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Introducing The Killing of Marilyn Monroe
"Famous stars in hollywood history is dead at thirty six is found dead in bed under circumstances that were in preju- contrast to her glamorous career as comic talent on august fourth nineteen sixty two marilyn monroe died naked on her bed clutching telephone and surrounded by a deadly cocktail of prescription pills. The coroner's verdict probable suicide yet. Many believe it was murder really know braces to have committed suicide now. The killing of marilyn monroe hosted by me. Jackie moran will uncover exactly what she knew and what it it cost her this original twelve part series investigates the secret life marlon hid from the world juggling fares rat pack crooners president's men and mob bosses says was being watched by the f._b._i. Bobby kennedy was nobody's fool around where their real should being. She was going to tell she was going to talk she. She wanted to bring people down and there were a lot of people who are invested who would indeed collapsed had she begun giving press conferences and letting cats out of bags. She was the most dangerous dangerous woman in america by the time of her death. Marilyn monroe was at the center of a deadly power struggle between president kennedy brother bobby. The mafia and jagger hoover's f._b._i. The woman who had used her sexuality to hold sway over men her whole life had become a pawn in their schemes against one another talk with peter lawford she said to the president over twelve riveting episodes the killing marilyn monroe will pick apart that tangle tangle of sex power corruption and lies that left the most powerful men and america with no option but to silence the star forever through on the aground investigative reporting brand new sources and meticulous reviewing of evidence we will reveal for the first time exactly what happened on the night of august fourth fourth one thousand nine hundred sixty two and why her killer has never been brought to justice. I believe marilyn was murdered because she made a threat and that threat surfer light through the process of elimination yourself who would kill my monroe who had some of the game <music>.
Marilyn Monroe and UFOs
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries. I've your host kit crumb today Marilyn Monroe and U._F._O.'s. Why would it matter who killed actress Marilyn Monroe? Why does it matter and what a world of the actress have to do would U._F._O.'s whoever killed the act was did so because of the information she jotted down in a red diary close friends former manager and a handler all knew you about the red diary she had shown little book to her former manager and a particularly close friend when the Kennedy brothers at the request of F. B. I. Shared Hoover cut off all relations with the actress she felt jilted flew into a rage? Page and announced that in August she was going to hold tell all press conference based on the information in her red diary. There is little doubt that the red diary existed but she never had the chance to hold a press conference. Marilyn Marilyn Monroe was found dead on August fifth nineteen sixty two whoever murdered Marilyn Monroe it was over the possible release of classified information to the public if the F._B._i.. Or C._I._A. Were behind her death breath chances are it was over something hot politically that could bring down the Kennedy Presidency. Perhaps John Kennedy's efforts to have Cuba's dictator. Fidel Castro assassinated was part of it. Maybe he had confided in the actress about his desire prior to negotiate certain arms issues with the U._S._S._R.. Nikita Khrushchev but you have to give the Kennedy brothers the benefit of the doubt that silencing her wouldn't necessarily mean killing her and neither the F._B._i.. Or the C._I._A.. Yeah I would have killed the actress without a direct order from the president of the United States remember. This was nineteen. Sixty one sixty two John Kennedy was obsessed with finding out exactly what information that government possessed. Let's on U._F._O.'s aliens but when he was blocked from finding out he began a methodical search for a chink in the security that prevented him from completing his quest at one point President Kennedy was escorted onto area fifty one and was allowed to view what he was told were U._F._O.. Artifacts during this same time he was in an intimate relationship with Marilyn Monroe and probably had revealed to her that he had personally witnessed extraterrestrial. Wrestle artifacts at one or more secure Matola military facilities. He was confident at the time that she would keep the secrets. He was revealing the main source for the Monroe J._F._k.. U._F._O.. Link is a C._I._A.. C._I._A.. Document leaked in nineteen ninety four the contain conversations between Dorothy kilgallen one of Monroe's close personal friends at an unknown individual based on a number of witnesses who have come forward over several wrote decades. It has become clear that to prevent Monroe from revealing the contents of the red diary to the press she was visited by two men the day before her death and we'll assume that was an attempt to convince her to turn over the diary diary. One visit was in the morning and the second in the evening of August fourth when they returned in the morning of August fifth intent was to subdue her with a hotshot she caused any problems as they searched for the little book of secrets. Either medicated her was botched or the directive was to silence her. If the red diary couldn't be found this begs the question what was planned attempt on Fidel Castro's life for a series of meetings with U._S.. As Ours Nikita skied a cruise ship by Kennedy deemed so damaging should the public find out the Monroe was eliminated as a potential national security risk had she held the Tel press conference. Would it have meant the end for the presidency or did the political maneuvers of John Kennedy Pale compared to revealing to the public that flying saucers were real and were researched at area fifty one sixteen months after the death of Marilyn Monroe President John. Kennedy was assassinated less than two years later. Dorothy Kilgallen was found dead on the third-floor five-storey Manhattan townhouse she was fifty to cause of death was listed as a combination of alcohol and barbiturates her father who was still working as a newspaper reporter at eight seventy seven called her death suspicious. The red diary was never found Marilyn Monroe and U._F._O.'s was produced here nitel sounds studio and brought to you by book Savvy Studio Loss Launch Press the Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library and Al Creek Press and writers who treat you can now listen to the twenty best podcasts of kids missing mysteries by going to kit it chrome dot com choosy volume one or two over an hour fascinating stories so the strange and unexplained and don't Miss Tales of ghost towns of the old West every Tuesday and Thursday be sure to shoot an email.
Introducing After The Bell with Corey Graves
"Although killing Marilyn Monroe has come to an end we would like to introduce new series on the Endeavour Audio Network titled After the Bell Bringing You surprises from original. WWE PODCAST COMING UP I'll be talking with WWe aamer the nature boy ric flair and of course WWe Coo. Now the voice of Friday night smackdown you're not tired of hearing my voice yet thank you you have some fun before it does look I have absolutely no idea how this is going to go smackdown what happens on an xt what happens on Monday night raw and I'm going to have superstar right if you thought you were going to get some sort of sanitized corporate product guess what you're wrong right lots of big things happening controversy lots to cover lots to talk about wwe honest really really sucks okay I'm doing my best to keep my finger on the pulse of only if you get mad at me for not talking about something you can blame them instead that's what we call passing attractions I mean we've got Tyson fury lineal heavyweight boxing champion of the world who I'm a fan of there's something mythical about super heavyweights clashing whether it be in wwe history of matches either way. I think it's
Chapter Four: A Global Pin-Up
"She was friends with anybody. She didn't realize who she was. Never Abbott did Marilyn Monroe really had no confidence in herself psychologically just as a personality she really had no confidence game abused child. She really felt very vulnerable and she was always looking for protection. That could easily be alone doesn't bother me <music> some people. I know they want to be long. I don't mind it. I think this thing and human being gave F. I think is is a myself definitely wanted you longer again. The guy have all agape insight hello and welcome to part four of the killing of Marilyn Monroe. I'm your host Jackie Moran in this episode episode. We're going to see how after dragging herself out of an abusive childhood and suffering the infamous Hollywood casting couch. Maryland finally made it big on a level. Nobody nobody even she could have predicted and we'll also discover how her extraordinary onscreen sex appeal crossed over into increasingly scandalous private life. I will be very jealous very jealous. I think you just Delic Maryland had broken through in nineteen eighteen fifty thanks to two movies all about eve and the asphalt jungle in which she had small but memorable parts the buzz she created from her performances in in them led to her being cast in no fewer than ten movies over the following two years and kept her profile. High Maryland was relentless in Haram Bishen then she took acting lessons with all the great teachers in Hollywood and she was formed friendships with the piglets agents and the best interview that anyone had ever given should tell us that were quite extraordinary and sometimes unusual in one thousand nine hundred fifty to daily variety columnist Flora Bell Muir name Maryland the it girl of the year and former silent movie legend turn Gossip Queen Hedda Hopper described described her as the cheesecake queen-turned box office smash in February of that year she was also named the best young box office personality by the Farm Press Association in Hollywood and Maryland's reputation as the sexiest up and coming actress in Hollywood wasn't exactly harmed by the emergence of the nude photos she had post for as a penniless model back in one thousand nine hundred forty nine as Greg Schreiner president of the Marilyn Monroe Fan Club explains Maryland was also smart enough to turn what could have been a career ending scandal into another facet of growing legend. She did a new calendar for Tom. Kelly which incredibly famous eventually Louis and when they ask her what she was wearing during that session she said Chanel number five and of course they said no no. What did you have on the radio to me. I don't know there's something wonderfully clever and naive about all of that which I think shows that side of Maryland very much. Marilyn made further headlines that year when she began a high profile romance with New York Yankees Legend and America's most famous sport star Joe Dimaggio the Dimaggio biographer Jerem Sharon author of Joe Dimaggio the long vigil details how the ball player and the showgirl came to meet Nineteen fifty-two who was it starlet cheat appeared and all about eve but suddenly these new pictures should take an a few years before surface and not only that she declared herself often suddenly her mother arrives at an insane asylum and says that Maryland take care of her Sydney's Cold Key West Coast Columned Airy Station of Schwab Obstructs Unstuck Boulevard said hey we got to do something so what they did to date for her to go out with Joe Dimaggio he the proletarian prints of America. It's nine hundred fifty two just tired and fifty one the whole world loved him at that point Maryland thought choose splashy sports figure you know with the slicked hair and a flashy sports jacket and when he showed up at dinner she found that he was quiet and sensitive and that would always be current so the moment she went out with Jodi marriage. Oh they were the royal royal couple of America and she was in all the newspapers and her career was they really hit it off. I think that one of the things things that really attracted to aside from the fact that she was very physically attracted to him and he was physically attracted are which always helps but also that father father thing. He was very protective of her as we shall see. Joe Dimaggio was to be the first of several significant men in Maryland's life and death yeah but he was not to be the most significant here's Danforth Prince celebrity publisher and Monroe expert the module was not part of the Hollywood community energy. He was an athlete. He was a sports star. He didn't go for any of the FROU FROU and silly Hollywood stupidity that seemed to make the Hollywood industry run that was considered chic and fun and interesting desirable. She was devoted to her way and never used her never use her fame. Never used the talent what interested in any loved desperately the end of the Joe probably would have been rather conservative. Italian husband probably would've demanded that she take fewer pills. They might have done her good but he might have killed that magical spirit of charisma with her profile rising and public interest in her next move high in one thousand nine hundred fifty three. Marilyn starred in three movies that remain classics today and that finally lifted her above all the other pretty blonde wannabees in Hollywood. My name is Charles. Castillo an entertainment journalist. I think the first role role that really solidified that she was a legend and a true star was a movie called Niagara but she was playing fem tall and seductress and she won't leave her husband she he's having fair so she wanted to kill him but the reason that I think more so than the plot that solidified her star status as it was in color and everything about Maryland that we remember today was on display in that movie the creamy white skin the Ruby Red Glossy lips the tussled blonde hair the beauty mark the cleavage edge all in breathtaking color people were dumbfounded by her. They had never seen anything like her before because she was just so cornel so sexual people had never seen anything like it. Hot on the heels of Niagara Came Gentlemen Prefer Blondes released just six months after Niagara era. It's so Maryland turn in a show stopping performance opposite Jane Russell many moments from the movie including Marilyn's dazzling performance of diamonds are a girl's best spread remain iconic today but squeak or pay shape these rocks shape eh Spanish tiffany's eighty. It was amazing. It was kind of like Vivian Lee with gone with the wind or Marlon Brando Streetcar named desire like you can't imagine anyone else playing those roles. I think that it was a time in in Marilyn Monroe's history where the perfect actress for the perfect role and the perfect year just came together serendipitous Lii in a rare recently unearth interview Maryland's some like it hot co star Jack Lemmon describe just what she brought to the screen I why is she had a very good sense of of comedy. There's no question she also created this character herself of and the voice all of that that was was her she was not at them. I think what she knows. It was maybe US look at the center of our talents in heartache or in a good indicator. I think Marilyn King closely listen using one hundred percent on the takes it reprinted. She had a town of the powerful glad she seemed a little. She could dance a little patchy bristle little she could whatever ah but she could lose what she would have more fully than everybody. I've ever worked with for her advantage when people ask me. I don't know anything thing about Marilyn Monroe movies. What should I say. I always say this one. I gentlemen prefer blondes because everything about her that made her star is there. It's a dumb blonde role but she's kind of like underneath it all. She's got some savvy and brains but she's very delicious. She's at the peak of her beauty. She sings she dances. She's got in the perfect cohort. She's got Jane Russell. WHO's the opposite of her dark and sultry and Marilyn's light and funny. It's very fresh. It's very delicious and it's it's just as entertaining today as it was. In nineteen fifty to nineteen fifty three by the third of Maryland's trio of Nineteen fifty-three smashes how to marry a millionaire in which she received top billing over Betty grable alarm a call of all people the formerly stuttering foster girl had become the most famous woman in the world. She always wanted to be famous but she was experiencing the kind of fame that even she couldn't have expected. I mean I don't think anyone at this point in time had ever been as famous as Marilyn Monroe was really the most famous woman in the world not only Andy moral drawing her. She's Great Wait Comic Actor Twentieth Century. She's the female counterpart to Marlon Brando. She was just everywhere you know and she became came. Catchphrase like if a woman walking down the street and she was haughty or something the guys would yell out. Who Do you think you are Marilyn Monroe. I mean that's how famous she was. She it was the standard to be judged by almost a magic kind of charisma that she had nobody can figure it out their stories about how she'd walked on his avenue feeling depressed looking being dumpy and looking allow makeup she would say. Do you want me to become the legend that is Maryland Marilyn. Let's see if you can do it and she pulled off her scarf and she'd put on some smear lipstick and she trust her chest and she razzle-dazzle her way. In suddenly the low with this magic charisma suddenly people would notice that's Maryland uncrowded for him and if she was the most famous woman in the world she was also the most desired here's Danforth Prince again his arm candy with Marilyn. Monroe's one of the highest status symbols man could possibly have Maryland was thrilling. She he was charismatic. People would meet her once when she was being extroverted on the glamorous beautiful platinum blonde that she was and never ever forget it. She was fabulous status symbol to be seen a great conversation piece. Perhaps one of the most unique things about Marilyn sexuality was how up front she was about she may have been dating Joe Dimaggio at the time but the rumors of her other love affairs kept gossip columnists working overtime just about every handsome famous eligible men in Hollywood and several who were not eligible were shall we say romantically linked with the star and Marilyn it seems not only did nothing in to quell the gossip but seem to actually thrive on it celebrity biographer Mark Bego. She was Marilyn Monroe. She knew she has a certain power our cachet in Hollywood and do what she wanted. She was her own woman and I think that that's one of the things that makes appealing to you. Women as well as a character is that she was basically in control of her own destiny. She slept with who she wanted to. She had affairs with she wanted to. She was really kind of ahead of her time. This kind of behavior would have been with scandalous back then but it would have been even more scandalous in early Hollywood but she's really carried. He's that sex symbol roll into her personal life and she knew she goes through a certain power. Some believe however that Marilyn's intense sexuality had its roots. It's in a far darker place. Her abused Childhood Bill Burns is an author and Hollywood historian. She was turned into a sexual creature before she was a teenager. That meant psychologically that the only response she had any stimulation from men was sexual. Actual couldn't be friendly could be business. That was her response. She was trained that way when she was a child who was molested. Why was she it that way. Because before she even reached puberty she was being sexually abused. That was her only response and that was the response she had for the restaurants. If we look at Maryland's relationship with men again we have to go back to the studio system in the nineteen in forty nine hundred fifty where you had to sleep with a producer. You wanted to get a role so women were constantly taken advantage of constantly hunt abused so her relationship with men was based on what these things were. I mean she was kind of toy curve of placing among the men who fell into her orbit was British actor Peter Lawford who in Nineteen Fifty Four married Patricia Kennedy the sister of ambitious Senator John F. Kennedy and through Lawford. She met his RATPAC Buddy Frank Sinatra. It's nice to be seen with the rat pack. It's nice to be their friend. You get included in better parties. They all knew one another. They were all striving for booking engagements because Maryland didn't have a father figure growing up. She tended to like men who were older than she was who she could look up to. Maryland was involved with Sinatra for many years and he gave her dog walk with she called after Mafias Club. Marilyn had enjoyed relationships with powerful and influential men before and perhaps perhaps uniquely call the shots with them but Sinatra was to introduce her to a whole new world and a whole new class of powerful and influential men who would prove far or harder to control Frank Sinatra had a very very complicated hugely talented man but always accusations of being associated associated with the mob cal Neva Lodge the Las Vegas singing engagements a murky careers early that casinos were we're always accused of being associated with the mob. Sinatra definitely had mob contacts. That's been very well documented and that's easy to prove and then he was involved with the Kennedy's as well. I remember that he was going to have John Kennedy. Come onto his place in Palm Springs so this whole association with these people of Peter Lawford of course being done f Kennedy's brother-in-law and and being a movie actor who was under contract the movie studios all throughout from the late forties fifties and sixties and so on she was part of this whole mix <music> as the decade progressed so did Maryland's run of box office hits the seven year itch in Nineteen fifty-five gave us one of cinema's most famous scenes as Maryland's white dress was blown upwards by a passing train the Prince and the showgirl in nineteen fifty fifty seven saw her give a critically acclaimed performance opposite Sir Laurence Olivier and nineteen fifty nine some like it hot was later voted the funniest movie in American in Cinema History. There are people who claim that Marilyn was just a dumb blonde to use that phrase that she just had had her sexy image to rely on and there are others who argue that she was absolutely brilliant in knowing how to market mark this image that it really was just facade for the person who lived inside herself you Chris Welch. Well what you wear Pajama top to bottom of the Jones or the night town. Look kind of so now number two truth and yet I wanNA see <music> a true among the light however there was shade and the pressure to be Marilyn. Caroline Munro could sometimes feel overpowering. Here's first husband James Daugherty on the side of Maryland. The public didn't say that she was a good gal. She knew how to be tough. She didn't have that stuff but our Jeanne was heard. Often always for how she feared him to go out of the House for a while. She was always frayed. She timid person to a real sweet. Person should never been in that gets. I should've been fireworks. Somebody could be your husband. Take care of fleet to everybody his she never it's perhaps inevitably. Maryland sought comfort end escape wherever she she could here's Hollywood historian and biographer mark be go. She's someone who did you know have fears insecurities like we all do but she she was so in the spotlight that she wanted to be the best she could be at all times she kind of had that Judy Garland Syndrome where they would would judy. You're getting a little sad. We'll give you died. Tells Okay you're too high. You can't sleep will put you down or you know in that ruins. Judy Garland's life and I think that there was the potential for a ruining Maryland's lies and she seems to thinks that she had control over what she was taking doctors would would give her you pick me ups and also to sleeps and she was on that cycle and it can be a deadly cycle and it still is today. Sometimes for movie stars Alvis Presley had this problem too is that while I'm not a drug addict. He's a prescription drugs. I don't have a drug problem doctor gave his Jimmy. Well drugs are drugs. Even alcohol's a drug if you use it that way it was something that relaxed her seems to send her but you start taking him with champagne so poor Marilyn in monroe. She's addicted to methamphetamine. She's also an alcoholic. She's also heavily on barbiturates which is a deadly combination. When you're teaching metamphetamines the nineteen fifties belong to Marilyn Monroe in a manner and on a scale almost unprecedented in Hollywood history but as she achieved uncharted uncharted levels of worldwide fame in her private life things were beginning to unravel by one thousand nine hundred sixty Marilyn less than two years left to live and had developed serious addictions to alcohol and prescription drugs the childhood traumas that she had fought so hard to escape from where resurfacing and her chaotic love life was about to to put her at the center of a deadly power struggle between forces she had no hope of controlling entity was very sexually active active so she was having an affair with him with Frank Sinatra with people in the rat pack and me became a fixture in Hollywood an-and in American politics. She is an enduring part of the American legend story that only America and maybe Hollywood could have reduced. What was the American Arkansas's identity be without her. There are still bars in Pago PAGO. You go someplace really obscure in the world and has a poster of Marilyn Monroe or some bars in retrospect. Her fate has a terrible tragic inevitability about it but as Mark Bego speculates. It could have all been so different. It's really interesting to speculate what would happen to a lot of our idols. What would Maryland be like these days if she was still alive would you be as big big as we view her which she icon as review her which she be making appearance is on the tonight show which she show. Oh up on game shows which should be someone who lost her beauty and became a has been but you look at someone like Jane Russell who was Maryland Coast are gentlemen prefer blondes and Jane a long life she would show up on television Turner Classic Movies Different shows and she was still a beautiful woman but definitely older. It was an older version of Jane Russell Maryland fit into that category. <hes> Mamie van Doren another bombshell L. from fifty. She's around. She shows up every once in a while. She still looks pretty. She's still somewhat a legend not as big as Maryland of course would Maryland d like fat hat or would she developed a another character of for herself which she either wise cracking older woman. I guess we'll never know exactly what she could have become as she survived in the next episode of the killing of Marilyn Monroe all the men that she found the tractive because they were powerful. We're also the enemies of a lot of dark forces on the periphery of that for example. She got involved with the Kennedy's who hated the Kennedys in Kinda hated the Kennedys so by getting to Maryland it was an open door to anyone who wanted to punish the Kennedys or make they just use like a rag doll. I mean bars and clubs and plays with but you could see you mean she'd be totally out of it and they'd walk away for wild come back then somebody else who grabbed him and walk away and come back like St Okay Oh it was terrible but I was in a position saying to these guys young a young kid. The killing of Marilyn Monroe is hosted by me. Jackie Moran executive produced used by Dylan Howard and is a production of broad and water studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include. Tom freestone James Robertson and anti tillet the series is produced by carry budge and written by Dominic Hutton reporting by Doug Montero. The series is mixed and engineered by Sean crabby and Sam Ada scoring by Benz town. There is so much more to this story and you don't want to miss anything. I can assure you make sure you subscribe to the killing of Marilyn Monroe wherever you get podcasts.
