Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. Then, one of Ella’s biggest fans made a telephone call that quite possibly changed the path of her career for good. Here, Ella tells the story of how Marilyn Monroe changed her life:
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt… she personally called the owner of the Mocambo, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. She told him – and it was true, due to Marilyn’s superstar status – that the press would go wild. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again. She was an unusual woman – a little ahead of her times. And she didn’t know it.”
jesus christ this is so much better than all of the “you don’t have to be size zero!!!!!” and “i don’t mind living in a man’s world if i can be a woman!!!!!!!” bullshit related to marilyn monroe i see.
Omg where have you been all my god damn worthless life
I’m in the delivery zone of one of these. Not only will it deliver cookies, but you can also order a cookie cake using any kind of cookie. My friend and I once ordered a peanut butter cookie cake at 1am.
…OMG this is a chain?!
Do they deliver coffee?
^ Why I hate living in Sweden. We have NOTHING like this.
-I never get any questions really, so you should fix that. Please. :]
-Turn a year older every April 10th.
-Undead till the day I die.
-Born in the City of Angels.(Los Angeles,California.)
-I have 5 cats.
-I don't sleep
-This is my blog,so I post whatever I want on it.
-I'm an offensive,bitter asshole.<3
-I'm in fandoms,and music makes my life.<3