“I never met Harry Cohn until he decided to change my name. My real name is Marilyn Novak and much to my horror, I discovered I was to be billed as ‘Kit Marlowe.’ Jack Lait, then the publicity head, had the whole campaign ready. ‘Can’t you see it?’ he said to me. ‘When you were a little girl, they called you kitten?’” – Kim Novak, talking about her early days with Columbia Pictures.
“I had a lot of resentment for awhile towards Kim Novak. But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s OK. We’ve become friends.” — Kim Novak
Source: Tom Shales (1996)