A nice gesture 🙂
When Marilyn Monroe learned that the Mocambo, a popular Hollywood night club, would not book Ella Fitzgerald because of segregation, Marilyn phoned the manager and told him that she would reserve a front row table every night that Ella performed there, knowing that her presence would get a lot of press and publicity for the club. As per usual the colour green shouted louder than any other colour issue and Ella became the first African-American to perform at the Mocambo.
As promised, Marilyn was seated right up front to enjoy her favorite singer.
Did you know that?