This 1962 shoot was a remake of the popular screwball comedy starring Irene Dunne and Cary Grant called MY FAVORITE WIFE (1940). Marilyn Monroe, who had a keen sense of self-promotion, shoots a tastefully nude swimming pool scene.
Marilyn Monroe died during production of SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE. Again she made headlines and magazine covers. She was 36. The project was shelved and then repackaged with a new cast and crew. It becomes a hit Doris Day and James Garner comedy called MOVE OVER, DARLING (1963). Doris Day's character even makes mention of the Irene Dunne and Cary Grant original film. In the story, a wife gets lost on a tropical island (like Tom Hanks in CAST AWAY) and is presumed dead after seven years. The husband is on the verge of remarrying. He's engaged to a highbrow bore when his first love is found and returns home. She's determined to prove that she's very much alive and wants to marry him again.
Clever Monroe fans and film enthusiasts took the SOMETHING'S GOT TO GIVE footage in assembled it into a short version of what the late Hollywood legend's first role as a wife and mom could've been.