Biographies, Memoirs and Other Books
Andersen, Christopher. These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. New York: Gallery Books. Kindle Edition, 2013.
Arruza, Carlos with Barnaby Conrad. My Life as a Matador: The Autobiography of Carlos Arruza. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1956.
Badman, Keith. The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe: The Shocking True Story. London: Aurum Press Ltd. 2010. Kindle Edition 2012.
Banner, Lois. Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox. New York, London, New Delhi and Sydney: Bloomsbury. Kindle Edition. 2012.
Barris, George. Marilyn: Her Life In Her Own Words. Citadel Press: Kensington Publishing Corporation. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Brown, Peter, and Patte Barham. Marilyn–The Last Take. New York: Dutton, 1992.
Burleson, Donald R. UFOs and the Murder of Marilyn Monroe. Roswell: Black Mesa Press, 2003.
Buskin, Richard. Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe. New York: Billboard Books, 2001.
Capell, Frank. The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe. Zarephath: Herald of Freedom. 1964.
Casillo, Charles. Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition, 2018.
Chaplin, Charlie, Jr., My Father, Charlie Chaplin. New York: Random House. 1960.
Charyn, Jerome. Joe DiMaggio: The Long Vigil (Icons of America). New Haven & London: Yale University Press. Kindle Edition, 2011.
Churchwell, Sarah. The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe. New York: Metropolitan Books. Kindle Edition, 2004.
Claeg, James. Casting Norma Jeane: A Starlet is Transformed Into Marilyn Monroe. USA: The Woodbine Press. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Clark, Colin. My Week with Marilyn. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
—-. The Prince, the Showgirl and Me: Six Months on the Set with Marilyn and Olivier. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1995.
DuBois, Diane. In Her Sister’s Shadow: An Intimate Biography of Lee Radziwill. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1995
Dougherty, James with LC Van Savage. To Norma Jeane, Love Jimmie. Chesterfield: BeachHouse Books. Kindle Edition, 2001.
Eubank, Stacy. Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn, 1926-1954 The Hollywood Years. Kindle Edition, 2015.
Fowler, William Randolph. Reporters: Memoirs of a Young Newspaperman. Roundtable Publishing Company, Malibu. 1991.
Franklin, Lynn. The Beverly Hills Cop Story. New York: Vantage Press, 1986.
—-. The Beverly Hills Murder File: The True Story of the Cop City Hall Wanted Dead. Bloomington: First Books Library, 2002.
Franse, Astrid & Michelle Morgan. Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years. New York: St. Martin’s Press. Kindle Edition, 2015.
Friedel, EZ. Marilyn’s Red Diary. Sand Shack LLC. Kindle Edition, 2013.
Giancana, Sam & Chuck Giancana. Double Cross: The Explosive Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America. New York: Skyhorse Publishing. Kindle Edition, 1992 (2014).
Gilmore, John. Inside Marilyn Monroe: A Memoir. Los Angeles: Amok Books. Kindle Edition, 2011.
Grandison Jr., Lionel & Samir Muqaddin. Memoirs of a Deputy Coroner: The Case of Marilyn Monroe. BAIT-CAL. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Gregory, Adela & Milo Speriglio. Crypt 33 The Saga of Marilyn Monroe: Final Word. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. Kindle Edition, 1993 (2012).
Groden, Robert J. and Harrison Edward Livingstone. High Treason: The Assassination of JFK and the Case for Conspiracy. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. 1998.
Guilaroff, Sydney, as told to Cathy Griffin. Crowning Glory: Reflections of Hollywood’s Favorite Confidant. Sydney Guilaroff Enterprises, 1996.
Haspiel, James. Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at the Legend. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1991.
Hatten, Jack V. Marilyn Monroe: Murder by Consent: A Psychologist’s Journey with Death. Bloomington: Trafford Publishing. Kindle Edition. 2007 (2011).
Heymann, C. David. A Woman Named Jackie: An Intimate Biography of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. New York: Carol Communications, 1989.
