In my research on Marilyn Monroe I recently came across this letter written in February 1962 by Dorothy Parker to her friend, playwright John Patrick. In it she complains to him how Hollywood botched up a piece, "The Good Soup," a "nice little innocent French farce" that she had written for Marilyn. Another item to add to the "if only" list, as the lovely star was gone only six months later. Parker was not only witty, but observant and wise. She writes of Marilyn, " ... [she] can't help her behavior. She's always in terror. Not so different from you and me, only much prettier!"From The Portable Dorothy Parker a deluxe 2006 edition, which added personal letters and other items.
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