Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller Wedding (1956)

On June 29th Marilyn Monroe  and Arthur Miller held a press conference at Miller’s house in Roxbury, Connecticut, whose local newspaper had dryly announced the day before that:

 ‘Local Resident Will Marry Miss Monroe of Hollywood’… ‘Roxbury Only Spot in World to Greet News Calmly’.

Once the 400 pressmen had gone away, the couple sneaked off to the Westchester County Court House in nearby White Plains, where they were married.  There was not a solitary pressman or flash camera in sight.

A traditional Jewish rite later went ahead on July 1st at the home of Miller’s agent, Kay Brown, near Katonah.

Marilyn was given away by her acting teacher Lee Strasberg. There were twenty-five guests and the ceremony was performed by Rabbi Robert Goldberg.

The writer George Axelrod made a witty speech congratulating the happy couple and adapting George Bernard Shaw to wish that their children would have Arthur’s looks and Marilyn’s brains.

The newlyweds soon went off to London for the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl.

The marriage lasted five years.

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