Unraveling The Slander Of Marilyn Monroe: Colin Clark
Marilyn Monroe, the Showgirl, and Colin Clark: A Romantic Interlude and many years Marilyn Monroe's junior and what was his relationship with whereas Colin at 23 years old still resided with his parents who funded him. Colin Clark (9 October – 17 December ) was a British writer and filmmaker who Clark's time with Monroe is the basis of the film My Week with Marilyn, where he is portrayed by Eddie Their marriage ended in divorce. Colin Clark was pretty respected when he first released "The Prince, a third party perspective on Marilyn and Olivier's working relationship.
Six Months on the Set with Marilyn and Olivier Clark recounts in detail his tenure as third assistant director of a major feature film. But his job was not a high-prestige one, and he served as more of a "gofer" than a "go-to guy. He arranged chauffeurs and security, servants and caterers. At the end of each work day, Clark made detailed and voluminous diary entries, capturing the daily activities and ever-shifting mood on the set.
Those diary entries form the basis of The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me.
CLARK, Colin (MacArthur) 1932-2002
Clark's job brought him into direct contact with Monroe and Olivier, and his book provides telling, unglamorized details of the lives and behaviors of the two stars. Clark is "brilliantly insightful into their quirks and methods," Lewis wrote.
Olivier did not especially like Monroe, as the starlet was famous for flubbing lines, being late, and being difficult to work with. Clark's first-hand observations also reveal the some brutal truth behind the humanity of the glamorized sex-symbol.
His first reaction to Monroe was not flattering. Monroe had a "nasty complexion, a lot of facial hair, shapeless figure and, when the glasses came off, a very vague look in her eye," Clark wrote.
But whether the unadorned Marilyn held up in comparison to the polished screen image, or whether or not she even showed up for filming, "she dominated our every waking moment," he wrote. A Publishers Weekly reviewer called The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me "a wickedly entertaining little book" and "a delicious backstage comedy of the clash of two worlds.
Brad Tyer, writing on the Hotwired Web site, found Clark's work a "smug little book, self-satisfied with its observations and small triumphs," but concluded that "if you're looking for old dirt, cleverly dished, The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me is a smart shovel.
The book recounts a nine-day period during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl when Clark and Monroe spent an intense but wholly platonic few days playfully cavorting around England. The two engaged in youthful rebellion and risk-taking such as skinny-dipping in the Thames River, visiting Windsor Castleand smuggling Monroe out while hidden under a blanket.
The two even innocently shared a bed—despite the fact that Monroe was newly married and still on her honeymoon with Arthur Miller. In the film's key sequence, Monroe takes too many pills, locks herself in her bedroom, and collapses.
Clark climbs in through the window. He refuses to open the door to her worried friends, asserting that he is the best person to look after her, and says he will sleep on the sofa. Instead, he gets into bed with the woozy and incoherent woman and starts telling her he loves her. According to him, that's as far as it goes — but Monroe can't remember anything the next morning, so you've only got his word for it.
Colin Clark (filmmaker) - Wikipedia
Clark's diary and the movie present this as a loving and quasi-heroic attempt by Clark to "save" Monroe. In fact, it's creepy. Disquietingly, the film doesn't question Clark's version of events, though a lot of it can't be verified and sounds like self-serving fantasy. For all his talk about wanting to protect Monroe, is it protecting her to sell your story — twice — when she's dead and can't answer back?
In them he details his time spent with her while Arthur was away.
COLIN CLARK AND MARILYN MONROE
He was even there when she miscarried! It's pretty well documented that Marilyn was quite taken with Arthur.
- Marilyn Monroe, the Showgirl, and Colin Clark: A Romantic Interlude
- My Week with Marilyn: the true story
- Colin Clark (filmmaker)
While the journal incident Marilyn found a journal entry where Arthur had written that Marilyn was a disappointment like his first wife Mary had happened there is nothing to suggest that Marilyn ran into the arms of another man. Marilyn made sure that only her inner circle really knew what was happening in her life. In fact, when Marilyn was set to announce her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, she told Billy Wilder she was sick for the week of October 4, and announced her divorce on October 6.
She was not someone who would let a random stranger into her life even when she felt betrayed by someone she loved.
Marilyn was an extremely private person for fear that she would be betrayed. It's also worth nothing that no one on the set knew of this "affair" which is also highly unlikely being everyone in her private circle was keeping tabs on her. This is the most damning evidence that Clark is not telling the truth.