My Darling Friends and Visitors,
On this Summer Sunday, please enjoy the beautiful Marilyn Monroe frolicking on the dunes in Amagansett NY the summer of 1957-58.
Music is "Right Out of Heaven", Rudy Vallee Orchestra, Irving Kaufman vocal, 1928.
Many claim that the sizzling Marilyn Monroe often said that the two years she spent living in Amagansett on the house, on Hamlin Lane, were the happiest years in her short life. Yes, the woman who in 1999 was proclaimed to be, “People’s Magazines Sexiest Woman of the Century,” spent two wonderful years out in the Hamptons.
Marilyn had come to New York in 1956 to study acting with Lee Strasberg, after running around the bases in a very short marriage to Joe DiMaggio in 1954, ending in what DiMaggio called a “conflict of careers.” Monroe then fell into the orbit of playwright Arthur Miller, as in “Death of a Salesman,” who married her on June 29, 1956. Living in New York City, the couple rented a simple farmhouse for the 1957-58 summer seasons on the Stony Hill Farm, owned then by the Potter family. The home at the time was about 1500 square feet, perched on a hill laden with old white oak trees, which had a pleasant view of the pastures below. In fact today, the first home in that pleasant view now belongs to Alec Baldwin.