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Some like it pot: lost home movie shows Marilyn Monroe smoking joint
gaurdian ^ | Dec. 2, 2009 | James Melkle

Posted on 12/02/2009 2:05:32 AM PST by cdchik123

It may have been the year of one of her classic films, Some Like It Hot, but a home movie found after 50 years in an attic apparently demonstrates that Marilyn Monroe may have enjoyed pot too.

A silent reel-to-reel colour film, dating probably from the late 1950s, shows a relaxed star taking a quick puff from what is alleged to have been a joint of marijuana while sitting on a couch with at least two other people.

But, as President Bill Clinton and other politicians might put it later, she did not inhale, not much anyway.

The film shows Monroe, smiling widely, with a cigarette in hand, and then seemingly self-absorbed in the contemplative pleasure of the moment, taking a drag, eyes closed, her head of trademark golden curls resting on the back of the sofa.

The person who shot the film at a private house in New Jersey insists the cigarette contained marijuana. The moviemaker is remaining anonymous but insisted the pot "was mine".

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: lesbian; libertarians; marijuana; marilynmonroe; medicalmarijuana; pot; potheads

1 posted on 12/02/2009 2:05:34 AM PST by cdchik123
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To: cdchik123

NO! She did drugs???!!!


2 posted on 12/02/2009 2:16:20 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cdchik123
Why isn't it a roll cigarette?
3 posted on 12/02/2009 2:18:24 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: driftdiver
NO! She did drugs???!!!

The nerve of some people, accusing her of doing drugs!!

4 posted on 12/02/2009 2:23:42 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: bmwcyle

Someone is looking for their fifteen minutes. This might get them five.


5 posted on 12/02/2009 2:24:40 AM PST by riri (http://rationaljingo.blogspot.com/)
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To: riri

I lived through that time. People often rolled their own cigarettes to save money.


6 posted on 12/02/2009 3:22:48 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: cdchik123

Don’t Monroe that joint, my friend, pass it over to me.


7 posted on 12/02/2009 3:49:40 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: cdchik123

Pretty sure Marilyn puffed on a lot more interesting,exotic ,erotic things than a marijuana joint with President Kennedy an his brother.


8 posted on 12/02/2009 4:11:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: cdchik123

I’m shocked...shocked!


9 posted on 12/02/2009 6:01:26 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: cdchik123

Gateway drug, next stop 30-50 vicodin....


10 posted on 12/02/2009 6:13:47 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: cdchik123

I don’t think yo can call it pot from the action in the film. It looks like a starlet taking a puff on a Winston back when cigarettes were cool. People used to do it that way for effect, draw then hold it a couple of seconds and blow it out. The only link with pot from this is the film possessor’s claim. That said I have no doubt that she tried the stuff, was maybe a regular party user. She was a starlet in Hollywood and marijuana was oh so cool in that set in the 50s.


11 posted on 12/02/2009 6:33:15 AM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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Is that a joint in the photo?...hell no... did she ever smoke pot a time or two?...sure...

The so called hip an cool types of that time did .... I got relatives that will tell you of doing pot during the 1940's and 50's at jazz/blues clubs

12 posted on 12/02/2009 8:31:42 AM PST by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: tophat9000

Elle Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong?


13 posted on 12/02/2009 8:55:57 AM PST by goseminoles
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