libretto

    • Act One

      ACT ONE
      PROLOG



      ACT 1 SCENE 1


      The stage is black. A spotlight comes on, showing Marilyn in sequins. She sits In a wicker chair, sipping  champagne, with the bottle close at hand. After a short time,she stands.
      If possible, photos of Marilyn at different stages of her life should be projected on the walls.

      MARILYN:

      You’ve come to see an opera.
      That’s good, because I’ve got a little opera for you.
      A tragic opera. It’s about me, my life and death. You know who I am.
      They say my death was a suicide, and you’re welcome to believe that, if that’s what you want to believe.It’s entirely up to you. 
      But I should begin by introducing our cast of characters, like I learned at Actor’s Studio, whereI took classes.
      In Act One you’ll see Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller.
      The great baseball player and the great playwright! ` They screwed me up good.
      I also want you to meet Frank Sinatra, the great singer. 
      He was my friend. Oh, I should mention that I got married to Joe and Arthur.
      Well, that’s water under the bridge. 

      ACT 1 SCENE 2A


      MARILYN:

      In Act Two you’ll get to meet Jack and Bobby Kennedy.
      Mr President and Mr Next-President.
      You can draw your own opinions of them. I’ll leave it entirely to you. 
      But before I send them away to prepare for Act Two, I want Jack and Bobby to join the rest of the cast up front so you’ll know what you’re in for. 
      Okay, let’s hear it everybody. Tell us whatever you’re going to tell us.
      Come on, Frank, join the crowd.

      JOE DIMAGGIO:

      In my mind I saw a perfect wife, who’d be in the kitchen, cooking my dinner, be in the living room, dining my socks.
      You’d be tending my needs. like the good wife you think you are.

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      I saw a student, eager to take instruction.Y
      ou wanted to know everything and everybody — Strindberg, Chekov, Ibsen, all of them. You were not a brilliant student, to be honest.
      But you wanted to learn. I’ll give you some credit for that

      JACK KENNEDY:

      I saw a statue, a statue meant to topple, to be honest with you,
      You were like a tree in the forest, just like other trees.
      You took things too seriously. Eternal loveIs what you wanted.
      Who believes in that kind of nonsense?
      Listen, you had no business calling my wife and telling her she needs to give me a divorce!
      Who does something like that?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I loved you like a teenager. I fell for you that very first night.
      That first time I danced with you.
      Oh, Marilyn I was wildly in love with you, I was besotted. 
      Much more than Jack was.
      Jack could not have cared less. He has his own style, God love him.
      But you pushed us too far, me and Jack both.
      You should not have done that.Now you’ll be sorry.

      ACT 1 SCENE 2B


      FRANK SINATRA:

      We were best buds, the two of us,the sex was in the past, 
      So we were just really good friends In a friendship that was meant to last
      JOE, ARTHUR, JACK, BOBBY, SINATRA and MARILYN sing together:
      JOE: You were not the wife I bargained for.
      ARTHUR: You were not a brilliant student.
      JACK: You should not have called Jackie
      BOBBY: You pushed too hard, honey, don’t you understand?
      SINATRA: If wishes were fishes lover boy — why don’t
      you grow up?

      MARILYN:

      Do they know that I’m Marilyn Monroe? That I’m me.

      JOE:

      You should have been working in the kitchen, making the food.

      ARTHUR:

      Your ideas about Strindberg were like a little girl’s
      JACK: Did you really think I would make you First Lady? Seriously?
      BOBBY: You knew that brothers stick together, right?
      SINATRA; We’ll be good friends, the sex was in the past MARILYN:
      You know who I am. I’m Marilyn Monroe.
      JOE: You should have been mending my socks.
      ARTHUR: You are not a genius, let’s face it.
      BOBBY: I love you, honey, but my duty lies with Jack. I’m sorry. You shouldn’t be surprised.
      FRANK SINATRA: Everyone’s a stranger in the night, baby.

      MARILYN:

      I’m going to marry Jack and be the First Lady. Bobby asked me if I really believe that.
      I told him of course I do.
      I believe that with all my soul. Me! Marilyn Monroe! First Lady of the U.S. of A.!

