|No, I don't think he committed suicide.....|
|Monkey, we hardly knew you.....|
Yeah, yeah, he’s the crystal ball into which Joe can see his future – becoming Norma’s new monkey (remember that dream he has about the organ grinder and the monkey?). But, I’d really like to know more about him. Did he like bananas for breakfast? Was he a clever and urbane conversationalist? Was he able to mix Norma’s favorite cocktail? Did he and Max get along? Did he have a smoking jacket?
|Could Monkey hold his liquor?|
|Did Monkey help Norma with Salome?|
|The New Year's Eve before the end,,,,,,,|
|Monkey had refined table manners, |
which I'm sure Norma and Max appreciated
Billy Wilder reportedly kept telling Gloria Swanson that Norma was doing the monkey, but I’m not buying it. I picture the monkey as more of an Oscar Wilde type – witty, charming and possibly gay. Written in the margins of Sunset Boulevard’s main story is the story of an unnamed monkey who died in luxury but whose life remains a mystery.
|Norma in her monkey fur coat. Could this have been a relative?|