|May 27, 1949: Marilyn signs a release form for Tom Kelley, as "Mona Monroe", and poses nude on a red velvet
drape for calendar photos. She is paid $50.
May 19, 1950: Release of "A Ticket to Tomahawk".
May 23, 1950: World premiere of "The Asphalt Jungle" at Grauman's Egyptian Theater.
May 11, 1951: Marilyn's short-term contract with Twentieth Century-Fox is extended to a new seven-year
contract. This is the result of her appearance at an exhibitors' party in the studio commissary, at which studio
president Spyros Skouras is present. Marilyn shows up late making her usual electrifying entrance. "The
excited exhibitors want to know what movies she will be in, and soon she is in every movie that has a part for a
blonde. Twentieth Century-Fox launches a full scale star-making operation on Marilyn. Now she is really on
May 11, 1951: Release of "Hometown Story".
May 11, 1951: Films a part in "Let's Make it Legal" for Fox.
May 3, 1952: Studio publicity about Marilyn had presented her as an orphan, but after it is discovered that her
mother is still alive, she releases a short statement to the Press.
May 1953: Marilyn is featured on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.
May 28, or 29, 1954: Began filming "There's No Business Like Show Business".
May 3, 1956: Bus Stop starts shooting.
May 14, 1956: Time magazine features Marilyn on the cover for the first and only time in her lifetime.
May 12th, 1957: Marilyn appeared at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York, for a soccor game between Isreal
and the United States. She was to make the first kick of the game.
May 14, 1957: After being called to Washington, Arthur Miller is put on trial for contempt of Congress;
Marilyn accompanies him but stays out of sight.
May 13, 1959: Marilyn receives Italy's version of Hollywood's Oscar, the David di Donatello Award, as Best
Actress in a Foreign Film, for The Prince and the Showgirl. The ceremony is held at the Italian Consulate, at
686 Park Avenue, New York City.
May 1961: Marilyn enters the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital for a minor operation.
May 17, 1962: Marilyn leaves for New York, to sing for the President, at a fund-raising birthday celebration at
Madison Square Garden.
May 18, 1962: In New York, Marilyn receives a breach-of-contract notice from Twentieth Century-Fox,
charging her with failure to work and a stern warning of dire consequences to follow. She is outraged.
May 19, 1962: Marilyn sings "Happy Birthday" and "Thanks for the Memory" at the JFK birthday gala at
Madison Square Garden.
May 23rd, or 28th, 1962: Marilyn films a swimming sequence, wearing a flesh colored bikini. She suggests that
she should be photographed nude, for publicity.
Sources: The Marilyn Encyclopedia, The Unabridged Marilyn - Her Life from A to Z, Marilyn Monroe
Unseen Archives, The Ultimate Marilyn, & Marilyn Handbook