‘Blonde,’ a new novel by Joyce Carol Oates based on the life of Marilyn Monroe, mixes real details with imagined ones.
At age 16, she married Jimmy Dougherty, a merchant marine. But her movie career was just beginning.
In between marriages and on film sets, she ‘dated’ many different men – and had affairs with some famous ones.
And possibly his cousin as well, actor Edward G. Robinson Jr., whose father played gangsters on screen.