The Death Of A Pin-Up

58 year ago this month, August of 1962 the death of Marilyn Monroe shocked Hollywood and the world.

There has been a wealth of conspiracies around her death….was she killed? Did she really commit suicide? We may never know for sure but there is a lot of evidence around her death….

On the evening of August 4 1962, Marilyn Monroe telephoned Peter Lawford, the British actor who was also the husband of John F Kennedy’s sister, Pat. Monroe’s voice was strangely slurred, and she ended their conversation ominously. “Say goodbye to Pat,” she told Lawford drowsily. “Say goodbye to the president and say goodbye to yourself because you’re a nice guy.”

Hours later, the most enduring sex symbol ever to grace the American screen was found dead in her Los Angeles mansion, her graceful body lying face down and naked on her bed.

Eunice Murray, Monroe’s housekeeper claimed that she noticed a light on in the bedroom around 3.30 am; troubled, she called Monroe’s psychologist, Dr Ralph Greenson and her personal physician, Dr Hyman Engelberg. Greenson arrived around 3.40 and found Monroe’s body; when Engleberg arrived a few minutes later, he pronounced her dead. The coroner’s report subsequently listed the cause of her death as “acute barbiturate poisoning, ingestion of overdose,” and “probable suicide”.

https://www.readersdigest.co.uk/inspire/life/intriguing-mysteries-the-death-of-marilyn-monroe

In case you would like more then here is a good piece….

Ever since Monroe’s death, there have been prevalent and unrelenting theories saying she was murdered in reality. The rumors were so compelling that the Los Angeles District Attorney reopened the case in 1982. However, the case was quickly shut again with the same conclusions made in ‘62.

Of course, conspiracies take on a life of their own, and people still whisper about the death of Marilyn Monroe to this day. Here are some of the most interesting theories about what may have actually happened to Marilyn Monroe.

Death in Hollywood: Was Marilyn Monroe murdered?

Whatcha think?

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “The Death Of A Pin-Up

  1. Well, we only have Lawford’s word for the phone call, but Monroe was a very troubled woman. JFK undoubtedly let her down, but whether or not he had her killed will never be known. Just like we will never know who really shot him in Dallas.
    Best wishes, Pete.

      1. I read a lot about it years ago. Not convinced either way to be honest. She might have killed herself, and she might have been drugged on ‘orders’. But we will never know the truth.

  2. I was obsessed in the 1980s with Marilyn. Honest! I read every book on her – saw every movie. I do think it was a set-up, not an overdose by accident. (Some wrote it could have been administered anally.) But by then I’m not sure she had the will to live.

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