When Marilyn Braved the Wrath of ‘King Cohn’

The latest issue of UK nostalgia mag Yours Retro (#53. with Grace Kelly on the cover) includes a 4-page article on Harry Cohn, the tyrannical founder of Columbia Pictures. Marilyn’s brief tenure at the studio where, in 1948, she had her first lead role in the B-musical, Ladies of the Chorus, and met her musician lover, Fred Karger, and acting coach Natasha Lytess – only to be fired after turning down a tryst with ‘King Cohn’ – is mentioned, alongside Cohn’s relentless bullying of leading ladies like Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak, who also evaded his sexual advances.

Thanks to A Passion for Marilyn


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