Episode 12: The Marilyn Monroe Conspiracy
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic names in American film history, rising to fame in the 1950's as a model and commercially successful actress with many significant awards and roles. From humble beginnings, Marilyn became one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood, and she was one of the first women to be celebrated as a celebrity in the manner they are treated today. Fame came at a cost for Marilyn, however, and she struggled with a number of mental health issues, including depression, and the last years of her life were rather lonely. She passed away in her bed at the age of 36 on August 5th of 1962, from an apparent overdose on barbituates, however, the circumstances of her death have raised a number of questions, leading those who have investigated her story to wonder if Marilyn fell victim to a conspiracy to end her life quietly. There are many who believe that Marilyn's death was no accident or suicide, including those who were closest with her, and discrepencies regarding her case have brought other iconic figures in American history under suspicion, all the way up to President JFK and his brother, Robert Kennedy. This episode explores Marilyn's life, her death, and the possibility that there was quite a bit more to the story. For all those who are interested in learning more about Marilyn and her possible murder, all of the sources for this story are listed below, and be sure to visit the podcast on Instagram, @crimebistropodcast to leave a comment sharing your opinion on this complex investigation!