Cinema: The Dostoevsky Blues

Blonde, well-rounded Marilyn Monroe is admired (or deplored) the world over as the sexiest little number in the movies. But Marilyn herself would prefer to be remembered by posterity as a dramatic actress. Fed up over her salary (a stark $1,500 a week) and the "commercial" attitude of her boss, 20th Century-Fox, Marilyn began a revolt in Manhattan: she called a press conference.

First of all, she announced, she has organized Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. Her associates: a magazine photographer named Milton Greene and her new attorney, Manhattan Lawyer Frank Delaney. "I am going to do some pictures and TV and things,"...

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