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."