I've been thinking quite a lot recently about Marilyn Monroe. I always found it such a tragic shame that she died so young. She certainly lived a troubled life. When she passed away on August 5, 1962, she had been working on the bedroom comedy Something's Got to Give with Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. The film was a remake of 1940's My Favorite Wife (which starred Cary Grant and Irene Dunne). Saying there were some problems during the filming of the movie would be putting it lightly. The film was often delayed and went way over budget. I won't rehash all of what exactly happened, but Marilyn was rarely on the set to film. She was often sick and there were other problems. Marilyn eventually was fired from the film, but Dean Martin went to bat for her. She was re-hired, but died before filming could resume. Something's Got to Give is one of those films that never got completed. Footage from it would eventually find its way onto the screen in Marilyn: The Final Days. Marilyn was also supposed to have starred opposite Dean Martin in Kiss Me, Stupid (1964). Kim Novak ended up playing the role meant for Marilyn. I'fe often wondered what could have been between Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe on screen if she had lived. How would things have turned out if they had become involved romantically offscreen? I guess we'll never know.
P.S. I hope you will check out this great post featuring Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe on my pallie Terri's blog Dino's Den. It's got some wonderful pictures of these two. I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Cheers!