In his illuminating, fascinating book, Keith Badman finally uncovers the truth about the icon’s last years.
It was a tough time — one in which the star’s increasingly erratic behaviour and dependence on alcohol and medication plunged her glittering movie career into drastic decline. Meticulously researched, the book reveals precisely how Monroe died at just thirty-six years of age, and shines a light on the suspicious delays on the night of her overdose — delays that indicate a cover up. He discovers new details about her rekindled relationship with Joe DiMaggio, and the horrendous weekend she spent at Frank Sinatra’s Cal-Nevada lodge, as well as why Fox refused to let her finish her final movie Something’s Got to Give, and her distress at being imprisoned at the Payne Witney psychiatric hospital.
Drawing on private, previously unpublished itineraries and original eye-witness accounts, Badman sheds new light on Marilyn’s involvement with John and Bobby Kennedy, and ends a six-decade-old mystery by telling the precise date of her first encounter with the President.
The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe features a deluge of stories of which even the most die-hard fan will be unaware.