Chapter One: Marilyn A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine
"Now the pleasure that i present miss marilyn monroe she is greatest female star hollywood ever produce this the spread of them late marilyn monroe and in most people's minds the twentieth century's definitive sex symbol quake's. It makes you feel good simply all over. I don't know where or or what dan jewelry in films such as gentlemen prefer blondes diamonds are a girl's best friend the seven year itch and some like it hot she lit up the silver over screen in a way that no one had before or has it makes sense that he makes play chopsticks and suddenly turns on his eyes bulging his mouth just like the creature from the black lagoon her every move with breathlessly covered in the press and her marriages to new york yankees legend joe dimaggio and playwright arthur miller were media sensations. The equivalent of british royal weddings weddings today. Don't you know that a man be rich is like a girl being you might not marry a girl just because she's spreading my goodness doesn't need hell but on august fourth nineteen sixty two marilyn monroe's incredible light was suddenly shockingly turned out out and fifty seven years later the full facts of her death remain hidden story of my life hello and and welcome to the killing of marilyn monroe your host jackie moran while i have to say as a t._v. Host as a style expert this is a woman. I've admired my whole life. I mean this is marilyn monroe. She is a true icon. Just like to me to so many of us out there personally for me. Marilyn monroe was my icon as a child. I wanted a picture of her in my room. It was the first picture frame my dad ever gave me as a gift. I admired her completely and wholeheartedly and then and as i got older i realized this poor woman her life behind the scenes was such a tortured tumultuous life and i started to really feel sorrow oh for her. I started to really feel so intrigued by the marilyn monroe i admired meets the actual marilyn monroe and that's why we're here caviar every damn day too much caviar. What does she think she is but just how much do we really know about marilyn's final. Moments unanswered questions continue to linger what happened in the weeks. The days the the hours and even minutes before the blonde bombshell took her final breath naked on her bed and surrounded by a deadly cocktail of prescription pills. The coroner's official verdict improbable suicide yet many believe it was murder there was really no basis for her to committed suicide marilyn monroe omega threat and that threat cost her her life maryland was just too dangerous a woman to be allowed to continue to live which begs the question who want to kill her. We're going to investigate the secret life maryland hid from the world juggling affairs with rat pack crooners president's men and mob bosses and chronicling thing every encounter in her infamous red diary marilyn monroe took the secret diary in which she recorded intimate information about her relationships and ships with several celebrities pooling love affair with the then president kennedy and then later on having a romance with bobby kennedy the attorney general totally buddy wanted to the hands on the diary because she wrote down some incriminating things in the diary we are going to investigate investigate the secret life maryland hit from the world juggling affairs with rat pack crooners president's men and mob bosses and chronicling every encounter in her infamous red diary diary we will chronicle the woman who had used her sexuality to hold sway over men her whole life was ultimately undone by her choice of lovers. She was going to tell she she was going to talk. She wanted to bring people down and there were a lot of people who are invested who would have indeed collapsed had she begun giving press conferences and letting cats out of bags she she was the most dangerous woman in america. We are going to show how after conducting an affair with president john f kennedy maryland started a simultaneous affair with his brother there bobby while also seeing longstanding lover frank sinatra sinatra secret business partner notorious chicago mob boss sam giancana as well as other men including her personal psychiatrist dr ralph greenspan the sexual infidelity would not be viewed as the atomic bomb was back then so maryland by associating sitting with powerful men became a target of interest to the enemies of those powerful men and she kept getting involved with powerful men all of whom had enemies so she was the perfect the vehicle the chest pond by which those men could be punished. We will explain how sinatra was the link between the mafia and the white house and how giancana us old old blue is affectionately known sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue as the president's pinned to set j. f. k. up with a succession of starlets for blackmail purposes. We will show how infamous f._b._i. Director j edgar hoover also sought to gain leverage on the president and his brother everything associated with the life and death breath of marilyn. Monroe is as murky as anything else. We've ever come across forces countermanding one another. Everybody had an angle. Everybody has something to protect to hide and we will take listeners inside the pages of marilyn's little red book the personal diary in which she wrote each day obsessively recording every lover every encounter and that had the power to take down president. We will show how it was this diary. That ultimately got her killed. My name is becky freer and and i'm a private investigator. Marilyn monroe is murdered. I strongly believe that because all the evidence doesn't make sense is to cover yeah. It was a whole cover in there so much evidence to prove it was a cover up. You know my feeling is she was murdered and nobody wants to change that. They just wanna keep it as suicide so if the coroner's verdict is wrong and marilyn didn't die her own hands then what did happen and who exactly luckily was responsible for her death. One of the most famous stars in hollywood history is dead at thirty six. Marilyn monroe was founded in bed under circumstances answers that were in tragic contrast to her glamorous career as a comic talent on the surface. She seemed to have such a zest for life. Her international appeal took her from command land appearances to the other side of the world and entertainment or korean. G. is a star lend a far from normal childhood and had twelve sets of foster parents leading her to say in her last interview that she was never used to be happy so it wasn't something she ever took programming. She never let her personal feelings interfere with their job and she was the idol of the g. Is he animation of foxhole greens. Here's the official version of events on the morning of sunday august fifth nineteen sixty two the world awoke to the news that marilyn monroe was dead even more shocking however was the manner of her passing commissioner has suffered from psychiatric disturbance for a long time. Mood changes were abrupt and unpredictable in our investigation negation. We have learned that monroe had expressed wishes to give up to withdraw and even to die on more than one patient pash when disappointed and depressed she had made a suicide attempt using sedative drugs maryland had been discovered by her housekeeper eunice murray at three thirty a m murray noticed her bedroom light. It was still on and the door locked after failing to rouse her. She called maryland psychiatrist. Dr ralph greenspan he arrived shortly after apparently broken to her bedroom through a window and fearing the star was dead called her physician hyman engelberg who arrived at three fifty a m half half an hour later. They notified the los angeles police department. My name is the fabulous gabriel wrote. A book called marilyn monroe. How the loss diary at the debt scene of melon monroe on the morning of august fifth nineteen sixty two sajjan clements of the los so sanjay police department was the first officer to arrive at marilyn monroe's home and he was kind of skeptical. He didn't really think that it was suicide. He claimed that when he answered marilyn monroe's bedroom the area look like it was staged was not the normal scene for a suicide victim this the reason so why there was no suicide note her hand was still clutching to the phone receive. She was lying down naked wrapped in the sheets sajjan clemens. Thomas approached the body. He noticed bruises and perhaps from writing salen. This episode of the killing of marilyn monroe is brought brought to you by care of this season. Get the support you need with the boost. Whether you're looking for more energy better sleep or something else to help you feel your healthiest care of can can help care of uses a fun online quiz to learn more about your diet lifestyle choices and health goals. It only takes five minutes to discover your personal scientifically-backed back to vitamin and supplement recommendations. 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That's taking care of dot com promo code killing for twenty five five percent off your first order sergeant clemens found marilyn's naked body artfully sprawled across the rumbled sheets of her bed arranged in his words as if for a nude photo shoot in one hand was the telephone receiver and on the bed stand were a large number of empty bottles of painkillers. Marilyn's body was whisked away and take into the l._a. County coroner's office where an autopsy was conducted that very same day danforth prince monroe expert hurt and publisher of maryland at rainbow's end sex lies murder and the great cover the morgan l. a. had a notorious history of corruption graft and mismanagement assigned to perform the actual autopsy that sunday morning was dr thomas noguchi a japanese born surgeon who had moved to the united states in nineteen fifty two. He studied pathology at the orange county general hospital in california and in nineteen sixty had taken a position with the coroner's office ironically about six years later on july the sixth nineteen sixty eight it was the same doctrine noguchi than the chief medical examiner for los angeles county who performed the autopsy on robert kennedy after after his assassination at the ambassador hotel noguchi's autopsy established that maryland had died between eight thirty and ten thirty on saturday night and concluded fluted that the cause of death was acute or bitchy poisoning with high amounts of chloride hydrate and nembutal in her blood and liver there was no trace of any pills pills capsules or residue in her stomach however it seems strange given the cause of death and all the empty bottles by her bedside on august seventeenth seventeenth. Noguchi published his findings his conclusion probable suicide on the basis of all the information jane. It is our opinion that the case of problems the suicide cyril wecht is a forensic pathologist who has personally conducted over twenty thousand autopsies in his six decade career in all my ears fifty seven years. I do not recall a case in which somebody put down probable when you are not <hes> sure which you're supposed to do officially properly is to list of manner of death is undetermined. That's why we have a box for undetermined nothing to be embarrassed about intellectually by using that having seen tens of thousands of death acidic. It's over the years so i don't remember somebody putting then you know like probable and then going ahead and signing it out as suicide. If you are not sure of than you put down undetermined. Marilyn was laid to rest three days after she died at the westwood village memorial park cemetery in los angeles ex husband joe dimaggio took charge of the service only thirty of her closest friends and family were invited and most of hollywood so called elite were not outside police struggled to contain the crowds of mourning fans as well as hundreds of reporters and photographers celebrity biographer prefer and hollywood historian mark ego and i remember very distinctly the morning of august fifth nineteen sixty two when it was announced in the media that she had been found dead and i was crushed nine or sold and the death of marilyn monroe was just us something completely out of my realm the idea that someone so alive someone so vivacious and someone so famous could suddenly be dead. She seemed to be someone who had everything. I couldn't fathom the fact it's like that would want to take their life over the following following days and weeks more details emerged on the night she died maryland had a number of significant conversations and remember. She was found with the telephone receiver still in her hand. The first of these was joe dimaggio junior the son of her ex husband with whom she was still friendly. My name is charles castillo and i'm gonna entertainment journalist maryland. Stay close with all her stepchildren and she stayed close with georgio son. She had a momentary bright spot in the evening when he called and they chatted it happily. After maryland joe finished talking she called her psychiatrist dr ralph greenspan according to him to tell him the news about joe junior and the split from his girlfriend around eight pm she received another call from british actor rat packer and brother-in-law to the president peter lawford. There was still a gentleman gordon. He still wanted to come and he was calling her. You know come on marilyn. Come out and you'll feel better. Just come out. Come to the beach and marilyn in a famous phone call now because peter lawford back this up that it actually happened well it was he's the source he said that maryland said i'm not coming staying home but say goodbye to bobby the and say goodbye to pat and say goodbye to the president and take a bite of yourself kucher nice guy and then she she drifted off as well as those phone mm conversations maryland had also seen dr green earlier that day dr greenspan had a very questionable doctor-patient doctor-patient relationship with marilyn dr greens and fell in love with marilyn monroe like many people before him fell under her spell she even spent the night there on certain nights that was crossing all kinds of bad lines for doctor patient because there was no separation between her therapy and our friendship on marilyn monroe's last day he had the the house was in her bedroom. He was talking to her. He said she was upset and depressed but i had seen her in worse shape. He said that one of the reasons she was so depressed was because she had been expecting to see one of the two very important men in politics that evening at the last minute it fell through and she told him here i am the most beautiful woman in the world and i don't have a date on saturday night. If you're traveling doubling this season. It's time to get away away started by creating the perfect suitcase now. They're full line of travel. Essentials are designed to solve some of the most common travel headaches. All you have to. I do is think about where you're headed. Next away has to carry on suitcases aptly named the carry-on and the bigger carry on and they're both packed with cool features. I just got my away luggage and and personally the bigger carry on was the right one for me. It's super sturdy. It has a fancy lock for maximum security but the best part is the battery charging outlets for charging electronics on the go. 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He's breaking off the affair with her and not to call the president in washington d._c. And then break goal relations off with the kennedy family if he did come he flew in confronted her at her home in the afternoon before the psychiatrist. This came whatever he said her if he was there was part of the reason that she needed to see the psychiatrist for an immediate visit. You would surmise that it would have been something like this is final. We have to stop. I i like you. You know i want to be here for you. I want to help you but we have to move on from this marilyn monroe. The most most-desired woman in the world was being emotionally torn apart by her choice of lovers but her romantic life was not her only possibly fatal problem. The doctors would give her a u. Pick me ups and also put you to sleeps and she was on that cycle and it can be deadly cycle. It still is today sometimes ons for movie stars. She fell into the whole hollywood circuit of learning lines for the next day and not being able to sleep so then she took sleeping sleeping pills were then she would wake up and be groggy so she would take up or you know to keep her going all day and then different psychologists and doctors she you went to we'd give her valium give her sedatives to to even been her out and she knew depression she knew darkness but this period really brought her there deeper than she had ever been before and she was telling some close friends that she had contemplated suicide she had actually got up on the ledge of her our high rise building and stood on the ledge. She was going to jump but when she looked down she saw a woman she knew wearing a brown coat and she said that she didn't want to do that to her. She didn't want her to have to see that marilyn. Monroe splattered on the sidewalk so she went back in. Maryland's career was also in something of a crisis racists. The last two films she made let's make love and the misfits were both flops by her standards and shortly after starting her final film. Something's got to give if she came down. Ill and ended up missing so many days onset that in june nineteen sixty two twentieth century fox fired her and sued her for seven hundred and fifty two thousand dollars for breach of contract they also very publicly blamed her drug addiction and fragile mental state for her firing was this on top of the break up with the kennedys. The drugs depression simply the final straw for maryland. Here's charles castillo. She's fired from her film. The press is saying eyeing. Her career is over bobby. Kennedy is seeing her less and less. Where did she go. Who does she cling to as has on johnson never knowing who to cling to win the rain setting. The rain was pouring down on her now. Who is she going to go to so. She felt very very very long. That's why why it was so devastating to her that she was starting to realize that john kennedy wasn't gonna bring the relationship any further and i'm bobby was in maryland was unstable even the best of circumstances under the pressure of her falling and failing movie career to even more unstable than usual as she was bit her she was mad. She felt she'd been used and abused by everybody in hollywood in show business as she wanted vengeance i also this. She wanted a whole new starts her life almost spiritual overload overload just couldn't cope. She was going to tell she was going to talk. She wanted to bring people down. She was the most dangerous woman in america so what really happened. On august fourth nineteen sixty two did a desperately unhappy marilyn monroe as coroner thomas noguchi concluded commit suicide or was there a more sinister mr reason for her death and if she was murdered who did it what was the purpose of bobby kennedy's visit and what really transpired with dr green san that afternoon dude over the next eleven episodes we will pick apart the mystery of just how she came to die and finally we will reveal who killed marilyn lynn monroe but first. Let's go back to the very beginning before marilyn monroe ever existed and penniless foster girl called norma jeane mortenson dreamed dreamed of becoming a movie star on the next episode of killing marilyn monroe a tough upbringing. Yes i think the cool thing human beings as i think you is myself. Definitely i want to again because he gave died and local at that point and i think people back in the nineteen twenties and thirties a lot of people took enforced her search for the money they were paid a certain amount of mon- to have them so there was really no affection for the children in in maryland was a pretty little girl and shuffled from from one foster home to another and she was abused. Sexual abuse of girls was always considered the females fault god and so it wasn't considered terribly important. They had no idea about how it could ruin a woman's life so she endured the sexual abuse. The killing of marilyn monroe is hosted by me jackie moran executive produced i by dylan howard and is a production of broad and water studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include. Tom freestone james robertson and andy tila tillet. The series is produced by carry budge and written by dominic button reporting by doug montero. 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"Hello listeners welcome to our biography podcast. This week's part is about Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe was an actor model and singer based in the United. States. Of America Marilyn Monroe became one of the world's biggest sex symbols and an icon for female empowerment in the nineteen fifties and nineteen sixties even fifty eight years after her death people still remember her for what she managed to achieve within a short period of time. But. Marilyn Monroe was not born rich. She wasn't born to influential parents either on the contrary she was born to poor parents in addition to that she did not even get to spend much time with them because her mother became mentally ill when she was a child and her father's identity is still not one hundred percent clear. Understandably Maryland had a very difficult childhood. She was not only poor but because of her mother's health condition, she also lived with twelve sets of foster parents one after another and in an orphanage as a result, she couldn't get proper love and affection from her parents. Some biographies motivate us to work harder while others teach us to be humbled by showing how gifted we are. This biography of Marilyn Monroe is obviously the latter. This is the story of a little girl who suffered all her life listen to this podcast now to get a glimpse into the saddening but motivational life story of that little girl. Listen to the stories of men and women who transformed their lives using pure passion and cheer hard will to become the pioneers in their field and change the course of history. This is a ruse biography podcast. The podcast that helps you learn the real truth about successful personalities subscribe now to get access to future episodes. The biography of Marilyn Monroe Gladys Monroe. Gladys Monroe was born to Elmer Monroe and Ella Mae Hogan in nineteen. Oh Two when she was seven years old her father died due to an infection that destroyed his brain tissue after her father's death hoping to find a husband her mother had relationships with several men but none of them lasted. Due to her mother's inconsistent relationships and responsible behaviour. Young Gladys never really understood the importance of men and the role of women in marriage. Moreover, since she lacked a father figure, she grew up craving attention from older men. So when she was fourteen years old, she claimed that she was eighteen years old and married at twenty six year old man call. John Newton Baker. However. After giving birth to a son and a daughter, the demands of Motherhood tired her moreover, gladys had no desire to be a conventional housewife. So she would often leave her children in the care of her neighbors and go dancing and partying. As time progressed, gladys couldn't stand being held down by the clutches of the family anymore she wanted to be free. So in Nineteen, twenty, one, she filed for a divorce two years later, the divorce was granted and her husband took their children with him. Gladys like the new carefree life which was devoid of a husband or kids she often went on dates and had a good time with men. Several years later when she was twenty two years, old gladys was attracted to a twenty seven year old man called Martin Edward. Mortenson, he had a stable job was generous handsome and look five years older than his current age. So she married him however being a traditional housewife was something that was too boring for gladys. Therefore, just four months after their marriage she left her husband. Almost, ten months after gladys left Mortenson she found out that she was pregnant as a result of the pregnancy. She gave birth to a baby girl on June. First. Nineteen Twenty six in Los Angeles. However since gladys had been with several men after leaving Mortenson she, herself was not sure who the father was. The child's father was most probably a womanizer called Charles Stanley Gifford. Charles Stanley. Gifford was a CO worker with whom gladys had a brief affair. However, he abandoned her after finding out that she had gotten pregnant. Since. She did not know who the father was and also because she was still not divorced from Mortensen, she named the Child is Norma. Jeane. Mortenson. The child was also called Norma Jeane Baker sometimes taking the last name of Gladys's first husband. This child would grow up and later revolutionized Hollywood by the name of Marilyn Monroe. Gene and the. First. Foster family. Gladys had no one who can help her financially so she couldn't quit her job moreover, she knew that she couldn't be a good mother due to her lifestyle. She was also scared of the responsibility of caring for a child therefore when normal was just two weeks old gladys left her in the care of a foster family living only sixteen miles away. She paid the family twenty five dollars every week to take care of Norma. Even though several children were fostered by the Family Norma lived there for the longest time she lived there for the first six years of her life. During this time, the foster family took care of norma properly. They even let her keep puppy which she brought home as long as she took care of it. Moreover Gladys visited normal on weekends and took her for picnics and outings they would ride trams tour glass factories, go to the beach and eat ice cream yet norma was disturbed emotionally because gladys visits got less frequent and norm did not know when gladys might stop visiting her. As a child norma was always confused, the reason for the confusion is not hard to imagine. She saw other children addressing their parents as mother and father. So she didn't understand why her foster parents forced her to call them, uncle and aunt. Understand that gladys was her real mother and her foster parents were just taking care of her to her gladys was just a fun lady who visited her often and took her to outings. When Norma turned seven an angry neighbor shot and killed her dog because it was barking loudly this caused a lot of pain to the little girl. So unable to console the little girl, the foster family summoned her mother gladys. Norma Jean and gladys. Gladys helped her bury the dog and took norma to live with her to norma living with gladys was a new experience. Her foster parents were religious in highly disciplined. They did not approve of norm watching movies on the other hand gladys worked in the film industry in Los. Angeles. To create the final version of the edited film, She often took norma to watch movies normal would sit in the first row and watch the movies on the big screen with all. Gladys. Often drank and danced with her friends on weekends after Gladys was done. Drinking and dancing little normal often emptied the beer bottles that her mother drank and filled them with flowers from the garden. Even though gladys was not a great role model, she tried her best to take care of normal as normal was slowly getting adapted to living with her mother everything changed suddenly. All her life gladys had thought that her mother and father had died because of madness in the year nineteen, thirty four due to the economic depression and other reasons her grandfather took his own life. Even though she did not know her grandfather personally, this made gladys believed that mental illness runs in her family. So she was convinced that she will become a lunatic as well. This pushed her into depression due to the depression and the false belief she started hallucinating often she had difficulty in distinguishing between what is real and what isn't as a result in the year nineteen, thirty, four gladys was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. She spent the rest of her life in and out of care homes and hospitals. Norma Jean and grace. Since, Gladys was deemed incapable of caring for her daughter anymore, Norma was sent to live with different sets of people for short durations and even some orphanages but primarily, she spent lived with the family of Grace McKee and their relatives grace McKee is the most important friend and confidante of Gladys. She decided to take care of Norma after Gladys became ill grace did not have any children of her own. So she considered Norma's her daughter therefore even when norma was living with some other foster family, she visited normal often. Grace. Thought Norma was really beautiful and would become an actress Sunday. So she taught normally address properly and take care of herself so that she appears gorgeous all the time grace would later become a big influence in the life of Norma. Growing up norma could never get the parental love that she needed. Moreover, she had to change constantly so that she could please her family at first. She thought her foster mother was her biological mother who told that watching movies was a sin and instead she should spend her time praying to God. Then she adapted to living with her biological mother who took her to movies and showed that watching movies wasn't ascend after. Her mother fell ill grace came into her life and wanted her to act in the same movies which he wants thought was ascend thus at different points in her life people whom she loved forced different beliefs into her which directly conflicted with current beliefs. Moreover, none of those people whom she loved stayed with her until she became an adult. So Little Norma grew up not knowing what to believe and whom to trust. In addition to that, after her mother fell ill norma had to move from one foster family to the next and was also sexually abused. All these incidents left a permanent scar on her mental wellbeing. As a result, she developed a stutter and became shy because of the trauma. Norma Jeane Marilyn Monroe. When normal was sixteen years old the family of grace with whom was living at that time decided to move to West. Virginia. But they couldn't afford to take norma with them even though grace had promised norma that she wouldn't have to feel insecure again she went back on her word this devastated. And she felt like dispensable object once again. Since grace and her family were moving to another town. Grace decided to get norma married to her neighbours son whom she was dating at that time since the only alternative was to stay in an orphanage until the age of eighteen norma agreed to the marriage. So in nineteen forty to the sixteen year old Norma Jeane Mortenson quit school and married the twenty one year old James Dougherty. After their marriage, they moved to Santa Catalina Island where her husband was stationed during the Second World War, Maryland, later described this marriage as mundane after a year of living with her husband Norma came to live with her mother in law when her husband was posted to the Pacific. Norman mother-in-law was working in Radio Plane Company as a nurse. At that time, the defense sectors were booming due to the second world. War. So Norma's mother-in-law could easily get a job for Norman. The Same Company Norma's task was to spray varnish on the fuselage fabric. Then nineteen forty four photographers came to the Radio Plane Company to shoot pictures of the most beautiful female factory workers for commercials and military magazines. Their task was to portray to the nation that America's loveliest ladies showed their patriotism by working in defense companies. One of these photographers named David Kahn over who had powerful contacts was impressed by Norma. He advised her that she would have a great future if she got into modelling heating to his advice norm quitter job the following year she began doing modeling shoots for him and his other photographer friends. Gradually Norma started applying to modeling agencies one of these agencies called the Blue Book Modeling Agency accepted her she signed her first contract with them in nineteen forty five. Within a year Maryland had appeared in more than thirty magazine covers and was called one of the most hard working models by the owner of her agency. Her figure was more suitable for print advertisements than modeling. So she began focusing on these magazines. However, her husband was not pleased with this development in her career. He wanted her to quit modeling and become a housewife. So Norma who wanted to continue her profession divorced him in the year nineteen, forty six. In the same year, she met Ben Lyon who was working with Fox production company. They signed a contract for six months with her even though she didn't impress the head executive of the company but Lyon didn't want an actress who was called Norma Jean dougherty her name was plain and unattractive. So Norma chose to have the last name Monroe since it was the name of her mother's family but Norma Jean, Munro was still not attractive. So lion remembering an actress called Maryland Miller with whom he had fallen in love previously suggested that she should take the name of Marilyn Monroe and just like that the famous Marilyn Monroe was born. The rise to fame. For the first six months after signing her contract Maryland did not do any films she only worked on her acting and dancing skills. She got into an acting school with the help of the studio she worked with and met many people to promote herself. She got her first small role in the film dangerous years in nineteen, forty seven however per contract was not renewed that year since the teachers at the acting school said, she was too shy to be a successful actor. So, Maryland went back to modeling. She started working as a backup dancer while continuing to take acting lessons she did everything she had to do so that she could get acting roles this involved befriending influential people in the industry and entertaining them at her home. One such friendship with a Fox executive helped her get a contract with Columbia pictures in nineteen, forty eight. Lost that contract a year later as her picture didn't work that. Well. So she again went back to modeling and started some semi-naked shots to as she was comfortable with nudity her big break came in the year nineteen fifty when she earned a seven year contract with Twentieth Century Fox studios after a series of small acting parts in movies like the fireable right cross all about eve and the ask for just. She got great reviews for the asphalt jungle and even critics praised her however even though her profession was finally taking off to great heights, she was emotionally devastated due to an unfortunate incident, her mentor and Partner Johnny High who got her these parts in the contracts died of a heart attack days after she signed the contract this left her shattered and scarred for the rest of her life. The nineteen forty-nine Maryland posed for a series of nude photographs. These photographs surfaced in the year nineteen, fifty two and threatened to put a dent on her career. Her production studio did not want them to affect her reputation. So they thought it would be better if Maryland admitted to being the model in the photographs and told that she was broke and she did that photo shoot only for some instant money this strategy worked well as a result Maryland gained a lot of public sympathy from the scandal at the same time she also became. Popular for her sex symbol image rather than her acting skills, her next films did well but all these films that are typecast it and blonde bombshell roles that demanded semi nudity and suggestive clothes. Maryland enjoyed this popularity and added fuel to it by turning up revealing clothes on public forums and sharing sexy amusing facts about her to public columnists in December nineteen fifty-three Hugh hefner published one of her nude photos as the centers spread of the first copy of playboy this added to her already soaring popularity as the leading sex symbol of Hollywood. After a series of highly successful films as a blonde sex symbol Maryland wanted to do some serious roles but the Twentieth Century Fox studios did not agree to it as they thought that serious films would not do well after many discussions, Maryland refused to shoot for another such movie. So they suspended her and canceled her contract. Maryland wanted to stop this negative publicity from ruining her career. So she married the baseball star Joe Dimaggio and started traveling the world with him. She reunited with Fox studios a few months later and was promised a lead role in what would go on to become one of the biggest movies of her career. The seven year itch she started filming for the film in Nineteen, fifty, four, it was released in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, five, it features the immensely popular subway great scene in which Maryland can be seen standing on the subway. Great with the skirt flying up this scene would later become so famous that it would be featured in many magazines and films even decades after her death. Ironically. Her unscreened success ended her marriage with Joe. Maryland later claimed that Joe was physically abusive and had a controlling behavior. She filed for divorce but continue to relationship with Joe along with affairs with Arthur, Miller, and Marlon Brando during this period. After her contract with Fox studios ended Maryland along with photographer Milton Green founded the Marilyn Monroe productions she began studying, acting and started using psychoanalysis to address her personal traumas. Even, though she had her own production studio, her production studio could not produce films on its own. So Maryland reunited with Fox studios yet again, after an intense legal battle, she signed a seven year contract with them with four big films. The nineteen fifty six Maryland married Arthur Miller despite the FBI pursuing a case against him she began shooting for bus stop under Fox studios, which went on to become a commercial success. Maryland. Received a Golden Globe award for best actress for her role in the film and was finally recognized as an actress instead of justice sex symbol. She completed one more film under her own banner after this then she took an eighteen months hiatus from shooting to concentrate on her family life. She suffered a miscarriage anik topic pregnancy during that period. So she started taking pharmaceutical drugs to overcome her emotional depression she and Miller finally got divorced in the year nineteen, sixty one. After this Maryland resumed shooting on and off for films but she did not get a commercial hit despite posing nude for publicity stunt for the movie something's got to give. She was also involved in many legal battles with Fox studios over the delay in shooting. This gave her negative publicity in the final months of her life. Final years. Then, the last years of her life Marilyn. Monroe was battling depression caused by three failed marriages miscarriages a lost job, and the belief that mental illness runs in her family. The same belief that drove her mother mad. She also suffered from anxiety and low self esteem caused due to the lack of parental love when she was a child, the search for her father also devastated or terribly while she was living with her mother, the eight year old Maryland found a picture of Charles. Stanley Gifford the man who was. Most, probably, her father and her later years, she would try to reach him without any success. She would spend a lifetime trying to find this man and others which affected a relationship with men. Once when she called him in one, thousand, nine, hundred, fifty, two, he told her that he didn't have anything to say to her and she should call his lawyer instead this completely apathetic reply from the man whom she believed to be her father crushed her emotionally all her life she never stopped hoping for his approval. Marilyn Monroe died on the night of August Fifth Nineteen, sixty two when she was just thirty six years old Maryland's housekeeper and her psychiatrist found her dead in her room due to drug overdose. In the following years her fans introduced many conspiracy theories and murder intentions but police ruled them all out. Her sudden death became a national sensation. It was later revealed that Maryland had overdosed on barbiturates a drug used to treat anxiety insomnia and depression in the nineteen sixties. Fact you probably didn't know. Maryland had a fear of losing her mind and going mad as her mother and grandmother did. She stuttered on occasions and the stuttering continued for the rest of her life. Maryland attempted suicide in nineteen fifty after her partner agent and close confidante. Johnny high died she attempted suicide once again when she miscarried and had an ectopic pregnancy. According to her co-stars Maryland was extremely difficult to work with. She was even fired from her last film due to her lack of punctuality and erratic shooting schedule. Marilyn Monroe's house where she died in nineteen sixty two was purchased by a couple. The couple later found that the house was bug and an elaborate government phone-tapping system was found across the house. 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Marilyn Monroe JFK and UFOs
"Welcome to kiss myths and mysteries either coasts kit crumb today Marilyn Monroe J._F._k.. And U._F._O.'s in my last podcast I revealed well how black ops started with the Manhattan project cost hundreds and millions of dollars that eighty offices and over two hundred thousand employees yet neither the Congress nor Vice President Harry Truman knew about the project that created the atomic bomb. I ended the podcast by explaining how Manhattan Project became the Atomic Energy Commission an agency that usurp the powers of the president and illustrated that last statement with President. President Bill Clinton's nineteen ninety three request to the head of the Justice Department to find out if there were U._F._O.'s to earlier presidents Dwight D Eisenhower and John F Kennedy came into power after the Atomic Energy Commission was created by Congress in nineteen forty six endowed with the power to keep the president out of the loop regarding certain events and research projects both presidents had an intense interest I in U._F._O.'s and for both Eisenhower and Kennedy that interest was piqued in nineteen forty seven with the crash of a flying saucer and a former field just outside Roswell New Mexico in a series of meetings Eisenhower passed on his frustration. Frustration at not being able to break through the security surrounding the Roswell crash to Kennedy who began of a thoughtful search to get around the security surrounding the Roswell crash doing the three years from nineteen sixty one to nineteen sixty three both John Kennedy and his brother Slash Attorney General Robert Kennedy were intimate with actress Marilyn Monroe in order to be able to hold conversations with the incredibly intelligent collagen Kennedy brothers. The actress took notes on various topics that have been shared. She kept notes on the politics of the day U._S.. Relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic or U._S._S._R. and UFL research. By late one thousand nine hundred sixty two she had a direct foam line into the White House and had expressed the erroneous belief that John Kennedy would divorce Jackie and Mary her and that she would become the first lady it was about this time time period that J. Edgar Hoover warned the president that she was a political security leak and that he should cut off all relations with the actress the president and his brother both complied infuriating Marilyn Monroe and the process Kennedy brothers were aware that Monroe kept a diary and that between casual conversations at parties in pillow talk it contained information that if made public bring down the Kennedy Presidency on. <unk> her part she felt jilted cut off from even the most casual meetings with one or the other of the brothers even parties at some point in early nineteen sixty two Marilyn Monroe let it be known to several close friends at she would be holding in a press conference attell press conference in late August at which time she would reveal the contents of what she referred to as her red diary. She never got the chance it was found dead August fifth nineteen sixty two do the cost of Marilyn. Monroe's death is still a mystery was. She killed by the F._B._I.. Or C._I._A.. In order to keep the information contained in the red diary from the public or was it the Atomic Energy Commission that killed her in an attempt. Attempt to keep secret information on U._F._O.'s that John Kennedy had discovered from becoming public knowledge FLASH FORWARD TO NINETEEN NINETY-THREE AND President Bill Clinton's request that the head of the Justice Department find out what if there were U._F._O.'s there was also a second part of that request that he wanted to be determined who killed John Kennedy in my next podcast. I'll take an in-depth look at the death of Marilyn Monroe and the implications of her being murdered and not having committed suicide Marilyn Monroe J._F._k.. And U._F._O.'s was produced here at night owl sounds studio and brought to you by book Savvy Studio Loss Lodge Press the Rogue Valley Ali Metaphysical Library and Owl Creek Press and writers retreat for twenty of the best kits myths and mysteries visit my website Kit crumb dot com and choose from volume one or volume two and remember that you can listen.
