Did Elvis Presley and Marylin Monroe two of 21st century's greatest sex symbols ever meet

- 5/15/2018
At the peak of their popularity, they were two of the hottest sex symbols in the world. And decades after their deaths, fans still romanticize about a union between Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe – the two hottest celebrities of the 20th Century. But did anything like that actually take place? Or is it just a fairy tale that never materialized?
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Celebrity rumour or fact What a sizzling looking couple they would have been if these two hotties had ever hooked up. One can only wonder what would have happened if Elvis and Marilyn had crossed paths and decided they belonged together. This would have been sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, they died more than a decade apart. Surely these two would have found each other irresistible. Would they have indulged in a torrid love affair?  Well, not exactly.

These  two larger than life iconic figures between them, changed 20th century pop culture with such an impact, that their influence is still felt today. But about them actually meeting, it actually happened—once. This historic sole encounter took place back In June 1960. By then, the stunningly beautiful Marilyn Monroe was 34 years old and was in the midst of getting a divorce from her third husband, the renowned screen writer and author Arthur Miller.

The meeting was purely coincidental of course. The actress happened to be on the same movie set one day where the Rock and Roll king, Elvis Presley happened to be. By then he was in his mid 20s and had just freshly been released from the army in March. He was then filming the movie  G.I. Blues.
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There has been a lot of speculation about Marylin Monroe and Elvis Presley dating back in the 60s
Elvis' right hand man back then was Joe Esposito, who started working for the legendary entertainer after they both returned from serving in the United States military base in Germany. He recalled the brief meeting between the icons:

Here is what he had to say:

“At Paramount Studios one time, him and I were walking to the dressing room and she [Marilyn Monroe] was walking towards us at the same time and that’s when he met her. It was just a small, nice little conversation. He gave her a hug and all that stuff… Probably for about 3 minutes, and that was it.”
Sorry dreamers. That was just about it. Surely there had to be more to the meeting! Well I am sorry to burst your bubble, but the pair never crossed paths after that fateful day.

Understandably there where conflicting reports, especially after a former assistant to Colonel Parker, Byron Raphael, claimed that Elvis and Marilyn had a one-night love affair. But it appeared to be a fabrication, as his delectable story was discredited by Presley’s entourage and many other Elvis experts.

Also, after biographer Alanna Nash interviewed Raphael, she would only confirm in her book, Baby Let’s Play House, that there was such a brief meeting between Presley and Monroe similar to what The King's friend Esposito describes.

And if you put aside your romanticizing for a minute and take a closer look at what these two stars preferred in terms of partners, you would realize that an affair between them was highly unlikely. When examining the reality of the situation, Presley and Monroe would most likely have not found each other appealing. Elvis, who was 25 years old at the time they met in 1960, was known to prefer younger women. Infact by that time, he had just left a 14-year-old girl he had been dating while he was serving in Germany. Her name was Priscilla Beaulieu. On his return home, he reunited with  his 22-year-old girlfriend in Memphis, Anita Wood. In addition, he would soon start casually dating another 14-year-old, Sandy Ferra, during his downtime in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Marilyn who was nine years older than Elvis was known to prefer older men for partners.Her ex-husbands Arthur Miller and Joe DiMaggio were all much older than Elvis.
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Elvis Presley and Marylin Monroe were two of the world's biggest sex symbols at the peak of their fame
But unfortunately, these facts have done nothing to stop the pop culture fantasy of Elvis and Marilyn becoming romantically involved. In reality, the pair never had a chance.

 But here's the irony in the story: The movie that Marilyn Monroe starred in that same year, titled Let’s Make Love, featured an Elvis Presley impersonator as a character in the film’s plot. Maybe Marilyn and a fake Elvis on a movie screen is the closest fans, and the entire world got to see these two legends together.

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