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The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe [NOOK Book]

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Marilyn Monroe's death has been shrouded in decades of deception, conspiracy, and lies. Donald H. Wolfe has written a startling portrait of the twentieth century's greatest film star that not only redefines her place in entertainment history but also reveals the secret conspiracy that surrounded her last days.

In The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, Wolfe confirms that the tragic actress was a homicide victim. He documents the mode of death, and names those involved and those who ...

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Overview

Marilyn Monroe's death has been shrouded in decades of deception, conspiracy, and lies. Donald H. Wolfe has written a startling portrait of the twentieth century's greatest film star that not only redefines her place in entertainment history but also reveals the secret conspiracy that surrounded her last days.

In The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, Wolfe confirms that the tragic actress was a homicide victim. He documents the mode of death, and names those involved and those who participated in the cover-up. Filled with documented revelations, eye-opening information about the dark secret in Marilyn's relationship with John and Robert Kennedy, and shocking details about the many bizarre events that took place at Marilyn's home the day she died, Donald H. Wolfe's remarkable book is the culmination of more than seven years of research. It will change forever the way we view the life—and death—of this great star.

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Editorial Reviews

London Times
A sensational biography of the tragic '50s film star.
Paris Match
A bombshell of a book that proves she was murdered.
Library Journal
A former screenwriter says Monroe was murdered and names her killer.
Library Journal
A former screenwriter says Monroe was murdered and names her killer.
Booknews
Following an account of Monroe's life, the author focuses on the period leading up to her death and presents evidence that Monroe was murdered in the name of national security, documents her death, and names those believed to be involved in the murder and cover-up. Includes b&w photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Peter H. Brown
“Donald Wolfe has far surpassed my exhaustive work and even Anthony Summer’s tour de force in 1985. It is the most astonishing work ever to emerge in the literary Monroe sweepstakes.”
Fred Lawrence Guiles
“Donald Wolfe has written one of the most absorbing accounts of Marilyn’s life to date.”
Anthony Summers
“Admirable! You do not need to agree with all his conclusions to see that Wolfe takes us very close indeed to the dark truth about Monroe, the Kennedys, and that lonely death in the California night.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062237033
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 120,336
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Donald H. Wolfe worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter and film editor for twenty-five years. His fascination with Marilyn Monroe began when he met her in 1958 during the filming of Some Like It Hot at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios. Wolfe lives in Georgia.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Part I 1962-1998, Decades of Deception

1 The Locked Room 3

2 "Keep Shooting, Vultures!" 9

3 "Toodle-oo!" 17

4 Case #81128 25

5 The Final Verdict 33

6 The Disconnected 44

7 Cursum Perficio 53

8 Answers and Questions 57

9 Odd Men Out 61

10 The Paper Chase 65

11 The Ambulance Chase 74

12 Tumblers of Truth 83

13 Déjà Vu 89

14 Explosive Revelations 99

Part II 1926-1946, Gemini Child

15 Silent Witness 107

16 Runnin' Wild 110

17 Into the Abyss 116

18 The Mouse 124

19 Norma Jeane, the Human Bean 132

20 Lucky Jim 141

21 Did You Happen to See … ? 152

22 This Way Out 159

23 Los Angeles Limited 166

24 Nymph Errant 176

25 "MM …" 182

Part III 1946-1954, All the Bright Colors

26 Rara Avis-With Options 193

27 Smog 200

28 Beauty and the Beast 206

29 The Ways of the Cross 214

30 Golden Dreams 219

31 Red Scare 225

32 Fame 233

33 Red-Eye 242

Part IV 1955-1959, The Danger of All Dreams

34 Zelda Zonk 251

35 Pink Elephants 257

36 A Madness to the Method 261

37 Black Bart and Grushenka 267

38 Tempus Fugit 275

39 Mazel Tov! 281

40 Bashert! 289

41 Please Don't Kill Anything 303

42 Every Day I Have the Blues 309

43 Nobody's Perfect 314

44 On the Ledge 324

Part V 1960-1962, Rainbow's, End

45 Let's Make Love 335

46 The Jack Pack 342

47 Snake Eyes 349

48 The Blues 357

49 Left Coast 369

50 The Lady of Shallot 381

51 Zona Rosa 388

52 The Hand of God 397

53 The White Knight 404

54 Thanks for the Memory 413

55 Hell Hath No Fury Like … 420

56 The Method to the Madness 427

57 Checkmate 434

58 The Devil's Weekend 439

59 The Ominous Ear 444

60 Night Terrors 452

Appendix 465

Source Notes 471

Bibliography 507

Permissions 513

Index 515

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  • Posted July 15, 2011

    Wow!Couldn't Put Down,Wolfe tells it all & then some!What a book.Go Get It!