—-. RFK: A Candid Biography of Robert F. Kennedy. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.
—-. Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story. New York: Atria Books. Kindle Edition, 2009.
—-. Joe & Marilyn: Legends in Love. New York: Emily Bestler Books. Kindle Edition, 2014.
Hill, Clint. Mrs. Kennedy and Me. New York: Gallery Books. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Hinkle, Warren and William W. Turner. Deadly Secrets: The CIA-MAFIA War Against Castro and the Assassination of JFK. New York: Basic Books, 1993.
Hoyt, Edwin P. Marilyn:The Tragic Venus. New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1965.
Jack, Albert. Robert Kennedy: JFK: The Death of Marilyn Monroe: Who Didn’t Kill Them. Capetown: Albert Jack Publishing. Kindle Edition, 2015.
James, Brandon. Jeanne Carmen MY WILD, WILD LIFE as a New York Pin Up Queen. New York & Bloomington: iUniverse. Kindle Edition, 2008.
Jensen, Gordon D., MD. Marilyn: A Great Woman’s Struggles: Who Killed Her and Why. The Psychiatric Biography. Bloomington: Xlibris Corporation, 2012.
Jordan, Ted. Norma Jean: My Secret Life With Marilyn Monroe. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1989.
Kahneman, Daniel, Paul Slovic and Amos Tversky (Eds.). Judgement Under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.
Krantz, Les, with the Associated Press. JFK: A Daily Chronicle of the White House Years. New York: The Associated Press. Kindle Edition, 2017.
Lacey, Robert. Meyer Lansky: The Thinking Man’s Gangster. New York: Little, Brown & Company. Kindle Edition, 1991 (2015).
Lasky, Victor. The Man and the Myth. New Rochelle: Arlington House. 1966.
Logan, Joshua. Movie Stars, Real People and Me. New York: Delacorte Press, 1978.
Mailer, Norman. Marilyn: A Biography. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. Kindle Edition, 1973 (2011).
Margolis, Jay and Richard Buskin. The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.
Marshall, David. The DD Group: An Online Investigation Into the Death of Marilyn Monroe. Lincoln: iUniverse. Kindle Edition, 2005.
McDonough, Yona Zeldis, Editor. All the available light: a Marilyn Monroe reader. New York: Touchstone. Kindle Edition, 2002.
McNally, Karen. When Frankie went to Hollywood: Frank Sinatra and American male identity. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press. Kindle Edition, 2008.
Newton, Michael. The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Crimes. New York: Checkmark Books, 2004.
Mellen, Joan. The Pictorial Treasury of Film Stars: Marilyn Monroe. New York: Galahad Books, 1973.
Miracle, Bernice, with Mona Rae Miracle. My Sister Marilyn: A Memoir of Marilyn Monroe. Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books. Kindle Edition, 1994.
Monroe, Marilyn, with Ben Hecht. My Story. New York: Taylor Trade. Kindle Edition, 2007.
—-. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Morgan, Michelle. Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.
—-. Marilyn Monroe, The Seven Year Itch, and the Birth of an Unlikely Feminist. New York: Running Press, Hatchette Book Group. Kindle Edition, 2018.
Morley, Jefferson. CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files. Fairfax: The Future of Freedom Foundation. Kindle Edition, 2016.
Morrell, David. Marilyn Monroe: Legend and Tragedy. Absolute Multimedia, Inc. Kindle Edition, 2001.
Nickens, Christopher & George Zeno. Marilyn in Fashion: The Enduring Influence of Marilyn Monroe. Philadelphia: Perseus Book Group, 2012.
Noguchi, MD, Thomas T. with Joseph DiMona. Coroner. New York: Open Road Integrated Media. Kindle Edition, 1983 (2014).
Nuetzel, Charles. Whodunit? Hollywood Style. Beverly Hills: The Book Company of America. 1965.
O’Brien, Michael. John F. Kennedy’s Women: The Story of a Sexual Obsession. Santa Monica: Now and Then Reader, LLC. Kindle Edition, 2011.
