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What were Marilyn’s salaries for her movies?

  • First contract with Fox, 1945, $75 per week
  • Fox contract renewal, 1947, $150 per week
  • Columbia contract, 1948, $125 per week
  • Tom Kelley / Nude calendar, 1949, $50
  • Promoting “Love Happy,” 1949, $100 per week
  • For “The Asphalt Jungle, ” 1950, $350 per week. $1050 total
  • Second Fox contract, 1951, $500 per week with semiannual increase up to $1500
  • For “Clash by Night,” 1952, $500 per week
  • For “We’re Not Married, ” 1952, $750 per week
  • For “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” 1953, $1250 per week
  • For “River of No Return, There’s No Business Like Show Business, and The Seven Year Itch,” 1954 – 1955, $1500 per week
  • New Fox contract, 1956, $100,000 fee plus $500 per week expenses
  • For “Some Like It Hot,” 1959, $100,000 fee plus 10% of the profits
  • For “The Misfits,” 1961, $300,000 fee plus 10% of the profits
  • For “Something’s Got To Give,” 1962, $100,000 fee if she had finished it

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