Very interesting about the ears. I was not aware of that. I know an expert on Jesse James ancestry, and they had a genetic 'ears' situation which he pays attention to in identifying photos. I am not emotional, or impassioned about either candidate for father. My point is that Marilyn herself stated on her marriage certificate/record her father was Mortensen. She had no reason to lie, she could have said Mickey Mouse, but she chose Mortensen. That means she publicly identified him as father, and I feel her choice needs to be presented as such. Not her mother's choice, or book authors choice, but her own statement, not under any duress, but just answering the marriage records clerk question. Mr. Mortensen, according to news papers articles at the time of his death, had records pertaining to Marilyn in his apartment, like birth record, etc. This would tend to support the fact he assumed he was the father, even though he might not have been, a DNA test would have cleared that up. I felt strongly that what books stated, written by people who are out to make a buck, otherwise they would not be writing, should not be taken as FACT. For all we know Marilyn could have been fathered by a man we have never heard mention of before. Marilyn did mention having tried to reach out to her father, but it didn't go further. Mortensen told his own family that he regretted not making the effort to be in her life. Maybe he secretly wondered if he really was the father, or it was just too much water under the bridge by then.