      Hey Mr President, you’re in love with yourself
      Whoever you are I don’t know you!
      Hey Mr President, you’re just fooling yourself —
      You left me and don’t bother to remember why.

      Hey Mr President, you’re in love with yourself.
      Whoever you are was my mistake.
      Hey Mr President, you’re too full of yourself
      You left me here to sit alone and cry.

      Whatever you meant I’ll never know If you meant anything. 
      Whatever my dream was, it’s lost (If it even meant anything at all).

      Hey Mr President, you’ve played a joke on me.
      Whatever you said I made a mistake.  
      Hey Mr President, you’re too full of yourself.
      What I need to do tonight is die

      Blackout


      ACT 1 SCENE 3


      ENTER YOUNG MARILYN at age 18.
      MARILYN MONROE:

      This is me when I was in my teens.

      YOUNG MARILYN SPEAKING:

      Pretty, don’t you think? Everyone said I was pretty So I became a model It was easy work  and I loved showing off.

      YOUNG MARILYN SINGING:

      To tell the truth I love showing myself.
      If you don't show yourself You'll be left on the shelf
      To tell the truth I love making you look If you'd rather not see me go back to your book. I've found that looking Frees up the mind It makes you smart and true and kind Look at me And you'll know the world
      Watch me move See my legs unfurled Look at how they move
      Watch me move See my legs unfurled Look at how they move
      To tell the truth I love showing myself. If you don't show yourself You'll be left on the shelf.

      BOTH:

      I've found that looking Frees up the mind It makes you smart and true and kind Look at me And you'll know the world Watch me move See my legs unfurled Look at how they move Watch me move See my legs unfurled Look at how they move

      MARILYN MONROE SPEAKING:

      Did you enjoy looking at her? At me? Yeah, I knew you would.
      That’s why I ditched my factory job and took a modeling job.
      And you know what? It paid off big-time.  Before long I was on the cover 
      Of a magazine! Completely nude, no clothes at all! Not a stitch on.
      SINGING:
      Can you imagine!
      SPEAKING:
      This was back in the days When that kind of thing was shocking.It’s hard to remember now, But things were so different then. And I was the first, the very first.So, all of a sudden, I was famous. And that was very enjoyable. At least at first. I won’t bore you with growing-up details, which includes a ridiculous  First marriage. Who hasn’t had a ridiculous first marriage. Or maybe two of them. We’ve all had them, Not just movie stars. They’re just ridiculous.

      YOUNG MARILYN SPEAKING:

      In the Spring of 1952 Marilyn had begun to be courted by baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

      ACT 1 SCENE 4A


      MARILYN MONROE SINGING:

      What a match we are, you and me! I'm so excited I could climb a tree
      What a match we are And now we'll let the whole world come and see!
      What a pair we are, me and you. I find it thrilling to be next to you
      What a pair we are And to each other we will stay true
      And people will love us together, And see us together so much in love.
      They'll want to see us holding hands, And playing ball and walking in the park
      They'll wish they could be up close And see us even in the dark.
      Oh, What a catch we are, The two of us! I'm so excited:
      Listen to my tune! people will think we've shot through the sky
      And landed on the dark side of the moon. What a match we are.
      What a pair we are.

      ACT 1 SCENE 4B


      JOE DIMAGGIO: SINGING

      If you never hit a ball flyin' like a lightnin' bolt your education don't mean much to me 'cause you don't have that knowledge
      If you never caught a ball that can't be caught your education don't mean much to me 'cause you don't have that knowledge
      For baseball's where the action is it makes you think it makes you leap
      It makes you smile when you're asleep
      And when you lose it makes you weep
      For baseball's where the action is It makes you think it makes you leap
      It makes you smile when you're asleep
      And when you lose it makes you weep
      That's baseball That's baseball That's baseball
      That's baseball baseball's where the action is
      It makes you think it makes you leap I
      t makes you smile when you're asleep
      And when you lose it makes you weep
      That's baseball That's baseball That's baseball
      That's baseball That's baseball That's baseball That's baseball

      YOUNG MARILYN SPEAKING:

      The marriage was to last only nine months. Marilyn had had enough. Joe was inconsolable, even though his friend Frank Sinatra tried to cheer him up.