Chapter Two: A Fractured Childhood
"Who the psychologist who fewer more vulnerable able lovely side had always talked about her need for love. She was indeed born in an orphanage. Her mother had had mental problems a deeply insecure woman. Love me love me. Prove my worth. Make love to me. Tell me i'm worth it. Tell me you love me all the time. She's someone who was able to take and the pain that she had in her life. She wasn't orphans with the band and she was molested. As a child <hes> she had all kinds of insecurities. It's the product. I think the average american child now the averaging has to be happy to be happy. That's that's yet. She happiness hello and welcome to chapter two of the killing of marilyn monroe. I'm your host jackie. Moran in this chapter we will examine how the woman born as norma jeane mortenson mortenson was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life a foster homes orphanages and repeated sexual abuse as a woman marilyn monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen but as a girl norma jean had the most dysfunctional childhoods we will discover over the effect that tough upbringing had on maryland's view of men and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships including with the first husband been that history has mostly forgotten. There's a lot of people that come from backgrounds that are unhappy and they can overcome it but i think that if you are exceptionally sensitive it's much much more difficult to overcome background where you never felt you belonged and you always felt as an outsider. The woman we know as marilyn monroe was born on june first nineteen eighteen twenty six at the los angeles county hospital the daughter of gladys pearl baker end according to her birth certificate at least martin edward mortenson martin and gladys were already separated by the time norma jean was born and the true identity of her biological father was never definitively established. If marilyn never knew her father is seems she barely had a relationship with her mother either and for the first years of her life the girl who go on on to become the most desired woman in the world was initially unwanted. Here's entertainment journalist and author of marilyn monroe the private life of public icon charles castillo she was born illegitimately to be born a bastard in one thousand nine hundred six was you're starting off if damaged you know you're starting off unwanted by society you starting with judged so from the moment. She took her first breath. She was an undesirable or an outsider in society eighty on top of that her. Mom was mentally unstable. So norma jeane was put into foster care as a few week old. The infant at first glance kept up a fairly regular contact with her daughter visiting at least each weekend but when norma jean was just eight years old gladys suffered a full mental breakdown was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia mother and daughter barely saw each other again for the rest of maryland's life. Maryland later remembered her mom in this candid lost interview. I never lived with my mother and my mother had mental disturbances services during her lifetime she was taking away later. Some people said to <hes> roads better you forget about where's my mother. My buddy forget about her. She's dead maryland's on that. Her mother was literally mad and she spent her life being afraid that she was going to come down with her mother's mental condition she was in the custody of her mother's best friend grace goddard uttered and grace twitter into eleven foster homes over the course of her childhood and an orphanage edge. The orphanage was a traumatic experience for this little girl. Here's hollywood historian elisa jordan when they pull up in front of the orphanage. Norma norma jean's begins to tremble and cryan said but i'm not an orphan i have a mother but her mother of course wasn't hospital and was never really coming main home so i think those few years really shaped to she was it was being uprooted from a foster family trying to live with her mother and and her mother having a breakdown which resulted in hospitalization and then the process of moving around with different families and then finally highly in an orphanage in those few years shape too. She was as an adult <hes> red. It's bad to have a children. Institution ocean like that goes to a public school because in the public schooling is oh no and i always try to go around as if i were one of the other kids later on the county ventura county took over my support and it was awful because they had to go down to the woman's come around say no. Let's see i think you need some shoes and she would write down one pair of shoes and then she can need to dresses when for sunday the and one for school and they look like out of flour back. There were terrible and the shoe awful and i would be shangai. Shangai tat run from maryland was an exceptionally sensitive person so her early feelings were of not being someone who belonged longed in the world and someone who had to look for their place to feel safe and to feel comfortable. She started stuttering again. She had a starter problem. Most people don't know that and signed after a while they just saw that it was doing more damage to people at auburn and so they they got her into another foster care system as most of us have found out the hard way. Getting into debt is easy getting out. It's hard especially if your fico scores and create thankfully now. There's upstart dot com the revolutionary lending platform that knows you're more than just your credit score. They offer smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. It's easy to check out your rate in just a few minutes. It's without affecting your credit score over. Two hundred thousand people have used up start to pay off credit cards. Student loans even fund their weddings personally. I got into credit card hardaway back in college for just a cpa purchase. Life has a way of getting really expensive fast and before i knew it i was in over my head. Just went online gut alone to consolidate my debt and couldn't have been easier. Once a loan is approved. Most people get their funds. The next business day i mean that is unheard of c. Y. upstart ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurry up start dot com slash monroe to find out how low your upstart raiders checking your rate only takes a few minutes and won't affect your credit. That's upstart dot com slash monroe but if norma jean's discharged from the orphanage looked initially like a blessing it really turned out to be a curse it was well under this supposedly care of a succession of foster parents that the lonely unwanted girl suffered horrific abuse most most shockingly at the very hands of those charged with looking after her. If the details make for difficult hearing now one can only imagine the effect it had on the young maryland here's lowest banner author of maryland the passion and the paradox in several of her homes. The male foster father's authors abused her and she did talk about it publicly. That's how we know. It happened on numerous occasions. She talked about it back. In the nineteen twenties thirties a lot of people took enforcer children for the money they were paid a certain amount of money to have them and so there was really no affection for the children and marilyn was a pretty little girl and shuffled from one foster home to another and she was abused talked about later on as a matter of fact. She's one of the first major stars who talked about being sexually abused as a child and this was the nineteen thirties when she talked about it was the nineteen fifties and sexual abuse views of girls was always considered the females fault and so it wasn't considered terribly important. They had no idea about about how it could ruin a woman's life so she endured the sexual abuse. According to an interview marilyn gave in one thousand nine hundred fifty four one incident incident when she was just around seven or eight involved a man in her foster home locking her in his room and raping her when she told her foster mother what had happened the woman slap slap maryland shouting. Don't you dare say such things about that nice man it added to her darkness complexity and her feeling of not belonging and her feeling feeling of not being safe and i think that what it did for her one of the things that it did for her was it set her on a lifelong search for her father. Many believe marilyn's later problems with drugs and alcohol had its roots in these deeply traumatic years and even after finding huge success in hollywood she would suffer suffer from serious and sometimes debilitating mental health issues including a spell the year before her death where she was committed to a hospital psychiatric ward. Perhaps the most extraordinary thing about marilyn's reaction to her childhood abused. However was her willingness to talk about it. This was something that was incredibly great in one thousand nine hundred fifty s america hollywood historian mark bego. This is something that really was never done before. The fifty s something traumatic like being molested as a child happens. You be something that you would want to keep under wraps. You would not want wants to remember this and the fact that she told several biographers and magazine writers and newspaper reporters that she she had indeed been molested. I think it was more of a point of powers in that. I have survived if i lived through this other people can live through this. I it was more of an embassy for other victims of sexual. I don't think she was crying on people's shoulders to do this but i think that when she admitted she was molested i think she was doing so to help the victims. I lived through it. I'm marilyn rowe became a huge a huge star. You can survive these thing. The psychological scars of those early years would haunt her for the rest of her life. However greg schreiner president of the marilyn monroe fan club explains she never really had a childhood where she had a permanent home which in a sense gave favor a sense of of of wanting to belong and longing to be with somebody on a permanent way and i think that also brought a bit of an exhibition in her that i think most movie stars have to have a little bit to be a movie star. You have to want to be up in front of people and you have to be sort of showing yourself in a sense. It fueled a desire to be the center of attention. She had been a child that was ignored during her lifetime she felt unloved used as a child and she wanted to feel that love and appreciation as an adult. She had a fierce feeling of trying to protect detect the underdog. She knew what it was like to feel like. There are no advantages so she became a champion of people who at the time didn't didn't have a lot of rights which included women homosexuals african americans and anyone who had been kind of downtrodden the world around a grim perhaps most poignantly genuinely these years of loneliness and abuse at the hands of a succession of foster parents colored the young norma jean's view of an attitude towards men most specifically of the one man who should have been a central figure in her life but who she never got the chance to know sometimes when gladys was in between breakdowns and mental institutions she would take norma jean into live with her and she would always show her photo of a handsome man wearing for dora and she would say this is your father dismissing charles stanley gifford and for the young little girl looking at that picture. He became savior to her charles. Stanley gifford had been a co worker with gladys at consolidated films in the early nineteen twenties at around the time that marilyn was conceived conceived he and gladys had begun an affair leading his wife to divorce him accusing him of abuse narcotics addiction and associating with women of low character he broke things off with gladys upon hearing she was pregnant supposedly on christmas day nineteen twenty five and despite morrison's name appearing on maryland's birth certificate. Ah gladys always believed gifford was her true father. It is all too easy to see how for the lonely young girl the idea of a handsome father waiting to rescue her was all too conductive a dream to cling to he can comment to her unhappy life and sweeper away and make everything good so it was always her father that she was looking for because maryland didn't have a father figure growing up. She tended to like men who were older than she was who she could look up to when she was a small child. She liked to pretend that clark gable was her father later on in life in relationships. If you look at a lot and then they were very often with older men famous successful men she was looking for that one figure that she thought would mean protection and sanctuary and home she looked for men that you were very much influential were admirable and and she also likes to create father type figures she liked men she could admire and look up to and we're considered under here roic but even with her husband she would call them some version of daddy airport. It really had a big effect on her not having a father in her life it's it's interesting because when she became an adult woman she tried to talk to charles stanley gifford several times. She contacted him and he didn't want anything to do with her. He said if you have anything to say to me contact my lawyers so it was devastating. Turn it just played into our feelings like no one wants me. I'll never belong this search for a father. Figure would come to define maryland's life with horrific consequences. Here's johnny russo godfather actor and former close personal friend of marilyn's she wanted to be like is all i can say the easiest thing in one sense. This woman wanted to be accepted. She didn't realize who she was never did and she let these people play with it was crazy. I mean literally play with it and then you know the drug problems in the drinking. She's just depressed always thing i say about. She wanted a hug and she got him from the wrong. People who took advantage of for a woman who got a lot of her self respect by looking at herself in the eyes of the men who are attracted to her. That's why people like arthur miller of the top playwright a respected playwright joe dimaggio the top athlete frank sinatra the world's most famous to entertain her. If they desired her. She must be worth something. It said that that's the way she felt but it's true that's really the way she felt rope and of course if you're searching for a strong protective father figure to take care of you then who was stronger and more protective in the early nineteen sixties then the two the most famous men in america she needed john f. kennedy and bobby kennedy two of the most powerful men in the world to want her uh. It took on a very very deep significant star. It wasn't like the others it wasn't just a fling or a love affair or let's explore this to see where it goes. How's it was more like you have to love me. I'm danforth prince in twenty twelve on the fiftieth anniversary of her death. I published a book maryland at rainbow's was end sex lies murder and the great cover up and maryland is said to have one's talked to jeanne carmen one of her male friends and talk about quote. I've had in a love affair with america's. Most famous playwright was her husband arthur miller. I've had a love affair with the americas athlete who was joe dimaggio and maybe maybe this thing with j._f._k. Works out. I'll have a love affair with america's most famous politician long before those famous relationships for the teenage age norma jean it was to be another now all but forgotten man who would provide a means of escape from the cycle of abuse and loneliness that had threatened to define her life in nineteen forty two aged just fifteen. She met james dougherty a twenty one year old factory worker and she saw chance to change her troubled existence. The last foster care she was in was an elderly woman who was kind to her but she was getting on in years and she couldn't take care of her anymore. Norma jean was fifteen and she had a choice she could either go back into the orphanage or she can get married. The foster care mother who cared about her really didn't want her to go back into the orphanage so she you went to the lady next door who had a twenty one year old son and said. Do you think that james daugherty would be interested in marrying norma jean. Everyone was sympathetic towards her so the lady said. I don't know i'll ask them by now. Norma jean very pretty teenager and he took her out on a couple of dates and he married her on june nineteenth nineteen forty two barely three weeks after her sixteenth birthday. Norma jeane mortenson became norma gene dougherty. The newlyweds moved to catalina island off the coast of l._a. And for a while we're happy we have unearthed a long lost interview with james dorothy himself itself in which he remembers that time when we lived in kelly tissue with multiple personal walking down the street everybody admired and she was so shy so flight so nice what her anyone she loved to ride horseback just loved the right word she loved to swim and she liked targets targets shooting out with a twenty two rifle and she can't you gotta keep out of that. <hes> she loved to fish. She enjoyed that very much but she was just wonderful. Never never at any time but say that there was anything but happy days doherty also recalled marilyn's mischievous side that would later entrance france millions overnight whole. I get home any knock on the door. She said who has dealt. Oh no george brad no dominance be your husband guard that she historical when she in maryland had broken out of the cycle of abuse that had trapped her almost since birth within two years would come another means of escape and a chance steph. Ill not only her childhood fantasy but perhaps even her destiny. After war broke out dorey joined the merchant marines and norma jean took a job. Ah factory making airplane parts elisa jordan takes up the story. It was very rosie. The riveter she was framed fuselages and making little parachutes parachutes and things like that and one day a photographer named david conner subjects and he's there to take pictures of pretty girls helping helping the war effort as a way to cheer up the brave ties on the front and one of the girls he chose was a force this young mrs daugherty wordy who was a teenager marilyn really stuck out. She was not the typical young girls. She was really incredibly beautiful. Even without trying there was something very special about her. Obviously did not have the blonde area but she had an amazing figure. Her skin was absolutely flawless and she she just radiated beauty even without realizing it and he takes some pictures of her and he tells her your natural issue should become a model and that was pretty much all she needed to hear his kind of radiation but she was giving out. I think it's one of the reasons maryland eventually became his. She was because photographer for after photographer mentioned how it was amazing how she had this love affair with the camera was like an impact that no one else would have when they were being photograph. There was something very unique about maryland and she apparently had it from the very beginning sincere con ever noticed that if the camera loved marilyn then she loved it right in fact defying the orders of her husband she quit her job and signed a contract with the blue book model agency she died her naturally brunette hair peroxide blond painted her lips scarlet red and threw herself into her work astonishing the agency bosses with her positive attitude and her willingness to go the extra mile within six months she had appeared on no fewer than thirty three magazine covers she went and got a modeling agent who was named emily snively and it was emily malign snively idea for maryland to die her brunette hair blonde. She didn't just bleach your hair. It was a process of lightning and straightening lightening her hair because she had very curly hair and this was so that she would get even more work shoes of a popular pinup model she lotto for magazines and print ads blonde ambition of course but also first steps towards the realization of what had always seemed like an impossible dream when when she was a child of five or six a lot of foster care parents would just drop off in front of the movie theater like the egyptian or chrome chinese theater and leave for their all day and that was where she could escape into the movie she would watch the same movie over and over again and then when she got home she would reenact the scenes from the movies she would spend the day they're are watching movies and putting her hands and feet and the footprints in front and longing to be a star going my room and if i had seen the movie i would ask out every part only backed out before that happened or after an overt back all the men as well as that's what i'd be doing standing up for my this being taller just the feeling what he said in which he said what he says she fell usually these sad and maryland success as a model title was not only down to ambition when the camera focused on her she was able to channel all of the heartache and vulnerability of her childhood but also conjure up something nothing else something completely unique. It really was a kind of magic. She's someone who i think was very innocent was very vulnerable but was clever enough to create this image create this career and create this appeal or suit <music> disappear that i think all of us who saw her onscreen really fell in love with and people did really love maryland for the vulnerable side that she had yes she could be vixen. Yes she was wounded in her old sides to war personalities is both vulnerable and treacherous cha-cha genet in spades norma jeane mortenson unwanted foster child was blossoming into marilyn monroe hollywood siren within a few years she she would be the most famous woman on the planet but was she taking all of those childhood insecurities with her on the next episode of the killing of marilyn monroe sex breath and success in the days before feminism and many decades before me to the movie industry was mostly run by men you you know there were very few female executives or casting agents so it was a male dominated industry and you know with that kind of power corruption comes in and so a lot of the young struggling starlets who would do anything to have a break would fall victim to the casting couch. I think it it was claudette. Colbert the actors from the forties who said every actress who made it as a star at one time or another had to go through the casting couch system and one of the unique peak things about marilyn and her image is the fact that she was not only attractive to men who would view her movies and found her you you know sexually appealing but also to women as well because in maryland films although it was kind of the ditsy blonde as a character she would always end up winning. She would always end up winning. The man's heart winning the prize winning. Whatever was she always came across. Successfully the killing of marilyn monroe is hosted by me jackie moran executive produced by dylan howard and is a production of broad and water studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include. Tom freestone james robertson. Andy tillett the series is produced by carry budge and written by dominic utne reporting by doug montero. The series is mixed and engineered by sean kravis and sam ada scoring by benz town. There is so much more to this story and you don't wanna miss anything. I can assure you make sure you subscribe to the killing of marilyn monroe wherever you get podcasts.
Chapter Eleven: The Case Against the Kennedys
"He owns one of the largest homes in Atlanta full of fine art and exquisite furnishings. He built a highly successful business empire but thieves made many enemies along the Mike Thieves was the son of Greek immigrants living the American dream and nineteen seventies Atlanta he was married and had five kids right now on apple podcasts spotify or your favorite podcast player welcome to episode eleven of the killing of Marilyn Monroe. I'm your host Jackie Moran last time we learn how in the confusing aftermath of Marilyn's death a host of conspiracy theories sprang up about who might have killed her but while some were sitter to be one of America's greatest presidents and tipped to follow him into the White House really be responsible for murder Robert Kennedy would have been you jack and Bobby Kennedy certainly had the most to lose both of the Kennedys had broken up with her she'd been involved with I Jack and then Kennedy was having an affair with her on the weekend that she died Marilyn's affairs with both brothers had finally come to a messy insane to have attempted to physically himself murder Marilyn Monroe that's just not the way buttering general would do it that's just not feasible owns home and have tracked down key witnesses and unearth long lost evidence and most crucially we're going to address the three most important factors in any so the idea that presents are having public affairs it's not like Donald Trump and stormy daniels this was if you're going to be the president of the United States you're going to be on the straight narrow Kennedy was not on the straight narrow and Marilyn Monroe could prove that Jack a homicide investigation means motive and opportunity of all those involved in Maryland's out of control personal life in August nineteen sixty two and John F. Kennedy had finished it after her outrageous performance at his Madison Square Garden Birthday celebration now bobby with whom she had fallen headline adamant in their belief that Marilyn was silenced by the CIA or was even the subject of a Mafia ahead for others the evidence points to another bigger cover up in love had also told her that they had no future together Marilyn was furious and struck back how did she told everything she was in this episode. We're going to see just how the Kennedys might have killed Marilyn Monroe our team has had access to secret wiretaps of Merrill that was the plan to the father the father bobby there because everybody knew John was a playboy remember this is nineteen sixty sixty two she was ranting and raving at her house the day that she died about what the Kennedys had done she was going public with how is a Catholic President Abby and they weren't nice about breaking up there so she was really mad about that the twenty four hours before her death we know that word of being used and she was in love with Baga Kennedy more so than John F Kennedy herself up to her either bobby distancing himself possibly pregnant Maryland becoming pregnant with the married Bobby Kennedy would have been a huge scandal but if it there is I don't know if you WANNA call it a rumor or story or possibility that Maryland did get pregnant with Robert Kennedy there is a record of her the threat to expose their affairs that alarm the Kennedy clan Maryland and bobby were also harboring another secret one which had the potential to ruin his political ambition oh angry she felt like she was being used that she told them I'm GonNa go to the news tomorrow and tell them everything but it wasn't just candidate and he did it They killed him bobby ordered it that's a strong statement saying my could the attorney general of the United States brother to the man who many Suj- threat to the power structure now the big mistake he should not have done that I think Marilyn Monroe was just at that point tired or wherever you are listening now you can also find a link in the episode notes investigates and bad batch a new podcast from wondering the series will investigate the multi-million dollar under regulated industry of stem cell therapy she had spent so much time and energy becoming the Marilyn Monroe we know I really have trouble believing be scary and it can be life changing but what happens if you're offered supposed miracle cure only to end up worse off than before that's what reporter Laura Beale about new would have brought down many other Kennedy's and their own ambitions for presidencies it was all a system waiting to crash Maryland was very dangerous it's an industry that claims to treat pain autoimmune diseases infections even autism but for one group of patients that gave them nothing but disastrous results. Important to tell that first episode already has me on the edge of my seat and I'm totally waiting for more subscribe to bad batch on Apple podcasts spotify were to get out that they had aborted that baby it would have been the end of the Attorney General's career as well as the reputation of the whole Kennedy family why abortion calls and her lack of stability at the time imagine threatening to bring down so many powerful people I think at that point she just is legal in one thousand sixty to do the process of elimination yourself who would kill my Ullman Roth who had something to gain Bobby Kennedy only Bobby Lawford convinced the attorney general how important it was to fly to Los Angeles almost immediately as a means of bringing Maryland under control had an abortion and that they knew that it was bobby candies that was nineteen sixty two summer of nineteen sixty two when everything was coming down on her it was all everything was closing in on her fired from the film checking into the hospital and I talked to people who wore around her like there's a manny Michael Salesman he was one of her pr people and he emphatically told me that she every day in the United States thousands of people have to make major decisions about their health committed suicide intentionally I the attorney general free free also it was good to see you know smiling couldn't be reelected how Robert Kennedy Good Move Pizza who's going to be the next president and he probably would have been if everything went well as we have already heard on Maryland's last day alive she saw housekeeper Eunice Murray Publicist Pat Nukem and psychiatrist Dr up in Washington DC and break all relations with the Kennedy family if he did come he flew in confronting her at her home of Greenspan but according to wiretap evidence collected by private eye Fred Oh tash who is bugging Maryland's house for the mafia she had another more discreet visitor that day say there is evidence that bobby was in Beverly Hills up time she died officially Bobby Kennedy was in San Francisco who had fought so hard to escape the abuse of her childhood and then the casting couch culture of nineteen fifties Hollywood to become an icon in her own right now saw that since forever personal life was in a state of confusion perhaps even collapse here's entertainment journalist Charles Castillo it to bobby and Jack Kennedy she was still just another play thing a girl to be enjoyed and then cast aside she was furious but while there he took a phone call from Peter Lawford who as well as being connected to Maryland through Frank Sinatra was also married to Bobby and Jack Sister Patricia in the afternoon before the psychiatrists gain apparently in the beginning their reunion went smoothly in recording bobby could be heard saying that he still loved her annot Tasha's tapes bobby's voice was more difficult to hear at this point but whereas he was speaking softly her voice became increasingly strident the girl any general of the United States he told her she was out of her mind Maryland responded the he was the one out of remind him and his brother the president for getting involved with her in the first place Maryland demanded that he leave his wife immediately not tomorrow but now not so next year but now she wanted today's swearing I personally I listened to the first episode I was shocked by this story. Lure does a fantastic job of investigating what's troubling story but one that Orland hand over her infamous red diary the Journal in which she supposedly recorded details of all of her love affairs as well as the Kennedys pillow talk outlined stridently he begged her to be reasonable and she responded who do you think I am do you hooker who can be asked discarded like a piece of Meat Bobby said that he could never leave Ethel said that he had his family and his many children to think that he needed a good father and that he loves them he begged her to understand she went on to remind him that she was Marilyn Monroe at she was even more famous than he was things became even more heated when Bobby demanded that Matt indeed the Attorney General of the United States knew the law and was certainly probably punish him too as well as her other relationships Maryland had been sleep life away from her lover Yell for her to get a grip before she burst into hysterical sobbing and no further sounds the merger kitchen Maryland her spell she became more and more and more and more dependent on him because that's how Maryland was in her quest for sabre she would find someone that she liked and she she was for Maryland however things weren't quite so black and white she was in love with Bobby and she felt betrayed and used by both brothers after both bobby and Lawford left Maryland be heard dialing the phone apparently she call the White House were an operator must've told her that JFK was in Hyannis Port but she was obviously denied being with Dr Green San on whom she had become increasingly reliant but caught between his patient and lover on the one hand and the president and attorney general on the other treated in tears and Peter Lawford attempted to take control of the situation Lawford could be herlihy a phone call on her bedroom phone to the sky Dr Green Shington too bad he's out of town within hours Marilyn Monroe would be dead so the motive was there don't want him all this responsibility of taking care of her and all these expectations of what he could do far bobby ordered and become over right away telling him that Maryland was in bad shape among heaped together bobby stormed out the door whatever he said to her if he was there was part of the reason that she needed to see the psychiatrist for an immediate home visit Alan got upset because Bobby Kennedy at the time that he was romancing promised to marry her and he was
Chapter Five: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
