Captain Monroe

Marilyn Monroe with Norman Rosten and his friends | Long Island, 1955

Poet Norman Rosten and his wife, Hedda, accompanied Marilyn Monroe the last seven years of her life. In fact, as time went on she considered them to be her ‘best friends’. She met them when, after her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, she moved to New York. At the time when her affair with Miller was still a secret, they often met up at the Rosten’s home or in their country house in Long Island.