Long-Lost Marlyn Monroe Nude Scene Believed To Be Destroyed Resurfaces
A nude scene that was cut out by director John Huston from the film The Misfits (written by Marilyn Monroe’s husband Arther Miller) has resurfaced.
Author Charles Casillo made the discovery during the research for his book, Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon, out via St. Martin’s Press on Tuesday, reports Deadline.
The film’s producer Frank Taylor’s son, Curtice, kept the scene locked in a cabinet all these years.
As Deadline reports, in a love scene with Clark Gable, Marilyn dropped the covering bed-sheet and exposed her body. It would have been one of the first – if not the first – nude scenes by an American actress in a major production in the sound era of film if it had made it into the final version. Director John Huston refused to include the nude scene, allegedly because he felt it was unnecessary to the story.
What will become of the found footage has not been decided, Curtice Taylor stated.