"So neither of US come here. You know they say that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. I WanNa cut you someday. You'RE GONNA make a man how wonderful annuity little her relationships. If you look at a lot of them they were very often with older men famous man's successful man she was looking looking for that one figure that she thought would mean protection and sanctuary a home girl goes to a party in his some guy. The great big log in a fancy striped this strutting around like Tiger giving you that I'm so handsome you can resist me look and from this. She supposed to fall flat on her face well. She doesn't fall on her face. Is another guy in the room. We me over in the corner. He was kind of nervous in shine perspiring. I you look past then you sort of sit. These these gentlemen kind in wearing he'll be tender with you we that's what's really exciting citing when she was a small child she liked to pretend that Clark Gable was her father. Obviously she had a great admiration for these big strong men manly men very smart man so the two husbands she chose herself Joe Maggio and Arthur Miller were American heroes hello and welcome to part five of the killing of Marilyn Monroe. I'm Jackie Moran in this episode. We're going to look at the significant men in Marilyn's life not only her three husbands but all her other love affairs including with the two most charismatic and powerful men in America and we will see how ultimately it was Maryland's dangerously tangled life that sealed her fate and resulted in her death breath. Everything associated with the life and death of Marilyn. Monroe is as murky as anything else. We've ever come across forces counter countermanding one another. Everybody had an angle. Everybody had something to protect the high and we will hear from Maryland herself as she opens her heart in the last interview she gave before her mysterious death here off on creatures. Thank God for people try and touch natural as we have already seen Maryland had learned from a very early age that her extraordinary beauty held a power over men sometimes with horrific rick consequences. Here's author and Hollywood historian Bill Burns before she even reach puberty before she was teenager. She was sexually actually molested by one of the foster parents that she had any sense for innocence was completely destroyed. She was turned into a sexual creature her before she was a teenager that meant psychologically that the only response she had any stimulation from men was sexual later as a young wannabe desperate to make it in Hollywood Maryland had suffered but also exploited the infamous casting couch in order to to attract the attention of the men who mattered what haven't Maryland had always been very promiscuous and very willing to sleep with Hollywood producers power people in Hollywood. Everybody was sleeping with her from her agents. Johnny Heidi William Morris from McKee Rooney also Louis Mayor was the head of metro-goldwyn-mayer gold mayor the head of MGM. She was in France with Maryland and she was passed around the entire studio in one thousand nine hundred fifty three. She was not only the biggest movie star in the world but also the most lusted after woman on the planet a year earlier she had started a high profile romance with New York Yankees Legend Joe Dimaggio and on January fourteenth nineteen fifty four Hollywood's hottest property baseball's greatest player made it official. Here's Marilyn herself speaking about Joe. Well I met him. The year human ties had already been time I saw him for a a year and a half two years and we married in San Francisco and his background. You know his family they they were in the grids advantage. Come time and humor young at the time they'll dig. He was one flexibly and you could use basically anything from history. Reggie can fifth so canned good some things about me and I understood posted something about Jimmy. They Kirs Dimaggio biographer Jerome Sharon when Joe Berry's man early desperately in love. She's gorgeous and she's Mrs Joe Chiro or we should say that Joe Dimaggio was Mr Mr Marilyn Monroe would suddenly find his chagrin that she was much more famous than he was news of the wedding had been leaked to the press some say by Marilyn herself and at the ceremony the happy couple were mobbed by reporters and fans the huge public fascination continued continued on their honeymoon in Japan Maryland even interrupted the trip to tour the Korean front lines entertaining the troops I G I had an affect on people and so I I think until really late talk. He thinks he's going to go on a honeymoon to Japan where he was known. As Dimaggio's son the great American Ball player well they get off the plane and eased himself as a founded because thousands of people around the plane and they're all cheering and later on she goes and it is for the soldiers in Korea and she says Joe you know you never heard such chairing well. Of course she's not not deeply upset. He did hear the cheering you know every time you play the native but suddenly she's much more popular if you live in and he's the kind of the Klein back in America however cracks soon began to show this own jody module are presently having domestic difficulties when we think of the problems that the marriage Chad imagined in his mind that she would quit making films they would send him from the television. TV dinner and make love spend maybe goats when the Talian restaurant and go and father own and of course she she was much more complex than he was. Ah She had a career and she wanted to remain a star after just nine months as man and wife Marilyn and Joe separated when she he married him everything changed what Joe Dimaggio wanted was from Maryland to leave show business and she was a big star and stay stay home and B's wife only and make no publicity. That's why they got divorced. The pair remained friends however and after Maryland's Maryland's death it was Joe Dimaggio who organized her funeral. He will mourn her for the rest of the law. He really genuinely genuinely loved her. Do you know on his deathbed. His last words were at least I'll get to see Marilyn again when we think of her in the twenty first century we we don't think of her with Arthur Miller. You don't think of her with Frank Sinatra we think of her with Joe match kind of enduring up self Toko her throughout his life long after she thought if you're always on the go like me you you need a way away knows that everyone has a different travel style. 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You're Maryland was to marry another time playwright Arthur Miller eleven years her senior in Nineteen fifty-six this time the Union would last five years and with Arthur Miller they not only had a connection because they were both in the arts he wears a playwright and she was an actress but he too was famous for championing the underdog just like she was. If you read his work it's all about sympathy for the common man and that's exactly what Maryland was all about. She's someone who had it in her mind to make something more herself and by marrying Arthur Miller who was a very intellectual playwright she really thought this was the perfect Matt you could write her movies. She would star in them. Make them successful for him. They would read books and do scholarly things together. Ultimately however the relationship chip would fall victim to the same pressures as her marriage to Dimaggio celebrity biographer mark bego she was someone who was so pursued by the public she was a huge movie star. He was someone who was more private and more quiet Arthur Miller of course ran with very intellectual and then Maryland was looked at by people in power as just being a movie star that blonde bombshell that God is shouldn't labeled as a blonde bombshell or sex symbol once again Maryland search for protective father figure ended in heartbreak and once again again a victim of her own celebrity and I think that Arthur Miller's circle really didn't take Maryland as seriously as she she thought she should be taken she wanted to break loose of this image this she created for herself which made her an international bizarre but I think a lot of people including including Arthur Miller saw her as merely vacuous movies and not of our intellectual level Miller was also a noted leftist sympathiser iser enduring their marriage was found guilty of contempt of Congress by the House UNAMERICAN activities committee which was set up to investigate suspected communist subversives chiefs through him Marilyn drew the interest of FBI director j Edgar Hoover as we shall see in future episodes by the turn of the decade Marilyn was single once let's again after her divorce from Arthur Miller which had been a four year marriage she was back on the circuit and of course the hottest property commend to date everyone wanted no date or see what she was like. She was the ultimate prize as far as the woman of the day for a woman who got a a lot of her self respect by looking at herself in the eyes of the men who are attracted to her. If they desired her. She must be worth something. There are certainly many any man who have claimed to have had affairs and relationships of Maryland one never knows and he said I had a three dimensional crosby having to it with G was realizing that she had the capacity to decide if she was going to start or stop affairs with different learned men and that she was taking her sex symbol image and giving an explanation for not making it a hollow cheap thing but making it a position of power our opposition of self awareness. I think that she was able to take this power of knowing that she had benefit knowing doing that. She had up certain power as a woman over her own life and I think that she was a trailblazer. Among Maryland's sexual partners were we're actors including Robert Mitchum Marlon Brando and Yves Montand the director Elia Kazan comedian Milton burrow tycoon Howard Hughes and and the most famous entertainer in the World Frank Sinatra entertainment journalist Charles Castillo like many men Frank Sinatra fell under her spell. He treated treated her like he had never treated any other woman he was very protective of her. He even considered marrying her one point and he actually went his lawyer and said that I think I'm going to marrying hiring Maryland and his lawyer talked him out of this in the very early sixties. The lawyer said don't marry her. She's going to commit suicide and if she kills herself during the time that she's Frank Sinatra's wife you will go down in history as the man responsible our news death. She was living in New York after Austin Miller left her and share a kind of family at the actors studio but she decided to go back California the way he he went and took advantage of her through Sinatra Maryland was introduced to three men who would not only become her lover's but also become crucial figures in her death. The first of these was Sam Giancana head of the Chicago Mafia. Sam Giancana came into her orbit it through Frank Sinatra who am I going to say was friends with those people but he kept company with those kinds of Frank Sinatra owned this resort. It was called hold the cow naval lodge the Gimmick of it was that part of it was in California and the other part was in Nevada right down the middle and it was a resort and it had a cabaret and he performed there and Giancana was often there in one thousand nine hundred sixty two actor Gianni Russo was a teenager working for mobster frank Frank Castillo he got to know Maryland at this time and saw how Giancana treated the star Sam took advantage of a man. He drugged her up that yeah I mean that ugly the Little Rock that he was I would have put the balloons heaven's basement and what they did to this poor girl who's already confused Yeah Sam they pastora round well they just use a rag doll I mean at bars and clubs and plays with but you could see marlins dependence on drugs and alcohol had also reached alarming arming levels at this time. She don't even aware she was. I mean most of the time this girl was so stretched out. I don't know why somebody like her. As powerful was she was already onscreen would let people abuse elitest. Oh it was terrible but I was in a position saying to these guys young kid head. Sam Giancana was not about the only seemingly above the law man that Sinatra introduced Maryland to however thanks to his friendship with fellow rat packer. The English actor Peter Lawford Sinatra had also also fallen in with President John F Kennedy who sister Patricia had married Lawford in nineteen fifty four he had a big beach house in Santa Monica. They were entertaining entertaining sometimes Maryland would be there and I think that the attraction for Marilyn Monroe and JFK was here are the two people the two celebrities of the world both at the top of their perspective field. He's the top of politics. She's the top of show business because the crowning achievement of their chosen profession they had to they come together they had to they had to explore they were both sexual people. His exploits were very well known. She's the the sex symbol of her generation Mallon. Alan just fell head over heels in love with President Kennedy Kennedy was very sexually active and he was very sexually active and she sewing Marilyn Monroe a wonderful personnel having an affair with Maryland search for father figure you're that had begun as a lonely foster child gazing at a photograph of a man she called Dad but never met had taken her all the way to the most powerful man in the world she quickly weekly became infatuated with the president even so the story goes writing to wife Jackie to inform her that she was going to replace her. As First Lady Problem Bob'll was that because Kennedy was president he couldn't be seen to be having an affair with Maryland couldn't be public on May nineteenth nineteen nineteen sixty two Marilyn gave one of her most iconic performances which was also in retrospect one of the worst mistakes of her life invited to sing at JFK's birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden New York she pulled out all the stops in an attempt to win him back the pain the day to day. You've read the Maryland's breathless rendition of happy birthday. Mr President was outrageous. It was a naked statement of intent can't Marilyn announcing to the world that she JFK were engaged in a sexual relationship and just in case there was any lingering doubt she performed in a flesh is colored dress that left nothing to the imagination. I've seen that dress up close at Christie's when it was recently auctioned off and it was absolutely see through an absolutely skin-tight form-fitting and she was literally sewn into it backstage before she got on distinct the president flesh gown they call it. It looked like her skin had been sewn on by couturier in France and she was high on pills. Jackie had the good taste not to attend then that evening and even her non presence of that event was highly conspicuous and it led to conjecture on the part of all of Jackie's friends as to why Jackson attended had this birthday party for her husband unfortunately for Marilyn her bid to go public with her relationship with the president backfired spectacularly here's forensic insect pathologist Cyril Wecht whether they John Bobby individually to them or some other people acting it in their behalf salt. Hey we can't deal with this. We gotTA RE election coming up with John. We got Bobby Kennedy's future. He's going to be president someday we can have Marilyn Monroe around telling tales or terminating and fashion when Kennedy Eh saw Mallon Monroe do that performance in Madison Square Garden she laid down the lauded tra- husband you break it off with Marlon Orland period so what Jack did was he asked Bobby Kennedy to handle Marilyn Monroe for a while and that's what Bobby Kennedy did and then canal and fell in love with Bobby Kennedy rejected and humiliated Marilyn threw herself at dynamic younger brother Bobby then attorney general will he was to be her last love and I met the attorney general briefly good smiling friendly faith Bobby Kennedy was also part of this set. He started seeing her and they really hit it off. They really had a lot in common. He was much more sensitive person than his brother. They talked about civil rights. Believe it or not they talked about politics. She needed John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kenny two of the most most powerful men in the world to want her. It took on a very very deep significance to her. It wasn't like the others it wasn't just a fling or love affair or let's explore explore this to see where it goes. It was more like you have to love me but if bobby was more sensitive than his brother there remained the same obstacles to a serious relationship nation ship with Marilyn he was not only married but he was an intensely ambitious politician and in one thousand nine hundred sixty s America that meant keeping a squeaky clean public image. I don't think a narrow is these warrants series affairs with them. These were political animals. They couldn't fall for her so when they started distancing themselves to her she was really really lost having certain kind of for yourself that you let the world in in Maryland's complicated promiscuous desperate love life had put her at the center of a deadly circle of power between Sam Sam Giancana 's Mafia j Edgar Hoover's. FBI The president and the Attorney General of the United States of America and had unleashed forces. She was no longer able to control all events were about to take a fatal turn all the men that she found attractive because they were powerful. Were also the enemies of a lot of dark forces on the periphery of that for example. She got involved with the Kennedys who hated the candidate gene. Kinda hated the Kennedys so oh by getting to Maryland. It was an open door to anyone who wanted to punish the Kennedys when Bobby Kennedy breaks off the Affair Maryland is so upset Sen- she calls the Justice Department to leave a message threatening the Kennedy brothers. If you don't return my phone call she says I'm going to go public with these affairs unbeknownst to Marilyn Monroe both the CIA and the FBI had taped her phone. She was wiretapped recordings. Both agencies had recordings of Maryland's threat to Bobby Kennedy. The whole system was top heavy with gossip awesome and intrigue and a lot of people knew a lot of stuff. The LID was about to blow off next time on the killing of Marilyn Monroe Canal in Monroe had become such a threat to the Kennedys that they had to get rid of her. He was also such a threat that the FBI wanted arrive or at least shut up and one Toronto the way it was all a system waiting to crash Maryland was very dangerous a huge threat to the power structure of both the official politics and the mob and Hollywood and the medical establishment imagined threatening to bring down south many powerful people in Maryland was just too dangerous a woman to be allowed to continue to live in the killing of Marilyn Monroe is hosted by me Jackie Moran Ram executive produced by Dylan Howard and his production of broad and water studios and Endeavour Audio Executive Producers also include. Tom freestone James Robertson and Andy Tillett the series is produced by carry budge and written by Dominic Hutton reporting by Doug Montero. The series is mixed and engineered to nearby Sean Credit and Sam Ada scoring by men's town. There is so much more to this story and you don't WanNa Miss Anything. I can assure you make AAC sure you subscribe to the killing of Marilyn Monroe wherever you get
Chapter Three: A Star Is Born
"I think that the mixture of the darkness and the light is part of her mystique and part of our lore war because although she's giving pleasure you also want to be a friend or you also want to protect her and comes from the different kind of sparks. She was giving out hello and welcome to the third part of the killing of marilyn monroe. I'm jackie moran in this chapter. We're going to examine how maryland finally escaped the the life of poverty abuse and abandonment she was born into and how she wasn't averse to using whatever weapons were in her formidable armory to help achieve her dream of making it a big in tinseltown with spectacular effect. It'd be showbusiness luke. They don't i mean girls around backstage with nothing on your goodwill and nobody even turn his head. The same girl we'll address walks clerk's office pinched black and blue. What's a few people anyway anyway. In late nineteen forty four the eighteen year old maryland or norma jean dougherty as she was still then have been discovered by photographer david conover while working got a factory when he came to shoot morale-boosting pictures to help the war effort the effect was instant and astonishing charles castillo entertainment journalist and author of marilyn monroe the private life of public icon explains it was like the camera loved her and something came across that wasn't coming across and other models was that he was shooting and he said to her you can be a professional model and of course someone who wanted to be known as beautiful and wanted to be desired that might be her ticket so she pursued it and he helped her he introduced her to people and she got with a modeling agency was called the blue book modeling agency norma jean signed up as a model but at first the blonde bombshell that we know today was marketed as someone rather different evelyn snively owner of the agency remembers maryland as that girl next door he was a clean shining pleasant expressive face little girl. We said the girl next door type and she was wearing a little white dress. You wouldn't necessarily we're this on a photographic job. It was clean and white and ironed in shining she was but she had a great deal of expression and she was very surprised. I believe to be in the ambassador hotel where my office was. I looked at the board of cover girls and said ovo girls are so pretty but i thought what a wonderful little doll. She would be on a cover some day in front of the camera lens norma jean the one time withdrawn troubled foster child and teen bride was blossoming and as she grew in confidence as a model so the more her thoughts reach beyond simply pictures in magazines. Here's danforth. Prince publisher of marilyn at rainbow's end sex lies murder and the great cover up. There's almost a magic kind of charisma that she had. Nobody could quite figure it out and so there's magic. No one ever quite knew what it was. Call it a psychotic sides. Kids would desperate personality. If you call it a schizophrenic manic depressive manifestation of glamour nobody's ever been able to define it but they all agree that she you was a magic woman with a magic he started appearing on covers and people like howard hughes were noticing her so that it eventually intially became obvious that she needed to at least check out the possibly being a movie star because she was getting such great impact from her work as a model and being on the cover. There's so many magazines at first however it seemed hollywood was blind to marilyn's particular brand of magic. Here's lowest banner. Marilyn's career got off a to a bumpy start. She had a short contract at twentieth century fox and she had a couple walk on roles which would be you know one in wine and that would be it and she was dropped from her contract she wasn't she she just wasn't catching on for some reason and then she you got a six month contract at columbia pictures and that is where she makes her first starring appearance. It's a b-movie called committees of the chorus and she plays a show girl and that it's kind of a silly movie and her contract columbia isn't renewed either uh off in teaching me stress patel sent when we have not she really didn't do many movies in this early period in fact hardly any at all and she was fired after six months daryl zanuck who ran fox like a dictator simply didn't like her and he could do anything he wanted and then she was picked up by columbia pictures pictures for a while and then eventually worked a little bit for metro-goldwyn-mayer she had the distinction of being fired by all of hollywood cop studios before you're she finally got back to fox hollywood at that time was not the place it is today for a pretty girl desperate for a big break. There was another means of getting unnoticed by the men who mattered maryland had always been so willing to behead for a casting couch to get apart but also very promiscuous and very willing to sleep with people to be with hollywood producers and power people in hollywood. That's very very well documented in many many biographies of barrel monroe and days before feminism many decades before me to the movie industry was mostly run by men. There was very few new female executives casting agents so it was a male dominated industry and with that kind of power corruption comes in and so a lot out of the young struggling starlets who would do anything to have a break would fall victim to the casting couch. I think it was claudette. Colbert the actress from from the forties who said every actress who made it as a star at one time or another had to go through the casting couch system. It seems almost unthinkable now but back in the nineteen forties and fifties top studio bosses would treat these wannabe starlets as little more than attractive playthings do things there to do whatever please them and handed around like so many pieces of meat. Here's johnny russo. He was in the film the godfather and was also a friend of maryland's yeah so it's like obviously that's how i think. She thought she had to become a song was please. All these guys make took advantage of this so many hollywood stars if it was in the metoo movement like it is here now every every big producer the vanik brothers auto. They won't be be gone but that's what was those days casting couch festival which was wrong would happen with marilyn. They used to have these men. These executives used to have parties like polka parties and drinking parties disregard in the cards and they would have their cool party girls starlets from the studio would come to these parties and they would fill up the glasses an empty the ashtrays and just stand on the sidelines and be ornamental to the party and when when an executive saw one that he liked he would promise her the moon promise for contract promise her screen test and that might be their ticket more often than not it wasn't maryland marla may have been willing to play the game in order to get noticed by the right men but even then she was nobody's fool and although she was not averse to using her beauty and sex appeal to her advantage vantage as she had as a teenager when she saw modeling as a way to get out of her lonely childhood and hasty marriage. She was also prepared to draw the line when she had to. There's one distinction between marilyn monroe ambitious starlet of the day if she didn't genuinely liked the guy she didn't go with their war men that made passes at at her or promised her things that she just didn't like one of these men was harry. Cohn legendary and notoriously lecherous head of columbia pictures colin made a pass at her and promised her a lot of favors and she was in his office and he said i'd like to invite you out on my yacht for this weekend weekend and marilyn. She didn't see that he was a good person. She saw that he was just use. The word coast comes to mind. She was sleeping and she said oh i would i love to come on your yacht. Mr colin and i'm so looking forward to meeting your wife and he was furious. Because of course his wife wasn't invited for the weekend. He's one of the executives at dropped her from from the studio because she'll put out for norma. Jean may have been struggling to find any traction in hollywood hollywood but so determined was she to make it in the movies. She cut off all ties to her past. She divorced doherty would always been against her having a career and soon after receiving her first. I contract with paramount changed her name. Norma jean dougherty was no more marilyn monroe had been born. The name maryland comes from the twentieth. The century fox executive named ben lyon. He liked the name maryland because in his younger days when he was an after he dated a woman named marilyn miller who was an actress so maryland was the first name and maryland herself chose the last name monroe because that was her mother gladys's maiden name she she had never used the name monroe and her real life so i think this was her way of connecting with her biological family. In this long lost interview james daugherty the man she had been married to just weeks after her sixteenth. Birthday remembers the moment. He lost his wife to hollywood with my why i loved her is a movie star marilyn monroe. You never met when marilyn monroe became in maryland role and there were no more than that my life. I could have never been mr munro. Just go away right. I i did my educator my she said no. I ain't alike home winter golden there although maryland's career to this point have been limited to bit parts as a non speaking waitress nineteen forty seven dangerous years and a single line in the following year scudder who scuttle hey she was slowly getting noticed by the people that mattered the first of these as was twentieth century fox president joe shank some fifty years her senior and joe's gang fell head over heels madly now i don't j. he run to occur indulge jack but he would invite her to come to his partner his house every night and then and she would sit opposite him before a big roaring fire and he would just enjoy looking and sometimes cooper yeah will run through vanni. He made contacts. We tried to help. He was fond of her but it wasn't enough to get her to. The next level of movie movie stardom that came from a manning johnny johnny hyde was vice president of the william morris talent agency they represented all of the biggest names in the industry and as such johnny was one of the most important and influential men in hollywood. When he saw marilyn he immediately became obsessed with her in a professional sense cents because he could see the star quality in the young actress that few others at that time could but also on a personal level johnny hyde was with william william morris agency which is the top talent agency in hollywood and he literally matter and fell in love with her so he was there fighting for her very very hard to get roles in film and really really working on the sideline to help her with her career maryland became hides protege and also despite right there thirty one year age gap and the fact that he was married his lover johnny. I'd literally fell completely in love with her and he would do anything more. Her key truly became obsessed with her. She became the obsession of his life. He left his wife and children to devote himself. Exclusively to her obsessed he might have been but johnny was as good as his word when it came to helping her career and unlike those other executives he genuinely believed in maryland's ability to become hollywood star. I always say that if marilyn had not met johnny hide her courier probably wouldn't have been what it was he would call producers first and say i've got a girl. I want you to see she's phenomenal. She's the next big star and there was a who who is it and he would say marilyn monroe off. We know we saw that blonde already. Johnny hyde would say see her again. Take another look in may may nineteen forty nine with film roles still proving elusive maryland took on another job. Something johnny hyde hadn't swum for her here. She is later talking about what would become the most famous nude photo shoot in history. Kelly has asked is done. Some fear has prepared for his ass capoche news so i always round things and then so far the rent four weeks soon i think so i called recognized. He said i flagged twelve twelve at night and don't have any helpers to put some lies so we did it. That's always does spread housing reg delvis. He's had me down in such put some lotion on u._s._a. Messages he's very i simple news was this just another example of men exploiting maryland for their own interests or was it maryland playing them at their own game either way within within a year of that nude photo shoot maryland was to finally get her big break. Thanks in no small part to the persistence of johnny hyde. He got her to very very important. Important roles in nineteen fifty that changed the course of her career. One was all about eve which was an all star cast with bette davis and celeste holm and am baxter. She didn't have a big part but she had a showy part and crucial and it would stand out. She was terrific at it and then he got another part part in a movie called the asphalt jungle which was another big hit of nineteen fifty again a small part. She played the mistress of big time gangster and she only had a few scenes. The people walked out of the theater. They walked out saying who is that blonde in one thousand nine hundred fifty one all about eve received a record fourteen academy adamy award nominations it won six including best picture and the asphalt jungle also bagged four academy award nominations and suddenly maryland was in the two most talked about movies of the year. Here's president of the marilyn monroe fan club greg schreiner and there was so many studios in so many movies being made and maryland was incredibly beautiful so that already was foot in the door and then as she started being noticed by fans and started getting more and more fan mail the studio's really took notice of that and started giving your bigger and bigger pictures and i think that yes of course it's always hard to become a movie star and there were thousands and thousands thousands of women who tried to the same thing maryland et and they did succeed but somehow maryland had a certain flesh impact on the screen that they didn't have and she got noticed and they didn't and because of that she became the star shoes and this is where we see maryland's career starts to take off. These rules really resecure her place in hollywood. He also gets her a seven year contract at twentieth century fox so she guaranteed some sort of income for the next six seven years for tragically however in december nineteen fifty just a few days after she signed the contract. Johnny died of a heart attack. Marilyn was devastated have stated johnny hyde would have protected her and her career and steered it in different directions but he died. He was a sick man. They met he had a heart ailment so right at this crucial point he he died but he had done enough for her that she was already now becoming talked about ali. Finally the studios had caught onto what johnny fine had known from the moment he saw maryland and what theater audiences had also seen however fleetingly onscreen once you got the attention in those two films all about even ask jungle they started putting her in small roles just to see but it was always her those small roles that the audiences were relating to so even though she was maybe the fifth or sixth lead the poster for the movie would have her on it prominently featured so they realized you know now it was time they had to really start giving her substantial roles that when people went to the theaters they wanted to see her after that she never turned back every role after that was a major role for her in film and one of the unique things things about maryland and image is the fact that she was not only attractive to men would euchre movies and found her sexually appealing but also to women as well because in maryland spillman although she was kind of the ditsy blonde as a character she she would always end up winning. She would always end up winning. The man's heart winning the prize winning whatever it was. She always came across successfully. She was yeah so sparkling onscreen. She was not only beautiful. She was just a fascinating character. She seemed to have this vulnerability. Marilyn marilyn monroe may have left norma jean behind changing her hair her image even her name in her pursuit of dream of making it in hollywood but the effect her lonely upbringing as an abused an unwanted foster child had on her was harder to shake off it gave her an irresistible emotional vulnerability on screen but it also also left her mentally fragile and unprepared to cope with the unprecedented level of fame. She was about to experience in the next episode of the killing of marilyn monroe worldwide fame. She always wanted to be famous which is experiencing the kind of thing that even she expected i mean i don't think anyone at this point <music> time had ever been famous as marilyn monroe was caviar good to have yeah caviar day too much caviar <music>. She thinks she is <music>. Really most famous woman in the world not only andy warhol drawing her shoes great comic actress twentieth century. She's a female counterpart kamal and brando. She was just everywhere and she became like a catchphrase lake. If a woman is walking down the street and she was haughty or something the guys would yell out. Who do you think you are marilyn monroe. I mean that's how famous you she was the standard back to be judged by and with the attention of america's most powerful men to be seen as arm candy with marilyn monroe's or the pious status symbols missile man could possibly have in maryland was thrilling. She was charismatic would meet her once when she was being extroverted and the glamorous beautiful platinum blonde that she was wasn't and never ever forget it. She was fabulous status symbol to be seen a great conversation. The killing of marilyn monroe is <unk> hosted by me. Jackie moran executive produced by dylan howard and is a production of broad and water studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include. Tom freestone james robertson. Andy tillett the series is produced by carry budge and written by dominic reporting by doug montero. The series is mixed and engineered engineered by sean cabot and sam ada scoring by benz town. There is so much more to this story and you don't wanna miss anything. I can assure you make sure are you subscribe to the killing of marilyn monroe wherever you get podcasts.
