What year did marilyn monroe die
The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe by Donald H. WolfeThis book is a punch in the gut. If I were to find out that my beloved River Phoenix had not died of a drug overdose, but rather somebody had poisoned him, my heart would break a second time. That is how I feel right now about Marilyn Monroe.
Ever since I was a little girl Marilyn Monroe was my favorite. Ive read dozens of books about her and Ive even read books about her death, speculations that she didnt actually commit suicide.
But this book is a horse of a different color: it proves that not only was she murdered but the cover-up went all the way to the highest offices of the American government. The evidence that the then-president JFK and his brother the Attorney General were involved in her murder is mind boggling. I will never feel the same way about their family ever again, which is also upsetting because Ive always idolized them too.
Not only did the Kennedys murder my beloved Norma Jeane, they were all so incredibly rife with corruption. Much like with George W. Bush, JFK beat Nixon through voter fraud. Not only that, JFK was in the pockets of the Mafia. In this book I learned just to what extent, and I really had no idea that it was so bad. The myth of the Kennedys Camelot was brought home to me here.
I found it fascinating how people who were so scared to come forward 40 years ago, like in a Cold Case episode, came forward recently with what they knew and with what they saw in Marilyns last moments, which turned out to be a very different story than the official one. I guess the truth always comes out eventually, no matter how many people try to prevent it. I suppose it is the nature of truth to want to be free and known.
This book broke my heart. If Marilyn Monroe were alive today and was having an affair with the president I dont think that they would have killed for these indiscretions or even for whatever state secrets she might know. But in 1962, it appears that wasnt the case and Marilyn Monroes threats to call a press conference not only about her affair with the president but also to discuss all of the secrets that she had regarding Cuba, the Mafia, fraud, and other indiscretions ultimately led to her murder.
In many ways Im very glad to know the truth about what happened to one of my favorite people in her last weeks on this planet. Im also happy to know the truth about the Kennedys; now I can stop idealizing them and Im in a much better position when conceiving of my third novel which will be about what the world would be like if JFK and RFK had not been assassinated. That story now will be much less of an homage to the Kennedys, but instead will explore the world that wouldve existed if Marilyn Monroe had given her press conference. And lived.
This is such a hard book to read, so tragic, but because it is such a different version of American history than the one weve been spoon fed, it should be read by everyone.
Her mother was frequently confined in an asylum , and Norma Jeane was reared by 12 successive sets of foster parents and, for a time, in an orphanage. Although she was later rehired, work never resumed. After several months as a virtual recluse, Monroe died from an overdose of sleeping pills in her Los Angeles home. Her mother was frequently confined in an asylum, and Norma Jeane was reared by 12 successive sets of foster parents and, for a time, in an orphanage. In she married a fellow worker in an aircraft factory, but they divorced soon after World War II. After a few brief appearances in movies made by the Fox and Columbia studios, she was again unemployed, and she returned to modeling for photographers.
Famous for playing comic " blonde bombshell " characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the s and early s and was emblematic of the era's changing attitudes towards sexuality. Born and raised in Los Angeles , Monroe spent most of her childhood in foster homes and an orphanage and married at the age of While working in the Radioplane Company in as part of the war effort during World War II , she was introduced to a photographer from the First Motion Picture Unit and began a successful pin-up modeling career. The work led to short-lived film contracts with Twentieth Century-Fox — and Columbia Pictures After a series of minor film roles, she signed a new contract with Fox in Over the next two years, she became a popular actress and had roles in several comedies, including As Young as You Feel and Monkey Business , and in the dramas Clash by Night and Don't Bother to Knock. Monroe faced a scandal when it was revealed that she had posed for nude photos before she became a star, but the story did not tarnish her career and instead resulted in increased interest in her films.
Her body was discovered before dawn on Sunday, August 5. She was a major sex symbol and one of the most popular Hollywood stars during the s and early s. Monroe had suffered from mental illness and substance abuse for several years prior to her death, and she had not completed a film since The Misfits , which was released in She had spent preoccupied with her various health problems, and in April had begun filming Something's Got to Give for 20th Century Fox , but the studio fired her in early June. The studio publicly blamed her for the production's problems, and in the weeks preceding her death, Monroe attempted to repair her public image by giving several interviews to high-profile publications. She also began negotiations with Fox on being re-hired for Something's Got to Give and for starring roles in other productions. Monroe spent the last day of her life, Saturday, August 4, at her home in Brentwood.
Home Explore the BBC. Two months before she died Monroe had been fired by Fox Productions for repeatedly failing to turn up on the set of the film Something Has Got To Give. The production was never completed even though Monroe was re-hired by the film company on 1 August. During the months before her death she had been seeing Joe DiMaggio and the pair had agreed to re-marry on 8 August For 20 years after her death flowers from DiMaggio were delivered weekly to Monroe's crypt.
She was discovered lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. Her mother was emotionally unstable and frequently confined to an asylum, so Norma Jeane was reared by a succession of foster parents and in an orphanage. At the age of 16, she married a fellow worker in an aircraft factory, but they divorced a few years later. She took up modeling in and in signed a short-term contract with 20th Century Fox, taking as her screen name Marilyn Monroe. She had a few bit parts and then returned to modeling, famously posing nude for a calendar in