#monkey business

   In recent years much inaccurate, biased and, alas, too often, vituperative copy has been written about Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, and recently in the Letters to the Editor column of a magazine I came across this: “Sirs: To those who helped make Marilyn Monroe’s life happy, thank you and God bless you. To the ones, and you know who you are, who helped toward her destruction, there is nothing I as an individual can say.
  Makes you think?
   It saddens and astonishes me that the very people who frenetically fight to acquire the luxuries of life, so obviously resent those who’ve already acquired them. It lurks behind their every word and action. But what man can stand another’s success if he feels that his own lack of it suffers by the comparison?
   Well, it’s a free country. Everyone has a right to air his ignorance and dissatisfactions. Including me.
-Cary Grant

"I found her a very interesting child. I was able to have several chats with her on the set and I thought her most attractive, very shy and very eager to learn her job. We discussed books and I mentioned a few she might want to read."

"I had no idea she would become a big star. If she had something different from any other actresses, it wasn’t apparent at the time. She seemed very shy and quiet. There was something sad about her."

"She seemed very shy, and I remember that when the studio workers would whistle at her, it seemed to embarrass her."

-Cary Grant, co-star in Monkey Business