Chapter Six: The Tangled Web
"Today sexual infidelity would not be viewed as the atomic bomb was back then so maryland associated with powerful men became a target of interest to the enemies of those powerful men they taught to destroy their career and they would you know what I mean to Catholic after week boys screwing around and come up this time remember all knew she was being watched by the FBI Mafia and private detective actress she was feeling uneasy and thought maybe or like would be threatened hello and welcome to episode six of the killing of Marilyn Monroe. I'm Jackie Moran your host for this series in previous episodes. We've seen how Maryland used her power over men to escape life of loneliness and abuse as a foster child and and then to help her gain a career in the movies where she became the greatest sex symbol of her generation I just his asking for more aw but my heart belongs to by nineteen sixty two however and with three failed marriages marriages behind her Marilyn's tangled love life had put her at the center of a deadly circle of power. Maryland becomes very important in American politics because very early in nineteen sixty she meets and is entrenched by John F. Kennedy by Senator Kennedy she was having an affair with him with Frank Sinatra with people in the rat pack and she became a fixture in Hollywood. She certainly had outta stairs with a lot of powerful people and Was it something that she got so embroiled in their affairs that she had threatened to you. Expose them or talk about them to the press or admit to knowing some secrets about the mafia or the government or Oranje of these other things we're going to examine how Maryland's affairs with the president and his attorney general brother as well as her relationships with Frank Sinatra and Chicago Kogo mob boss Sam Giancana in the supposedly communist activities of ex husband. Arthur Miller drew the attention of notorious. FBI Director J Edgar Hoover and we'll we'll see how this all made her the most important player in these figures deadly power games against each other and put her at the heart of the most devastating political conspiracy conspiracy in American history. There were intertwined orbits of influence that indeed Oursel- murky that I don't think anyone will ever or no forces countermanding one another. Everybody had an angle. Everybody has something to protect to hide Maryland had begun a passionate affair with JFK as early as nineteen sixty but by the time of her infamous happy birthday Mr President performance at Madison Square Garden in May nineteen sixty two he he had become alarmed by her increasing indiscretion and broke things off brother. Bobby was there to pick up the pieces she obviously was fascinated sided with and had a relationship with John F. Kennedy and then Bobby Kennedy followed suit as well the Kennedy Brothers have a uh-huh modus operandi when it came to women whereas Jack would begin in a relationship with a particular woman and then pass her on to bobby. JFK It was one that she hard out. You and Bobby was a one that came along and picked up the crumbs. You might say however however by August nineteen sixty two when bobby also threatened to pull the plug on their relationship. Maryland decided to fight fire with fire. It was to prove a terrible terrible mistake. Here's author in Hollywood historian. Bill birds when Bobby Kennedy breaks off the fair in nineteen sixty two Maryland is so upset she calls the Justice Department to leave a message with Bobby Kennedy threatening the Kennedy brothers with public public exposure of cheers with her. If they don't acknowledge the affairs in public opinion return phone call drew about bobby no room in my life. Maybe I should stop being a coward myself. Maryland's threat went beyond simply exposing the affairs. She claimed that the Kennedys pillow talk included state secrets and worse Maryland San Ed that when she and Jack Kennedy were together she would whisper things to her that were classified state secrets for example Boca. She threatened Bobby Kennedy with going public by saying that the president told her that the CIA was planning planning to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro sent. She said this she said on the message. 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Moore won in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot and hurried up cert dot com slash monroe to find out how your up spurt rate is checking. Your rate only takes a few minutes and won't affect your credit. That's upstart dot com slash monroe and if the Kennedys indiscretions had given Maryland what she thought was leverage over the two most powerful men in the country it was also in danger of turning those former lovers into her enemies and her affairs with the brothers were also proving useful for other interested parties celebrity biographer Mark Bego so there's this whole speculation about how close she was to the mob because of Frank Sinatra how close she was to you the Kennedy brothers. It's certainly something that could have been done if that was their scheme to use Maryland's closeness as some sort of leverage for legislation of some sort Sinatra of course took advantage of her and then lover it all and beat her up. He was is living in the compound molly with hills somewhere and every time she visited him Joe Dimaggio with the outside outside waiting for her because she was worried about frank. Sinatra had a very very complicated always accusations of being associated with the mob. Bob The cal Neva Lodge the Las Vegas singing engagements casinos were always accused of being associated with the mob for Sam Giancana. 's Mafia outfit Maryland's affair with not one but two Kennedy brothers was the stuff of black mailing dreams they saw her as a weapon with which they could could take down both the president and Attorney General of the United States Danforth Prince Monroe expert and publisher of Maryland at Rainbow's end sex lies murder murder and the great cover up gene connell was not particularly interested in any of Maryland's run of the mill sexual peccadilloes but he was passionately interested in anything that might embarrass or incriminate President John F. Kennedy and Kennedy's brother Robert. The Attorney General of the United States are of K had already launched a major major investigation into organized crime in America and Jean Kahn. Oh as head of the Chicago Crime Syndicate one of his primary targets there was a theory to mob killed the mob love to and used because they want to destroy the Kennedys they already had Lyndon Johnson lined up for presidency they control like four or five presence agency that I know of that all got very murky in a way that Showbiz and politics it was all complicated Stu and murky mass us of unions and presidential elections and Hollywood donors and mobsters and who gets what singing gigs wear and what money is made casinos gambling licences are granted or not Marilyn's affairs with the Kennedy brothers plus her lasting relationship with Sinatra had put her at the heart of of the so-called murky mess of intrigue between the President and Attorney General the Mafia and Sinatra's rat pack. Here's lowest banner author of Maryland. The Passion the paradox there were a lot of people angry with her including the Kennedys the FBI CIA was pretty mad and some of her friends. We're angry with her. They were all angry because of the involvement with the Kennedys and the fact that she knew national secrets and that she was going to reveal them. It feels she was going to reveal them at her phone tapped and now a new player was to enter the game one who saw Marilyn Monroe as a means of leverage against each Glenn of those other parties the FBI had a file on her especially if she did or said anything that could embarrass the the office of the president and being as she had an obvious affair with JFK. I think really got the FBI motivated to try and come up with a smear campaign formerly classified files released by the FBI in the nineteen eighties reveal that the bureau's all powerful director J J. Edgar Hoover saw in Maryland a means to further his own power plays Hollywood historian Bill Burns Explains J. Edgar Hoover was out to get the Kennedys he was dictated that the Kennedys he was taping Marilyn Monroe's phone calls and he was also looking into into Marilyn Monroe's relationship with the rat pack with Frank Sinatra Dean Martin with Peter Lawford with Joey Bishop with Sammy Davis Junior. He was looking getting into that because J. Edgar Hoover was business partners with Mafia boss Frank Costello in a race track in Florida. I think that if she was bugged I won't be surprised if it was over because he was very controlling all stars and he had a hand and all that he also was very the Anti Kennedy so he might have been looking for something that could damage them. Poodle was completely compromised in this but he wanted to keep tabs on Marilyn Monroe Enro- both for the Kennedys and for the rat pack as well as for himself as we heard in the last episode the FBI were also interested trysted in Maryland's possible communist ties following her ex husband Arthur Miller's investigation by the House UNAMERICAN activities committee during which he had been found guilty guilty of contempt of Congress for his supposed leftist leanings. The monitoring of Maryland's activities had increased since a trip she had made to Mexico earlier in nineteen sixty two. Here's Danforth prince she decided she needed holiday and wanted to go buy furniture in Mexico and suddenly a host of people came out to show her around to to invite her to glamorous parties associated with the Mexican film industry out of the woodwork came an heir to the vanderbilt fortune had been thrown out the vanderbilt orbit because of his loud and strident associations with the Communist Party during that brief trip to Mexico she found herself on the middle of Diego Geico the artist and his film community a very aggressive communist American expatriot crowd wiretapping was widely used by every agency and see and they were worried that Marilyn who had turned communist was going to reveal state secrets was an anti-communist era and she had come. I'm close to joining the Communist Party was Marilyn a communist sympathizer despite the hundreds of pages of FBI files it seems unlikely somebody wanted to give her to Mexico and invited to Glamorous Party and she said yes and they were communists and indeed it added to her being targeted as a risk by the forces of evil but things were about to get even more complicated an even more dangerous the Kennedys the Mafia J. Edgar Hoover and communist paranoia. They were all about to come together in what would have been the biggest scandal in American political history and Marilyn was right at the heart of it. I think one of the most upsetting things that Castro did to the economics of the tourism industry in the Caribbean was at Fidel Castro closed on the casinos which was a tremendous loss loss for the mob when their source of income in the casinos of humour closed out they were furious. Joe Kennedy Approached Costello to help his son become become president and the idea was you get all your union backing throughout the United States and all of them off throughout the United States and if my son became president we invade Cuba you and give you back all you casinos so it was a win win for everybody so the mob had a huge vested interest tryst in toppling Fidel Castro. JFK had a huge vested interest in toppling Fidel Castro. The Kennedy Administration had botched watched the invasion of Cuba through the Bay of Pigs with the understanding that there was collusion between the CIA and the Mafia as regards an invasion of Cuba to throw over ver- Fidel Castro JFK's failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in one thousand nine hundred ninety one was not only politically embarrassing it would also have very serious consequences for the Kennedy Dynasty they wish but in the old man's in Palm Beach that they can start whacking his kids if they don't get their casinos. The Sun Is President. You told us we'd get the casinos back which was a win win. Go back there. They lost millions and millions of dollars down there just just in the buildings and they wanted the real estate back in that was the whole Bay of Pigs fiasco. The Kennedys did not keep their side of the bargain that Father Joe Oh had struck with the mob and a year later. JFK was dead five years after that so was bobby in the meantime. Maryland was sitting on a political bombshell. If it was to emerge that the president had done a deal with the mafia to trade electoral influence for the returning of their Cuban casinos the political consequences would have been catastrophic Outta straffic. Suddenly everyone wanted to know what she knew. That house was definitely buzzing. Four different sets of tapes and that vanished in the cover up you have the J. Edgar Hoover tapes and the reason is to catch Bobby Kennedy with his pants down who was to spice bye bye Bobby Kennedy and his family. We wanted leverage of black male. That was the reason for the Hula taste. Hoover was very controlling of all stars stars. He also was very anti Kennedy so he might have been looking for something. That could damage them. The FBI tapes the reason they wanted to find out what Maryland Orlando above Frank Sinatra's conversations with the Mafia in Maryland had an affair with him and they remained friends Chicago gangster. Sam Giancana hired bread tash a private detective was notorious for incriminating movie stars for secretly wiretapping their home trade off entourage was hired by Sam Giancana and the Chicago mob to get inside information on what Maryland may know about the FBI and Bobby Kennedy's attack on the Chicago mob. She and Kinda might have believed that since he was being investigated by Bobby Kennedy then Attorney General of the United States who was indeed the threatening to bring down the mafia and throw his henchmen into jail. It's not farfetched to assume that Giancana might have been trying to get something on the Kennedys so that they might perhaps lessen the pressure on him. Personally heard you're smarter but I didn't know I in this episode of the killing of Marilyn Monroe is brought to you by best fiends as as much as I'm a true crime junkie. Sometimes I do need to take my mind off the real world for awhile so I started playing best scenes. It's a five star rated mobile puzzle game name with tons of levels really cute characters what it will do is keep your brain sharp and engaged especially. If you just want zone out for a little while I I started out a bit confident in the beginning because they really hook you things. Were going very smoothly. You can smash your way through levels but then get ready for level ten you guys. 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Marilyn Monroe kept the secret diary in which she recorded accorded intimate information about her relationships with several celebrities moving love affair with the then president Kennedy. This book would have been very intimidating if it was found that the time Maryland's colorful and chaotic love life had put her at the center of the biggest political article conspiracy of the age and one that involved the most powerful and dangerous men in America and now she was writing it all down. We knew that her life was somewhat in. She was in fear of her life. That'd be buddy wanted the hands on on the diary because yes. She wrote down some incriminating things. That diary has never been found to this day. It's never been saying except for a couple of people over sort of one Mellon Monroe tie that morning with the stakes now perilously high getting hold of that diary and and silencing the woman who was writing it became imperative and meanwhile Maryland had become another affair with a man to whom she could divulge her innermost secrets. What's her psychiatrist. Dr Ralph Greenspan Dr Greenspan had a very questionable doctor patient relationship with Marilyn Dr Greens and fell in love with Marilyn Monroe like many people perform fell under his spell that was crossing all kinds of bad lines for doctor patient because there was no separation between our therapy and our friendship young. I know the most private secret thoughts of Marilyn Monroe she she became more and more and more and more dependent on him he was making all kinds of decisions for about who she should see and who she shouldn't see telling her who she should be friends with and who Josh Be Frederick we shall see in future episodes. Just how significant enrolled Dr Greenspan was to play in Marilyn's death but for the moment he had become become just one more player in a game that she had long ago lost control over had she told everything in the phraseology threatening to do she would have brought down her psychiatrist. I should've brought down part of the medical. Establishment brought down many of the of the Kennedy's and their own powers presidencies. I think unfortunately absolutely Marilyn. Monroe made a threat and that threat cost her her life now in Monroe had become such a threat to the Kennedys that they they had to get rid of her. She was also such a threat that the FBI wandered around of the wing or at least shut up and CIA eh one or two Ronald Away Maryland search for a powerful man to look after her from first husband James Daugherty through her casting couch conquests in her rat pack lovers and all the way up to the president and his attorney general brother had always been conducted on her terms but now the men in her life. We're using her and she had become a liability. Here's Doherty whom she married when she was sixteen and a complete unknown in a long lost interview explaining explaining how the girl he wants new had gone in way over her head. She knew how to be tough. She didn't have that stuff. The game was hurt all the time always hollister and she feared him to go out of the House for what she was always afraid and she was timid to tip and I person she just a a real sweet person should never been in that good. She should have been somewhere where somebody could your husband take it would be better just to have smiled and nodded and not threatened to bring down all these houses of cars. It was all a system waiting waiting to crash Maryland was very dangerous a huge threat to the power structure of both the official politics and the mob an in Hollywood and the medical establishment imagined threatening to bring down so many powerful people Maryland was just too dangerous a woman to be allowed to continue to live next time on the killing of Marilyn Monroe countdown to murder. She was obviously astoundingly beautiful. She was also very needy and she was damaged person. I think Marilyn Monroe was just at that point tired of is being used and I think that John Kennedy Robert Kennedy may have said things to Marilyn Monroe things. They probably should not have told Marilyn Monroe. I think it was so angry to felt like she's being used that she told them I'm going to go to the news tomorrow and tell them everything she. She knew that she wasn't supposed to know okay. She wrote things down in the diary. That would've been very incriminating for high level. People could be Kennedy eight people or I don't know candy had a motive because he's had the love of fit the doctor could have had a reason the people up in the calumny but the undesirable marshfield people could have had a reason to the killing of Marilyn Monroe is hosted by me Jackie Moran executive produced by Dylan Howard and production of broad and water studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include. Tom freestone James Robertson and Andy Tillett the series is produced by carry budge and written by Dominic Button atten reporting by Doug Montero. The series is mixed and engineered by Sean Crab and Sam Ada scoring by Benz town. 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Chapter Nine: The Cover-Up
"I believe she was even reaching out for help if you're going to call something a suicide you really should have some basis some clinical history i think that before she realized that she was slipping away she died with the phone in her hand so our undetermined marilyn monroe was the most famous woman in america and her sudden shocking death had made headlines worldwide of her death it's an important distinction as forensic pathologists zero wacked explains my experience as a forensic pathologist her housekeeper eunice murray naked and unconscious on her bed surrounded by empty pill bottles and clutching her telephone by the time sergeant clemens of the LAPD body was discovered when marilyn monroe died interesting fact her body lay in the morgue unclaimed because she didn't have los angeles county coroner's office where an autopsy was performed to try to find out exactly how and why she died assigned to perform the actual autopsy and intestines for further study he announced at the time these specimens are vital in determining the mode of death without them we can only indulge in speculation and disorders surrounding her demise were increase and with them mounting evidence that foul play was involved the confusion began almost from the moment maryland's arrived at around four thirty AM she was long dead on the bed marilyn was arranged on the exact same position of one of those drew's assassination at the ambassador hotel doctrine iguchi was not simply trying to establish the cause of marilyn's death but to determine the manner claimed her body and made the arrangements for her funeral and paid for it and patriarch crept otherwise who knows what would have happened to her maryland was taken to the and the man route thirty five of them in decreasing order of frequency of occurrence natural accidents suicide homicide everybody wanted to know what happened and so dr new gucci naturally was determined to be thorough in his examination gucci removed her kidneys six nineteen sixty eight it was the same doctrine noguchi than the chief medical examiner for los angeles county who performed the autopsy on robert kennedy alan monroe i'm your host jackie moran in the last episode we heard how in the early hours of august fifth nineteen sixty two the world's most famous actress had been found sunday morning was dr thomas noguchi japanese-born surgeon who had moved to the united states in one thousand nine hundred eighty two ironically about six years later on july lots of her body and that nude calendar clemens said in this episode we will see how in the days and weeks following maryland's death the uncertainties don't you take material from the stomach whatever's there and from the blood and from the liver you take the material from the out forty thousand others medical examiners coroners have to deal with manner of death not only caused deaths doctors and hospitals of regular cases i six ten inches or so of the small intestine and then similar from the next twelve inches or so on and you do that just just fill out a death certificate putting down causes death and coroners medical examiners you have additional boxes one of which is to be checked that kind of said mental analysis we'll give you an idea whether the drug may have been taken sporadically intermittent family it was kind of like well should her lawyer claim it should press agent claim it should her made claim it who's going to claim her body joe demise yo flu back to nineteen sixty two during which time i've done about twenty thousand top sees every viewed signed off or sucralose employee as opposed to one large dose that would be the case with a suicide specimens were turned over to the mortgage chief toxicologist aiman j. abernathy who ran tests only on the blood and liver not on the other organs removed junction gucci quite properly collected those office however when dr gucci returned to the lab to pick up the results he was told something very surprising current is destitute ticket we're in homicide or murder doesn't have to say who she learns that welcome to part nine of the killing of it took samples from specimens of physical specimens that was supposed to be analyzed and they were all of a sudden and missing when the take materials from the stomach and small intestine submitted into the toxicology lab there at the emmys are needed tissue samples that could have been proved how the drugs were administered to marilyn and somebody took the specimens and i'm down the toilet but this was crucial evidence in the laboratory based tests of the autopsy simply vanished so there was no laboratory work of the gucci days later approached abernethy for the test results he was shocked when he was told that the body parts had been disposed of because abernathy felt that no other tests woman's to be lost even more rare for them to be accidentally discarded and then when you're talking about a major celebrity like marilyn monroe if you've been listening to 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girl has suffered from captions disturbance for a long time blink when the copsey came about with dr not duty they didn't notice any sediments in her stomach no yellow undetermined and that's why we have a box for undetermined nothing to be embarrassed about intellectually by using that sometimes i send just the dock fluids so when somebody takes this amount of drugs you're gonna find some residue in their stomach through stomach was empty mood changes were abrupt and unpredictable in our investigation we have learned michigan role had often expressed wishes to give up has quote one of the weirdest autopsy reports ever confected doctor cindy be weinberg chief medical examiner of suffolk county new york named the evidence points to the classic features of a homicide much more so than to a suicide the use of the word probable essentially ends death suicide or murder that was still raging more than a half century later marilyn monroe's death may have been officially declared overwhelming pressure he said that in his judgment that no formal inquest was needed his communist in little more than ignite conspiracy theories regarding maryland i'm that office indicates to me i think quite reasonable logical inference that they really weren't sure a suicide but the use of that word probable plus the mysteriously lost forensic evidence and the absence of any pill residue in her stomach led many to believe you can't be sure what demand rift is the autopsy report came under fire from points throughout the nation journalist anthony scott reto referred to it information obtained it is our opinion that the case is probably suicide forensic pathologist cyril wecht review the autopsy photographs toxicology report investigator reports those are the you know all the things that were available for matters of record confidential shaw records there in all my years fifty seven years i do not recall a case in which somebody quipped on probable when you are not sure which you're supposed to do officially properly is to list of manner of death is the only things that had suddenly vanished the police records that were kept disappeared there aren't any records on maryland if you go to the is that something was being covered up and when journalists and private investigators began to conduct their own inquiries it soon emerged that marilyn's organs were not bobby kennedy had meant she was under almost constant surveillance by everyone from FBI director j edgar hoover to the chicago mafia surely those records it has a very imprecise version of her desk in the final months of her life marilyn's tangled liaisons with JFK district attorney's office they don't exist someone got rid of them it was revealed that all records of our incoming and outgoing telephone calls had been removed from the archives of the phone company munro's home they mysteriously disappeared there's a lot of evidence about the tapping of the phone a lot of the wiretap evidence was destroyed the withdraw and even to die on more than one occasion them a pass when disappointed and depressed she had made a suicide attempt using sedative drugs on the basis of private detective becky alternator who spent years trying to track down much of this missing evidence so many people never deterred most of the people who were there that night and who were close to her we're never interviewed so we have the official record stay i was looking for the people who live by marilyn monroe at the time i called them like really nervous i'm gonna call pat nuke we heard in the last episode maryland suspected she might also have been having an affair with bobby kennedy maryland came to believe that robert kennedy her she wanted to know about me and my life and vice versa patricia nukem now eighty nine was marilyn's publicist and friend and automation on what maryland me know about the FBI and bobby kennedy's attack on chicago up very early biographers were able to listen wordings could provide a clue to exactly what happened to her on that fateful night apparently not all of the tapes that came from the american go to the more LA you talk to them i bet you they didn't leave anybody else's lab worker there things like that but becky's investigations led to her finding one of the few people still alive who was not only a member of maryland's inner circle but who is with the tragic star on her less sandstone then you go read out trust he was hired by sam giancana in the chicago mild and the reason to booker was to get inside very says she discovered the body so what might have she been doing in that time could she have been looking for something marilyn monroe was having a thing with patricia newcomb at the same time whether it happened or not we weren't in the bedroom but marilyn came to believe it found marilyn dead becky was particularly interested in the fact that nukem had told her she had arrived at the house at one thirty AM some two hours before content everything had to do barrel monroe disappeared why to me it's just a big cover up some of it before it did get destroyed the FBI tapes the reason they wanted the final what maryland movable frank sinatra's compensations consists of bugging tapes that vanished in the cover up you have the j. edgar hoover tapes and the reason is the catch bobby kind of the what is every year there are over two million reported burglaries that means one every thirteen seconds that means at least four liberties including love affair with the then president kennedy then later on having a romance with bobby kennedy twenty channel does never been found to this day journal nasdaq pat nuke them confirmed that to me she said yes she kept a journal whether it was the red book she said she doesn't know she just knows that maryland every window every room with twenty four seven monitoring for just a fraction of the cost of other companies there's no contract no hidden fees no fine print and the phone records of marilyn monroe they disappeared 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easy book would have been very intimidating found at the time they asked or were you looking for the diary actor marilyn death because there were several police officer oh she doesn't talk to anyone i call and i just said please just give me a minute the talk before you hang up she said okay you have a minute we'll the minute turn into an hour blue with the mafia then you've got marilyn monroe secret tapes at this time i'm role knew she was being watched by the demographia privacy till he was feeling uneasy and thought maybe her life would be threatened so they were trying to cover up everything that happened to her here's nothing to lose go now and be sure to go to simplisafe dot com slash monroe so they know our show send you that's simply s. i m. p. l. pat nukem had spent much of august fourth with marilyn then left in the early evening returning only when housekeeper eunice murray called her to say she sousse stated pat newcomb was just very upset and going through all the george is hysterical and things like that melman rose i said i lost my friend and i was upset so i left the country nukem never gave a statement is just like they just left her alone to'real campaign she later worked in a senior position at MGM he leaves and then when she comes back she has a job enron kept diaries mela monroe tip the secret diary in which she recorded intimate information about her relationships with several orlov was a cover up they took everything has to do with barrel monroe's death and they covered it up or they destroyed it you know the cover up seemed to extend beyond lost evidence however as suspicions grew that marilyn moon and the hands on the diary when i asked pat nude them of course she said was true she wasn't looking for her diary the diary also took a long holiday abroad less than two weeks after maryland's death marilyn monroe died eunice murray went to your via air france huge cover up not everyone was ready to believe marilyn was murdered hollywood historian in monroe expert allies jordan sees no problem with the original auto aw working in the federal payroll in the head of the motion picture and so it makes you wonder where she got this opti if you look at the barbituate levels in her blood and her liver they are spiked in her liver now everything goes through the liver twice regular digestive system i want to say i understand why the conspiracy theory lives and why so many people we're leaving anyway upon her return she secured a position in washington and was even active and bobby kennedy's nineteen sixty four cents yeah now we've gone to august seventeenth thank you you too she was going to all these countries you went to germany france italy and switzerland then so she lived long enough to complete that process so it was a slow shutdown it wasn't a sudden death and we know that everything went through her later on she becomes the top assistant george stevens who was the head of the most you picture at that point at that time so she's always had don't want to believe it you don't want to believe that a person that you loved could actually kill themselves you'd rather think of anything you'd rather think that they were murdered washing machine there are many theories obviously from her committing suicide to an excellent overdose to murder theories of people killing her i in fact elisa jordan believes that the real cover up was created not to hide a murder but to fabricate one jack clemens was the they sent her all over europe then she comes back she kind of just living her own life but it's interesting how both in good job faster merely and rose death she was taking care of becky's investigations revealed that housekeeper eunice murray including according to joe dimaggio biographer jerome sharon a remarriage to her second husband what most people don't know that yeah i think they're just trying to keep her out of the news and not talking to anybody since our story kept changing so i think they wanted to get her to leave want to believe that because it's like when you have a family member that you love very much or a sister or a a lover and they commit suicide kennedy sent her out of the country i believe they did that so there's no one would question her if you read about it police officers said that and why marilyn monroe died for forensic pathologists zero wecht the most significant unanswered questions still lies in the curious wording of that they were meant to be married again she already picked out a wedding track they were going to be married on fix of august and very high power job by about that she said panda career and they've been doing this a long time and that's how i got the job it's the body's filter we can see directly from the autopsy that the pills were absorbed through the stomach and went through the body's filter twice aw murray and newcomer sent out of the country right after marilyn monroe despite what many saw as mounting evidence of lances for her house on the same day at the same place and there's a receipt with the dishwasher refrigerator and things like that there was no that confronts them when they put manner of death is undetermined is that attack case remains open is legally speaking and first officer on the scene that sunday morning twenty years after the fact he started to claim that maryland's housekeeper was doing lawn and resolve case and places a monkey on the backs of homicide involve law enforcement people detectors because rubin was a cover-up finished she was murdered and nobody wants to change that they just want to keep it as suicide and i do not she committed suicide i don't believe she did and i think they should fix it doesn't deserve for the rest of history to say that she committed the league one hundred percent marilyn monroe committed suicide fifty seven years after her death passions continue to run high over just how thinks she intended to die there was so much she had looking forward to in her life she is planning for many many things at the time for adoption henry what we now know is we can see all of maryland's receipts and we know that maryland didn't a washing machine she bought all the applause suicide i don't believe she gets and what if the lost forensic evidence the missing wiretaps and police files whereas said why at my age do i still have to cover this thing that's what she says pick the suicide box to ensure that her death was not investigated further with somebody like marilyn monroe you can imagine what kind of wins diary and why within weeks of her death did both patricia nukem and eunice murray suddenly take extended holidays in europe i think it's just formidable tasks that might have been and then because her relationships with various people including the president of the united states it real problem so roy as long as it is undetermined than they have a responsibility to pursue it further was the coroner's office put under pressure dylan howard and is a production of broad and water studios and endeavour audio executive producers also include tom freestone james robertson and andy the killing of marilyn monroe wherever you get podcasts she does evening of the four it's a cover of y- you know i read this and read this and read this and it was a whole cover up in there so much evidence well it the series is produced by carry budge and written by dominic button reporting by doug montero the series is mixed and engineered by sean crab it and they have an imagination i just have no imagination at all things have no imagination next time on the uh-huh forms a reasonable basis for such an official conclusion barely have to say who murder but at least changed you call something on determine you see all of that we had to have been
