People, Oct. 8, 1956

Names make news. Last week these names made this news:

Silent on her peak outside London town, blonde, swivel-hipped Marilyn Monroe, who is scheduled to meet Queen Elizabeth at the annual "command performance" later this month, did not seem displeased when told that M-G-M is "very interested" in having her star in the studio's planned film version of Feodor Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov. Although nobody would take Marilyn seriously when she said a couple of years ago that she wanted to play Grushenka,*M-G-M said last week, "The part is hers, if she doesn't want half the studio to do it."

On his first...

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