Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe listening to jazz at Hollywood’s Tiffany Club (1955) 
"I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo [ed. note: who had refused to book Fitzgerald because she was black], and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night.
She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard… After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

Ella Fitzgerald & Marilyn Monroe listening to jazz at Hollywood’s Tiffany Club (1955) 

"I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo [ed. note: who had refused to book Fitzgerald because she was black], and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night.

She told him - and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status - that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard… After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman - a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”

"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night -there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest."
-Marilyn Monroe (via getty)

"I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night -there must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me, dreaming of becoming a movie star. But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest."

-Marilyn Monroe (via getty)

Marilyn Monroe, photographed with Tony  Curtis, Jack Lemmon, & Billy Wilder on the set of Some Like It Hot (1959, dir. Billy Wilder) (via  drmacro)

Marilyn Monroe, photographed with Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, & Billy Wilder on the set of Some Like It Hot (1959, dir. Billy Wilder) (via drmacro)

Marilyn Monroe - Lazy


Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953)