by fone [sic] must leave city this weekend / sorry / Marlon."

Footnotes

  • Monroe and Brando had a brief publicized affair in the mid-1950s, and though it ended, their friendship remained constant for the remainder of Monroe's life as this 1962 telegram from Brando indicates.
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