It was the capital of brief divorce; the law, lenient, only required 2
months of residence, and unlike New York City, adultery didn't have to
be mentionned as a divorce motive. Town of Nevada.
Town of Nevada.
Beginning of 1956 Arthur Miller settled in Pyramid Lake, 60 km from Reno, to satisfy the statutory requirements of residence, and divorce his first wife, Mary Slattery. He rented a cottage located next to the one of the writer Saul Bellow, who was there for the same reason, while he was working on hisnovel "Henderson The Rain King".
During his stay, Miller met the men who inspired him the characters of "The Misfits".
In 1960 when Miller and the crew of "The Misfits" went back on the spot for the shooting, everything had changed : it had become a water sports site with fast-food booths. The bridge stepping ober the Truckee River is the one where Marilyn threw her wedding ring in the movie; the actors stayed at the Mapes Hotel, and the Harrah's is the casino where the characters of Gay and Roslyn met for the first time.