Skip to comments.Some like it pot: lost home movie shows Marilyn Monroe smoking joint
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".
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NO! She did drugs???!!!
The nerve of some people, accusing her of doing drugs!!
Someone is looking for their fifteen minutes. This might get them five.
I lived through that time. People often rolled their own cigarettes to save money.
Don’t Monroe that joint, my friend, pass it over to me.
Pretty sure Marilyn puffed on a lot more interesting,exotic ,erotic things than a marijuana joint with President Kennedy an his brother.
Gateway drug, next stop 30-50 vicodin....
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.
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
Elle Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong?