Incorporating clips from some of Monroe’s movies, including The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Some Like It Hot, the Netflix film—which likely got its NC-17 rating for a sex scene between the vulnerable star and President Kennedy (Caspar Phillipson)—was shot at some of the real addresses Monroe called home. The humble Los Angeles apartment she shared with Gladys, for example, is in practically the same condition as when Monroe lived there. At her final residence, a Spanish Colonial–style house in Brentwood, California, the production restored Monroe’s bedroom to its original state. She reportedly lived in more than 40 places during her lifetime, and below are some of the notable properties—luxury penthouses, Hollywood mansions, and Connecticut estates—where the screen siren spent seminal moments.
After stays at a women-only residence, assorted LA apartments and hotels, and the Beverly Hills home of her agent (who left his wife for her), in 1952, Monroe rented a house that she and DiMaggio ultimately lived in during their short marriage. Built in 1938, the two-story walled-and-gated 3,335-square-foot Spanish-style villa has four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, and a living room with a wood-beamed ceiling and French doors that open onto a terra-cotta terrace with canyon views. The Hollywood Hills house overlooks Runyon Canyon.