Flo recently connected with her favorite movie star icon, Marilyn Monroe. This meeting was quite by accident, as I’ll explain.
Flo was going through some more boxes of old books and magazines and discovered a 1954 Modern Screen magazine with a two-page article on MM.
As Flo began reading the article, Marilyn just jumped off the page and into the study, where Flo was sitting on the floor. Marilyn sat down on the couch and a flustered Flo could only manage to say, “How are things?”
Marilyn laughed like Flo made a joke.
“I’m keeping busy,” MM said. “It’s easier now all those stupid paparazzi are out of the picture, Also, I’ve blocked the ones that are still haunting me.”
Flo was still in disbelief that the great Blonde Bombshell was sitting just a few feet away and talking to her like they were old friends.
She seemed not to notice Flo’s surprise
. “I’ve had so many visits from Mediums and psychics,” Monroe said. “I just don’t come through to most of them. And so they make up stories about what I said. It’s kind of like being back in the movie business where the fan mags were so full of bs. But, every once in a while, I feel like visiting some one I can trust and updating my fans.. And, I can trust you, right?”
“Well, sure….” Flo sputtered. “I’m not sure how you found me. I’m not really public as a what-ya-ma-call it. Medium.”
“That’s not so important,” Marilyn sighed. “I’d just like to get it out there to people who still care, that I’m feeling really good about where I am now. I’ve learned 12 languages – including Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew and Wolof. Also, I read all of Ibsen, and my favorite play, of course, is “Ghosts.” Now I’m working on reading all of Dickens. I started with A Christmas Carol, of course. But there’s so much more to read. What the Dickens?” she chuckled. “He’s a major project.”
Over drinks, Flo told me about her visit with MM. I was having a Gin and Tonic and Flo was sipping, as usual, her Dunsmuir, although this time on the rocks. I almost choked when she told me about their conversation, since all of Flo’s previous visitants had been connected to her life and to Terrisann.
“Actually, once I got over the shock of her appearance, I realized I had an opportunity to set the old record straight. Marilyn Monroe wasn’t just a bubble-head. Or a bobble-head, neither. She’s an autodidact. And an accomplished autodidact at that. So, let’s toast her bravado.”
“I’ll drink to that,” I said. “Skal.”