And such is the stuff of film history.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Lis Smith on Marilyn's "Bra"?
Saw an item the other day that reported Marilyn Monroe’s brassiere from “Some Like It Hot” sold for nearly $30,000, at Julian’s Auction House in Beverly Hills. I asked my old friend and MM expert Denis Ferrara about this. He said: “Her bra? If anybody has ever seen “Some Like It Hot,” you know she didn’t wear a bra. And naturally not a girdle. By the time filming ended. she was about four months pregnant and showing.” (She would miscarry shortly after.) Denis continued: “In her last three completed films, ‘Hot’, ‘Let’s Make Love’ and ‘The Misfits,’ she has clearly thrown her bra away. Lots of ‘movement’ in those movies. I wasn’t there, but if she wore a bra, it had to be made of tissue paper and string.”