Unraveling The Slander Of Marilyn Monroe: Colin Clark
While making The Prince and the Showgirl, Marilyn Monroe took a shine to a lowly assistant director. Their brief relationship is now at the heart of a new film. Against this backdrop, Colin Clark, a young man of 23, talked himself films, while she hoped working with the multiple award- winning actor and. The new film "My Week With Marilyn" tells the story of a brief yet A new article in the LA Times digs deep into the alleged affair between Monroe and Colin Clark, the then-gofer who would go on to write the two books that. Colin Clark was pretty respected when he first released "The Prince, The It was nice to get a third party perspective on Marilyn and Olivier's working relationship. Marilyn spent nearly two weeks in the hospital with both.
Williams is gorgeous, and creditably imitates Monroe's voice, walk and even facial expressions. Inevitably, though, it's all too studied — and studied mannerisms just aren't sexy.
COLIN CLARK AND MARILYN MONROE
When you're playing Marilyn Monroe, this is a major problem. Meanwhile, Branagh looks nothing like Olivier. Still, given far more scope for invention than Williams is, he steals the show.
He flies back to New York, and she begins a flirtation with Clark. Alas, her famous comment on that occasion — probably apocryphal — isn't in this movie: In the film's key sequence, Monroe takes too many pills, locks herself in her bedroom, and collapses.
Clark climbs in through the window.
He refuses to open the door to her worried friends, asserting that he is the best person to look after her, and says he will sleep on the sofa.
Instead, he gets into bed with the woozy and incoherent woman and starts telling her he loves her.
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- My Week with Marilyn: the true story
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According to him, that's as far as it goes — but Monroe can't remember anything the next morning, so you've only got his word for it. Clark's diary and the movie present this as a loving and quasi-heroic attempt by Clark to "save" Monroe.
In fact, it's creepy.
My Week with Marilyn: fact or self-serving fiction?
There were a few outlandish parts but overall it was considered pretty reliable. It was nice to get a third party perspective on Marilyn and Olivier's working relationship.
Clark's family knew Olivier which is how he got the job. In them he details his time spent with her while Arthur was away. He was even there when she miscarried! It's pretty well documented that Marilyn was quite taken with Arthur. While the journal incident Marilyn found a journal entry where Arthur had written that Marilyn was a disappointment like his first wife Mary had happened there is nothing to suggest that Marilyn ran into the arms of another man.
Marilyn made sure that only her inner circle really knew what was happening in her life. In fact, when Marilyn was set to announce her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, she told Billy Wilder she was sick for the week of October 4, and announced her divorce on October 6.
Colin Clark's Marilyn Monroe Affair A Lie? 'My Week With Marilyn' Story In Question | HuffPost
She was not someone who would let a random stranger into her life even when she felt betrayed by someone she loved. Marilyn was an extremely private person for fear that she would be betrayed.
It's also worth nothing that no one on the set knew of this "affair" which is also highly unlikely being everyone in her private circle was keeping tabs on her.
This is the most damning evidence that Clark is not telling the truth. Marilyn reportedly found out she was pregnant in early September. Arthur Miller returned to the States on August 27th being his daughter was sick.