Richard Sumner Meryman Jr.
Date of birth : 1927, Washington DC.Date of death : February 5, 2015, New York.
Profession : photographer. He cooporated for several years with Life magazine.
Wedding in 1951 with Hope Brooks (December 31, 1930-December 22, 1975, New York). She died from a cancer.
Theu had two daughters Meredith W. (July 13, 1965) and Helena ( November 7, 1967).
Link with Marilyn
Marilyn gave her last interview for Life magazine, at home, at Helena Drive.
It was a carefully prepared denial, Marilyn having asked to have all the questions, because there was a rumor that after her dismissal from the set of "Something's Got to Give", her career was compromised.
The meeting took place on July 4, 1962 and lasted 6 hours. She didn't want that pictures would be taken because she didn't want that people could see the place where she lived. However she accepted the picture session which took place on July 4, and 9.
The article, published
The article, publishedon August 3, 1962, the day before her death, under the title "Fame May Go By And-so Long I've Had You'.
The pictures taken this day were taken by photographer Allan Grant.
Meryman would later say : "I was very impressed, she was much more intelligent than I thought (..). I often thought that she would have become someone very sad if she would have lived until today. Deep inside me, I was convinced that Marilyn was trying to fear her with her pills. She didn't give me the impression at all, to want to commit suicide".
During this interview, Marilyn said one of her most beautiful sentence : "It was the creative part that kept me going, trying to be an actress... And I guess I've always had too much fantasy to be only a housewife".