Chapter Seven: Countdown To Murder
"Things are going when they started pushing her away especially bobby. She was bitter. She was mad. She felt she'd been used and abused used by everybody. In Hollywood and show business as she wanted vengeance. I also think she wanted a whole new start her life almost spiritual russell overload just couldn't cope wanted a complete change of her life was willing to throw in the whole bag caboodle miss your anonymity. Did you miss being able to go out and not be recognized and Gulf places south as it used to be famous so no one would pay attention to. I know in a way however I'm terribly grateful for everything that's happened because I remember when things went like this at all but you do miss sometimes just being able to be completely yourself someplace placing people just know you as another human being welcome to episode seven of the killing of Marilyn Monroe. I'm your host Jackie Moran in previous episodes. We've seen how the most famous woman in the world became a pawn in the power games of men. She could not control and how her position. Shen as lover of presidents mob bosses rap packers and communist sympathizers put her in the center of a deadly web of deceit intrigue and Conspiracy Chrissy. She knew things that she wasn't supposed to know okay. She wrote things down in the diary. That would have been very incriminating for high level. People people many people. I don't know Bobby. Kennedy had a motive because he's had a love affair. The doctor could've had a reason the people up in the county of the undesirable Mafia. People could have had a reason to in this episode. We will examine Maryland's turbulent last days as she struggled with drink drugs and depression was fired from her final film and and face rejection from the man she loved and ultimately will see how a degrading ordeal during which she was passed around room leering mobsters at a party hosted stood by Frank Sinatra proved to be the tragic stars final Straw and sealed her fate is take care not to be discounted at all not be pushed away in the corner. I think law and the only thing that really happen to us and everything else doesn't really matter by the summer of nineteen sixty two Maryland's personal life was in a mess a situation that was not helped by increasing reliance on prescription drugs doctors would give her you pick me ups and and also put you to sleep. She was on that cycle and it can be deadly cycle. She seems to sank that she had control over what she was taking. Elvis Presley problems too. Is that why I'm not a drug addict. Here's a prescription drugs. I don't have a drug problem. A doctor gave his Jimmy but if Maryland Orland had been popping pills for most of her career her consumption at this time increased dramatically and she was now in the habit of chasing the drugs down with champagne of course when you're in a crisis in your life you're going to take the more because you're having trouble sleeping more relaxing and functioning so yeah. I think her pill take take opt in those final months but it wasn't new to her. I mean by then. She had such a high resistance. Never particularly stable even during the best of times Maryland had become spectacularly erratic during the final days and weeks of her life. She's increase your intake of pills and alcohol and had been increasingly creasing. Lee Willing to talk to any of dozens of the writers and columnists who followed her deterioration with avid interest to the public she was still Maryland and the unassailable and glamorous movie star and the world's most lusted after woman in private. She was having a crisis. She was afraid trade of going crazy which is kind of the way she put it. She had this history of mental illness. She didn't seem to inherit some of the worst aspects of it. She wasn't schizophrenic like her mother and her uncle were but she definitely struggled with depression and anxiety in nineteen sixty sixty one sixty to a woman who turned thirty five was considered over the hill or or close to it so for the world's love goddess the most beautiful woman in the world to turn thirty five. Her press took a turn rather than saying. She's the hottest thing in pictures. She's the ultimate and feminity they started saying. How much longer could she go on. She's thirty five. She still looks good but she can't pull it off so much long. It terrified her because all the love that she received in her career all the money all the attention all luke film roles at Wofford. Her were based solely on her beauty when she felt that she might be losing it. It was almost unbearable to her. As Maryland's depression worsened she began relying on her sessions with psychiatrists. Dr Dr Ralph Greenspan a situation complicated by the fact that she was also sleeping with him. She was obviously astoundingly beautiful. She was also very we needed and she was very damaged. Person I can see very easily where Maryland had become very disillusioned with Hollywood with her career with everyone wanting something from her. She was someone who was signed to a studio contract at an early early age and came a huge star and was still vastly underpaid. Even though she was one of the hugest movie stars in all Hollywood she's I'm one who tried to be shrewd about her business dealings but changed always be the victim of the pawn of the men in her life life and I think that it was crippling to her. How darker thought to are and how unhappy her life was because she had to face the camera and be the the woman that the world desired became a tremendous pressure for her have feeling him? Dave there. She thinks off only only era claiming this was not Marilyn's first mental health crisis a year your earlier shortly after filming misfits and following her divorce from Arthur Miller she had even been committed to an institution when that movie was finished and opened it flopped and her marriage broke up she went into. I think one of the deepest darkest orcas depressions when her friends heard this they were alarmed they knew that she had a history of having suicidal thoughts and so they told her to her psychiatrist and the Psychiatrist Kyrgyz became alarmed and said Oh Maryland. I'm GonNa put you in the hospital for a nice long rest that Maryland said that's the ticket that's just what I need. I need to be in the hospital and we'd be pampered and taking care of not knowing that they were really bringing her to a mental institution on the floor for the dangerously insane turned into something that included electroshock it. It was much more profound in deep and scary than she thought it would be. She was committed to a mental institution straitjacketed the whole bit and she it was just completely like a prisoner they had like an animal and she wasn't insane and she knew that she could talk here only but they just wouldn't give her a chance to explain herself. Were they kept her drugged when sympathetic nurse smuggled her a piece of paper and Pencil and she wrote Joe Dimaggio on it and then the nurse Puerto or phone. Is You call Joe and said you. GotTa get me out of here. Please get me out of here. Marylin and Joe Dimaggio had been divorced for six years but when she needed him he dropped everything for her. It was he who roared down to wherever she is being housed and using his status strong loud man and as they celebrity in his own right demanded that she'd be released. He had no power to get her out of there really by Joe Dimaggio was there and he was blustering around and he said if I don't get get my wife out of here I'm GonNa take this hospital apart brick by brick and he got her out of there. He got out the next day. Actually Davey return hurt to him and the rest of her life she saw was a kind of Guardian in the spring of nineteen sixty two Maryland garland began shooting a new movie co starring Dean Martin Instead Cherise. Something's gotta give was a lightweight romantic comedy and was supposed to herald her return to box office success after the disappointment of the misfits but the problems were there from the start the last film she worked on her. Co Star was Dean Martin Mhm was of course best friends with Frank Sinatra so there's a whole incestuous circle with this group and I think she found yourself in the middle of that. She was always very insecure. Insecure her work but now because they were starting to say that she was at a tender age she was even more hesitant to face the cameras because there was so much pressure on look good take total. Sometimes you know the work is so you try to be true you so you feel sometimes. It's on the verge of kind of craziness but it didn't really craziness. It's really getting true part of itself. Oh goodness very hard. You know I mean it's not easy on the very first day of Production Maryland in came down with a sinus infection and could not make it on set it began a pattern that saw the troubled star take long absences from filming citing poor health and when she was is there her behavior was a radic she was showing up less and less on the film and the studio is getting more and more frustrated with her because she was causing send them a lot of money. I mean every time she didn't show up. Everybody's salary had to be paid in their losing another day. Maryland was unstable. Even the best of circumstances under the pressure of her falling and failing movie career with the understanding that some has got to give wasn't going well. She who's even more unstable than usual eventually on June eighth one week. After Maryland turned thirty six she was in Hollywood. Speak released from the project. They actually fired her right after her thirty sixth birthday to this represents a sad end to a sparkling career. Not everyone thinks so now. Here's celebrity biographer mark be go of course there's a lot of speculation to about that last movie. I was just watching recently of it's where she's in the swimming pool and in seems with Wally Cox and with Dean Martin and she seems not to be this lost person person that everyone is painting her as being circa nineteen sixty two. She seems someone who's very on top of her game. She was surrounded by a lot of people who was she wanted to have helped her career and Marilyn herself wasn't about to take her dismissal lying down in the the days that followed she gave defiant interviews to life cosmopolitan and vogue magazines and by the end of June twentieth century Fox not only relented and rehired hired her but did so on improved terms. Maryland wasn't beat yet. She was in a happiest moods the last weeks of her life life because she just signed a new contract with twentieth century. They were going to lease on domain. Something's gotta give she's got a more money like she. Ah before filming could recommence however Maryland was to undergo an ordeal so degrading that it can only be compared to the abuse she had received as a child in foster care and the worst thing was it came at the hands of those she had thought of as friends on the weekend of July twenty eighth the last weekend of Maryland's life Frank Sinatra invited her to his Lake Tahoe resort the CAL Neva Lodge present one way or another would be all the key players ars in the deadly game of power leverage and betrayal that had come to define Maryland's love life Frank Sinatra. He wanted to renovate the challenge of a lodge during the renovations. They may tunnels underneath the Casino for the reason why the tunnels were built love was because the FBI was watching that place constantly. You cannot have people that are undesirable frequent that casino or Frank Sinatra would lose his license so people used to walk in there in the sky ice and then they would go downstairs into the tunnel and this guy's off and they you can have meetings there mafia meetings of or whatever what was going on there Sinatra had told Maryland he wanted to discuss a movie project but his real intentions were very different. He was acting on behalf of Mafia boss. Sam Giancana and they plan to use Maryland's Orleans weekend at CAL Neva for altogether more sinister purposes. Here's Johnny Russo Godfather actor and former employees of mob boss Frank Costello who was was present at the cow Neva that weekend. He talks us through just what happened. I was in lake. Tahoe that weekend again to be the is in is Mr Castello when Sam Giancana and Sinatra was commanded. It's bring everybody there. She went up to the county and there was was a wild potty that went on that weekend a lot of these Chicago Ma people with with the they had her room setup they needed round Marla because we're gonNA use Mallon as deploy exploiting Sinatra's connection to the Kennedys through Peter Lawford Giancana had also arranged arrange for JFK bobby even father Joe Kennedy to come for the weekend with Maryland's room wired with hidden cameras they plan to secure the ultimate hold over the family patriarch who had done a deal with the mafia to secure the presidency in exchange for a promise to take back the mobs Cuban Casinos GonNa to try to set her Bobby Kennedy and John. They want to catch the two boys Mara. One more time and then threaten them with bat blackmail because nobody's going to vote for a Catholic president cheating on his wife with Malibu Monroe and the brother Bobby. They thought we'd photograph Mallard with John and Bobby but John didn't go something happened. Heating Come Joe Came Joe Oh and Bobby Cave so that's that whole meeting was about but they wanted to do with their way and blackmail him shown the pitches now now invade Cuba kill Cuba Maryland had become the victim of her desperate need for powerful powerful men as lovers Frank Sinatra Sam Giancana the Kennedys plus in all likelihood J. Edgar Hoover listening in too so what do Maryland do she. She did what she had done. As a lonely foster child as a wannabe model as a casting couch starlet she dug in and fought back row away crazy some got goal for this and she went bananas. She's going public with this. Bobby was with it but you could hear the next night that she was screaming. I'm Outta Outta here. I WanNa part of this Mattia. I'm going public screw. You Kennedy's the real horror was still to come however the mobsters may not have gotten the blackmail pictures they wanted but they did have a distraught emotionally vulnerable Marilyn Monroe at their disposal. It was the situation they exploited in the worst way. Imaginable Marilyn Monroe was afraid for a life situation where where it got a hand. Marilyn Monroe was taken advantage of she was physically taken advantage of by people she was drug bad a wild royal hoti off their Maryland was in a message he was drinking a lot and taking a lot of pills and she even overdose that night they recovered her in desperation Spiratou in Maryland turned to the one man who had always rescued her the only man who had ever loved her unconditionally next thing you know she calls Joe Dimaggio's in San Francisco and she has Joe Dimaggio coming together and he didn't this time not uneven. Tilton joke could save her photographers. Wife told me this and he's a a well known photographer. His wife told me that the pictures were Marilyn was down on her hands and knees and Sam Giancana was riding a horse a degrading position for Maryland to being Maryland Harland left the cal Neva Lodge humiliated and degraded by Sam Giancana and his mom buddies betrayed by Frank Sinatra abandoned by Joe Dimaggio and with of her relationship with Bobby Kennedy in shambles. The Mafia didn't get their photos but for Giancana. The job was as good as done anyway. Maryland had threatened Bobby Kennedy to his face she had finally had enough. She was going public. She flailed out sometimes eventually in ways that made in her in many ways the most dangerous woman in America. I think Marilyn Monroe was just at that point tired of being used and I think that John F. Kennedy Robert Kennedy may have said things to Marilyn Monroe things. They probably should not have told Marilyn Monroe I think at that point she just so so angry. She felt like she's being used that she told them. I'm going to go to the news tomorrow and tell them everything. Bobby Kennedy was nobody's fool around around with knowing her when she said I'm going to the press. I'm going to disclose you well. That's taking those pitches yeah I. I think there's thing human being case as I think is in myself. I also want again. All agape died. I mean Thad side and I think with people on but there is something pupil they want. They need talk to next time on the killing of Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe. We all well no had tried to commit suicide a few times every single time. She wrote a letter. There was no letter there was no glass waterford even swallow anything. He claims when he answered Roman rose bedrooms. The area looked like it was staged was not the a normal suicide victim in Washington J. Edgar Hoover Director of the FBI told his chief aide Clyde Tolson and other agents that although he felt Maryland had been murdered he did not plan to launch an investigation. The killing of Marilyn Monroe is hosted by me. Jackie Moran executive produced by Dylan Howard and production of broad and Water Studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include. Tom freestone James Robertson and Andy Tillett the series is produced by carry budge and written by Dominic Button Martin reporting by Doug Montero the series is mixed and engineered by Sean Crab and Sam Ada scoring by Benz town. There is so much more to this story and you don't want to miss anything. I can assure you make sure you subscribe to the killing of Marilyn Monroe wherever you get podcasts
Chapter Eight: The Death of a Star
"Every once in a while a media flashes through the skies and falls into the fortunately for us the ball of fire we have is I guess miss the Ocean Atlanta that's Funny Center Fox so I give you the two most deciding words in the modern they weren't nice about breaking up with her so she was really mad about that the twenty four hours before her death she really strikes me ask someone who was putting her life back together she had spent so much time and energy becoming Marilyn Monroe we know of that era in her final interview with Life Magazine Editor Richard Merryman she sounded excited and upbeat being John F. Kennedy his brother Bobby Frank Sinatra and Mafia boss Sam Giancana had all come to a horrific head at Sinatra's cal Neva resort and Maryland breath to say the preceding weeks had been eventful would be an understatement she had started shooting something's got to give with Dean Martin and within months had been fired from that Arlen died exactly what happened that Saturday evening has been the subject of nearly six decades of conjecture conspiracy an alleged cover-up same movie but ultimately they fired her they actually fired her right after her thirty sixth birthday and then weeks later not only forced depart eight of the killing of Marilyn Monroe. I'm your host Jackie Moran in this episode we will focus on the events of August Fourth Nineteen Sixty two the nightmare but for the moment we're going to try to stick to the official version of events whether the official version is also the true version will be up to you to decide hi something like the old Maryland was back Maryland seems life someone who was in August of nineteen sixty is had finally been open as to their real motives both of the Kennedys had broken up with her she'd been involved with I Jack and then Avi you putting her life back together she had gotten her health back together Twentieth Century Fox was going to take back finish something's gotTa give there hey attic love life the affairs with the powerful ruthless men that had caused her so much unhappiness and who had used her as a pawn in their schemes against each other include time for death she was not particularly depressed at this point in her life but she was unfortunately given a lot of drugs which was very typical a lot of stars was something she did so that's an easy trap to fall into after the tumultuous events of the preceding weeks Maryland plan to spend the weekend relaxing at was another movie laid out she signed a two picture deal there was so much she had looking forward to in her life she is planning for many many things a nine round it's a pleasure meeting Marilyn Monroe had spent the last day of her life at home on filling Dr Brentwood near Beverly Hills Los Angeles I really have trouble believing that she committed suicide intentionally maybe she caused her own death by as I said taking champagne and sleeping pills seven pills becker until several people that comment that she just made say goodbye to everybody why she saying the by welcome home according to the official truth only four people saw her alive that Saturday the photographer Lawrence Schiller with whom she discussed the possibility of playboy the studio to Rehire her but to do so on improved terms she just signed the new contract with twentieth century they were going to lose zone filming something again she's got more money like she is she still had problems with dependence on drink and drugs but finally after years during which she had lost her publishing nude photos of her taken on the set of something's got to give her housekeeper Eunice Murray her psychiatrist Dr Greenspan and her publicist Patricia nukem the latter three were to have central roles in her death and subsequent Conspiracy Theories Patricia new was one of Maryland's press agents guessing Hitler well I think there is brought there were even signs that she was finally taking back control of her more than that they became very close friends in Marilyn's final two years the pair may have been friends but they were also rivals here's entertainment journalist Charles Castillo no one could really compete with Marilyn Monroe but pat newcomb was a little bit younger and she was attractive and she was smart so some people nickname time whether it happened or not we weren't in the bedroom but Marilyn came to believe it so in her mind it was so she and Pat Newcomb civil for civil rivalry Maryland came to believe that Robert Kennedy was having a thing with Patricia newcomb at the same was livid she was furious because he or she was the most beautiful woman in the world getting the attention on her bedroom phone Maryland placed her first call of the day it was to Jeanne Carmen her friend Maryland said on the loneliest girl in the we needed or the self worth she needed from her affair with Bobby Kennedy we shall see later the parts that Dr Green and Eunice Murray were to play that night World Bobby Kennedy is in San Francisco I'm going to call them all day until you agrees to fly down and see me we've got to have it out once and for all tremendously helpful evidence we know that she was ranting and raving at her house the day that she died about what the Kennedys had she had been expecting to see Bobby Kennedy that night he was in San Francisco when he was expected to fly in to go to a party at Peter Lawford it's 'cause Maryland wanted Liam Maryland did not meet in person on her last day alive there is evidence that bobby was in Beverly Hills at the time she died but it's not fema person she wanted to have that many people at the end of a relationship where one is ending I want you to tell me to my face. The Kennedys have always maintained that Bob Marilyn tired of being manipulated by the men in her life had finally decided to wrest control of the situation and she was about to unleash her of six urgent calls leaving messages for RFK none of which were returned furious and convinced that he'd never call her she found Peter Lawford at his beach house help you but we have to move on from this if bobby did not come to Brentwood it wasn't for want of trying on her part Maryland would place a total the the idea of visit from Arba Kennedy is fifty fifty if he did come whatever he said tar if he was there was part of the reason that she needed to see the psychiatrist for an immediate home visit you would surmise that it would have been something like this we have to stop I like you I want to be here for you I want nuclear option threatening the president and Attorney General of the United States she was planning to hold a conference next Monday and reveal what the if you're one of forty percent of Americans you might be living with credit card debt and for those of us who have been there we know how easy it is to fall into debt into look dazzling then she put down the phone atv tell bobby tune in you might also call Jack at the White House I know he has a busy schedule but he'll have time to watch me I plan search within you've read there was some actor one st about me kissing me was like it'll make headlines around the world although not of the kind that would help Jack's bid for reelection if I don't hear from him no later than six o'clock watch me it's getting out that's the hard part thankfully now there's upstart dot com the lending platform that understands you're more than just your credit score they reward you based on your education we've had done to her you tell him that if he doesn't fly down to see me and talk things over here from me at my press conference Monday morning do it all from your phone in fact my friend used upstart to help pay down some credit card payments and once she was approved she received funds the very next business day it's in an job history in the form of smarter interest rate this helps you pay off high interest credit card debt they make it fast and simple to check your rate in just a few minutes and you can watcher she's out of control she's going to Blab state secrets. Peter Lawford maintained he did not see Marilyn alive that day one the what Marilyn planned to announce that press conference after hanging up on Lawford the Star would have just hours left to live Peter Lawford cert- dot com slash monroe to find out how low your upstart rate is checking your rate only takes a few minutes and it won't affect your credit that's upstart dot com slash who is in the rat pack but he's also one of the Kennedy brothers in law is minding Maryland for the Kennedys they say to Peter Lawford look so depressed was because she had been expecting to see one of the two very important men in politics that evening and at the last minute felt putting a personal therapy session in her bedroom left again at seven pm before he left he asked Eunice Murray to stay the night to watch over Maryland you wonder over three hundred thousand people have used upstart seaway upstart is ranked number one in their category with over three hundred businesses on trust pilot hurried ups He said after Maryland passed he said she was upset and depressed he said that one of the reasons she and who definitely did was Maryland Psychiatrist and lover Dr Ralph Greenstone he arrived at four thirty pm when Patricia Nukem left and after gauged and he broke off the engagement Maryland was happy because she didn't approve of the woman that he was engaged to she had a momentary bright spot in the evening when he called and they chatted happily offered he was so alarmed by this he made a series of calls eventually persuading her lawyer Milton Rudin to check in on her Milton contented himself with call of the night that had given the most weight to suicide theorists on the other end of the Line Peter Lawford here's lowest banner author of Maryland she claims that she saw a light on the threshold of the door Murray says she then call Dr Greenspan who arrived minutes later a phone line was going under the door and she said yes she's fine she didn't take it any further according to the official version of events and say goodbye to yourself because you're a nice guy and then she drifted off according to law broke into the bedroom through a window and called Marilyn's physician Hyman Engelberg and then at around four thirty am notified the Los Angeles police this department it's at this point that things begin to get a little less clear private detective becky alter interviewed Patricia Nukem now to calm down and go to bed and then she was at home alone with her housekeeper the ninth longest for Maryland which better now if none of this sounds particularly like the behavior of a woman driven to the ultimate act of despair it was Marilyn's final four grow we will never know for sure calling Eunice Murray the housekeeper picked up and the lawyer said is Marilyn okay the housekeeper not knowing any of this was going on just looked at the door eighty eight as part of her own investigation into Marilyn's death she said that she had been to a party earlier that night and that she will in Monroe was in her bedroom and she was making phone calls this is about maybe seven thirty at night she was talking to children since Eunice Murray would leave Maryland undisturbed until around three thirty Sunday morning when she suddenly woke and noticed that Marilyn's light was still on Komo told him here I am the most beautiful woman in the world and I don't have a date on Saturday night finally her psychiatrist green son daughter Lodges Sun at the time that was one of the last call bashing made Maryland had stayed closed Maggio son and he had recently got any lapd notified by Dr Green arrived soon after four thirty am at the scene of Mela Monroe Eunice washing the bed linens with new clean sheets already having been placed on Maryland's bed and over her lifeless body he later humorous empty bottles of painkillers lying on the bed stand here's John Minor L. A. Prosecutor in charge of investigating Maryland's death ed I had the eerie feeling that come across a murder it was obvious that some cover up had begun hours before we were called shockingly dead some reacted differently to others using her death made headlines around the world followed by Lurid speculation we shall learn more about their findings in the next episode for the moment however the news was beginning to break that the most famous woman in the world was suddenly sergeant clemens found Maryland naked and draped across her bed with the telephone receiver still in her hand and Munro's home and he was kind of skeptical he didn't really think that it was suicide he claimed that when he answered Marilyn Monroe's bedroom without him breaking up she was so happy about it she called her psychiatrist who had already left and gone home to say you know oh I just got wonderful news Joe Dimaggio broke up with his fiance and I I'm feeling the passion and the paradox g then we know we're supposed to go to a party the party was held most of the guests the party was that Peter in a proper investigation instead Maryland was taken to the La County Coroner's office were an autopsy was conducted that same day J. Edgar Hoover who had been bugging Marilyn's house for months was not the only one to suspect Marilyn was the victim of foul play for Taus v showed up but she never showed up at the party Marilyn in a famous phone call now because Peter Lawford back this there was no suicide note her hand was still clutching to the phone receiver she was lying down naked wrapped in the sheets and sergeant thought that it actually happened while it was he's the source he said that Maryland said I'm not coming I'm staying home say goodbye to Bobby and say goodbye to pat and say goodbye to the president all the pills pills scattered about yet there was no drinking last discovered not even in the bathroom which had had no running water at the time of the murder discharged into the first published author on the scene should have declared the resident a crime scene everybody am California time had placed a call to the White House and is spoken directly to the President for twenty minutes in Washington J. Edgar Hoover until at least two hours after that the only way that pat could have seen Marilyn Monroe's body did laying on the bed is if she had been there and incommunicado in nineteen ninety two thirty years after Marilyn staff a White House log was revealed showing that Lawford at six fifteen same exact window because you pushed the curtains open the window was law and there was no effort to push the curtains apart it dead I was upset because my friend was dead and I never saw a dead body one thirty in the morning but Eunice Murray said she didn't raise the alarm on the morning of August fifth nineteen sixty two sajjan clements of the Los Angeles Police Department was the first officer to arrive at director of the FBI told his chief aide Clyde Tolson and other agents although he felt Maryland had been murdered he did not plan to launch an investigation kicked out a complete inventory would be made of every item that's the minimum that would be done on women even committed suicide or attempted it wanted to die like Maryland Peter Lawford Hyannis port where he remained out of sight before the police had been called in the police were called the whole place with a lot so there was no way that pat new could've seen her dead in the so how did she eat her UNICEF testified that Maryland had locked herself into her bedroom yet there was no lock on the door Murray fishy bed Marilyn was arranged on the exact same position of one of those shots of her body and that nude calendar diamonds said all ooh Marilyn Monroe was laid to rest three days after she died at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery Los Angeles the evidence doesn't make sense clemens left when his superior officer arrived later he telephoned James Dougherty Maryland's ex husband an officer with the Los Angeles police he had already heard the news they finally got her he said without explaining who they were the area looked like it was staged with not the normal thing for a suicide victim police Sergeant Jack Clemens was further startled to discover each or Maryland ruined and yet there's nothing to do with having killed her it just felt that they took advantage because Marilyn Monroe had just put in this really thick carpet so there was no way that Murray could have been under the door Maryland so Clo- hydrates in a funeral organized by Joe Dimaggio only thirty of her closest family and friends were invited by order of perhaps the only man in Marilyn's life whoever truly loved her for who she was if Joe Dimaggio had any idea who the day that James Daugherty referred to were he certainly left some significant the repairs going on now window that Dr Greets and claims to have broken glass inside it was outside how would he be able to a Hollywood funeral at all there wasn't a single movie for former president among the twenty seven invited guests absent where the famous names and according to publicity agent was worried that Marilyn Monroe is something that's wrong with Maryland because her life was on Murray claims she could underneath the door that's false names off the guest list here's Dimaggio biographer Jerome Sharon blamed the Kennedy Joe Joe blame the Kennedy it home and then that's when the phone call when thirty in the morning she have it so down you know your call when thirty in the morning Maryland everything had to do is there a woman room disappeared why and a good office like the Los Angeles County about Examiner Coroner's office put his arm through that window that class wasn't white enough for him to put it through Maryland sled up in a bra at night to keep her butts Munro's home they mysteriously disappeared the pathologist reports there laugh or everything Kerr staining content bagging put it was on her when they found that Marilyn Monroe always war abroad bit Merriman Road didn't have a lock on that door in the killing of Marilyn Monroe is hosted by me Jackie Moran Executive Producer with a glass of milk or maybe a little champagne get the pill because of our sleeping difficulty she had to do the Saturday night the so-called I wanna be rich I wanna be one and this is the Maryland that we would I want to be warmed here's reporter they say it would be rare source specimens to be lost would be even more rare for them to be accidentally discard right after a suicide none of this was done it was just a new body lifeless lying face down tangled in the sheets on the black old tunes because he could sleep and the black oh tunes shock Murray says she saw Marilyn Monroe Note Marilyn Monroe Auctions by Dylan Howard and is a production of broad and water studios and endeavor audio executive producers also include Tom Freestone James Robertson and andy good and then when you're talking about a major celebrity like Marilyn Monroe I can only tell you who rare rare rare at the cemetery some of the more noted Hollywood figures were upset when they were not invited for example Peter Lawford who said he was shocked when excluded to the killing of Marilyn Monroe wherever you get podcasts Caroline Munro incompetence or a cover-up paste that came from the bug. Am Ada scoring by Benz town there is so much more to this story and you don't want to miss anything I can assure you make sure you subscribed tillet the series is produced by carry budge and written by Dominic Hutton reporting by Doug Montero the series is mixed and engineered by Sean Crab it and say it would take years the only person never used her she was devoted to her in a way and never used never used her fame yeah I I won't be moved next time on the killing of clements approached the body he knows several bruises and perhaps from fighting off her assailants no glass where there would be liquid so she Robert Shack Ni for CBS News in August Nineteen Sixty two Russ was not the extravaganza that some other Hollywood had been in fact it wasn't the way off never used this talent never use the money because what she said the end of life the last interview here said Oh he was telling me vast my tax deductions my out of the what about the twentieth century each of