      ACT 1 SCENE 5


      JOE DIMAGGIO:

      Where am I now She's left me. Where can I go without hiding my head? She's gone from me!

      FRANK SINATRA:

      You're with me now good buddy!
      Who can you trust while you're hiding your head
      Just count on me: Just count on me:
      Cause we're simpatico Two men together! Brothers in crime!
      Men used to fortunes that flip on a dime
      Men of corragio men filled with grime
      Men whose songs make the choruses rhyme...

      JOE DIMAGGIO

      Frankie, that don’t make no sense.
      You’re drunk.

      FRANK SINATRA

      You’re nuts, Joe.
      Who you sayin is drunk?
      You’re drunk too!

      JOE DIMAGGIO

      Of course I’m drunk. Of course.
      Why wouldn’t I — be — drunk?
      But I’m not as drunk as you, Frankie..
      You’re drunker. You’re
      always drunker.
      You’re consistently drunker.

      FRANK SINATRA

      Con-SID-ably drunker.
      You mean to say I’m con—SID—ably drunker.

      JOE DIMAGGIO

      Yes you are. That’s what I said.

      FRANK SINATRA

      You said con-ZIZ-dently — drunker.
      It’s dif—rent

      JOE DIMAGGIO

      That’s ZACLY what I tried — tried to tell you.
      You are consis — consis — ALWAYS drunker than me.
      You drink too much, Frankie.
      You got a problem!
      People might start calling you a drunk.

      FRANK SINATRA

      Yes I am, yes I am!
      Oh yeah, ain’t it grand.
      We’re drunken buddies
      in the land of the free
      No her anymore
      Just you and me.

      JOE DIMAGGIO:

      Where am I now She's left me.
      Where can I go without hiding my head?
      She's gone from me!

      BOTH:

      Cause we're simpatico Two men together! Brothers in crime!
      Men used to fortunes that flip on a dime
      Men of corragio men filled with grime
      Men whose songs make the choruses rhyme...
      Cause we're simpatico Two men together! Brothers in crime!
      Men used to fortunes that flip on a dime
      Men of corragio men filled with grime
      Men whose songs make the choruses rhyme.

      ACT 1 SCENE 6


      FRANK SINATRA SPEAKING:

      Ladies and gents

      SINGING:

      As a saloon singer I sing any kind of songs: And I've sung them all.
      But of all the songs I've sung This is, for me the hardest song of all.
      Because-

      SPEAKING:

      Well, Let me stop right there: I wanna tell you something,

      SINGING:

      The little lady and I were lovers Yes, but briefly I don't remember when
      But it was fine as I think back on it but here's the point:
      We're friends. We're friends. We're friends. I'm not kidding.
      Ladies and gentlemen the gal and me We are just terrific friends.
      But ladies and gentlemen. The little lady needs to stop mixing the pills and the booze.
      If you know her speak to her booze should be enough.
      It's enough for me

      SPEAKING:

      (Except when I don’t get enough of it.) But you know what I mean:

      SINGING:

      All those sleeping pills are gonna kill her.
      If she would listen to me I woujld tell her myself
      But she won't show won't she won't she won't listen.
      So I'll sing her a simple love song
      So I'll sing her a simple little love song.

      When I'm with you babe I fell totally lost
      My good intentions have been randomly tossed
      My once fine mind has turned to mush:
      I simply look at you and gush
      When I see you babe I feel razzle dazzled razzle dazzled
      My depth perception is completely frazzled.
      Though I have to play the part I've been dealt
      The only thing I can think of is to simply melt.
      For you are one for the books!!!
      The story books the hist'ry books
      You are so beautiful you make me laugh
      And make me sing yeah ringadingding ringadingding
      Cause I'm so crazy for your looks
      Being with you kid is too much excitement
      And the disturbance you're causing deserves indictment from someone on high
      Yet who could press charges
      On someone so gorgeous a woman who gives the the meaning to electrify! Electrify!

      ACT 1 SCENE 7A


      YOUNG MARILYN SPEAKING:

      At a party in 1956, Marilyn met the famous playwright Arthur Miller, whose play “Death of a Salesman” was considered one of the greatest events in the history of American theater. Marilyn was still considered just a starlet, rather than a star, so their marriage that year was looked on with amused disbelief both by New York intellectuals and Hollywood insiders.

