Marilyn: The Blonde Bombshell’s Mysterious Death

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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”

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