Cinema: Who Would Resist?

Last week there was persuasive evidence that Marilyn Monroe is a shrewd businesswoman. There was also expert testimony that she is an actress.

The businesswoman became apparent when Marilyn Monroe Productions, Inc. bought a property to serve as a starring vehicle for its president, M. Monroe The property was Playwright Terence (The Winslow Boy) Rattigan's The Sleeping Prince, a London stage hit in which Sir Laurence Olivier played the prince. Marilyn also bagged the playwright, and soon had another famed theatrical technician, Director John (The African Queen) Huston, in the act too.

Arriving in Manhattan last week to go to work on the...

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