MARILYN MONROE: Conspiracy to Commit Murder
"I nineteen Sixty-two Marilyn Monroe which signed the biggest contract of her career or two hundred fifty thousand dollars to complete the film. Something's got to give sadly four days later. The actress would be found dead. On August, the fifth nineteen sixty two just shortly after midnight the life responding of Marilyn was discovered by a housekeeper. She was found nude lying face down with one hand clutching a phone and pills, scattered across the bedroom. Floor. It was less than three months after her favorite. Social performance of happy birthday at president John F Kennedy's forty fifth birthday may nineteen sixty two. An autopsy would later reveal fatal amount of sedatives in Maryland system. And her death was ruled probable suicide, however over the years, many have speculated the deadly cocktails possibly administered by someone else, and she may have been murdered. Join us for a CPA natural journey as we told the tragic life and death of Marilyn Monroe. We examined the mystical facts explore the conspiracy theories and investigate the tragic demise of one of Hollywood's most glamorous stars. This is death, by misadventure. On june. First nineteen twenty six Norma Jeane Mortenson was born to a single mom named. Gladys Baker who worked as a film cutter in the movie industry. Life had not been particularly kind to Gladys. She had had two other children Bernice and hermit by her first marriage to Jack Baker, but he had taken the children away from her and moved to Kentucky prior to marriage to Edward Mortenson. Supposedly Baker had left note for Gladys that red. I've taken the children, and you will never see them. Again. The absence of her first who children caused Gladys great pain along with the failure of her second marriage to Edward and her inability to care for Norma, Jean only added to her heart ache in stress. Sadly Gladys was mentally and financially unprepared to be a single parent and soon after her daughter's birth. She was placed with foster parents, Albert and Ida Bolander in Hawthorne, California, growing up Norma Jean's childhood was far from idyllic and our family had a history of mental instability. Both of her grandparents Otis and Delilah. Monroe finished out their lives in mental institutions and our Marian suffered from paranoid. Schizophrenia. Norma Jean's foster parents tried to provide a stable home, but were extremely religious. She had to promise never to drink or swear and attended church several times a week the young girl who dreamed a future stardom would quickly. Learn she had to hide it from the Bolander 's if she wanted to sing dance or act out her Hollywood dreams each Saturday. Gladys would take the trolley to Hawthorne to visit Norma Jean and she would call her the lady with red hair rather than her mother later. Her grandmother would make sure she was baptized as Norma Jeane Baker her mother chose the last name Baker because it was Gladys first husband's surname. By nineteen thirty three her mother. Gladys was able to save enough money to buy a little house and took Norma Jean home when she was just seven they lived in a white bungalow close to Hollywood bowl and the little girl's life finally appeared to be happy. Sadly, only two years later. Gladys would suffer a nervous breakdown and be diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, which at the time was a common misdiagnosis for manic, depression, and she was sent to live in a state mental hospital. Norma Jean was then taken in by Gladys best friend, grace Goddard who after a series of foster homes placed her into the care of Los Angeles. Orphans home in nineteen thirty five Norma Jean was traumatized by experience and felt like no one seemed to want her and developed a stutter due to the emotional upheaval abuse, gray, Scott, eventually took Norma Jean back to live with her and nineteen thirty seven. Although this stay did not last long as Grace's husband was accused of molesting her afterwards. She went to live with Grace's and Anna, but due to her advanced age she could not care properly for the young girl either. Although duhr. During this turbulent time. Several people showed interest in adopting Norma Jean but her mother. Gladys refused to sign the papers Norma Jean one last time would return to live with the Goddard's they had planned to relocate and according to the new law. The couple could not take with them at the age of sixteen Norma Jean only had two choices return to the orphanage or get married. June of nineteen forty two Norma Jean would marry her next door neighbor Jimmy Doherty just eighteen days after she celebrated. Her sixteenth birthday. Her new husband would later state in an interview they decided to get married to prevent her from going back to foster home. But they were also in love Jimmy and Norma Jean would settle into a four room house and appeared to be very happy. On sunny afternoons. It would often drive down to Santa Monica beach and dine cold hot dogs and potato salad together. The first two years of the couple's marriage were blissful and Jimmy would later state in an interview he felt like the luckiest man in the world. But that world all changed in nineteen forty three when Jimmy enlisted in the merchant marines and was shipped off to the Pacific where he would be stationed for the next two years Norma Jean moved in with his parents and would dutifully write her husband letters several times a week. But soon she became bored without him Maryland needed to support herself and got a job working in a munitions factory in Burbank Q spotted by photographer David Kahn over who saw her potential, and he featured her in a high profile article he was doing about women working for the war effort. It was a stepping stone for Norma Jean who would soon begin appearing as a pinup girl for popular magazines by early nineteen forty six she had big dreams and was determined to become a movie star. Norma Jean began taking acting lessons and soon caught the attention of Twentieth Century, Fox. She wanted to sign a contract with a studio. But they said she couldn't be married. So well Jimmy was still stationed overseas in nineteen forty six. She filed for divorce he quickly returned home and tried to talk her out of the split, but he wouldn't budge and they went their separate ways. It would be a pivotal year for Norma Jean. She divorced. Her young husband and changed her name. So the more glamorous Marilyn Monroe the next step. Enter transformation was to dire hair, platinum blond and the sexy. Bombshell was born. Maryland took drama listens. At the actors lab and was determined to become a serious actress in nineteen fifty she landed part in John Houston's asphalt jungle, then a role in all About Eve, however, many of her acting roles came at a steep emotional price, and she tried to help other female performers make it in Hollywood in the nineteen fifties American jazz singer Ella. Fitzgerald was barred from performing at Los Angeles nightclubs because Sigara Gatien laws were still enforce Maryland went out of way to land Ella gig. She convince management to let L at play by promising to sit in the front row for a week during Maryland's continued rise to stardom she became the protege of Johnny Hyde who was the vice president of the William Morris agency. He's represented Maryland. And they soon became involved in a passionate love affair. Hyde even proposing marriage he paid for plastic surgery to fix her nose joh- and arranged for a bit part in the Marx brothers film. Love. Happy in nineteen fifty by nineteen Fifty-three Monroe was one of the most marketable Hollywood stars. She had leading roles in the film, Niagara which focused on her sex appeal and the comedies gentlemen, prefer blondes and how to marry a millionaire which is stabbed her star image as a dumb blonde that same year. Hugh, Hefner launch playboy magazine and decided to use color nude of Marilyn Monroe and called her sweetheart of the month, the young orphan girl was now an iconic figure of Hollywood glamour, and fashion, but soon she would find the trappings of fame difficult to deal with. maryland. Now at the height of her fame was ready to settle down and was tired of being treated as a sex object like other young Hollywood starlets. She was the victim of the casting couch and told friends of how she had been held down once at a party and was sexually attacked Orson. Welles recalled one party where Maryland was surrounded by men and one reached out and tore off her top revealing her breasts Maryland, well, said laughed with the others at this. Indignity. Laughter hitter. Fury in early nineteen fifty two Maryland would meet what she thought was her night and shining armor Joe DiMaggio. She was only twenty five and he was thirty seven Damasio recently. Retired from baseball had expressed a desire to meet the beautiful starlet by February. The romance was in full bloom. The couple had an immed-. Attraction Maryland born under the zodiac sign of and was playful and flirty, but incredibly smart, she told friends, she was surprised how crazy she was about. Joe? She had expected a flashy New York sports type. And instead she found damange Osama terrace an intriguing man who didn't make a passenger right away. He treated her with respect and she loved it on January fourteenth nineteen fifty five Joe in Maryland were married in whirlwind ceremony the wedding captured the headlines worldwide. However, the honeymoon period would be short lived Joe was an extremely jealous type of guy and resented Maryland sex symbol status. He wanted to housewife not a Hollywood starlet and the marriage was in trouble from the beginning. He immediately laid down some ground rules for his wife damange who had to approve of all our future films. Maryland was never to be seen semi dressed. And he wanted her to break out of her dumb blonde typecasting appoint she agreed with but she wasn't to outshine him either. And when Maryland did he would sleep in another bedroom and go days without speaking to her. On may twenty ninth. Nineteen fifty five Maryland began filming there's no business like show business throughout the summer. She was ill with bronchitis. In Nimia for the first time, she began showing serious side effects of the mini sleeping pills. She had been taking for the last few years. She was often groggy lethargic and crying on the set. Her marriage to Joe soon took a violent turn and she began to feel suffocated in a relationship in Maryland's memoir. She wrote that she and Joe had known it wouldn't be an easy marriage. But that she had no idea of the abuse to come. To put a motion distance between her and show. Maryland began an affair with your voice coach Schafer and winter husband found out he called Shaffer and told him to come over. But Maryland told her lover to stay away because she feared Joe would have killed him. Just nine months after they married. Marilyn could take it. No more in October nineteen fifty four she filed for divorce from Joe DiMaggio, citing only mental cruelty. However, like most karmic relationships, even after the divorce, Maryland continued to see Joe, but on her terms aside from her vocal coach, she was also dating Marlon Brando and had begun a toward affair with the married playwright or Miller, Maryland had met Arthur previously on the set of the nineteen fifty one movie as young as you feel at the time Maryland was heartbroken over the recent death of her agent and former lover Johnny hide the two had an instant connection. Arthur charming libra complimented Marilyn's desire to be seen as a serious actress, she wrote about their encounter in her diary, meta man tonight. It was bam. It was like running into a tree, you know, like a cool drink when you've had a fever. However, the two would not consummate their relationship until after a divorce from Joe DiMaggio in nineteen fifty five in nineteen fifty-six. Arthur Miller would establish residents in Reno Nevada long enough to be granted divorce from his wife, not long after in a no frill, civil ceremony Marilyn and Arthur got hitched the press called the new married couple that our glass and the head and one magazine dub their union. The most unlikely marriage since the Alan the pussycat what most people fail to see is that Arthur saw Maryland's artistic potential and noticed a broken nece about her that most men found convenient to ignore in the HBO. Oh documentary on his life, an elderly author mirror recall, something he said to Maryland, many years before their marriage. He said, you're the saddest girl I've ever met. A smile touched her lips as she discovered the compliment he had intended. You're the only one who's ever said that to me she told him the one man who saw into her, heart and soul. After the married, Maryland converted to Judaism to express her loyalty and get close to both arthritis parents. She once told close friends, Susan Strasberg, I can identify with the Jews. Everybody's always out to get them. No matter what they do. Just like me. Away from the prying eyes of Hollywood Maryland settled on as a housewife with Arthur and she loved it. She began cooking keeping house and giving her new husband more attention and affection than he had been used to in his previous marriage. His children age twelve nine adored, Maryland, and she got along well with his parents. Sadly, the couple would endure several hardships over the next five years which included Arthur Miller's investigation for communist sympathies and Maryland crippling depression, miscarriages and drug use. However, the strain of fame and fortune caught up with a couple when Arthur Miller began working on writing the screenplay for the misfits in nineteen sixty starring Maryland. It was during the filming that the couple's relationship took a downward spiral. An Arthur would later state that the filming was one of the lowest points in his life, Maryland on the other hand was devastated to helplessly watches. Her husband fall in love with photographer Ingham Morris shortly after the film, wrapped Maryland and Arthur announced their divorce on November eleventh nineteen sixty. A few months later Maryland emotionally exhausted by the end of her marriage was committed by her psychoanalyst, Dr. Marion Chris to the Payne Whitney psychiatric clinic in New York, Maryland thought, she was going in for a rest cure. Instead she was escort at a padded cell. The floor days. She spent in the psych ward proved to be among the most distressing of her life. She immediately reached out to refunds for help. And show demain show who never stopped loving Maryland was the only one to answer her call Joe came as soon as she phoned and demanded to see Marilyn the head nurse told him only her doctor could do anything but show was insistent, and he was quoted as saying give you five minutes to get her out here, or I'll tear this fucking place apart brick by brick. Maryland was promptly released to his care. He then took her to Columbia Presbyterian hospital where she introduced him as my hero. She would later be released and returned home to Los Angeles under Joe's watchful eye. In nineteen sixty one Maryland would purchase a home in the posh section of Brentwood, Los Angeles at the urging of her psycho analyst, Dr green Greenspan she hired unique Murray as a housekeeper Murray calling yourself a nurse who had neither the training or credentials. Many friends suspected that she was a spy for Dr green San who continued to have more and more control over Maryland's life seeing her almost daily when she was in Los Angeles. It was now one year later after the end of marriage to Arthur Miller and Marilyn had become restless, although Joe DiMaggio was desperate to win. Her back. Maryland, wasn't ready to remarry again and had become close friends with actor Peter Lawford and his wife, the president sister, Pat, Kennedy Lawford, the couple's Mediterranean style mansion built in originally owned by the MGM co-founder was a renowned party house often hosting sex parties were Jack. Jack Kennedy would rendezvous with various actresses she met both Kennedy brothers through the law firts and the president arranged a weakened with her in Palm Springs in March nineteen sixty two Peter Lawford escort in Maryland disguised in a black wig and dowdy close to being Crosby's guest home where the president was staying around the same time. She had also began an affair with the president's brother. Bobby soon this love triangle would prove to be a deadly encounter for the actress. actor Warren Beatty would be one of the last few people to see Marilyn live. He met her for the first time at Peter Lawford house in Santa Monica at party the night before she died, the young actor had been invited over for night of tacos and poker. Marilyn just happened to be there later to new friends would take stroll on the beach and bady would later remark in an interview how breathtakingly beautiful she was little ditty know that in less than forty eight hours Maryland would be found dead. on the following evening of August, fourth Marilyn received a call from her former stepson Joe DiMaggio junior. He phoned her around eight thirty pm to tell her that he had broken off his engagement to the daughter of a wealthy San Diego contractor, and they chatted. He would later tell the LA times in an interview that she didn't sound sad or upset but normal like Marilyn. However, just after midnight on August fifth nineteen sixty to her housekeeper notice Marilyn's bedroom light on she called out to the actress but received no answer tried the bedroom door, but it was locked alarmed. She immediately called Maryland psychiatrist. Dr Ralph green son who arrived after midnight. But the exact time he was submitted would later be called into question. The doctor stated he broke the window and climbed inside to find her lifeless body with one hand clutching a phone and pill, scattered across the bedroom. Floor Maryland was dead. Oddly, the doctor Dan, call the police until four twenty five AM he claimed they needed permission from the publicity department of twenty Century Fox, which was producing one rose current film before involving the law. The evidence. The police found raised even more questions for one no water glass was initially found in a room which Mayerling would have needed to swallow the large amount of pills necessary to overdose. Also there was no pill residue in her stomach. And there was a strong suspicion. She might have been injected with the deadly cocktail, even though the corner would later claim she died of an apparent suicide. What's stranger was the lack of testing on Maryland body? The coroner reportedly took samples from her stomach and small intestines and ask the toxicologist to perform tests on them that would have determine exactly how the drugs entered her system. But the tests were never done and later destroyed who are the police trying to protect and why? deeper look at Maryland's personal life. I find a sad, but sweet soul. Born with the life path number seven. It's the number vibration for spiritual testing, and it can cause a person the greatest degree of potential turmoil heartache betrayal and suffering in life in recent decades. There have been a number of conspiracy theories about Maryland suspicious, death and compelling evidence. She may have been murdered one deadly Siri claims that the Kennedys killed Maryland or had her killed because they feared she would reveal government secrets she may have overheard or expose the fact that she had been lovers to both brothers. What's even more interesting twenty years after Marilyn's death her housekeeper Eunice Murray in a nineteen eighty three BBC interview with biographer Anthony summers would reveal who had visited Marilyn the night? She died summer states. There was a moment in the interview where Eunice placed her head in her hands and said, oh, why do I have to keep covering this up? He mmediately asked her what she was covering up. And she stated the fact Bobby Kennedy was there, the nightmare Lynn had died, even more chilling in two thousand seven Australian filmmaker Philippe Mora also discovered a partially redacted F B I document that suggests Robert Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn and may have been complicit in a plot to induce her suicide the F B I file alludes that the Dudley plot was carried out to silence Maryland who had threatened to reveal her affairs with the Kennedy brothers. When row was also thought to be a liability allegedly keeping records of conversations detailing highly confidential. Government information in a little black book. Another interesting theory comes from the independent newspaper in the UK and the allegation that Benard spindle bugged Marilyn's home on the orders of Jimmy Hoffa or Chicago, mafia boss Sam giancana, despite reported sightings of Robert Kennedy in L A and entering Maryland's home. The attorney general stated he was in San Francisco on the night of her tragic death. However, but Nord spindle claims to have heard Bobby and Maryland fighting that night with Peter Lawford present followed by a loud bang thought to be the moment over death. The recordings were reportedly seized and destroyed in nineteen sixty six the conspiracy tells continued to get even more twisted another story is mafia boss Sam giancana one in Maryland dead. According to biographer, Darwin porter, author of Maryland at rainbows in sex lies, murder and the great cover up as she was threatening to blow the lid off his operations. The dawn is said to have had Maryland over a barrel because he had been instrumental in helping secure her first Hollywood contract in return for the seduction of powerful men that the mobster wanted to blackmail, the author believes five mafia hitman where responsible for Maryland's murder on the order of Sam giancana using a wash cloths trenched in chloroform, then stripping her and giving her barbituate anima. One final observation comes from one of our close friends and former lover Marlon Brando who was a master at studying people as an actor. It was his work, and it was his innate ability to mimic others, coupled with his imagination, and empathy that made him give such powerful performances, the actor would later state in an interview after Maryland's death that he believes she didn't commit suicide, but was murdered. Brando believed that he could read people at an incredibly high level. And that no matter how smart a person was the could not completely conceal depression. So in his eyes Maryland couldn't have committed suicide because he would have felt pending danger prior to tragic death. forty said Marilyn Monroe's home? Didn't know who to call what she passed away. So they reached out to her. Former husband Joe DiMaggio. Devastated by the loss of his one true of he immediately flew to Los Angeles to claim her body and make arrangements for her to be buried at Westwood village. Memorial park cemetery were Hollywood's elite was laid to rest. He called Maryland's elder. Half sister, Bernice miracle along was business manager and as Melton to assist hundred Joe dimaggio's direct instructions none of her Hollywood friends were invited because he held them responsible morally if not actually for her death, the private service took place at one pm on August eighth nineteen sixty two Maryland body lay in an open bronze casket lined with champagne colored satin. She was dressed in her green Pucci dress and xifen scarf, a favourite which he had worn at a press conference in Mexico City earlier that year one of her favorite songs over the rainbow played quietly in the background as Lee Strasburg delivered the following eulogy. Was alleged. Rome lifetime. Created. Four girls from the deprived? My around contain. For the entire world. She became a symbol of the attornal. I have no words to describe the legend you want us to do. So I did not know this Marilyn Monroe. We today you only. A warm human being. Postal lonely. Fear of rejection. Reaching out Gilman. I will the privacy of your memory. Privacy and treasured. To describe horrible. You know, you'll you. All memories policy, the names alive. Not only on the screen. Person. Was a devoted loyal friend, Cali constantly reaching protection? We shared up pain and difficulties. Someone had choice. She was a member of family. Difficult to accept the fact that the life has been ended by gut full accidents. Despite the height some Williams. She had attained on the screen was planning for the future. People looking forward to participating in the many exciting things which the plan. And then mind career was just beginning the dream of talent, which he nurtured as a child was not on the loud request came in. I was amazed at the stop Ling sensitivity which possessed which are and then. And struggling to express it despite the light to what she had been subjected. Physically. Beautiful was. Something more and heart something that people saw and. And with which they identified a luminous quality of what's Bowman radiance yearning that Senator apart and yet many everyone with Toby pod and the childish naive, which was one. So and yet, so vibrant. Calling was even more evident when she was on the stage. I'm truly scarring that you'll in the public school up to that not have the opportunity to see as we did the roles that foreshadowed what she would have come without. He would have been one of the really great actresses. Now, it is all. Will start sympathy and understanding. Oh, sensitive oddest and women, bro. Joy. To the world. Goodbye. Good bug. Accuser way, she had turning things around. So that they. I will. Why? Country to what she has gone. When the stole someday. only thirty one mourners were invited to attend. But it was reported that a crowd of five hundred gathered outside the cemetery gate to pay their respects to their beloved Marilyn Monroe while over one hundred policemen reinforced by studio security officers to maintain order. Her ex husband Joe DiMaggio. Wept. Uncontrollably. Leaning over Maryland's casket kissing her on the lips one last time and whispered, I love you. I love you. Over fifty years later what really happened to Maryland. During her final hours remains a mystery. Was it an accidental overdose suicide or a deadly murder? Had Maryland been driven by despair by one of her many failed relationships or did her famous little black book documenting toward fares. Push someone to kill her in a biography published in twenty seventeen dinner with D'amoto memories of an American hero it states. Joe DiMaggio, always knew who killed Maryland. And she had privately told him. She believes someone would do her in. According to the book, he believed in the end, the Kennedy's got away with murder. Perhaps sensing the end was near Maryland created her last will and testament in nineteen sixty one just ten days before her Mexican divorce from Arthur Miller was finalized after Maryland's death. Her will was filed for probate in New York. Surrogate court on August, seventh nineteen sixty two. It was almost immediately contested by one of her business managers as Melton, but it was eventually stablishment as her valid last will and testament, and it was finally admitted appropriate in October nineteen sixty two the will include a provision for half sister, Bernice miracle her secretary may Reese, and one hundred thousand dollars was placed in a trust to go towards the care of her mother. Gladys who would later pass away in nineteen Eighty-four, but the lion's share of Maryland state would be left to her mentor and acting coach Lee Strasburg for the year after Maryland's death. I knows Melton was appointed by the court to administer. And take inventory of the estate, but when she was discharged rather than turning everything. Over to the state Milton kept several items, even though all her personal facts and clothing were to be inherited by acting coach Lee Strasberg later, the Strasburger state would sue the Melton family to stop their plans to sell Maryland's memorabilia, claiming they were illegally owned. The courts agreed ordering the family to turn over whatever Marilyn Monroe property. The family testified to owning after Lee Strasberg's death in nineteen eighty two. The ownership of Marilyn Monroe's image. Went to a surviving spouse. Anna who reportedly made a fortune off that inheritance somewhere in the neighborhood of twenty to thirty million dollars. She used the windfall to strike various licensing deals for publicity rights and products bearing her image today, according to the guide to United States pop culture as an icon of American popular culture, Maryland. Has few rivals in popularity including Elvis Presley. And Mickey Mouse, no other star has ever inspired such a wide range of emotions from less to pity and from envy to remorse. in one of Marnie Monroe's famous quotes. She said in Hollywood girls virtue is much less important than I had. Judge by how you look not by what you are the place where though pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss fifty cents via soul. I know because I turned on the first offer often enough and how out for fifty cents pride to death. Marlin had rekindled a love affair with ex husband Joe DiMaggio on according to close friend more Engelberg to was set to be remarried on August. The eighth nineteen sixty two tragically. She died just three days before they were set to wet after death. Joe arranged for roses to be placed at her grave every week more than twenty years off died. He never spoke of Marlin again in public for the rest of his life. But his dying words showed his during passion for the blunt Beatty as if I death, Joe dimaggio's lost thoughts wealth, the woman, whom he carried a lifelong torch. He's lovely ex wife the foam obey school plateau friends, he would be reunited with her in the off life. Just lost dying was were. Finally, get see Marilyn. Voluminous quality mounted on screen was a light so bright to the world. Even after death light lives on. Death, by misadventure was produced by cosmic media and written by me JC. Nova are supernatural team of co hosts includes the talented Edouardo Fahey in London. Tom drei, our master numerology and paranormal investigator in LA, Paul Robinson match I and musician Marin and myself, I'm a psychic astrologer and paranormal investigator in Los Angeles. And San Francisco this episode was recorded at Robin sound studios Marin, California and also at union recording studio in West Hollywood, California kudos to sound engineers. Paul Robinson and Noah Shanklin, a special. Thanks to audio producer Christopher laying in Tucson who brings each episode to life and Paulina from upper planet in London. She's responsible for the Super Bowl design of our official website. She's also the designer for one of our favorite true crime podcast case file. Police like and follow us on Facebook at WWW dot Facebook dot com slash death, by misadventure podcast. Each episode is available for download direct VR our website at death, by misadventure dot CO dot UK and also at ITN's Google play cast box Spotify pod being tune in radio public and Stitcher last. But not least our podcast is hosted by Lipson, I'm Tracy Nova and this has been death, by misadventure. Thanks for listening.
EP:051 Shine Like a Diamond-SOLO
"Hi, I'm Julia a woman on the rise in the area of personal development are created finding her to teach you skills off the area of self-improvement by focusing on topics that we often find difficult to speak up and speak about in our busy lives each week. I will be giving you tips strategies and introduce you to expert guests off aimed to create and help guide you on redesigning your life just like you I'm a human juggler in this life a wife who despises house Burke and dreams of hiring a personal chef a mother of three young manages a full-time job while podcasting and running her own online business. And by the way, I am a lover of all dogs even ugly ones. I am so grateful you are here. So, let's Dive In Our Youth to learn. Let's do this. This is episode 51 shine like a diamond. Welcome to the end of season 2 of finding her today. I wanted to leave you all with an inspirational pep talk that I wrote just for you. Sometimes you might not be shining. You have heard it like a needle on a record player getting stuck in a loop this too shall pass you are stronger than you think. It's okay to not be. Okay what you are going through will make you stronger do the work and be rewarded we often respond after being asked if we are okay with I'm okay. No, I'm fine really. It was nothing no worries or just plain blah, while we continue to pile tasks people places and things into our lives and if we don't have time and space we definitely find a way to get it done. We make it work and we make it fit. Just like playing a game of Tetris. We always make them fit we make them all fit. Unfortunately Society has programmed us to be proud of em tight asking and be proud of becoming the super human who can do and have it all often. We continue to want more and more and more. Feelings of scarcity feelings of not enough overwhelmed and lost worn down and exhausted, but guess what? We Soldier on right now. You may be on your way to work on your daily commute. You might be listening while you're at home pouring your morning cup of joe or even your second one. I thought you might be walking your furry friend. I want you to think about yourself when I tell you this story. I want you to recognize if you are shining in your life right now. Just like a diamond. This moves me to share that in nineteen fifty-three a film called gentleman prefers blondes starring the gorgeous. Beautiful voluptuous Marilyn Monroe was Back East where she's saying Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend. Let's think about that. How could you not know that song? Right? How could you not know Marilyn Monroe and how could you not like diamonds? Diamonds are beautiful. They are strong as fuck. They are graded through Clarity cut size and color regardless of their side and they continue to rule the precious gems Market they often become dirty and dull until they are cleaned and serviced. I want you to think about this right now. What if you were your own best friend instead of that diamond you are the diamond in your story your journey your strength and hope can guide you to shine bright again. So again, let's think about this before I tell you more of my story. What if you were your own best friend instead of that diamond? Hm. My diamond lost its shine in 2008. I hit rock bottom going to hundred miles per hour. Maybe even faster. Yeah, let's just say hit a wall while driving on the Autobahn called life that year and quite honestly my diamond, my best friend was lost dirty and dull my diamond and I were suffering in silence. Spending ten days in the hospital with many other dull diamonds was my rock bottom. The best part of my story is my dull overthinking self-sabotaging high-achieving diamond and I survived it was a struggle. It was a huge struggle being in a locked facility for mental health support was an experience. I will never forget in the beginning. I stayed in bed refused to eat and spend any time outside of my room. It was just me and my damn dull diamond. Why because I was scared worried and unsure what all the other dull diamonds were doing until one day. I was Brave I was so brave. That I began to work towards recovery with my team which consisted of a psychiatrist and countless nurses. I like to call them the service professionals a real mental health same company like that. I do I deep down wanted to shine but I didn't know how it all begins with that first step that first step down as I began at the dinner table by joining all my new diamond friends for a family-style meal remember Diamonds come in all sizes cut Clarity and color. I was a survivor of Overdose. Mom Diamond. There was a screaming all the time diamond and sometimes they would take that diamond away a retired severely depressed Diamond boujee teenager Diamond who wore giant stunner shades and had a personality larger-than-life a twenty-something year old girl gamer Diamond a silent Diamond who stared out the window most of the day and the final Diamond who just didn't want to live anymore while talking with them. They tujhe felt that they have lost their Diamond their best friend was lost their Diamond lost their shine forever. I share this part of my journey with you all today to have you think about your current or past trying times the days where your diamond may be dull the days where you are not sure where to go to ask for help the days where it's too overwhelming to even think about I want to in today by saying your diamond can always be shined through taking your first step being brave being strong and being willing to take that first step. By holding up a mirror to look within yourself to face your flaws by making an appointment to meet with your therapist by unloading all the bullshit from your overpack schedule by suggesting. I'm not okay when someone asks by learning how to feel things and let them go if it doesn't serve you by loving your stretch marks and your muffin top and your new bathing suit off by working hard and becoming stronger and resilience by not letting fear override your life by standing in your truth and sharing your experiences and being a best friend to yourself. Your diamond is you That is why I chose to close each show with keep shining because we can all resonate with being adult diamond sometime in our lives. Maybe it was just today off last week or last month regardless. It is up to you to change the way you live your life. Remember just like a diamond you are strong as fuck off keep shining and I will see you all in September. Oh, I mean oops, October.
