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(2082)

Rank #4 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
True Crime

The Killing of Marilyn Monroe

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Rank #4 in TV & Film category

TV & Film
True Crime
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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

iTunes Ratings

2082 Ratings
Average Ratings
942
431
254
219
236

Slow & Repetive

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The bulk of the content for each episode is minimal. Drags on and repeats. Unsubscribed.

“She had an inappropriate relationship with her psych” and repeat

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Literally repeats the same thing in every episode

iTunes Ratings

2082 Ratings
Average Ratings
942
431
254
219
236

Slow & Repetive

By Jmeburnett - Oct 20 2019
Read more
The bulk of the content for each episode is minimal. Drags on and repeats. Unsubscribed.

“She had an inappropriate relationship with her psych” and repeat

By brittsis17 - Oct 18 2019
Read more
Literally repeats the same thing in every episode

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The Killing of Marilyn Monroe

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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: Chapter One: Marilyn – A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine

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She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden.

Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power struggle between the President of the United States, his Attorney General brother, the highest levels of the Mafia, J Edgar Hoover’s FBI, Frank Sinatra, and America’s hidden Communist threat.

The woman who had used her sexuality to hold sway over men her whole life was ultimately undone by her choice of lovers – and become little more than a puppet in their deadly schemes against one another.

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Aug 19 2019

26mins

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Rank #2: Chapter Two: A Fractured Childhood

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In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships – including with the first husband that history has mostly forgotten.

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Aug 26 2019

29mins

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Rank #3: Chapter Four: A Global Pin-Up

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The glory years: during which Marilyn not only made a succession of smash hit movies, but also enjoyed relationships with a series of high profile men – including Sinatra and his rat pack buddy Peter Lawford. By the time of her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she was perhaps the most famous – and most lusted after – woman on the planet.

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Sep 09 2019

28mins

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Rank #4: Chapter Three: A Star is Born

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In this chapter we examine how Marilyn finally escaped the life of poverty, abuse, and abandonment she was born into – and how she wasn’t averse to using whatever weapons were in her formidable armory to help achieve her dream of making it big in Tinseltown.  With spectacular effect.  From her early modeling career to getting a break in Hollywood, bleaching her hair blonde and changing her name – as Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe.  The roles were small, until she utilized the “casting couch," becoming the lover first of influential Fox exec Joseph Schenck and then Johnny Hyde, VP of William Morris.

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Sep 02 2019

25mins

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Rank #5: Chapter Nine: The Cover-Up

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The official coroner’s report declared Marilyn Monroe’s death as a “probable suicide," but that was just one part of an immense cover-up designed to protect her real killer.  From the quick disposal of her organs, to the silence kept by her housekeeper and friends, the questions keep coming.  Most crucially, what happened to Marilyn’s Little Red Book?

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Oct 14 2019

29mins

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