Exerpt from August 27, 1956 Life Magazine
"Bus Stop" brings back more Adroit Actress.
Bus Stop is Marilyn Monroe's first movie since her year-long strike for artistic freedom, a year she spent seriously studying arting, reading good books, talking about playing in The Brothers Karamazov and getting to know her Pulitzer prize-winning playwright. But as soon as she steps through the headed curtain of a Phoenix honky-tonk in 2011 Century-Fox's Bus Stop, it becomes evident that all this intellectual activity has done Marilyn absolutely no harm whatsoever. She dances in daring costumes, wiggles in and out of tight dresses, lolls lusciously and uses a baby voice to set off an unbabylike figure. Under direction of Joshua Logan, whose sly ways with a camera get a lot of lawdy, brawling fun out of the movie, she shows that she has learned a great deal about her trade, developing a sure satiric touch as a comedienne. Maybe she isn't ready for The Brothers Karamazov. It doesn’t seem very important.