- Jun 14, 2012
This sequence of photographs were taken while "Some Like It Hot" was in the middle of filming (August 4 to November 6, 1958). Good look at tragic baby bump can be seen at 0:34. ( @ellie666, is it any wonder you thought she looked "beefy?"):I've never seen that outtake before or the interviews with the children. I believe she would've been a great mother as that is what she wanted more than anything but was never able to have any children of her own. Having a child would've more than likely changed the course of her life.
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Yeah @Honeybee , I agree that losing this baby was the final trigger for the downward spiral she never recovered from. Billy Wilder was looking at Mitzi Gaynor for the role, which I've no doubt she could have pulled off. (Mitzi's now 87, and has looked good and done well, with a 52 year marriage a few years underway at the time which lasted until talent agent husband Jack Bean's 2006 death from pneumonia at age 84.) They didn't expect Marilyn might want the part, but went with the megastar Wilder had already worked with for "The Seven Year Itch." I get the impression her second pregnancy of 1958 turned her against wanting to do it after committing to the project, which yielded top billing and a huge payoff. (Her contract stipulated filming in color, but Lemmon and Curtis looked ghoulish in the makeup they were wearing, so black and white it was.)