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Counting Down the Oscars: Wyatt Dickerson Recalls a Meal With Marilyn Monroe

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Counting Down the Oscars: Wyatt Dickerson Recalls a Meal With Marilyn Monroe

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Wyatt Dickerson waxed nostalgic about his years living in the Hollywood scene during The Countdown to the Oscars party at Georgetown Court last night.

As guests indulged in popcorn and cupcakes while watching previous Oscar winners on multiple screens Thursday evening, Dickerson recalled meeting a young Marilyn Monroe on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., and inviting her out to a meal.

"She was young, I was only 20 and she was younger than I," Dickerson said last night. "I invited her out to Neenies Weenies where we had two hotdogs then gave her a ride home to a boarding house."

 "At the time, I was living with the Lawford's," he added, "and introduced Peter to her. Later in life, when he came to Washington with the Kennedys, Ethel gave a party, which is where he picked up on the friendship. He introduced her to Bobby and Jack Kennedy."

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