      MARILYN MONROE SINGING:

      My friends The people who said they were my friends
      They would ask me, "are you kidding"
      Are you serious about this guy?
      So I told them I told them yes I'm serious
      That's the whole point. I
      'm serious serious as an actress,
      As a person, as a wife, very serious.

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      She was to serious for her own good. And my own good.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      That's why I looked up to Arthur.
      He's a serious man.
      He writes books He writes plays He wrote Death of a Salesman.
      That was a big deal.

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      She thought I was the world's greatest thinker.
      I was good but not that good.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      We talked about Ibsen and Chekov and Karl Marx.
      He did most of the talking for the most part I listened and asked questions.
      Because he was just as famous as I was.

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      She could sometimes ask questions
      That would catch me off guard,
      They were actually interesting.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      He believed or led me to believe that I have an interesting mind.
      He believed or led me to believe that he though I was under neath it all actually very smart

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      So what did you think of the script I gave you?

      MARILYN MONROE:

      I don't think it would make a good movie, Arthur

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      It's just a draft Marilyn and it's written for the stage, and not the screen.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      I know that Arthur it was written for the stage.
      I know that Arthur It wouldn't make a good movie can't I have opinions?

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      Opinions about movies?

      MARILYN MONROE:

      about movies or other things.

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      Can you believe it, she had opinions I'll tell you what
      She has worthless banal opinions
      She was embaressing. I was embaressed to let my friends hear her.
      They thought I was a fool for putting up with her.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      That's what he wrote in his diary.
      That I was an embarassment
      And he left his diary open on his desk.
      Wide open. And of course I read what he had written.
      I was an embarrasment to him!
      That was the beginning of the end but it lasted five years.
      SPEAKINGI
      don’t know why.

      SCENE 7B


      ARTHUR MILLER:

      At first it seemed like a perfect match:
      She and I I and sheShe laughed at all my jokes and liked my anecdotes and seemed perfectly thrilled to spend her time with me
      At first it seemed like a perfect dream
      She and I, I and she
      We despised the same folk scorned all the misquotes
      And like each others company
      But people would ask me: Is she your muse, what is she like, Is she quite the sensation that you hoped for?
      Degrading stupid questions. These were not good omens.
      But what could I do We were married now married married We stayed married for five long years
      She became more and more unstable
      And she was drinking and drugging herself to sleep
      And she was drinking and drugging herself to sleep,

      MARILYN MONROE:

      They called Arthur a communist and subpoenaed him.
      The head of the congressional
      House unamerican activities committee told him
      He'd forget the whole thing if Arthur would bring me around so he could have his photo taken with me
      But Arthur said no So they began calling me me me a communist
      Me! A communist Me! A liberal and sure I have sympathies, but a communist?
      I couldn't sleep I increased my sleeping pills
      I increased my drinking nothing worked I
      couldn't sleep I couldn't sleep I couldn't sleep

      ACT 1 SCENE 8


      MARILYN MONROE:

      My dreams my dreams my dreams are keeping me a wake
      Please God don't forsake me
      Let me go to sleep where I can weep behind closed doors where I scrubbed the floors In my foster homes all eight of them and I was no one worth knowing
      And misses Beiike was crowing "Look dear you missed a spot"
      I missed a lot of spots buy didn't miss a chance to bust from that musty dungeon which is what it felt like.
      Until eventually along came Joe and knocked it out of the park 'til death do us part oh yeah but we came apart after nine months and seven beatings and good God let the pills work I need to sleep I really do. what do you have against me I need to be at work bt eight o'clock
      What will they say if I'm late again. What will they do.
      It's like being back in the system I'm a foster child again I'm a nobody

    • Act Two

      ACT TWO

      ACT 2 SCENE 1A


      YOUNG MARILYN SPEAKING:

      Jack Kennedy was known to be a compulsive womanizer but Marilyn couldn’t believe that she’d be tossed aside like all the others.After all, she was Marilyn Monroe.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      SINGINGYou've got to understand I have a job that has to be done and I also and I also and I also have a need for women. You've got to realize You've got to realize I've got many many many many things to do and I also and I also have a need for women. Men may laugh at me, women may cry, But that's the way I am. Put me on the couch And all you'll learn Is that I have an urgent need a need for women. That's all that can be said. If I'm going to do my job You'll have to let me fill my urgent need a need for women. You've got to understand I have a job that has to be done and I also and I also and I also have a need for women. You've got to realize You've got to realize I've got many many many many things to do and I also and I also have a need for women.

