Victim

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Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 352 pages
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Suicide? Or murder? Marilyn Monroe's death in August 1962, apparently a suicide, shocked the world. A Hollywood star, a global icon, why would she have killed herself? Yet the coroner's report stated her death was due to a massive overdose of 47 Nembutal capsules. But what about the discrepancies between the official report and the scene of her death? What about the forensic evidence that went missing shortly after she died? Matthew Smith has constructed a startling new version of events. His interpretation is based not only on the full and true forensic evidence from the time, but also on the tapes that Marilyn made for her psychiatrist in the days and weeks before her death, tapes that portray a woman in full charge of her life and looking forward to a bright, busy, successful future. Forty years after her death, Marilyn remains an icon and a mystery. Matthew Smith's investigation into her death will lead to a new understanding of what really happened on the night of August 5th 1962 and in the weeks leading up to it.
 

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Marilyn's last words: her secret tapes and mysterious death

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Smith (JFK: The Second Plot ) adds to the murder conspiracy literature on Marilyn Monroe. Drawing on previous research as well as his own findings--including transcripts of tapes that Monroe made for ... Read full review

Contents

Busy Days
8
Lawford and Mr
177
Sex Literature
183
The Olivier Impact
194
Husbands Friends and Others
203
lack and Bobby
210
TwoAct Tragcd y
216
Big Joe D
228
Marilyn and the Mob
270
Marilyn and the FBI
278
Knocks and Hard Knocks
284
The thl Diary
289
Consequences
293
Reactions 30
301
Persona Non Gruta 504
304
4o Cursum Pelflrio
307

The Shadow 134
234
Montage 24
243
In Search of a Family
249
The Patient
263
Select Bibliography 33
313
List of Illustrations 3
317
Index
321
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Matthew Smith is a screenwriter and the author of previous books on Marilyn Monroe and on the Kennedys including J. F. K.: The Second Plot and The Men Who Murdered Marilyn. All have been critically acclaimed. Matthew Smith lives in Sheffield.

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