HOLLYWOOD: Popsie & Poopsie

Once, she liked to call him "Popsie-Wopsie." Once, he liked to call her "Poop-sie-Woopsie." Last week the terms were somewhat more formal, as Arthur Miller, 44, and Marilyn Monroe, 34, prepared for divorce. After four years of one of the most celebrated show-business marriages since Tom Thumb's, it was all but over between the panduriform actress and the handsome, horn-rimmed playwright.

So Congenial. "The sad fact is she's calculated wrong every time she's made a decision," said Arthur Miller in 1956. But he also saw in Marilyn Monroe "tremendous native feeling. She has more guts than a slaughterhouse. Being with...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!