      ACT 2 SCENE 1B


      JACK KENNEDY:

      Okay it's time to go wait ten minutes after I leave, And do something about the way you look! You don't want to look like Marilyn Monroe.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Who should I look like General Eisenhower?

      JACK KENNEDY:

      Just don't look like a woman who's had a shower to disguise what she's been up to.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      'm not the one who's up to a-ny thing. It's you Jack It's you Jack But I don't blame you. I for-give I for-give I for-give you.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      That's good to know. I'll take your forgiveness to church.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Good. Don't forget to pray for me Now that you've had your way with me.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      Marilyn, you sound like a character in one of your movies,

      MARILYN MONROE:

      That's okay, they've all been hits.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      That's not what I heard.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Heard from who, one of your girl friends? We need to have a conversation.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      We need to do no such thing. What I need to do is get to work And not be waiting on the mail to bring relief from evr'y thing that's driving me beserk.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      I know what you're say-ing exactly. can I help?

      JACK KENNEDY:

      No, of course not. how can you help?

      MARILYN MONROE:

      That's what I'm asking. I could listen I'm not some dumb blond, though that's the way I'm seen That's not the way I am. I don't see myself that way. I've got the makings of a Great Romance A Grand Liaison. I'm not just some roll in the hay.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      I did-n't necessarily think you are just a roll in the hay. I didn't use those words. These things you talk about are all in your head.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      But that's exactly what I'm saying: We're not talking at all I'm dodoing all the talking, and you're not even hearing me. Do you understand what I'm saying?

      JACK KENNEDY:

      I'm leaving. Wait ten minutes.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      So now he'a gone And I'm alone I'll be spending my time Staring at my phone. He just doesn't know what makes me tick This kind of guy almost makes me sick. But I love him so! Or is love the right word? I just adore him I just adore him adore adore adore adore adore's the right word! Except when he shows me the door And tells me to go. Then I abhor him a fancy word for hate It's not a word I use when I'm running late. But love and hate are useless words: What we could be is a king and his queen And the world would curtsy when I come and call. or I'm seen beside hiom on our thrones Where we'll be gracious and humble And adored by all

      ACT 2 SCENE 2


      MARILYN MONROE:

      When I become First Lady, I’ll be ever so niceThey’ll wonder how I did, was it just an actThey’ll know I was an actress —everyone does —They may have seen my pictures, that’s just a fact.

      When I reach the top of the heap I’ll be ever so sweet They’ll wonder how did she ever do it A little girl from foster homes, how did she learn to meet and greet? How did a girl like that become so gracious, become First Lady?

      I remember Mrs Hawkins when I was nine or so —She was a real — I won’t say the word, but you know the word I’m thinking—She’d say to me, “You got chocolate on your face” — “Do you think any manwould marry you with chocolate on your face?” — and I would look back at her,all innocence, and then Mrs Hawkins would say, “Hey, Missy.who gave you that chocolate bar, was it a boy? what kind of a boy? Don’t sass me, missy, what kind of white boy? was he a good Christian boywith good Christian morals?” — It took me awhile to figure out how to answer her because it wasn’t any boy, it was my friend Nancy, but she didn’t believe me. So after that I told her lies.

