Friday, February 27, 2009

Marilyn and her dogs

Marilyn Monroe at the beach with her dog Ruffles in 1947. Photo: Associated Press MM plays with her Chihuahua on May 17, 1950. Image: Earl Leaf Also on May 17, 1950 Image: Earl Leaf MM and Arthur Miller with Miller's dog Hugo, during a playful moment at Miller's summer home on June 25th, 1956. Image: © Bettmann/CORBIS Here's another photo of Hugo with MM and Miller. Image: © Bettmann/CORBIS When Marilyn and Arthur split up, Arthur retained possession of Hugo. Maf was a little white French poodle who was given to MM in New York by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra had purchased the dog from Natalie Wood’s mother. Marilyn named the dog “Maf” because of Frank Sinatra’s alleged mafia connections. lnterestingly, to spite Arthur Miller, Marilyn used to let Maf sleep on an expensive white coat that Miller had presented her. When Marilyn returned to live in Hollywood, she had Maf flown back to be with her. Following her death, Maf was inherited by Frank Sinatra’s secretary, Gloria Lovell. (via u2r2h blog)

4 comments:

Walter said...

Who knew she had so many cool dogs.

curator said...

Nice to see her that sincerely happy. I'm really glad she had dogs.

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Beverly Busque said...

Marilyn died so young, from the pictures posted looks as though she was the happiest when with her pets. RIP Marilyn hope you have found true happines