(RoyalPatriot.com )- Marilyn Monroe’s talent and impact as a global sex icon define her as much as the mystery surrounding her tragic death from a “probable overdose” at the age of 36.
Her sexual associations with President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, fueled long-running theories that she was murdered. Did her secret liaisons with two of America’s most influential men kill her? Sixty years later, conspiracy theories abound.
A new Netflix video, ‘The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes’, documents one man’s quest to solve the Monroe death mystery.
According to investigative writer Anthony Summers, an inquiry into Monroe’s claimed suicide in 1962 lasted three years.
He returns to the controversial case for Netflix’s new documentary, hoping to shed light on Monroe’s death after six decades: ‘Suicide? Was it chance? And what was it?’
Summers, who narrates the video, interviewed thousands of individuals and collected 650 hours of audio for the documentary.
‘I found proof that her death was purposefully concealed,’ he says. To what purpose, we don’t know.
Hollywood remained unusually silent in that notoriously chatty town. An unnamed person said cryptically, ‘I knew it all.’
Monroe’s ties with known American leftists and communists were deemed a national security risk by the FBI at the time of her death. J. Edgar Hoover feared that Hollywood’s golden girl was leaking state secrets garnered from pillow conversations with the country’s top brass.
At a time when Monroe was hailed as America’s most renowned ‘dumb blonde,’ she was also its biggest secret-keeper.
Three months after she performed at MSG to wish President Kennedy a ‘happy birthday,’ she was discovered dead in her Brentwood home from a ‘probable overdose.’
The case ended following an inquiry riddled with errors, inconsistencies, and timing inconsistencies.
Norma Jeane Baker was born in Los Angeles in 1926. Monroe was placed in the foster care system after her mother, Gladys Pearl, tried to stab a dear friend during a psychotic episode.
She never found the stability she desired as an adult. She was sexually abused by a cousin and a close family friend’s boyfriend throughout her youth.
‘It happened,’ Monroe told her psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, who treated and befriended her in her final years.
Abandoned by her father, Monroe spent her life seeking affection elsewhere. ‘She wanted to know her father so desperately,’ Henry Rosenfeld told Summers.
“She’d want to put on a black wig, pick up her father in a bar, have him make love to her, and then say, “Well, how does it feel now to have a daughter you made love to?” he recounted.
In 1946, she signed a short-term deal with Twentieth Century Fox and acquired the screen name, Marilyn Monroe. Monroe failed to establish herself in Hollywood after a few contract appearances.
‘Every casting director used to have a Black Book,’ Al Rosen, a mega-agent who represented Cary Grant and Judy Garland, told Summers in 1982. ‘All casting directors would note in their Black Book who could be laid,’ he said.
‘You can tell the business has transformed. Today it’s money. It used to be sex.”
Despite her inexperience, Monroe’s unwavering passion propelled her to the top of her career. She wanted to be taken seriously as an actor and used the system.
Her liaison with Hollywood power broker Johnny Hyde placed her in touch with Hollywood’s elite. Hyde was married and left her for Monroe, 30 years his junior.
Before Monroe arrived, Betty Grable had been Hollywood’s finest ‘blonde bombshell.
Joe DiMaggio married Monroe in 1954. But DiMaggio’s intense jealousy ruined the nine-month romance.
The couple’s final straw came when Monroe’s white dress blew up, revealing her famed legs and a glimpse of her undergarments in ‘The Seven Year Itch.’
Monroe eventually turned to abusing sedatives and other drugs in order to cope with what she felt was a tragic life.