I have a dream for you. I dreamt I was sitting on Clark Gable’s lap with his arms around me. He said, ‘They want me to do a Gone with the Wind sequel Maybe I will if you’ll be my Scarlett.’
I woke up crying. He was so nice to me and I didn’t deserve it. When I came back from a day off set, he patted my ass and told me if I didn’t behave myself he’d give me a good spanking. I looked him in the eye and said, ‘Don’t tempt me.’ He burst out laughing so hard he was tearing.
I wanted him to be my father. I wouldn’t care if he spanked me as long as he made up for it by hugging me and telling me I was daddy’s little girl and he loved me. Of course, that’s fantasy.
- Marilyn Monroe on Clark Gable in a session with her therapist Doctor Ralph Greenson