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(Studio) Ronald Reagan's role in starting Marilyn Monroe's career explained. Tomorrow noted anniversary of her death.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Hollywood, California) Monroe's continuing impact on United States culture examined; scenes from "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" shown. [Columnist James BACON - recalls Monroe's death; film shown.] Monroe's career reviewed; photos, films shown. [Photographer Tom KELLEY - recalls Monroe.] [Edward R. MURROW and MONROE - comment on Monroe's absence from cover of "Ladies Home Journal."] Her marriages to Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller recalled. [BACON - notes Monroe's different personalities.] Miller's "The Misfits" said parable of Monroe's life; Clark Gable recalled affecting Monroe prior to his death after filming "Misfits"; scenes shown. DiMaggio's continuing tribute to Monroe explained. [Fan Billie BISCHEO - misses actress.]
REPORTER: Jerry Bowen
- Bowen, Jerry;
- Rather, Dan
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