LOS ANGELES (CBS) — She was his first centerfold. Marilyn Monroe helped put Playboy magazine on the map.
This weekend will mark 50 years since the screen legend was found dead in her Brentwood home.
CBS2 and KCAL9 reporter Suraya Fadel sat down with Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and asked him his thoughts about Monroe and why her legacy endures.
He also opened up about his feelings that went beyond the silver screen.
Fadel asked him if he would have liked to have dated the bombshell. “Oh yeah. I would have loved to,” he says, candidly, “I’m a sucker for blondes and she is the ultimate blonde.”
His favorite Monroe movie? “Without question, it’s ‘Some Like it Hot’ It was at the end of her career and it indicated how much real talent she had.”
Marilyn long dead, Hefner would still love the opportunity to thank her for what he did for his life. “I would have told her how much she meant to me and still does,” he said. (Continued)…