Amusing proof, if it were needed, that Marilyn Monroe was difficult to pin down at times, even for New York Times journalists on deadline. The month after this letter was sent, Monroe began shooting her final movie, The Misfits, and not long after that she was admitted to a psychiatric clinic in New York. She described her experiences there in a letter to her psychiatrist.
Monroe passed away in 1962.
Transcript follows. Image kindly supplied by Huey.
The New York Times
May 23, 1960
Dear (I think) Marilyn:
I write to the President of the United States and I get a prompt reply.
I write to the Vice President of the United States and I get a prompt reply.
I write to Sir Laurence Olivier and I get a prompt reply.
I write to Jayne Mansfield and I get a prompt reply.
I write to you and three weeks go by without even an acknowledgement of an important enclosure.
Who do you think you are — Marilyn Monroe?
In any case, would you please return the script of that speech? I need it.
Yours, in sorrow and bewilderment,
Mrs. Arthur Miller
Beverly Hills Hotel
Beverly Hills, California