O’Donnell, Kenneth P. O’Donnell and David Powers with Joe McCarthy. Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye: Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy. New York: Little Brown. 1972.
O’Donnell, Helen. A Common Good: The Friendship of Robert F. Kennedy and Kenneth P. O’Donnell. New York: William Morrow. 1998.
Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy. Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy. New York: Hyperion. 2011.
Otash, Fred. Investigation Hollywood! Chicago: Henry Regnery Company. 1976.
Pease, Lisa. A Lie Too Big to Fail: The Real History of the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. Port Townsend: Feral House. Kindle Edition, 2018.
Positano, Rock with John Positano. Dinner with DiMaggio. New York: Simon & Schuster. 2017.
Reeves, Richard. President Kennedy: Profile of Power. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1993.
Reynolds, Jr., Robert Gray. Marilyn Monroe New York City. Smashwords. Kindle Edition, 2015.
Riese, Randall & Neal Hitchens. The Unabridged Marilyn: Her Life From A to Z. New York: Congdon & Weed, 1987.
Roberts, Ralph, with Chris Jacobs and Hap Roberts, Mimosa: Memories of Marilyn and the Making of The Misfits. Salisbury: Roadhouse Books. Kindle Edition, 2021.
Robinson, Edward G. Jr. with William Duffy. My Father, My Son. New York: Frederick Fell, Inc. 1958.
Rollyson, Jr., Carl E. Marilyn Monroe: A Life of the Actress. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1986.
—-. Marilyn Monroe Day by Day : A Timeline of People, Places, and Events. London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition, 2014.
Rosten, Norman. Marilyn: An Untold Story. New York: Signet. 1967.
Rothmiller, Michael & Ivan G. Goldman. L.A. Secret Police: Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network. New York: Simon & Schuster | Pocket Books, 1992. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Rothmiller, Michael & Douglas Thompson. Bombshell: The Night Bobby Kennedy Killed Marilyn Monroe. London: Ad Lib Publishers, Ltd. Kindle Edition. 2021.
Russo, Gus. Live By the Sword: The Secret War Against Castro and the Death of JFK. Baltimore: Bancroft Press. 1998.
Russo, Gianni with Patrick Piciarelli. Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the MOB. New York: St. Martin’s Publishing Group. Kindle Edition. 2019.
Schiller, Lawrence. Marilyn & Me: A Photographer’s Memories. New York: Nan A. Talese | Doubleday. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House. New York: Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1978. Kindle Edition, 2002.
—-. Robert Kennedy and His Times. New York: Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1978. Kindle Edition, 2002.
Scott, Peter Dale. Deep Politics and the Death of JFK. Oakland: University of California Press. 1996.
Shaw, Mark. Collateral Damage: The Mysterious Deaths of Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Kilgallen, and the Ties that Bind Them to Robert Kennedy and JFK Assassination. New York • Nashville: Post Hill Press. Kindle Edition. 2021.
Slatzer, Robert F. The Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe. New York: Pinnacle Books. 1975.
—-. The Marilyn Files. New York: Shapolsky Publishers, Inc. 1992.
Smith, Matthew. The Men Who Murdered Marilyn. London: Bloomsbury. 1996.
—-. Victim: The Secret Tapes of Marilyn Monroe. London: Arrow, 2003.
—-. Marilyn’s Last Words: Her Secret Tapes and Mysterious Death. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004.
Sorensen, Theodore C. Kennedy. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers. 1965.
Spada, James with George Zeno. Marilyn Monroe: Her Life In Pictures. New York: Author & Company. Kindle Edition, 1982 (2012).
—-. Peter Lawford:The Man Who Kept the Secrets. New York: Bantam Books. 1991.
Spindel, Bernard. The Ominous Ear. New York: Award Books. 1968.
Spoto, Donald. Marilyn Monroe: The Biography. New York: Harper Collins. Kindle Edition, 1993.
—-. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: A Life. Donald Spoto. Kindle Edition, 2000.
