Marilyn Monroe had her fair share of rumours, gossip and controversy in her time– and even 47 years after her death, she is still making the headlines.
Hollywood veteran Tony Curtis, 84, has sensationally revealed in his latest memoir, ‘Making Some Like It Hot’, that he and Marilyn began an affair in 1950. The fling fizzled out but was rekindled when they starred alongside each other in the 1958 film, ‘Some Like It Hot’- when they were both married.
During the affair between the two high profile actors, Marilyn became pregnant. She decided to break the news of her surprise pregnancy at the same time as the two lovers were confessing their secret to her husband, playwright Arthur Miller. Tony was just as stunned as her husband, according to his book, “I just stood there. The room was so silent that I could hear tyres screeching on Santa Monica Boulevard,” he wrote.
The affair came to a halt and Tony later learned that Marilyn had suffered a miscarriage.
This isn’t the first time Tony Curtis has decided to spill the beans and reveal intimate details on his relationship with Marilyn Monroe. In his previous book, he described taking her away for weekend at a beach house in Malibu and even once stated that kissing the actress was like “kissing Hitler”.
Why do celebrities feel the need to publicly reveal such personal and intimate details? Unfortunately for Marilyn, she cannot confirm or deny these revelations but for many celebrities who can, the damage is already done once the news, gossip or ‘memoirs’ are revealed to the press.
Another example of unashamed public speaking came last week from actor Ryan O’Neal. Talking to Vanity Fair magazine in his first interview since the death of his partner, Farrah Fawcett, he revealed, in an overtly personal manner, how he started flirting with a woman at Farrah’s funeral after ‘‘putting the casket in the hearse”, but the woman in question turned out to be his estranged daughter, Tatum O’Neal.
What do you think? Is it good that celebrities reveal all or do you wish they would keep their personal business to themselves?