To have your heart is the only completely happy proud
(that ever belonged to me)
Marilyn and Arthur in England in November 1956.
On June 29, 1956, Arthur Miller and his fiancee, Marilyn Monroe, were in the midst of a paparazzi feeding frenzy with reporters and photographers relentlessly following them - waiting to catch the upcoming wedding. Miller was in the midst of a House Un-American Activities Committee hearing and that, coupled with the upcoming wedding to blonde bombshell Monroe, made for perhaps the biggest news story that summer.
A press car carrying reporter Mara Scherbatoff, 48, crashed into a tree on Gladmine Road near the farm after her teenage driver had been traveling too fast for the winding country roads in an effort to keep pace with Miller’s car. Scherbatoff was thrown from the car and was rushed to New Milford Hospital where she died three hours later while in surgery.
Differing reports say Miller was furious with the press and Monroe was nearly hysterical over the accident.
Later that evening, Miller and Monroe slipped across the state line into White Plains where they were married in a civil ceremony.