6. The Misfits

If you care to travel 20 miles out of Dayton, Nevada (not too far from Carson City) in an easterly direction, you will come to Misfits Flat. Named for the movie, Misfits Flat is a dry lake in a stark rural desert setting. It has plenty of significance: not only was it Monroe’s last film but it also signaled the breakdown of Monroe’s marriage to Arthur Miller. Furthermore, this movie would also be Clark Gable’s swansong – he died of a heart attack before the premiere.