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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?

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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***" [endnote 3]

Where endnote 3 is:

Peter Bogdanovich,"Marilyn Monroe", Who the Hell's In It: Portraits and Conversations (New York, 2004), p. 48; James Bacon, Hollywood is a Four Letter Town (Chicago, 1976), p. 134; Summers, Goddess, p93.

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  • Do you know the source of the quote? – rougon Sep 21 '16 at 14:34
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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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    @JoeTaxpayer: The question was what she said, not necessarily did (though there's a high probability that that's also true) – slebetman Sep 23 '16 at 8:35

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