Dreaming about being an actress is more exciting then being one. We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle. "I don't forgive people because I'm weak, I forgive them because I am strong enough to know people make mistakes." First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress. Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
Apparently in the 50s, a popular nightclub, Mocambo would not book Ella Fitzgerald because she was black. Fortunately for Ella, she had a powerful and unlikely benefactor,
“I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt…it was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. 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.” – Ella Fitzgerald