Marilyn – The Most Famous Film Star in History – Files and Friends Views on her death


Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe is the Film Star of Film Stars – Her fame and legendary status remains as strong today – and she is just as well known as she always was. To each new generation she is able to work her magic through her films and even such pictures as the one above which has a magical glow about it – as though you are with someone very special.

To watch her in a film even now, she is the person on the screen that you just cannot take your eyes off.

Marilyn Monroe’s official file begins in 1955 and mostly  focuses on her travels and associations, searching for signs of leftist views  and possible ties to communism. The file continues up until the months before  her death, and also includes several news stories and references to Norman  Mailer’s biography of the actress, which focused on questions about whether  Marilyn  was killed by the government.

There have been two major government  investigations into Marilyn’s death – the original inquiry immediately after her  death and another effort by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office in 1982.  The second inquiry, released in December 1982, reviewed all files available  investigative reports, including files compiled by the FBI on her death.’

The man who performed  Miss Monroe’s autopsy, Dr. Thomas Noguchi has conceded that no one will likely ever  know all the details of her death. The FBI files and confidential  interviews conducted with the actress’ friends that have never been made public  might help, he wrote in his 1983 memoir ‘Coroner.’


Marilyn Monroes Home in Hollywood


Marilyn Monroes Home in Hollywood 2


ABOVE – Marilyn’s Home in Brentwood. She purchased the home in February 1962 after she moved back to Los Angeles following the end of her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller.  Some sources say the selling price was 77,500 US Dollars  while others have it as 90,000US Dollars.  

Located at 12305 5th Helena Drive, Monroe’s L-shaped Spanish Colonial Revival originally had adobe walls and a red-tile roof. It also had two bedrooms instead of the four it has now, along with a small guesthouse.


Suspicions Of Murder And A Cover-Up

Friends of the star, among others, have claimed that the official report on the death of Marilyn Monroe was a lie and that, in fact, there was a cover-up and she had actually been murdered.

One friend of the star only a few days before her death, said she was in high spirits. “She wasn’t the least bit depressed,” he said. “She was talking about going to Mexico.”

Another friend, Pat Newcomb, said she had been with Monroe just the night before her death and that they had made plans to go to the movies the next day. “Marilyn was in perfect physical condition and was feeling great,” Newcomb said.

The star had also recently rekindled her romance with ex-husband Joe DiMaggio and was excited about several new projects that had been offered to her, as well as her being re-hired on Something’s Got to Give.

As one of her associates asked, “Does that sound like she was depressed about her career?”

Reporters were also quick to point out that no suicide note was ever found.

The autopsy report was also treated with suspicion upon its release. Although Marilyn Monroe died after supposedly ingesting a large number of pills, there was no trace of any of the capsules in her stomach.

Even the junior medical examiner who performed the autopsy, Thomas Noguchi, had enough doubts that he later called for the case to be re-opened.

To add to the suspicion surrounding the death of Marilyn Monroe, the deputy coroner who signed Monroe’s death certificate eventually claimed he did so “under duress.”

Soon, more and more people grew concerned that the death of Marilyn Monroe was neither accident nor suicide, but murder.

Over the following decade, so many well-outlined conspiracy theories about her death emerged in various reports and books that in 1982, the Los Angeles Country District Attorney’s Office ordered a new investigation into the death of Marilyn Monroe.

Although this 1982 report concluded that the evidence reviewed “fails to support any theory of criminal conduct,” it also admitted that the investigation had turned up some “factual discrepancies and unanswered questions.”



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3 Responses to “Marilyn – The Most Famous Film Star in History – Files and Friends Views on her death”

  1. David Rayner says:

    Marilyn Monroe and other actresses of the 1950s such as Jayne Mansfield; Mamie Van Doren and Diana Dors did nothing for me back then. I preferred the far less brash and far less over the top ones such as Diane Varsi and Erin O’Brien. I remember as a 12 year old going to see Erin in “GIRL ON THE RUN” (the supporting film to “The Old Man and the Sea” at my local ABC in February, 1959, and was very attracted to her, even though she was nearly twice my age.

  2. David Rayner says:

    “GIRL ON THE RUN” (1958), was actually the pilot episode of the Warner Bros. television film series “77 SUNSET STRIP”, which was released to cinemas in this country as a supporting feature. I have quite a few press photos of both Diane Varsi and Erin O’Brien, so if you’re stuck for some, I can send you some via email, separately so you don’t get them mixed up.

    • Movieman says:

      David. I would very much like to receive the pictures you have of these two film stars. I would hope to use them in a future post if OK with you. Thanks, Neil

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