Famous Fates: Marilyn Monroe
"We hope you enjoyed this. Episode from our Hollywood icon collection on famous. Fates if you want to hear the other. Three episodes subscribe to famous fates available exclusively on spotify she was and still is the most iconic sex symbol in American history. She was romantically involved called with some of the most famous men of the twentieth century and her death is still shrouded in conspiracy theories and mystery the Hollywood director Joshua Logan described her as one one of the most unappreciated people in the world Hi I'm Vanessa. Richardson and I'm Corduroy. Welcome to famous fates apar- cast original exclusive zip to spotify each week. We'll release five. Fresh episodes centered around a common theme such as Hollywood icons influential women or music legends in each episode. We'll take a close look at the remarkable life of a different person with the help of voice. Actors will dramatize their incredible lives. It's reimagining their greatest and weakest moments then will examine their controversial deaths. Some deaths came too soon. Some remains main shrouded in mystery and some changed the world forever today were covering Marilyn Monroe. Today she's a pop culture icon in her time. She was a star of the silver screen but her pain behind. The scenes led to one of history's most controversial deaths. You can find episodes of famous fates and all other podcast originals for free on spotify to stream famous fates for free on spotify. Just open the APP and type hype famous fates in the search bar famous fates is a spotify exclusive so you can only find it on spotify. PODCAST we're grateful. Offer you our listeners. You allow us to do it. We love let us know how we're doing reach out on facebook and Instagram at par cast and twitter at podcast network now back to the life of Marilyn Monroe June First Nineteen Twenty Six Los Angeles County Hospital Maryland is born Norma Jeane Mortenson actually the name given to her by the second husband of her mother Gladys Baker. The truth is her. Mom's second husband was not her father. Norma Jean or Maryland never knew who her father was. No one ever did although years later when when she was famous she got people going by joking. That screen legend Clark Gable was her biological father and that has its own strange connection to Maryland's later life and her fame. But we'll be getting to that in any case. Although Norma Jean's mom took her second husband Morton's name he was not the biological father and eventually history just put gladys his first married name onto her third child. Norma Jean that's why before she became a star Maryland is more commonly remembered as being. Norma Jeane Baker. Wow Norma Norma Jean has just been born in already. It's hard to keep track of. Who was responsible for her? You're so right. This is the kind of uncertainty and fear that by all reports haunted her for her entire life life just right after she was born. Her mother's mental illness proved too much for her and Gladys Baker immediately. Had to see about getting Norma Jean into a foster home but what is really powerful. Is that even though. Her mother was mentally ill and unfit to raise a daughter. When Norma Jean changed her name to Marilyn? She chose as her last name. Her mother's maiden the name Monroe and that speaks volumes about the love. Maryland must have had for her mother. Even though for years Maryland would often claim an interviews that her mother was dead. Well if if you think about it gladys knew that as a parent with a mental instability. She needed to place her newborn daughter into foster care. She was in her own way looking out for Norma Jean Norma. Jean's first set of foster parents were Albert and Ida Bolander and Evangelical Christian couple in the California town of Hawthorn by all accounts they adored norma and even even allowed gladys to live with them and commute to work in Los Angeles. In fact many years later after their young charge became famous. Ida Bolander composed a letter to Maryland's that's half sister which she said it is almost broken. My heart to read the stories that have been written about early childhood when Hanno personally they are so untrue. I find that really touching it. Sounds like Norma Jean's first set of foster parents really wanted the world to know that they did right by her. Let's go back a second. You said Ida Bolander underwrote a note to Maryland's half sister Marilyn had a half sister yes and half brother to though he died young before Maryland ever met him. Did I miss something. Well yes so did Marilyn. She never knew she had half siblings until she was an adolescent and never met her half sister Bernice until she was an adult. Oh so these must have been kids that Norma Jean's or Maryland's mother had with Mr Baker that's right gladys married the twenty four year old guy when she was only fifteen and when they divorced he took the kids awesome left Gladys must have stayed pretty quiet about it so weird too because years later Maryland would find herself in a similar situation with a man minus the kids right. We'll get to that but for now everything is going along. Pretty okay for a while with gladys those struggling with their issues living with the bolander and helping to raise little norma Jean but when gladys has worked as a negative cutter for the movie industry took up more of her time she moved away and only visited on weekends. The bolander is wanted to adopt. Norma Jean and but by the summer of nineteen thirty three Gladys said. She felt like she had gotten her mental illness under control. And so we're daughter moved with her to a small house in Hollywood and it was during this time when Norma Jean was just seven that things began to spin out of control gladys was not as on the men that she had hoped she could be and she she soon had a nervous breakdown and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Eventually poor gladys spent the rest of her life institutions in hardly ever had any contact with the daughter daughter who would become world famous. But Norma Jean Baker was not world famous as Marilyn Monroe yet in fact she was about to enter the most damaging time of her life the time that may have been the main contributor to the depression. She struggled with for her entire career. Norma Jean was taken in by George. Maude Atkinson the husband and wife borders. I live with her and her mother for the year and a half she lived with them. She was reportedly molested by George Atkinson. who should be noted that Marilyn Monroe's many biographers differ as to the the author of these claims but there is no doubt that Maryland was a troubled soul condition that came to its boiling point on the night that she died which we will soon explore floor meantime little norma? Jean was bounced around through several different foster homes situations grace goddard along time friend of Gladys came in to oversee Norma Jean's transfer for to the Los Angeles orphans home in Hollywood in nineteen thirty five. Although most accounts do not have Norma Jean as being abused in the orphanage it was still a place of great pain for for her she felt unwanted and cast aside in every area of are still so young life. She was already a shy girl. But now believe it or not the woman who would become become. Marilyn Monroe was becoming painfully shy and withdrawn even developing stutter-. For a time Norma. Jean was taken out of the orphanage to live with her mother's friend. Grace Goddard uttered but that came to a terrible end when grace's husband also reportedly molested Norma Jean but there was always the movies in the nineteen sixty two interview with life magazine Maryland said when I was five. I think that's when I started wanting to be an actress I loved to play. I didn't like the world around me because it was kind of grim but I love to play house who like you could make your own boundaries. When I heard that this was acting I said that's what I want to be? Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the House and there. I'd sit all day away into into the night up in front there with the screen so big a little kid on loan and I loved it for a a brief time. Norma Jean's life return to a kind of normalcy. When Grace Goddard's kindly aunt Anna Atkinson lower agreed to let Norma? Jean live with her for two years. Norma Jean attended Emerson Junior High School in Los Angeles and even wrote for the school newspaper articles. Were still around. Can you imagine there was is a lot going on inside that young mind soon. After though on Anna's health began to fail and Norma Jean was pushed back into the lives of her official legal guardians. Grace Goddard uttered and her possibly abusive husband then to make matters worse. Said husband gets reassigned in his work. And the Gods are headed to West Virginia except California L. A. -fornia law at the time would not let them take Norma Jean with them so it's beginning to look like it'll be back to the orphanage for her Norma Jeane Baker is really feeling squeeze now so she take some action that put her in a remarkably similar situation to that of her mother some years back at sixteen to make sure she does not have to move to West Virginia with her foster parents parents. She drops out of Van Nuys High School in Mary's a neighbor. The twenty one year old factory worker. Jim Dougherty Norma. Jean immediately takes on the uncomfortable role of teenage housewife and mother. It's the time of World War Two by now and in one thousand nine hundred eighty four. Jim Ships out to the Pacific. He would remain there for two years years while he's Gone Norma. Jean moves in with Jim's parents and takes a job at the Radio Plane Munitions Factory. She wanted to help the war effort and perhaps more importantly early. She wanted to start earning her own living. The mayor's did make me sad but it didn't make me happy either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn't because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom for his part years later as an old man Jim. I'm dorothy reflected on his brief marriage. The world's greatest screen siren I never knew Marilyn Monroe. I don't claim to have any insights to her. Our to this day I knew and loved. No medine mind you. Dorothy was not happy when Norma Jean wanted a divorce and moved out of his parents house he was against her having a modeling career late. A modeling career. Yes Norma Jean's life was about to take a significant turn and now listeners. Take note before before you think. Working in a munitions factory would be the last place in the world where one's future could suddenly turn around remember. That's how it happened for. Norma Jean Pretty much everything that came after it was all part art of how Marilyn Monroe became Marilyn Monroe and it was indeed because she worked in a munitions factory during World War. Two a certain somebody buddy named Ronald Reagan was the commanding officer of the US. Army and Air Force's first motion picture unit. Reagan said photographer. David Conifer out to the munitions factory take pictures of female workers to boost wartime morale convert took several now famous photographs of Norma. Jean and even though they weren't used by the motion picture unit. The experience lit a fire. Norma Jean's ambitions and she left her marriage to pursue a modeling career doing more advertisement and Pinup work for gave it conifer and his circle of photographer friends. She signed a contract with the Blue Book. Modeling Agency in Nineteen forty five and dyed her hair blonde to get more work. According to the agency's owner she was one of the most serious and hardworking models. They employed by your later. She appeared on thirty three magazine covers and and it was time to see if the movies would come calling. They did but more with a whimper than a bang it first at Twentieth Century Fox producer. Ben Lyon persuaded a Lukewarm Daryl Daryl zanuck to sign a new actress now named her now and forever Marilyn Monroe the early signs of Marilyn's dedication to her craft and to her own success can can be found right from the start she barely got any acting roles only tiny parts in minor productions but through it all. She hung around film sets to see how they did things and she constantly Salaam took acting classes to hone her craft. The studio also paid for her to study in their own acting lab which was patterned after the techniques of the group theatre Marilyn Monroe was always dedicated to the enrichment of her acting despite becoming known as the archetypal dumb blonde this seriousness of approach to a profession. As part of what is forgotten the history that is sometimes eager to keep her in the dumb blonde role. I think that's why it's important to briefly. Say the Group theatre which had such an influence on Maryland's life. Yes it was a New York collective founded by Lee Strasburg among others dedicated to a grounded and naturalistic style of acting and self expression. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent as if it were cheap clothes. I was wearing inside but my God how he wanted to learn to change to improve. I finally made up my mind. I wanted to be an actress and I was not going to let my lack of confidence ruin my chances working. The actors lab was my first taste of what re electing a real trauma could be and I was hooked. Our story will continue in a moment. After a brief message judge and now back to our story it was perhaps this belief in the process of acting that kept Maryland going. Even when her contract at Fox was not renewed she was also an excellent self promoter. Getting to know gossip columnists and making sure flirt with the most influential people in Tinseltown when she had an affair with another film executive the Joseph Schenck Schenk persuaded his friend. Harry Cohn at Columbia Studios to sign Maryland and while this next milestone still did not yield any significant acting role. It did Cement Maryland's image as we now know it at Columbia. They shifted her from the girl next door. Parts Fox was casting. Her in to kind of bombshell along the lines of Rita Hayworth worth her hairline was raised through electrolysis or hair was bleached to a lighter platinum blonde and the dialogue coach. She was having an affair with paid to have her slight. overbites corrected directed still no big break for Maryland. Then she became a protege of a big shot. The William Morris Agency Johnny hide the two began an affair but Maryland refused his marriage. Proposals Hide also paid for a silicone prosthesis to be placed in Maryland jaw completing her. Look that is kind of sad to hear how made over Maryland was but at that point I suspect she had her eyes on the prize of fame. And nothing's going to stop her but it was pretty clear she couldn't have done it without Johnny Hyde. Here's what one Hollywood insider said about the collaboration. At the time only one man was responsible for making Harris. Dr That man was Johnny Hyde. He had faith in her when she was a starlet. And the damned unimportant starlet. When you Johnny in your corner you had a pipeline to the guys that really count in Hollywood and it was in nineteen fifty that all that that compromise and hard work began to pay off for Maryland? CONSIDERING ACIDIC in the asphalt jungle heist film from noted director. John Huston Maryland had only a few minutes of screen time but she got noticed and then in all about about eve. Maryland held her own among stars. Like bette Davis and George Sanders. I don't WANNA make trouble. I want you to drink. Aw thank you well done. And while these breakout roles did put Maryland in the blonde bombshell mold that she spent most career in they did allow her to find footing in the career. She had been dreaming of since play-acting at five years old. I'm trying to find myself as a person. Sometimes that's it's not easy to do. Millions of people live their entire lives without finding themselves. But it is something I must do the best way for me to find myself as a person is to prove to myself that I am an actress and make no mistake. Maryland had arrived in nineteen fifty one. Collier's magazine republish. The world's first full length profile of Maryland she was presented at the Twenty Third Academy Awards. The Los Angeles Daily News called her one of the brightest up and coming actresses. This is on the scene Fan mail poured in during the Korean War. The army newspaper Stars and Stripes declared her miss cheesecake of one thousand nine hundred fifty one. WHO's not idle title in the Romance Department? Either most high-profile Romance during this period was with director Elia Kazan. Who would go onto make on the waterfront with Marlon Brando? She also dated rebel without a cause. Director Nicholas Ray along with actors. Peter Lawford and you'll Brenner but all the success was buffered by a terrible loss. Just just after. He signed a brand new contract for Maryland with twentieth century. Fox The man who allowed it all to happen. Johnny Hyde died suddenly of heart attack Marilyn. Lynn was devastated. She wrote in her diary. My greatest trend was buried. I was without his importance to fight for me without his love to guide me. I cried for night after night. Sometimes I felt wrong. Not marrying him and giving him what he wanted but I also knew it would be wrong to marry a man you didn't we love. I never stopped regretting the loss of Johnny Hyde. But as we know life closes one door and opens another and for Maryland. That new door was the acting teacher. Michael Chekhov acting became important. It became an art that belong to the actor not to the director or producer or the man and whose money had bought the studio. It was an art that transformed you into somebody else that increased your life and mind. I'd always loved acting and tried tried hard to learn it but with Michael Chekhov acting became more than a profession to me. It became a sort of religion. chekhov todd actors to access subconscious through various external and movement techniques Maryland continued to improve her acting chops and sought out more challenging roles. Such as a fish cannery worker clash by night in one thousand nine hundred eighty two about which the Hollywood reporter said. She deserves starring status with her. Excellent interpretation generally prepared by working for time in a real fish fish cannery in Monterey California. Then there was. Don't bother to knock a role that Daryl Zanuck specifically gave her to see if she could pull off something much more dramatic but the role of psychologically disturbed babysitter was not as well received by the critics causing the setback in Maryland's deeper ambitions. None of this stopped her from making headlines. I by telling a gossip columnist that she was not fond of wearing underwear then came scandal that anyone else might not have recovered from in nineteen fifties America. The date line Hollywood movie Vixen Marilyn Monroe embroiled in nude pictures of Oh that could destroy her career. It was discovered that during her early modeling days Maryland had posed naked for pinup calendar and the news media pounced on it but in a stunning reversal that speaks volumes about how Maryland's vulnerable side was so embraced embraced by her fans. The movie studios spun the story to have Maryland talk openly about how the new shots were done during a difficult time in her life when she was in dire financial financial straights it worked not only was the outpouring of public sympathy enormous. But the publicity increase audience interest in seeing Maryland's movies as if all that wasn't enough a very big change in her private life was the next thing to grab. Headlines was when Maryland began a relationship with a man she had been introduced to through mutual friends. Baseball baseball legend Joe Dimaggio Monroe and Dimaggio were married in January of Nineteen fifty four and by October Tober of that same year they had divorced the two factors where their fame and Maggio's jealousy. Let's start with fame. Joe Di Maggio. Arguably the most famous sports figure of his day had retired from baseball when he met Maryland he already had his years of fame just as Maryland was beginning to get the first taste of hers in a way to Maggi. Ozzy was over it just as Maryland was being seduced by it. There's a great story about how right. In the middle of their honeymoon. Maryland accepted an invitation to entertain the troops overseas season Korea. She was so bowled over by the reception that she called her husband on a fame induced high. Joe It's wonderful. shoups love me. Aw You have never heard such jeering. Yes yes darling I have and that was really it. Joe had been down that road and he was not on the same path his wife but we should make sure and say that he did not present Maryland her fame. He knew what it was because he had it himself and he was okay with combines what he was not okay with was the image that her fame required of her She Sang of Love Justice. She lived for La like Laura lie flaunting her charms as she lured men on and on to their eternal destruction and in her own husband was no exception. That's a clip from the trailer for Niagara a scandalous. Love Story starring Maryland that had church groups up in arms. We're talking scenes in which Maryland was wearing only sheet or a towel absolutely shocking to audiences at that time and a thirty second long shot of her butt and her swaying hips Screen Diva Joan. Crawford said Maryland's behavior was unbecoming of an actress and a lady and this is the kind of thing it was very hard for Joe. Dimaggio to live with there came a string of other successes for Maryland who is now listed. Among the top ten moneymaking stars in Hollywood and Fox studios called her their greatest asset apart from cinemascope the new wide screen process. That was taking movie screens by storm. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. How to marry a millionaire river of no return and in the middle of these movie blockbusters busters playboy publishes nude calendar shots? What a turnaround I? She gets public sympathy for being forced to pose nude before she was famous. Now she can do no wrong by being nude when she is famous now. The single word Maryland said all anybody needed to say I knew belong to the public and to the world not that because I was talented or even beautiful but because I had never belonged to anyone or anything else finally it was the seven year itch. What did Joe Dimaggio in? This was the billy wilder comedy that contained one of the most iconic shots in movie history. In which the air from the subway grate blows Maryland skirt up around her legs. Director Wilder knew the shot would cause a sensation so he staged the scene in public for fans to come and watch the filming drew crowds. How's Bhai the hundreds and it became the image most associated with Marilyn Monroe it put the final nail into the coffin of the Monroe? Di Maggio marriage just the same the to remain friends forever until Maryland's death and some said Joe was even thinking of proposing marriage to her again shortly before she died he took care of all the funeral. Arrangements made sure it was a low key private ceremony and had flowers sent to her grave for twenty years after she passed away. Marilyn's persona may have been too much. That's for Joe Dimaggio. But it was clear that he respected her talent and her drive to stay on top and she was becoming fierce in her negotiating. Knowing the power her image had after a feud with twentieth century Fox caused her contract to end she came back strong and renegotiated it getting one hundred thousand dollars to appear in the seven year itch which this was followed by Maryland. Starting her own production company and again battling Fox studios to get out of the contract. She had just renegotiated in the end knowing wing. She could not make movies without the studios money and that the studios needed her for her box office. Potential Fox and Maryland came to an agreement to work together in nineteen fifty five time called her a shrewd businesswoman and look magazine declared she would stand as an example of the individual against the heard for years to come during the took. Those negotiations to resolve Maryland again. Devoted herself to her craft taking classes. At New York's legendary actors studio to escape public attention. She you took private lessons with Lee Strasberg and his wife Paula. At their home. This was the start of a close friendship between the Strasberg's Maryland that would last until her untimely death. Another protege of Strasberg's was Marlon Brando. which led to a brief romance between Brando and Monroe but the next significant romance that would blossom into marriage was is just around the corner? When Maryland was introduced to playwright Arthur Miller known for his iconic drama about the dark side of the American dream death of a salesman Arthur Miller was arguably to American theater? What Joe Dimaggio was to American baseball? So what you like about Maryland. She was drawn to the best and they to her. Now there were lots of reasons why Twentieth Century Fox did not want Maryland to be hanging around with Arthur Miller chief among them being that this was during the McCarthy era when people in show business this were being investigated for being communists and Arthur Miller was on the top of that list of suspects then when Maryland converted to Judaism for the marriage Egypt dipped banned all her films and the studio felt. The whole thing was mismatched with Marilyn thought of as the classic Dumb Blonde and Miller Thought of as the classic intellectual when and variety covered the wedding their headline. Was Egghead weds hourglass. He can't win with the media. Can you in an interview late in her career Maryland said sometimes sometimes I feel my whole life has been one big rejection. She was also quoted as saying Arthur. Miller wouldn't have married me if I had been nothing but a dumb blonde. And Arthur Miller Miller had this to say about Maryland. She was a whirling light to me. Then all paradox and enticing mystery street tough one moment then lifted by lyrical and poetic sensitivity. She was at this point in capable of condemning or even of of judging people who had damaged her what she wanted most was not to judge but to win recognition from cruel profession and from men blinded to her humanity by her perfect beauty. There are many theories about why the couple eventually split but it is well known that Maryland had had to devastating miscarriages during their marriage and that her depression and drug use was increasing. She was also reportedly pretty unhappy with the role. Arthur Miller wrote for her in her our final film the misfits which she felt reflected. They're growing distance from one another and put her character in a bad light. Plus after they divorced Miller immediately the remarried and had a child which must have crushed Maryland after her endometriosis which she suffered with her entire life caused so many of her problems but there were many ways in which Maryland had become her own worst enemy. This is sadly true. Not only was she becoming addicted to barbiturates but long before drugs were becoming an issue for her. She had for some time been chronically late to a movie sets and this was becoming a real problem for the studio aim invariably late for appointments sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to change my ways but the things that make me later too strong and too pleasing drugs sex probably both of these were the strong doc in pleasing things making Maryland late but at the height of her career. She was probably just two biggest star for it to matter. Bus Stop got her a Golden Globe nomination for best actress us the famous New York Times film critic Bosley crowther declared hold onto your chairs. Everybody and get set for a rattling surprise. Marilyn Monroe has finally finally proved herself an actress. She then starred alongside Laurence Olivier in the prince and the showgirl but she found Olivier sexist and condescending and used her distaste for him as an excuse to be even more late and unprepared slowly increasing her reputation as a liability when she teamed up again with Director. Billy wilder older things. Were really getting out of hand. syncopated played that Derby Fast Music Jazz. I I guess some like it hot. I personally prefer classical music. As a matter of fact I spent three years at the Royal Conservatory Amusing. We'll return to our the story in just a moment now. Back to the story some like it hot was a big hit but Maryland's behavior onset was becoming unconscionable not only was she chronically late but she would constantly forget her lines and demand dozens of retakes prompting her co Star. Tony Curtis to quip that. Kissing her became became like kissing Hitler mice but in the end nobody could argue with the film's runaway. Success or Maryland. Gift for comedy. She won the Golden Globe for Best Actress soon after she moved back to California after six years on the East Coast and had a brief relationship with Frank Sinatra shortly thereafter came. What would be Maryland's final? Final film the misfits which as we've already established had been written by her soon to be ex husband Arthur Miller but the real reason we're coming back to the misfits in which she also starred with Montgomery clift. Is that there was another screen. Legend sharing top billing on the film and one with particular significance to Maryland. That's right in an ironic mctwist an example of a life coming full circle. Maryland's Co Star in the misfits was none other than the man she had long playfully. Claimed may have been her biological father. Mr Clark Gable. Though the misfits was her last film. There was one in the works just before she died. And it may simply be a coincidence. But the title of Maryland's Island's last uncompleted movie project was something's got to give that title was indeed a fitting description of what would be the final few months of her life. The movie was is produced by Maryland's company and Crooner Dean Martin was set to Co Star. Unfortunately Maryland became ill with a sinus infection and could barely work on the project in. Its first six six weeks. It may have been that our long history of flaking and forgetting her lines was catching up to her. But the studio used Maryland's illness as ammunition to go after her. Even even though there was documented evidence from medical sources advising Fox to halt production. The studio even went so far as to declare to the public that Maryland was faking it. A case said the girl who cried wolf too often perhaps but just the same. They were on the wrong this time. This industry should behave like a mother whose child has just run out in front of a car but instead of clasping the child to them they start punishing the child. Like you don't dare get a cold. How dare you get a cold? I mean the executives. This can get colds and stay home forever and phone it in but how dare you the actor get a cold or virus. You don't no one feels worse than the one who sick. I sometimes wish Gee I wish they had to act comedy with the temperature and a virus infection while her battles with the studio continued Maryland. I did one other thing. The studio had advised her not to do. Aw Wearing a skintight beige dress. That made her look almost naked. Maryland showed up at New York's Madison Square Garden on May Nineteenth nineteen sixty two to join the birthday celebration for John. F. Kennedy with whom. She was rumored to be having an affair. Supposedly the president's brother Bobby too. Although by most accounts are relationships the Kennedys could have been rumors. She was connected to the family though through her old boyfriend. Peter Lawford who had gone on to marry Jack and Bobby Sister Patricia or Pat Kennedy Kennedy. In any case Marilyn's antics were driving the studio crazy. Finally by June seventh after calling in sick a few more times Maryland was fired by Fox ensued for three quarters of a million dollars in damages. The studio publicly blamed Monroe for having to shut down. Something's got to give and even started to spread negative publicity. Listen about her including that. She was mentally disturbed. They'll fox in Maryland eventually made nice and even contracted Maryland to appear in another picture. They're mean spirited heritage character assassination of her may have contained a chilling grain of truth on August fifth nineteen sixty two Marilyn. Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her home in Brentwood empty bottles of the pill. She used battle her depression where scattered around the room. Marilyn Monroe kills self read the now infamous newspaper for headline in the New York Mirror. Everything pretty much points to this inevitable conclusion but apparently there was enough mystery occurring on the night of her death to fuel of you you skeptics and probable crackpots. A timeline of what happened prior to her death has been established. She died on a Sunday on that Saturday August fourth. She she had taken some meetings even signed for several deliveries her housekeeper. Eunice Murray was there along with. Maryland's publicist who sent away at four thirty in the afternoon when Maryland therapist. Dr Ralph Greene arrived for a session with Maryland. After the session Dr Greenspan asked that Eunice Murray stay the night to keep Maryland Company at around around seven PM Maryland received a call from Joe Di Maggio Junior. Her ex-husband son and Maryland had stayed close friends. Since the divorce and Joe Junior wanted to share share some news with Maryland about his breaking up with his girlfriend. Joe Junior later told reporters that he found nothing odd in her manner. When speaking to her that evening but Maryland's old boyfriend and the actor? Peter Lawford who as we mentioned earlier was married to the Kennedy's sister. Pat called at around eight PM to invite Maryland to a party and he told a different story story. LAWFORD said he was worried and that Maryland sounded like she was under the influence of drugs. The conversation ended with what amounts to Maryland's last words. Say Goodbye to Pat. Say Goodbye to the president and say goodbye to yourself because you're nice guy. LAWFORD tried to reach Maryland again but he couldn't get through. He called his agent. Who tried to get through to Dr Green but couldn't but then got through to Maryland's lawyer? Dr Who got through to the housekeeper Eunice Murray assured everyone that Maryland was okay but Eunice Murray awakened suddenly at three. Am that Sunday and had a feeling something something was wrong. She saw the light on Maryland's room but the door was locked. She peeked through the window from outside and saw Marilyn. She was lying face down on her bed head covered in a sheet and clutching the phone. Receiver she called Dr Greenstone immediately and he broke a window to enter Maryland's room where he discovered she was I did it is difficult to say. How conspiracy theories get started but there are a lot of them swirling around about the death breath of Marilyn Monroe? Interestingly these conspiracy theories did not gain prominence in the time immediately after her death but have blossomed in the ensuing years. The most prominent prominent and enduring theory is that Marilyn's ongoing affair with Robert Kennedy was causing great problems for the then attorney general and that when she threatened to expose him he arranged ensure murder. This theory was initially floated in nineteen sixty four by a guy named Frank. AAC Appel whom together with Los Angeles Police Sergeant. Jack Clemens was the I officer. At the scene of Marilyn's death but Cappella and clemens claims have been widely critiqued and it has been pointed out that clemens suddenly added new details to his testimony ONI years after the discovery of Maryland's body in which he said when he came upon the scene housekeeper was actually washing. Maryland's sheets Frank Capelle. It was also discovered discovered. Head a virulent anticommunist agenda and published his pamphlet about the conspiracy in nineteen sixty four in hopes of furthering his cause over the years though all these theories have persisted. Fueled largely by the new resurgence of interest in the case through. Norman Mailer Nineteen seventy-three biography of Marilyn in that book mailer again asserted that the affair with Robert Kennedy was the motive for the death only in his version either the FBI or the CIA handled the killing of Maryland with an eye to increasing pressure around the Kennedy family. Norman mailer himself recanted his statement. But still other books with more theories came out including the notion that union leader. Jimmy Hoffa had Maryland's place wiretapped and wanted to use any secrets she had about the Kennedys against the anti-crime Crusading Attorney General. Bobby Kennedy. It was also rumored that Maryland kept an infamous red diary in which she recorded secret political information she gained from being in relationships with the Kennedys. Things reached a peak in the one thousand nine hundred eighty S. When the controversial traversable biography goddess? The secret lives of Marilyn Monroe was published by author. Anthony Summers his theory involved. The missing time between when housekeeper or Eunice Murray claimed Maryland was okay and when she went to look in on her employer it became a what really happened. Breeding ground for conspiracy involving both Bobby Kennedy Kennedy and Peter Lawford in this incarnation Kennedy. LAWFORD were supposedly feeding Maryland's addiction in hopes of keeping her docile and preventing her from going public about her affair with bobby then again supposedly when she accidentally overdosed and died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. LAWFORD and the Kennedys with additional help L. from J. Edgar Hoover. FBI mind you brought the body back to the house and staged a suicide well. This was apparently because Robert Kennedy needed to get out of Los Angeles just before the death became public and he was linked to it. The only fact that can be pulled out of any of these wild theories is that Robert F Kennedy was apparently in Los Angeles us on the night before Maryland's death quite a lot to spin out of one piece of logistics. In fact because of all these books conspiracy theories the Marilyn Monroe case was reopened. We opened in nineteen eighty. Two and the findings of the inquest were again. That Maryland's death was a probable suicide. The corner statement read in part as follows us. Miss Monroe had suffered from psychiatric disturbance for a long time she experienced severe fears and frequent depressions. Mood changes were abrupt and unpredictable. Among symptoms of Disorganization Sleep disturbance was prominent for which she had been taking sedative drugs for many a years. She was thus familiar with and experienced in the use of sedative drugs and well aware of their dangers in our investigation and we have learned that Miss Monroe had often expressed wishes to give up to withdraw and even to die on more than one occasion in the past. She had made Edey suicide attempt using sedative drugs. On these occasions she had called for help and had been rescued. It is our opinion that the same pattern pattern was repeated on the evening of August fourth except for the rescue except for the rescue. What a heartbreaking truth route that was when a person so larger than life dies maybe? Sometimes it's too hard to face that they were human after all so we have to come up with our own reasons why it happened but but also when a person is popular Marilyn Monroe dies. She leaves behind her work and her legacy in fact in Maryland will she left a little money to that long lost half sister Bernice whom we talked about as we opened the show her mother's first daughter the one you're surprised to hear about Maryland clearly. Valued the importance of family. She also established a trust fund to cover the cost associated with the continuing care of her mother Gladys Baker as well as the care of the widow of Michael Chekhov her beloved acting teacher. She left twenty five percent of her state to a former psychiatrist asking that the money be distributed to further the work of other psychiatric groups and institutions that really reveals reveals about her feelings toward what her mother must have suffered and what Maryland suffered with herself really does she left. The remaining seventy five percent of our state to the actor studios does Lee Strasburg to be administered among her friends and colleagues and as Maryland put those to whom I am devoted there was a lot of love inside this very complicated complicated woman. Norma Jeane Baker whom we now will forever know as Marilyn Monroe and it may be that Maryland had no greater love than she did for the audiences who worshiped her. Let's give Maryland. The last word about the acting craft that meant so much to her and she negotiated the obstacle course of worldwide fame and notoriety. I've always felt toward the slightest seen even if all I had to do in a scene was just to come in and say hi that the people to get their money's worth and that this is an obligation of mine to give them the best you can get from me Thanks for listening. You can find more episodes of famous fates and all other podcast originals for free on on spotify famous fates spotify exclusive will not only to spotify already. 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"Morning. Pete Rose was on with Mike yesterday in studio while he was in studio. He was relying a story about Joe d I'm going to play a clip 'cause you actually talked about the clip an hour prior to me playing it. So just to set it up. This was what you were referencing the best way described Joe DiMaggio is he was a penis with a man hanging from it. Pete Rose, ladies and gentleman. So then g reacting as Mike just one of those things that you knew you just it was just I mean it was out there. But if you were in the know you know, okay, wasn't talked about now. Those things will hush hush back in the day. So was well down who was not? You know, but Demongeot I mean, he was, you know, okay, he'd like to let people know he'll let you know out of the shower, maybe can't find the towel right away. You know, he liked the he, he liked to let people know that I didn't get folks folks, he didn't get Marilyn Monroe for no reason. Okay. I didn't just stumble upon all reason. Okay. One look at that thing and marriage. I. Sweeny up a little bit. And we'll talk about Jodi and his penis. One of the weird moments of the day. But there you go moment of the day. All right. Thank you, Jerry. Appreciate that.
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