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Marilyn 36th Birthday

June 1, 1962 (Los Angeles, California)
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        On June 1, 1962 Monroe, Martin and Wally Cox shot a scene in the courtyard set. The day marked Monroe's 36th birthday, though the studio didn't even buy a cake. Monroe's stand-in, Evelyn Moriarty, bought a seven dollar sheet cake at the Los Angeles Farmer's Market. A studio illustrator drew a card of a cartoon of a nude Monroe holding a towel. It read, "Happy Birthday Suit". The cast and crew signed it. The cast attempted to celebrate when Marilyn arrived; however Cukor blew up and insisted they wait until 6pm because, "he wanted to get a full days work out of her." It would be Monroe's last day on the set. She left the party with co-star Wally Cox. She borrowed the fur trimmed suit she had worn while filming that day because she was to attend a Muscular Dystrophy fund raiser at Dodger Stadium that evening with Joe Dimaggio.

       Liz Taylor was give a huge birthday party on the set of Cleopatra (like over $6,000 for just her party) , the cast and some of the crew pitched in money to buy Marilyn a small birthday cake, and the studio sent over coffee, which after her death they charged to her estate. Also the director made the cast and crew hide the cake untill Marilyn had completed a full days work.
















Photos:
  1. Marilyn and her cake and famous card of birthday
  2. Marilyn and George Cukor
  3. Dean Martin kissing Marilyn


source: Marilyn 36th Birthday in Everlasting Star Community
more information: Something´s got to give in IMDB

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