In 1962, the sexiest woman in Hollywood dies a mysterious death. Those that choose to believe whatever explanation is given to them by the media sit around at breakfast wondering what drove their beloved Marilyn Monroe to overdose yet again; this time the outcome being quite unfortunate. Then there are those wondering why the housekeeper didn’t bother to check on Ms. Monroe before 10:30 pm on the night of her death, after receiving a peculiar call from Monroe’s attorney… supposedly, the attorney had received a call that night from Peter Lawford (President JFK’s brother-in-law) saying Marilyn had called him minutes earlier sounding odd and mumbling her goodbyes to he, his wife and JFK. The attorney’s response was to call Monroe’s residence, only to be told by the housekeeper that Ms. Monroe was fine. Strange, considering the housekeeper states in an interview that Marilyn had gone off to bed at 9 pm that evening and closed her bedroom door. So after receiving such a call from the attorney at around 10:30 pm, wouldn’t the natural reaction of the housekeeper be to go and check on the manic-depressive super star who had attempted suicide on several other occasions?
Marilyn had cancelled a dinner with Patricia Kennedy and Peter Lawford that was to take place at 7 pm on the night of her death. A cop was reported to have seen Robert Kennedy (John Kennedy’s younger brother) near the scene of the tragic incident. It’s no secret that Marilyn and JFK had some sort of affair. So let’s talk theory:
Marilyn cancels her dinner with the Lawfords because Robert Kennedy has asked to see her. Robert shows up at her house around 9 pm (the time the housekeeper claims Marilyn went to bed). He goes over there to break up with Marilyn on his brother’s behalf (her letters and phone calls are becoming indiscrete and creating a great risk). He leaves the house. Marilyn decides to commit suicide and before dying phones Lawford to bid him and JFK farewell. When the attorney calls, the housekeeper assumes everything is fine because Robert has left moments before, his visit viewed as nothing out of the ordinary. (Note: in an interview the maid also states that she didn’t know the relationship between Marilyn and the Kennedys, but that she was a witness to their interactions.) Five and a half hours later, the housekeeper finds the 36 year-old’s naked, lifeless body. The maid tells her side of the story, making sure to leave out the Kennedy name. The End.
This would explain why the housekeeper didn’t check on Marilyn, why Robert was spotted near her house that evening, why she made that strange phone call to Lawford and finally, why she had suddenly decided to end her young life after being described as perfectly happy on the morning and afternoon of August 4th.
She would never become First Lady or a mother like she had always wanted. She would never have the normal family life she had longed for. She would never grow old to see the impact she’d make on generations of women to come, who would love and respect her not only as an icon of beauty, but as a symbol of strength – as she endured hardships that many will never face and yet, managed to keep her fans smiling.
“Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself; because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling; because life’s a beautiful thing, and there’s so much to smile about.”
“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important – you know.”
“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”
Far from a joke and never to be forgotten.