    Reads like the thriller Marilyn Monroe's life was. She was surrounded by so many people but was she ever loved for her real self? And how did she die? This story focuses on those last days. Such a sad life poor Marilyn had. Losing many people whom she felt closest to,to death, & trying so hard to just BE, & trusting so innocently those who would wrong/betray her. Get ready to hear tantalizing stories about drugs & drinking & Marilyn's doctor's & psychiatrists. Just what really happened & who was responsible for M.M.'s murder?? the people, the police, the politics, the cover-up??? Dig in & enjoy even if you don't agree with Wolfe's story, you'll love reading it, he's a great writer & don't forget the photos too!!First turn off your phone & grab your favorite liquid libation & you'll be ready to read.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    A must read for any Marilyn fan

    Great job of research ... couldnt put it down.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    amazing investigative journalism

    The facts are here and the story is captivating. The fact that this woman was spied on and lied to for so many years is tragic and these communists were never brought to justice. This is a must read for biography lovers and conspiracy theorists.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2012

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    Really well written!!!

    I just started this book last night & it drew me in for over an hour before I even realized time had passed. It almosts puts you right at Marilyn's house that day!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2002

    One of the Greatest MM Books Written

    I started reading this book in the library and from the moment I started reading it, I knew I would have to get a copy for myself! This is one of the best book I've ever read! It goes into great detail about Marilyn's life and her death. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read mysteries and any Marilyn Monroe fan!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

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    Great book - All you ever wanted to know .....

    Good research. It really makes you wonder about things and how nothing was as it appeared to be, apparently. Very good read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2012

    Anonymous

    I love this book. History buffs future actors avid readers and mystery fanatics and everyone else will love this book! In my books this is one of the murders of the century, not suicide. And this book definetly helps with my point. First i did some marilyn monroe research online. Mostly wikipedia? but you get suspects right in the beginng like well maybe i wont tell you. You get whisked away in the very beginning and your mind gets mental images in the beginning and in the rest of the book. READ THIS BOOK! YOULL GET HOOKED! ha maybe a rhyme will catch your eye read this book anytime!!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2000

    A NON STOP PAGE TURNING BOOK ABOUT THE LAST DAYS OF A LEGEND.

    I hardly ever read books, but when I saw this one I had to buy it! I am a true fan of Marilyn Monroe and this book is amazing! The author takes you back through it all in such great detail that you actually feel like you were there. You will be amazed when the author uncovers the truth about the tragic death of Marilyn Monroe.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Recommended

    Well written book that lays out the facts and evidence nicely. Although it wanders a bit at times, the author comes back to the point just before I lose interest. I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in Monroe, Hollywood, the Kennedys or history.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Love

    I LUV YOU MARILYN XOXOXO

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Best book I've read on Marilyn!

    Very thorough and detailed. Makes you wonder what would have happened if she had not been killed!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Awesome

    Great thorough research....well written...saddens me that her murder has still to date been covered up even with all the facts coming into the light..goes to show how corrupt the Kennedys and the government really is..great book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Great journey

    Nice

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Ladies and gentlemen at last and finally the truth on the tragic death of MM

    TRULY AND ABSOLUTY A MUST READ. How tragic a death by those with the power so misused. Heartbreaking shocking but truth that has been suspect for so very many years. May God be with us all

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    boring textbook

    I could not get into reading this book. It read like a textbook/timeline.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Soooooooo slowwwwwww!

    I just wanted all the juicy stuff and get to the end but it just would drag on and on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    A Must Read

    Gives the reader a fascinating glimpse of the life of an iconic star. She was a brilliant actress despite being tormented by many demons. Chronicles her rise to the top of Hollywood and her sad emotional descent towards the end of her life. To this day the true cause of her death remains shrouded in mystery!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

    WOW - this was a really great book! Hard to put down once you

    WOW - this was a really great book! Hard to put down once you start reading - best and most thorough research done on the life of this beautiful star. Confirms what people have thought for years - you will not be sorry - buy it now!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2014

    Top three about MM

    Have read almost every book on MM. This is definately one of the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2013

    Very informative and frieghtening

    Goes to show that even chamalot was not a shiney

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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