      ACT 2 SCENE 3


      MARILYN MONROE SPEAKING:

      Jack looked to his brother Bobby, the Attorney General, handle the MARILYN:
      problemBobby took on the assignment but only made things worse, because he fell in love with the woman. That wasn’t part of the plan.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      At first she seemed to me to be a joke a cartoon character just one of Jack's girls But then I saw the sweetness, such a very special light And I was smitten. I've never known a girl like her and I've known a lot of girls.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      I guess I've met him sev'ral times Tangentally if that's a word I forget where I first met him. He seemed nice enough. But then we met again at some party And you know what parties are like. He said He said:

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      My name is Bobby

      MARILYN MONROE:

      I know your name My name is Marilyn.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Yes, I know your name. would you like to dance? I can't dance but I can try to do the fox trot.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      And I said I can fox trot too so we got out onto the litlte dance floor And he took me in his arms.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I was with her on the dance floor And I felt vert awkward. To be on the dance floor with a damn goddess! it was like a damn american dream.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      And he could really fox trot! He was graceful and very charming I liked him a lot

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      But she wasn't just a sexpot She was luminous She listened to me

      MARILYN MONROE:

      He listened carefully to every thing I said. He was interested in my thinking.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      She asked mr if I like politics. I asked what's not to like.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      And then he laughed and flashed his grin. That Bobby grin.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      And then she smiled That Marilyn smile And words barely formed in my mouth. I said let's get out of here.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Someplace quiet. Someplace quiet.

      ACT 2 SCENE 4


      JACK KENNEDY:

      The woman is completely unstable! Who had the idea to have her sing at Madison Square Garden?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Lawson and Sinatra. They thought it would be cute.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      Yeah cute that it was.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      You didn't think so? The look on your face when she sang to you Happy Birthday Mister Prezzedent. Happy Birthday to you That was so funny were you embarrassed?

      JACK KENNEDY:

      I was petrified I'm just glad Jackie wasn't there. You gotta help me rid myself of Marilyn.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Get rid of her? How? Why?

      JACK KENNEDY:

      She knows too much and talks too much

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      She's unstable and out of control She's completely ummanagable. The damn woman even called Jackie

      JACK KENNEDY:

      You're serious? The two of them talked on the phone?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I'm afraid so

      JACK KENNEDY:

      What did Marilyn want? What did she say

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      She asked Jackie to step aside

      JACK KENNEDY:

      What!!! What do you mean. What did she say What did Jackie say?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      She told Jackie that Marilyn and I are in love and that Jackie should let me go so Marilyn could be First Lady.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      And what did Jackie answer?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      She said she'd think a-bout it.

      JACK KENNEDY:

      Jeez! Was Marilyn drunk?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Probably. Or on drugs. Or both!

      JACK KENNEDY:

      You gotta get rid of her for me

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Are you in love with her?

      JACK KENNEDY:

      Of course not. Am I in love with any of them? You got-a get rid of her for me I don't know how. Just do it.

      ACT 2 SCENE 5A


      MARILYN MONROE:

      Mother was crazy Father was gone Don't even know what planet I'm on Father ditched us, mother went crazy Every thing I know is hazy Mother loved me mother was mad Father got free, no time to be sad Was I always so pure? I completely forget Am I still in the wet? The past's still getting in my way The present smile will win the day The future will be clawed from clay But nothing keeps the wolves at bay.

      ACT 2 SCENE 5B


      MARILYN MONROE:

      Very soon I'll be dead So I need to wrap this up. You've heard them say it's all my fault. And I've said it's all my fault myself. Of course as the months and years go by You'll hear that the Kennedy's had me killed to shut me up or that it was Jimmy Hoffa's gangster pals, to unnerve Bobby You'll hear the C I A did it to send Jack a message. Well I think that's baloney. I don't care whose fault it was But here's how it ends With me lying naked on this bed. I'm not going to show you my naked body now because you've seen enough of that in real life I don't know. But showing you my naked body now In the disarray of death, would be unseemly. Unbeautiful. I would not be at my best. I'll just tell you a few final words and I'll leave it at that. I never thought it would come to this: My picture on a poster a ride on a rollercoaster! I never thought I'd live to see the day I'd want to think about the turnings of my life. I never thought it would come to this: My hair all blond an curly My reputation girlie girlie

      Inside me is a little girl Wishing for a daddy Inside me is a little girl Who is all there is of me Skipping inside me is a little kid Who is all there is of me I'm lost without his love Is that to trite to say? To bad! That's the way I feel That's all there is of me That's all there is of me

