I'm not a fan of Arizona politics in its current manifestation, but I am a fan of museums and buildings and when I was in Phoenix the other day I stopped by the Arizona Capitol Museum. The last thing I expected to see was a great photo of Marilyn Monroe, sitting in the stands at the Arizona State Fairgrounds during the filming of Bus Stop. The pic is part of the Thomas Parks/Thomas Robinson Collection. You'll have to go there to see it (first floor, part of the Arizona: Defense to Development exhibit), but Monroe is luminous, as always, surrounded by rodeo fans, with her cheek charmingly cradled against her elbow and co-star Eileen Heckart by her side looking a bit more tight-lipped and matter-of-fact (critic Bosley Crowther described her character as "droll as the chippie's friend"--a part she never quite escaped).
Unfortunately, the label for the photograph (above) gets a little sideways with the facts: Monroe was a Golden Globe nominee but not a winner (that went to Deborah Kerr for The King and I), and Murray lost the Oscar to Anthony Quinn for Lust for Life, although he did take home a BAFTA for Most Promising Newcomer to Film. One more tidbit: the Catalina Pool at the Arizona Biltmore was reportedly Monroe's favorite place to sunbathe, but that's a quibble.
Just to show that nobody's perfect, I always get Bus Stop confused with The Misfits. They're both about honey blondes and lonesome cowboys, what can I say?