This my first question here. I hope it is appropriate for this site.

I recently saw here (I am translating from Greek) that Marilyn Monroe after signing her first contract said something like

"Finally I can stop [oral sex]"

Did Marilyn Monroe say this quote?


According to The Genius and the Goddess: Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe at page 29:

After signing her first long-term contract with Fox, she triumphantly declared "I have sucked my last c***" [reference 3]

  • Do you know the source of the quote? – rougon Sep 21 '16 at 14:34
  • @rougon see here: therumpus.net/2010/08/59177 "Relying heavily on the account of Elia Kazan, who was friends with Miller and bedded Monroe before he did, Meyers classifies Monroe as “a decent-hearted kid who Hollywood had brought down, legs parted.” In order for Monroe to get jobs, he tells us, she would frequently sexually service the studio heads. When she signs her first contract with Fox, he quotes Monroe as saying, “I have sucked my last .." " – DavePhD Sep 21 '16 at 14:41
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    So it's just Kazan's recollections? It's a reputable press, but that seems inconclusive. – rougon Sep 21 '16 at 14:47
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    Is it not beyond possibility this was meant euphemistically? Today, anyone reaching some level in the corporate ladder might say "I'll never have to kiss anyone's ass again" I said that the day I retired, even though I never did that literally. – JTP - Apologise to Monica Sep 21 '16 at 22:36
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    @JoeTaxpayer the book says by name who she sucked – DavePhD Sep 21 '16 at 23:11

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