Legend has it that my grandmother was Marilyn Monroe’s butt double. Like I said before, this doesn’t make any sense to me.
1. Why would she need one?
2. How did my grandmother end up doing it?
My grandmother was a double in another movie, Northwest Passage, which was filmed near where she was raised in Idaho. If I were all on top of things, I would scan the pictures we have of her in costume (Joey? please?) For this story, I cite my sources as Cousin Di, who heard it from my uncle and great-aunt.
In one of the train scenes, near the beginning, there are several shots of Marilyn’s back side. Apparently, one of them is my grandmother. I tried to figure out which shot it could be, but I think it’s one of those things I’ll just have to take on faith. My grandmother’s derriere was superior to Marilyn Monroe’s.