Monroe drinks, takes pills, won’t get out of bed and her little girl lost act works on Colin. Arthur Miller barely features, ‘The Prince and the Showgirl’ is a not very funny light comedy, the non-waif Marilyn isn’t collaborative and is in fact non-negotiable to an unprecedented degree. This is a sanitised take on the nightmare that was working with Monroe, this started out frothy but the froth was overwhelmed by low class sleaze.
“Who built this place? Hansel and Gretel?”
“I’m 43 darling; no-one will love me for very much longer.”
“Truth and artificial crap.”
“Eight months of this? I’d rather kill myself.”
“Use your substitutions.”
“Trying to teach Marilyn how to act is like teaching Urdu to a badger!”