She had a multicolor print blouse she wore in many ways ; in her skirt, it made up a wise suit to attend the Sunday's service with Ana; over a pants for a ride with a boy; knotted around her waist and showing her belly. People gladly turned over when she went in this outfit in the Westwood coffeehouses, attended by the youth : "Tom Crumplar’s" (a very popular lemon soda bar , facing the Westwood village movie theater), at "Albert Sheetz" (where she met boys who offered her some Cokes, dragging there for hours).
There were also the Hi Ho drive-in where the boys who wanted some troubles easily managed to.
It was probably at the Hi Ho that this summer, she met Chuck Moran, an Emerson's student older than her, teasing and undisciplined, who often "borrowed" cars to drive the girls on Ocean Park Pier, between Venice and Santa Monica.
Popular to the boys because of his qualities of leader and accomplished athlete, and to the girls, for his red-haired mop, his freckles and wheedling speech, he set his cap at Norma Jeane.
He often drove in his father bone shaker, they went to the Pier dancing room.
Thanks to his charm, Chuck Moran managed to avoid troubles with the police (because of the "borrowed" cars), but also with the parents of some Emerson's girls he often forgot to drive home before dawn.
The dates with Chuck Moran ended at the start of the new school year; Norma Jeane remained at Emerson and Chuck attended the University High School.
He sent a postcard to Norma Jeane for St Valentine's Day the 2 following years (1941 and 1942), and would be dismissed from University High School 18 months later (1942) for misbehavior. He enlisted, went to the war where he was killed a month after his 20th birthday.
END OF THE YEAR :
Lower suffered from cardiovascular issues and bad bloodstream.
So Norma Jeane went to live for a while with the Goddards, who still lived in Van Nuys.
At that time, Norma Jeane had finally a friend of same age : Eleanor (called Bebe), Doc Goddard.'s daughter.
Bebe had just celebrated her 14th birthday; she was a brilliant and attractive girl.
Her parents had divorced when she was only aged 18 months; she had lived for a while with he rmother, her brother and sister , but her mother had little by little lost her mind.
She was torn between parents or strangers, in a dozen foster families throughout Texas. Bebe grew up, taking care of her brother and sister, in extremely precarious conditions, and with her father's apparent indifference, until 1940.
The story of Bebe unhappy childhood was later resumed by Marilyn for her own. The legend of the 12 or 13 foster families, the whiplashes, the lack of food, all those details borrowed from Bebe's past. Marilyn later appropriated to win reporters and public's sympathy.
The 2 girls were full of vitality. They had the same size, same hair color and gladly exchanged their clothes and make-up.
She went to Green Valley for a week-end with the Muirs, neigbors of the Goddards ; Bob Muir also attended Emerson High School :;;.