Tony Curtis first met Marilyn Monroe in the autumn of She was very voluptuous. She had red hair then, tied in a ponytail. Not much make-up. Marilyn Monroe was, like Tony Curtisnew to Hollywood and wanting to be a star so he offered her a lift in his cheap Buick convertible and drove her to the hotel where she was staying.
She gave him her number but it was a week before he had the courage to ask her out. They then began what he said was his first true love affair. His throwaway remark was to come back to haunt him a decade later when the couple met again on the set of Some Like It Hot, both having found fame — and marriage to other people — in the intervening years. Curtis was married to Janet Leigh, with whom he had one daughter and another — who would become actress Jamie Lee Curtis — on the way.
Monroe was married to husband number three, playwright Arthur Miller. When filming began in August it became apparent the chemistry was as fresh as ever. He later wondered why he never told her it was never going to happen.
In September the unit moved to southern California to shoot beach Love - Tony Curtis - Love . In her hotel room one thing led to another. That made me feel awkward. My wife was expecting our second child. Events took an unsettling turn when Miller appeared. Curtis suspected Monroe had told her husband about their night together. Then he noticed she looked a little heavier than normal. Shortly afterwards a newspaper claimed she was pregnant.
When Miller confirmed publicly that Marilyn was pregnant her whole demeanour changed and so did the atmosphere on set. During yet another endless series of takes by Monroe on one scene, Curtis lost his temper and shoved a glass of ginger ale at her. Miller flew out of his chair at Curtis, who pushed him to the floor and then warded off a furious Monroe.
The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II that day Curtis went to see Miller and Monroe in their trailer.
She figured I could make her happy. Despite the fact that his daughter Jamie Lee had been born just three weeks People Still Dream - African Audio Research Program - Vol. One, the episode threw Curtis into a depression that Love - Tony Curtis - Love to the break-up of his marriage to Leigh.
It coloured his attitude towards Monroe for the rest of his life. After that he rarely spoke about her and when he did it was usually with thinly veiled contempt. EVEN in death Tony Curtis was at the heart of a Love - Tony Curtis - Love — by cutting all five children out of his will, igniting a family war. His eldest child Kelly Lee Curtis, 54, fought to nullify the will and have Vandenberg disinherited but failed.
Curtis wanted his children — by wives actresses Janet Leigh and Christine Kaufmann and model Leslie Allen — to stand on their own two feet but left millions to educate his many grandchildren. Monroe was so unsettled by the publicity that she was barely able to work.
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