is it true that him cheating on his wife wasn't the big deal it was made out to be? From what I heard the other day, it was common knowledge he was a manwhore and just something people didn't make a fuss about because it was his own business.
It was not commonly known at the time. My aunt was in show business, so she "knew" about the Marilyn Monroe stuff, but in general it just didn't get out there on the Fruited Plain. The press did not consider that any more appropriate to report upon than FDR's wheelchair status.