Blonde, a new biopic on Netflix, explores Marilyn Monroe’s life from her early years as Norma Jeane Mortensen through the whirlwind career she had as Marilyn, all while being fictionalized.
One of the most prominent relationships examined in the movie is Monroe’s marriage to Arthur Miller, who was her third spouse.
Although the movie skips over their breakup rather swiftly, the couple’s marriage did eventually deteriorate after first seeming to be a match made in heaven.
Fans are left wondering why Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller ultimately decided to obtain a divorce as a result.
ARTHUR MILLER: WHO WAS HE?
The third husband of Marilyn Monroe was the famed playwright Arthur Miller.
Despite Miller still being married at the time, their connection became more serious after Marilyn’s divorce from her second husband was finalized in October 1955. The two had initially met in the early 1950s.
After Miller and his first wife divorced, he married Marilyn on June 29, 1956. Their marriage lasted just under five years, making it the longest of Monroe’s relationships.
Due to his reputation as an intellectual and hers as a sex symbol, many fans and media outlets at the time viewed Marilyn and Arthur’s marriage as a mismatch and called them “The Egghead and the Hourglass.”
With the exception of Miller being under investigation by the FBI for alleged communist sympathies, which also resulted in a file being established on Marilyn, their early years of dating were generally peaceful.
Just over a year before Marilyn Monroe passed away at the age of 36 in 1962, Monroe and Miller declared their intention to divorce in November 1960, with the divorce proceeding being finalized in January 1961.
WHY DID ARTHUR MILLER AND MARILYN MONROE GET DIVORCED?
Arguments that Marilyn and Arthur experienced while collaborating on the movie The Misfits led to the breakdown of their relationship.
The movie, which was based on a short tale by Miller, was made with the intention of promoting Marilyn as a serious actor, claims Biography.
Monroe and Miller, however, had a number of differences regarding the script by the time shooting started in 1960. The script was frequently revised throughout the process.
Marilyn recalled at the time, “Arthur insisted it was his movie.” “I don’t even think he wants me involved in it. It is finished. The movie would suffer if we broke up right now, therefore we must be together.
. . . because Marilyn Monroe was married to Arthur Miller who wrote the Crucible . . . get it? (pause) TRY TO KEEP UP WITH MY BRAIN!
— Zam Macabre (@popgunchaos) May 13, 2013
According to their Biography, Monroe’s ongoing drug habit, which led to a week in the hospital in Los Angeles so she could detox, complicated the production even more.
Monroe and Miller would eventually file for divorce after filming was over because, by the time she was able to return and finish the shoot, their relationship had all but ended.
The date of their divorce, January 20, 1961, was reportedly picked in the expectation that John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, which fell on the same day, would obscure the announcement.
Do They Have a Marriage?
Yes! The union took place on June 29, 1956. According to Esquire, they had a four-minute civil ceremony there at the Westchester County Court House in White Plains, New York.
For their Jewish wedding ceremony a few days later, Marilyn converted to Judaism. According to Esquire, their second wedding took place at Miller’s agent’s house on July 1, 1956.
According to Esquire, the newlyweds handed each other rings with the engraving “now is forever.”
Miller and Marilyn wed for six years.
WHO ARE THE TWO OTHER HUSBANDS OF MARILYN?
Blonde does not shy away from the fact that Marilyn Monroe had many romantic relationships throughout the course of her life.
Monroe had brief relationships with John F. Kennedy and Charlie Chaplain Jr., in addition to three marriages.
The first man she married was James Dougherty, whom she wed in 1942 when she was only 16 years old. In 1948, the couple divorced.
In 1954, Marilyn married Joe DiMaggio, a former baseball player for the New York Yankees. However, after arguments over the sexier aspects of Marilyn’s career, Monroe filed for divorce after only nine months.
When Arthur Miller wed Marilyn Monroe, how old was he?
30 years of age
by NEW YORK TIMES
Without a tie, Mr. Miller was dressed in a blue suit and a white shirt. Judge Seymour Robinowitz married the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist, 40, and the screen star, 30, at 7:21 PM after a short ceremony that lasted less than five minutes.
Did Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller have a miscarriage?
It’s true that Monroe miscarried while she was married to writer Arthur Miller (Adrien Brody) (though the technical cause, her tripping on the beach, seems to be invented). A loss occurred in 1956, followed by an ectopic pregnancy in 1957, and a third miscarriage in 1958 Monroe.
How long did Marilyn Monroe date, Arthur Miller?
A. M. Miller (1955–1961)
Due to Miller’s alleged communist sympathies and the fact that their affair was made public, their relationship was criticized at the outset.