Strasberg, Susan. Marilyn and Me: Sisters, Rivals, Friends. New York: Warner Books, 1992.
Sullivan, William with Bill Brown. The Bureau: My Thirty Years in Hoover’s FBI. New York: W. W. Norton and Company. 1979.
Summers, Anthony. Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe. New York: Open Road Integrated Media. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Taraborrelli, J. Randy. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. New York: Grand Central Publishing. Kindle Edition, 2009.
Tereba, Tere. Mickey Cohen: The Life and Crimes of L.A.’s Notorious Mobster. Ontario: ECW Press. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Thomas, Bob. King Cohn: The Life and Times of Harry Cohn. New York. G.F. Putnam and Sons, Bantam Edition, 1968.
Thomson, David. Why Acting Matters. New Haven & London: Yale University Press. Kindle Edition, 2015.
Tuohy, John William. The Mob in Hollywood. Kindle Edition, 2010.
Tye, Larry. Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. New York: Random House. Kindle Edition, 2016.
VeVea, April. Marilyn Monroe: A Day in the Life. Kindle Edition, 2016.
Vitacco-Robles, Gary. Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe, Volume 1, 1926 to 1956. Albany: BearManor Media. Kindle Edition, 2013.
—-. Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe, Volume 2, 1956 to 1962 & Beyond. Albany: BearManor Media, 2014.
Waldron, Lamar. The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination: the definitive account of the most controversial crime of the twentieth century. Berkeley: Counterpoint. Kindle Edition, 2013.
Weatherby, W.J. Conversations with Marilyn. New York: Mason/Charter, 1976.
Wecht, Cyril H., with Mark Curriden and Angela Powell. Tales from the Morgue. New York: Prometheus Books, 2005.
Wills, David & Stephen Schmidt. Marilyn in the Flash: Her Love Affair with the Press. New York: Harper Collins, 2015.
—-. Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis. New York: Harper Collins, 2011.
Wolfe, Donald H. The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe. New York: William Morrow & Company, Inc. Kindle Edition 1998 (2012).
Wood, Robin. Howard Hawks. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2006.
Wright, Peter. Coroner’s Cold Case #81128 : Marilyn Monroe. Kindle Edition, 2012.
Zolotow, Maurice. Marilyn Monroe. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1960.
Articles, Documentaries and Interviews
It would be virtually impossible for me to list each and every newspaper, magazine and Internet article about Marilyn Monroe, her life and her death, that I have read or reviewed during the past seven years. Those that I have directly quoted are credited within the body of the text in footnotes. The same is true for the countless fragments of documentaries that I have watched, each of which purported to reveal the truth about Marilyn’s life and death, along with the fragments of interviews featuring various persons who knew Marilyn, or allegedly knew her, with stories to tell. Where necessary due to their importance, I credited the documentary, the interviewed and the inter-viewer, when I could determine that information, within the body of the text. Information from the following major documentaries, however, appeared regularly throughout the preceding text.
In Search Of: The Death of Marilyn Monroe. 14 February 1981. An Alan Landsburg Production in association with Launch TV Studios; Written, Directed and Produced by Jon D. Ackelson. Associate Writers: Abraham Lewenstein and Annette Marie Bettin; Producers: Annette Marie Bettin and Marta Houske; Production Manager: Eric Davies. Hosted by Leonard Nimoy.
Say Good-bye to the President. 1985. A presentation of Wienerworld and BBC TV in association with SelecTV of America, CTV Television Network, Network 10 Australia and Landreth Associates. Writer and Director: Christopher Olgiati; Producers: George Carey, Ted Landreth, Tess Haley, Kent Adamson and Linda Parker; Cinematography: Phil Gries; Editors: Chris Booth, Ian Callaway and Malcolm Haynes; Consultant: Anthony Summers.
The Reporters Special Edition: Marilyn: A Case for Murder? 1988. Producers: Joachim Blunk, Yasmin Brennan and Gigi Van Decker; Correspondents: Rafael Abramovitz and Krista Bradford; Narrator: Steve Dunleavy.
