Marilyn: The Blonde Bombshell’s Mysterious Death

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mbk6j-11e4480

CW: Adult themes/descriptions of violence
LISTENER DISCRETION IS ADVISED

Although often stereotyped as the ‘dumb blonde’ character, Marilyn Monroe was actually a complicated woman who overcame a traumatic childhood, studied acting with Lee Strasberg, co-founded her own production company, and formed relationships with a number of high-profile, powerful men. 

Sadly, Marilyn’s promising career was cut short in 1962 when she was found dead, nude in her bed with a telephone receiver in hand, the victim of an apparent overdose. She was only 36. 

But was Marilyn’s death really the result of an overdose and ‘probable suicide,’ as the coroner declared at that time? Or was Marilyn intentionally silenced, as many did and still believe, including her close friend Frank Sinatra?

Show Notes for Episode 29!

CREDIT: CECIL STOUGHTON/THE LIFE PICTURE COLLECTION/GETTY

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President” – Source: The Guardian

Marilyn with her costars Jack Lemmon (Standing) and Tony Curtis (seated) in ‘Some Like It Hot”
Source: The New York Times

Sources:

https://www.npr.org/2022/01/14/1072768298/reframed-marilyn-monroes-documentary-review

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/g38929415/photos-marilyn-monroe-home-life/?slide=5

https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2010/11/marilyn-monroe-201011

https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/10/entertainment/gallery/marilyn-monroe/index.html

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marilyn-monroe-born

https://people.com/movies/marilyn-monroes-most-famous-lovers-truth-vs-rumor/?slide=5881398#5881398

https://people.com/movies/why-frank-sinatra-believed-marilyn-monroe-was-murdered-book/

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/10/marilyn200810

https://variety.com/1962/film/news/marilyn-monroe-found-dead-of-suspected-overdose-1201341679/

https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/98/11/22/specials/monroe-obit1.html

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/marilyn-monroe-and-the-prescription-drugs-that-killed-her

https://www.newsweek.com/why-conspiracies-theories-about-marilyn-monroe-are-resurfacing-1452610

Bonus:

Footage from “Something’s Got to Give”

“Be Kind, Rewind” Episode Ashley references

“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”

Published by ashley raymer-brown

Ashley is an award-winning Independent Filmmaker from Northern Kentucky. Her first film, “No Lost Cause” is currently internationally distributed and was recently featured on TBN (Trinity Broadcasting Network). Her memoir recalling her experience creating a film on a micro budget, “The Why Not Philosophy or How We Learned to Let Go, Trust God and Defeat the Raptors,” was released February 2015 and is available on Amazon.com. Her second feature film, “The Hepburn Girls” was released on Amazon.com and Vimeo.com in the summer of 2016. Ashley is also a long-time lover of all things theatre and in the spring of 2014, she helped found and became the Vice-President of the theatre company, “The Theatre Downstream.” Their first large scale summer musical, “Beauty and the Beast” was awarded Best Musical (Local), Best Actor in a Musical (Local), Best Actress in a Musical (Local), and Best Set Design by the BroadwayWorld Louisville awards in 2016, and their 2017 production of "Annie" sold over 2,100 tickets, a company record-breaking number! No matter what the project, Ashley is happiest when she is able to bring talented people and their art together for the consumption and appreciation of the public. While her taste remains vintage, she is grateful for the technology of the modern world and the opportunity to share her thoughts, aspirations, and misadventures. Her lofty dreams are to create things that people remember and to one day own an alpaca. Above all, she loves God, her family, her friends, her cats, and brownies. External websites: “No Lost Cause”- NoLostCausedvd.com The Theatre Downstream- TheTheatreDownstream.com “The Why Not Philosophy”- http://www.amazon.com/Why-Not-Philosophy-Learned-Raptors/dp/1508557004/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1455555613&sr=8-1&keywords=ashley+raymer-brown

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