New York Film Locations

Former Home of Marilyn Monroe

27 November 2018

On 29th June 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller, whom she first met in 1950, in a civil ceremony in White Plains, New York. City Court Judge Seymour Robinowitz presided over the hushed ceremony in the law office of Sam Slavitt. The wedding had been kept secret from both the press and the public. In reflecting on his courtship of Monroe, Miller wrote, "She was a whirling light to me then, all paradox and enticing mystery, street-tough one moment, then lifted by a lyrical and poetic sensitivity that few retain past early adolescence." Nominally raised as a Christian, she converted to Judaism before marrying Miller.

The couple lived at 444 East 57th Street in the Sutton Place neighbourhood of Manhattan. The apartment, which was situated on the 13th floor had three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a workroom. With the designer John Moore, Marilyn made the walls a simple white and set mirrors from the floor to the ceiling in the living-room, after having joined the two rooms. The sofa, the armchairs and the furniture were white, as was the piano. In his workroom, Miller hung a picture of Marilyn taken by Jack Cardiff in England, during the shooting of "The Prince and The Showgirl". Even if he had claimed that it was his favourite picture of Marilyn, he gave it up when he left the apartment.

This apartment remained officially Marilyn Monroe's main address until her death.

York Avenue and Sutton Place are the names of a relatively short north-south thoroughfare in the Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Sutton Place neighbourhoods of the East Side of Manhattan, in New York City. York Avenue runs from 59th to 91st Streets through eastern Lenox Hill and Yorkville on the Upper East Side. Sutton Place and its southern extension runs through their namesake neighborhood along the East River and south of the Queensboro Bridge, with Sutton Place South running from 53rd to 57th Streets and Sutton Place from 57th to 59th Streets. The street is considered among the city's most affluent, and both portions are known for upscale apartments, much like the rest of the Upper East Side.

Addresses on York Avenue are continuous with that of Avenue A in the Alphabet City neighbourhood, starting in the 1100 series and rising to the 1700 series. Addresses on Sutton Place vary. The greater Sutton Place neighbourhood, which sits north of the neighborhood of Turtle Bay, runs from 53rd Street to 59th Street and is bounded on the east by the East River and on the west by either First Avenue or Second Avenue. Sutton Square is the cul-de-sac at the end of East 58th Street, just east of Sutton Place; Riverview Terrace is a row of townhouses on a short private driveway that runs north from Sutton Square.


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