The Geraldo Show. 9 November 1988. Hosted by Geraldo Rivera with guests, Jack Clemmons, Robert Slatzer, Milo Speriglio and James Bacon. A production of The Investigative News Group at Times Square Studios, New York City, distributed by Paramount Television Domestic Distribution, Inc. Director: Jim Thompson; Executive Producer: Martin M. Berman; Senior Producer: Delia Fine; Producer: Bill Flohr; Senior Field Producer: Bob Schapiro. Field Producers: Karin Fantus, Chris Bien and Alexander Johnson; Associate Producer: Deborah J. Mitchell; Video Editor: Brian Walls.
The Marilyn Files: Live from Hollywood. 12 August 1992. KTLA TV, Live From Hollywood. A Producers Video Inc. production; Director: Bill Foster; Executive Producers: Melvin Bergman, William Speckin, Stan Corwin and Andrew Ettinger. Hosted by: Bill Bixby and Jane Wallace.
Hard Copy: Marilyn The last Word. Hard Copy. 17 February 1992. Writer and Director: Joe Tobin; Producer: Lisa Lew; Editor: Dan Glosser.
E! Mysteries and Scandals: Marilyn Monroe. 23 March 1998. E! Entertainment Television. Writer: Michael Byrne; Producers: Michael Dahany, Betsy Rott and Aliyah Solverstein; Editor: Big Boy Medlin; Music Coordinator: Steve Celi.
History’s Mysteries: The Death of Marilyn Monroe. 21 December 2000. A Weller/Grossman Production for The History Channel. Writers: Sean Geary and Seth Grahame-Smith; Producers: Seth Grahame-Smith, Nathalie Neurath, Ross Weller, Gary Grossman and San Geary; Editor: Andrew Corwin. Narrator: David Ackroyd; Music: Michael Andreas and Alberto Del Pino.
Unsolved History: The Death of Marilyn Monroe. 1 October 2003. The Discovery Channel. A Termite Art Production in association with Loins Gate. Produced and directed by James Younger; produced by Andy Papadopoulos, Dave Harding, Erik Nelson, Richard Ross, James Younger and Michael Tetrick; Cinematography: Kris Denton and Josh Morton; Editors: Paul Marengo and J.D. Sievertson; Hosted by Daniel Martinez.
Missing Evidence: The Death of Marilyn Monroe. 27 October 2014. A production of Blink Films and ME1 Productions in association with The Smithsonian Channel, Blue Ant Television, Channel 5, SBS-TV Australia and Historia. Directors: Renny Bartlett and Ed Howker. Producers: Katie Boxer, Simon Gebski, Jacqueline Kelly and John Vandervelde. Cinematographer: Wes Legge. Music: Kevon Cronin; Narrator: Steven Mackintosh.
I both read and reviewed many declassified FBI and CIA files, memorandums and other documents that have been made available to the general public through the Freedom of Information Act and can be downloaded from the Department of Justice website. Those documents total 3,311 pages and included:
Marilyn Monroe Main File: 31 Pages.
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller: 87 Pages.
Marilyn Monroe Cross References: 70 Pages.
Sam Giancana: 187 Pages.
Johnny Roselli: 1,306 Pages.
The Family Jewels: 702 Pages.
Roselli / Maheu Memorandum: 5 Pages.
Dossiers: Hunt, O’Connell, Varona, Roselli and Maheu: 2 Pages.
Robert F. Kennedy: 820 Pages.
Thomas H. Kuchel: LA Libel Case: 101 Pages
The method prescribed for citing references to and quotations from eBooks by those and they who formulate such rules seems unnecessarily complex and tedious. Therefore I have taken a much less complex and tedious approach. Within this text, I parenthetically cite eBooks by an abbreviation KE, Kindle Edition, followed by a chapter number. For example, (KE:8) signifies a reference to or a quotation from an eBook which can be found in chapter 8. If my simplified method causes some rule makers heartburn, I recommend Tums.