Slatzer/Capell/Fowler Part 2

On September 11, 1972, Robert Slatzer’s attorney’s sent a letter to Venice Publishing demanding his manuscript be returned for a book called Sincerely, Marilyn Monroe. This book was to be the framework for the book he would write with Fowler and Capell. The whereabouts of this manuscript are unknown to me but if anyone knows…

Book Review: The Girl

Actress, Sex Symbol, Feminist? What is the first thing one thinks of when they hear of Marilyn Monroe? “Happy Birthday Mr. President?” A sex symbol? An actress of the 1950’s? A woman who died mysteriously? What about a strong business woman? Or even a feminist? Biographer Michelle Morgan, author of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed,…

Peter Lawford

THE PRESIDENT’S HENCHMAN I’m going to start this out by telling you that I always thought Lawford was an alcoholic louse who had just lied after being bitter about his divorce from Pat Kennedy and his unceremonious eviction from the “Rat Pack”. What better way to get back at everyone than to say Marilyn was…

Ella Fitzgerald

RACE RELATIONS August 1972 article in MS magazine: “I owe Marilyn Monroe a real debt. It was because of her that I played the Mocambo, a very popular nightclub in the ’50s. She personally called the owner of the Mocambo (who had refused to book Fitzgerald because she was black), and told him she wanted me…