On paper, they were an odd match. When an eccentric, aristocratic English poet and a glamorous American film star were brought together by a magazine, editors hoped for a clash. Dame Edith Sitwell and Marilyn Monroe got along famously, however, with a shared interest in poetry and philosophy.

Now the encounter in Hollywood between the pair at the behest of Life magazine has been reimagined for a new audio play.

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