Thursday, November 16, 2017

Monologue Mania Day # 1371 Marilyn and Shelley by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 16, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day # 1371 Marilyn and Shelley by Janet S. Tiger (c) Nov. 16, 2017  

                                       Marilyn and Shelley

                                 (Not)A monologue by Janet S. Tiger   © All rights reserved 2017


          (This is the last scene from a play/movie based on the two years that Marilyn Monroe and Shelley Winters were roommates in Hollywood during the late 1940s.  But we will see them as older women - still good-looking, but definitely not 25 anymore.  At the beginning of this last scene, Shelley  and Marilyn are sipping drinks and smoking cigarettes.  Looking at moving boxes in their apartment, which is now half empty.  There are two younger versions of themselves packing and carrying out boxes)              

SHELLEY -  How the hell did we get all this stuff?

MARILYN  -  And where did it go?  I just loved those shoes!

         (Her younger self is playing with a pair of beautiful shoes)

SHELLEY -  What's hard to believe is, were we ever that young?

MARILYN -  Did we ever think we were young?

SHELLEY -  Nah, I knew I knew everything.

MARILYN -  You always seemed to!

SHELLEY -  Until I fell in love, and that just ruined everything.

MARILYN -  It usually does, doesn't it?

SHELLEY -  We sure had some good times though!

MARILYN -  We did!

           (They raise their glasses)

SHELLEY -  We screwed all the good-looking guys.....

MARILYN -  And some of the screwiest!

SHELLEY -  Anyone you missed?  I can't remember missing one good time!

               (They are now young again, back in the 1940's)

MARILYN -  I always wanted, I don't know if I could tell you.....           

SHELLEY -  You couldn't tell me?  Come on, you told me everything!  Who did you miss in our love haven.....

MARILYN -  I've always wanted to do..... the president.....

SHELLEY -  What?  Are you kidding?  Roosevelt?  He's in a wheelchair and even worse, he's dead!

MARILYN -  I know he's dead.....

SHELLEY -  Although I had a friend in high school who wanted to do a guy in a wheelchair.....wait a minute, not..not Truman?

              (They both shudder)

MARILYN -  No, not Truman!  I think one day there's gonna be a young President.....

              (Shelley starts laughing)

SHELLEY -  Didn' you know there's a law says Presidents have to be old?

MARILYN -  (Ignores her)  And he's gonna be young, and good-looking, too.....

SHELLEY -  There's a fantasy man for you!

                (They both get hysterical)

SHELLEY -  Wait a minute, what if he's married?

MARILYN  -  (Thinks)  Well, nobody's perfect!

                (They laugh as we fade out to THE END)

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