By Andrew O'Hagan
Meet Maf: The hilariously opinionated, well-read, politically scrappy, and complicated canines better half to Marilyn Monroe.
In November 1960, Frank Sinatra gave Marilyn Monroe a puppy. His identify was once Mafia Honey, or Maf for brief. Born within the family of Vanessa Bell, dropped at the U.S. by way of Natalie Wood’s mom, and given as a Christmas current to Marilyn the wintry weather after she separated from Arthur Miller, Maf used to be with Marilyn for the final years of her existence, first in ny after which in la, and he had as a lot intuition for megastar and psychoanalysis as he did for Liver deal with with a facet order of nationwide Biscuits. Marylin took him to fulfill President Kennedy and to Hollywood eating places, to department shops, to interviews, and to Mexico for her divorce. via Maf's eyes, we see an altogether unique and beautifully shrewdpermanent portrait of the girl in the back of the icon—and the puppy at the back of the woman.