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Drawing on private, previously unpublished itineraries and original eye-witness accounts, Badman sheds new light on Marilyn’ s involvement with John and Bobby Kennedy, and ends a six-decade-old mystery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.