Marilyn Monroe sat in on a rehearsal and actually read for the role of Candy. While director
Samuel Fuller liked her very much, he said she was wrong for the part, telling her that her
“overwhelming sensuality” was wrong for the story.
“It also wa’s fine for my career. But tha’ doesnt mean I’m going to put on a tight sweater
and skirt anc slither around. I’m just not the type. On Marilyn Monroe it look good.
On me it would just look silly.”
The Bee from Danville, Virginia, 1953
“Chicago Tribune,” July 29, 1953