When you're the sex siren of all time, people never get to know the real you. Marilyn was more than her perfect face and amazing body. She had heart:
Ella Fitzgerald wanted to play at Mocambo, a very popular club in the 50’s but they wouldn’t book her because she was black.
Enter Marilyn who personally phoned the night club owner and asked him to book Ella immediately, on the agreement that she would appear at the front table every night Ella sang. She did and the press loved it.
One person really can make a difference if they know their power. And I love this picture