Elvis' One-night-stand With Monroe
Rock 'n' roll legend Elvis Presley had a one night stand with Marilyn Monroe, according to The King's former associate BYRON RAPHAEL. Raphael, who worked for the William Morris agency and with Presley and his manager COLONEL TOM PARKER in the mid-1950s, often arranged the singer's sex life -seeking out attractive women for Presley's enjoyment. However, one night in 1956, Raphael says he was approached by Presley to organise a rendezvous with the Some Like It Hot bombshell. Raphael tells gossip site PageSix.com that his bosses had encouraged Presley to propose a date with Monroe on a Hollywood studio lot, but she rejected him. Raphael says, "He was very embarrassed, but I think she turned him down because she felt it was too public. But Presley didn't give up and secretly set up a meeting. "Two weeks later, Elvis called me and said, 'I want you to pick up Marilyn.' It was a rainy night and I brought her to the Beverly Wilshire (hotel) and we went upstairs to his room. "When he saw her, they came together and, without saying a word, started kissing. I was in shock and I didn't know what to do. Then Marilyn, who was 10 years older, said, 'You're pretty good for a guitar player.' "After two minutes, they went into the bedroom and I didn't know if I was supposed to leave, or stay and wait for them, so I sort of just dozed off. The next thing I knew I was startled awake by the door opening and I dove behind the bar. And they both walked out stark naked. I didn't say a word. I just stayed quietly. "He either put her in a cab or she stayed the night, I don't know. "A few days later, when I mentioned Marilyn to Elvis, he said, 'She's a nice gal, but a little tall for me.' "I knew that this was the sort of thing that could ruin their careers. They were two of the most famous people in the world and Marilyn was still married to Arthur Miller at the time - so I never said a word."