In case you didn't know, during her marriage to Arthur Miller, Marilyn had a basset hound named Hugo. Now, why did I give Hugo his own place on my Marilyn site? Well, I had a wonderful basset hound named Ceasar ( and now I have a new furbaby named Toby ( and I think it is pretty neat that we share this in common. 

If you happen to come across any photos of Marilyn and Hugo that I don't have on this page, I would appreciate if you could email them to me at

A special thanks to Larry Shaw for allowing me to display his father, Sam Shaw's photos.

The following excerpt is from the book "Marilyn Among Friends" by Sam Shaw:

It may have seemed like Beauty and the Beast to some, but Marilyn and Hugo loved one another deeply. She worried about her basset hound, especially by Hugo's peculiar doggie hazards, such as, for instance, how to put it...the basset, as you many know, is a low-slung animal, moving close to the ground. Marilyn was anxious (she confided to me) that in hurrying over the rocky terrain of their farm. Hugo's low penis might possibly strike a stone. She'd cry out merrily, 'Be careful, Hugo!'.