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The studios’ last great sensation – Marilyn Monroe. Arena: Screen Goddesses ***** BBC 2012
The FBI thought Marilyn was a communist sympathiser. JFK’s Women – The Scandals Revealed, CBC 2008
By the summer of 1962 Marilyn Monroe’s life was beginning to unravel. She was suffering from the effects with too many drugs. There is still speculation about her relationship with the president. ibid.
Marilyn was the last of the myths to thrive in the long evening of the American dream. Norman Mailer, Marilyn 1973
So we think of Marilyn, who was every man’s love affair with America, Marilyn Monroe who was blonde and beautiful and had a sweet little rink-dinky of a voice and all cleanliness of all the clean American backyards. ibid.
She was loved by millions. Lusted after by movie stars, mobsters, even presidents. At #9: did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide or was she murdered? World’s Greatest Conspiracy Theories, 2004
I thought that she had been disgracefully treated. Most unchivalrously treated ... She behaved like a lady. Dame Edith Sitwell, interview BBC
Ah yes, a most wonderful darling genuine eccentric you could ever possibly meet. She was a wonderful wonderful woman. And a very very great artist. Wilfrid Hyde-White, BBC interview 1969
She used to sometimes be a fortnight late. ibid.
In 1962 she was found dead in her Los Angeles home. Probable suicide was the Coroner’s conclusion. But irregularities in autopsy procedure and police failure to secure evidence at the scene left ample room for speculation ... The official cause of death was acute barbiturate poisoning due to ingestion of overdose; the autopsy did find lethal levels of barbiturates in her liver, but it turned up no evidence Marilyn had actually swallowed the pills. Unsolved History: Who Killed Marilyn Monroe?
It now appears there’s no reason to doubt witness reports that Marilyn Monroe was found dead in a locked bedroom. It also seems entirely possible that the broken window was smashed from the outside. And the autopsy report casts doubt on the ambulance driver’s story. No needle marks were found on the body. The indication of pooled blood indicates Marilyn was found face down, not on her back. ibid.
The experiment provides an explanation for why there was no capsule residue in Marilyn’s stomach at the autopsy – the capsules would have dissolved before she was even drowsy ... So the most compelling argument put forth by those who cry murder has now been dispelled ... The overdose could not have been an accident. So the 1962 suicide team’s suspicions have been borne out. ibid.
There were a number of witnesses that said that the glass was found all on the outside of the house, not on the inside, which would indicate the glass was smashed from the inside, not from the outside. Donald Wolfe, author The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe
Sergeant Clemmons said that he had been in the bedroom asking questions of Doctor Greenson and Doctor Engelberg and Mrs Murray had disappeared, and he had tried to find her in the house and found her back here doing the laundry – and he thought that rather odd. ibid.
A few hours before Marilyn had died, the actress told Slatzer that Bobby Kennedy was here, and he threatened me, screamed at me, and pushed me around! Slatzer said now she was afraid and felt she was in terrible danger. Bobby felt she had become a problem and had said to her, ‘If you threaten me, Marilyn, there’s more than one way to keep you quiet.’ Sidney Guilaroff had also talked to Marilyn on that fatal night – Marilyn was extremely upset. She was in tears and quite hysterical. She said that Bobby Kennedy had been to her house with Lawford, and that Bobby had threatened her. There was a violent argument. She was afraid – terrified. Belinda Barclay, Marilyn Monroe (essay)
You can make a very good case for the notion that Robert Kennedy was in town that day and was trying to get Marilyn Monroe off his back and off his brother, the President’s back. Anthony Summers, author Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
In the bedclothes they found a scrap of paper with a number written on it ... The Kennedy White House. Anthony Summer
August 1962 the world’s most famous actress, Marilyn Monroe, is found dead at her Hollywood home. It seems a case of suicide. But in the years since, strange coincidences, lies and cover-ups have led people deeply involved in the case to a different and astonishing conclusion. Who Murdered Marilyn Monroe: Revealed, 2003
The Kennedys, the CIA, the Mafia, this film uses new evidence to make the definitive investigation into Marilyn Monroe’s death and life. ibid.
‘Marilyn was a manic depressive.’ ibid. doctor
So had the authorities got it wrong? ibid.
Her marriages failed ... drugs became a central part of her life. ibid.
She wanted to be taken seriously as an actress. ibid.
Marilyn became a problem so JFK handed her on to his brother Bobby. ibid.
Her house was bugged by the Kennedys’ enemies and the Kennedys themselves. ibid.
She was in an extremely positive state of mind. ibid.
She was actively trying to finish the affair. ibid.
The blood samples contained large quantities of two drugs helped to make people sleep: a barbiturate called Nembutal and another sedative Chloral-hydrate. ibid.
Murder Theory #1: Is that she was killed on the orders of the Kennedys and by means of a hotshot. ibid.
Murder Theory #2: The Mafia suppository: as a warning to the Kennedys. ibid.
Murder Theory #3: The Enema and the Housekeeper. ibid.
Murder Theory #4: The Enema and the CIA. ibid.
Disappearance of vital evidence such as her phone records. ibid.
He [Robert Kennedy] was in Hollywood the night Marilyn died. ibid.
There was no properly conducted police investigation. ibid.
Marilyn’s housekeeper, Eunice Murray, was busy washing sheets when Sergeant Clemmons arrived. But it was the middle of the night. Conspiracies: The Kennedys
On August 5th 1962 Marilyn Monroe died at her home in Los Angeles. She was thirty-six years old. Deaths that Shocked Britain
I believe that the body had been repositioned before the police arrived. Steven Staggs, Crime scene investigator
Marilyn Monroe: The simplest explanation is that she took twenty-four or twenty-five doses of Nembutal in one episode. It was with the intention of committing suicide. Dr Nicholas Cozzi, pharmacologist
There was a very high level of overdose. That tells me that the victim had to take a large number of pills in a hurry. Because once you start taking sleeping pills you’re going to fall asleep in fifteen to twenty minutes at the most. Robert Litman, psychiatrist
She began life as Norma Jean Baker, born out of wedlock and raised in obscurity. Norma Jean and Marylin 1996 starring Ashley Judd & Mira Sorvino & Josh Charles & Ron Rifkin & David Dukes & Peter Dobson & Taylor Nichols & John Rubinstein & Allan Corduner & Lindsay Crouse & Dennis Bowen et al, director Tim Fywell, news on death
Don’t you just love being naked. ibid. Norma/Marilyn
Nembutals – I can’t seem to get to sleep without them any more. And these are Benzedrine. ibid.
They make me alive again. ibid. Marilyn of her pills
There’s something wrong inside me, Arthur. Some defect. Some evil. God doesn’t want me to have babies. ibid. Marilyn