The Face of Norma Jean


“The day after Marilyn died, I sat at the counter of a coffee shop in New York City. Suddenly I heard her name mentioned. A workman eating at the counter was saying to a friend, “I was working on the street outside her apartment house on 57th Street, and whenever she’d come out she’d always say, ‘Hi,’ right to me.” And then he announced to the restaurant at large, “Marilyn Monroe was the nicest girl in the whole world!”

-“Behind the Myth:  The Face of Norma Jean” by Richard Meryman for Life magazine, November 4th, 1966.

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