      ACT 2 SCENE 6A


      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Marilyn, you're going to pieces.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Yes, I'm going to pieces. That's what I've been telling you.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Well, you can't go to pieces your life's not your own.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Who does it belong to? You and Jack?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Maybe so.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      What?! did I hear you right? My life belongs to you and Jack?! You've got some damn nerve, that's what I say.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      We just wanted to keep the nation on course

      MARILYN MONROE:

      It's a little too late to be thinking like that.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I'll tell you what’s too late. It's a little too late to be talking like a madwoman with your crazy ideas.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Ethel didn't think I had crazy ideas when I told her what we were up to

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      God almighty, have you called Ethel now? You're out of control. What did you tell her we were up to?
      I told her everything. She has a right to know.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Dear God you didn't! What does she have the right to know?

      MARILYN MONROE:

      That her husband and I have met on numerous occasions, and we are deeply in love and she should step aside.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      She's my Wife! for the love of the Lord. Why should she step aside?

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Because you'll be our next President and I'll be your first Lady.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      What did Ethel say?

      MARILYN MONROE:

      She was very polite.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      This is extremely dang'rous talk You could get yourself hurt.
      Who would want to hurt me?

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      What I'm saying is that you're engaging in very dangerous talk.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      I'm not engaging in anything I'm just talking I'm not engaging in anything new Ev'ryone knows. what Jack is like and what you are like.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      What is that supposed to mean

      MARILYN MONROE:

      It means I'm just being honest Shouldn't ev'ry one be honest. Honesty is the best policy.

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I swear to God, you are skating on very thin ice.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Nobodies skating but you. I'm just being honest. I honestly want to be your First Lady when you become president when Jack's term is over. We would be the perfect match. And I would be the perfect First Lady No one would be better.

      ACT 2 SCENE 6B


      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Marilyn the phone calls have to stop, You're embarrassing me, You're embarrassing yourself. First you were calling Jackie now you've started calling Ethel. That has to stop. What were you thinking.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      You're going to be our next president. Ethel needs to prepare herself for me to be your First Lady

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I don't want to hear that kind of talk. If you continue talking that way things will not end well for you.

      MARILYN MONROE:

      You know I'd make the better First Lady! Be honest with yourself for once!

      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      Marilyn, now concentrate. Get this through your head. Don't you ever call Jack or me again. And don't you ever call Jackie or Ethel with your crazy ideas about being First Lady. You aren't ever going to be First Lady

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Never! Forget about it! Are you hearing me? Forget about i! And forget about ever calling us again Get it through your head We're finished with you

      MARILYN MONROE:

      Gonna blow the lid off Blow you out of the sky By the time I'm finished you'll wish you could die. Gonna press the button That will send you to hellGonna press that same button that you've used so well. Cause I know where all the bodies are They are scattered wide and far And when I'm done with you Ev'ry one will fin'lly know just who exactly you are. 'Cause I'm going to blow the lid off Gonna send you to the moon By the time I'm done with you You'll be singing a diff'rent tune 'Cause I'm going to blow the lid off Gonna send you into space By the time you find what you You'll have learned the meanin of disgrace. You'll have learned the meaning of disgrace

      ACT 2 SCENE 7


      BOBBY KENNEDY:

      I didn’t do it, she did it to herselfI taught her how to give it upBut she didn’t really learnIf anybody did it, she did it to herself

      JACK KENNEDY:

      I didn’t do it, she did it to herselfI taught her how to reach the top But she didn’t really learnIf anybody did it she did it to herself

      ARTHUR MILLER:

      I didn’t do it, she did it to herselfI taught her how to read a bookBut she didn’t really learnIf anybody did it, she did it to herself

      JOE DIMAGGIO:

      I didn’t do it, she did it to herselfI taught her how to catch a ball But she didn’t really learnIf anybody did it, she did it to herself

      ACT 2 SCENE 8


      MARILYN MONROE:

      When the act of love is over is the drama over too?
      Can you walk away and dare to say I won't remember you?
      When the act of love is over does it end with just goodbye
      Will you still feel love the way you did But not recall just why?
      Things change that's true But some things stay the same.
      The raincloud bursts, the sky is blue And I guess we share the blame.
      But you loved me true and I loved you And that will always be the same.

      END