Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play at Mocambo because of her race. “[Marilyn Monroe] personally called the owner, and told him she wanted me booked immediately, and if he would do it, she would take a front table every night. The owner said yes, and Marilyn was there, front table, every night. The press went overboard. After that, I never had to play a small jazz club again.": Norma Jean, you rule.