Did you know that two of the biggest icons and sex symbols Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe came together for one passionate night?
The two iconic figures of 20th-century pop culture actually did meet once. In June 1960, Marilyn Monroe was 34 years old and married to her third husband, Arthur Miller. She happened to be on the same movie lot one day where The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, fresh from his release from the army in March, was filming G.I. Blues.
Joe Esposito, who started working for Elvis as his right-hand man after they both returned from their army stint in Germany, recalled the brief meeting: “At Paramount Studios one time, he and I were walking to the dressing room and she [Marilyn Monroe] was walking towards us at the same time and that’s when he met her. It was just a small, nice little conversation. He gave her a hug and all that stuff… Probably for about 3 minutes, and that was it.”
Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe ‘started kissing immediately and disappeared into the bedroom’
According to Byron, as per Express UK, it all had started when Byron’s agent wanted him and Marilyn Monroe to go on public dates for publicity, but she had said no. Byron had kept this secret for 50 years, but in 2006, he had told this to Playboy and then the New York Post.
Talking about the incident in detail, Byron shared, “He was very embarrassed but I think she turned him down because she felt it was too public, but Presley didn’t give up and secretly set up a meeting. Two weeks later, Elvis called me and said ‘I want you to pick up Marilyn.’ It was a rainy night and I brought her to the Beverly Wilshire hotel and we went upstairs to his room.”
“When he saw her, they came together and, without a word, started kissing. I was in shock and didn’t know what to do. Then Marilyn Monroe, who was ten years older, said, ‘You’re pretty good for a guitar player.’ After two minutes they went into the bedroom and I didn’t know if I was supposed to leave, or stay and wait for them, so I sort of just dozed off. The next thing I knew I was startled awake by the door opening and I dove behind the bar. And they both walked out stark naked. I didn’t say a word, I just stayed quiet,” the agent further added.
The agent claimed that when it was all over, Elvis called a cab for Marilyn.
He added: “A few days later when I mentioned Marilyn to Elvis, he said, ‘She’s a nice gal, but a little tall for me.”
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