Synopses & Reviews
With explosive new revelations concerning the "National Security Matter" that led to the cover-up of her murder, The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe
is a page-turning account of one of the most shocking crimes of the century. Donald H. Wolfe meticulously chronicles her final days, names the killer, documents the mode of death, and identifies those who orchestrated the cover-up. The pieces of the puzzle regarding Monroe's mysterious death finally lock in place with the testimony of the remaining two key witnesses who have come forward for the first time.
Assistant District Attorney John Miner, present at the autopsy, reveals his secret interview with Dr. Ralph Greenson, Monroe's psychiatrist. He also explains why Marilyn Monroe was a homicide victim, and why he is calling for a new investigation and the exhumation of her body.
Newly discovered CIA and FBI files document the dark secret in Marilyn's relationship with the Kennedys, the truth behind her break-up with the President, the shocking facts about the star's last weekend at Cal-Neva, and the many bizarre events that took place at Marilyn's home the day she died.
"A sensational biography of the tragic '50s film star." The London Times
“Donald Wolfe has written one of the most absorbing accounts of Marilyns life to date.” Fred Lawrence Guiles, author of Norma Jean
“Donald Wolfe has far surpassed my exhaustive work and even Anthony Summers tour de force in 1985. It is the most astonishing work ever to emerge in the literary Monroe sweepstakes.” Peter H. Brown, coauthor of Marilyn: The Last Take
“Admirable! You do not need to agree with all his conclusions to see that Wolfe takes us very close indeed to the dark truth about Monroe, the Kennedys, and that lonely death in the California night.” Anthony Summers, author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
“Donald Wolfe has written one of the most absorbing accounts of Marilyns life to date.”
—Fred Lawrence Guiles, author of Norma Jean
“Admirable!...Wolfe takes us very close indeed to the dark truth about Monroe, the Kennedys, and that lonely death in the California night.”
—Anthony Summers, author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
Fifty years after her death, the Marilyn Monroe mystique remains as strong and alluring as ever—as evidenced by Michelle Williams Golden Globe-winning performance in the critically acclaimed film, My Week with Marilyn, and NBC TVs drama Smash about the creation of a Marilyn-themed Broadway musical. In The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, author Donald H. Wolfe, a former Hollywood screenwriter and film editor, examines the tragic starlets final weeks and offers startling evidence to support his provocative claim that Marilyns alleged suicide was, in fact, a homicide. A powerful and intimate look into the dark side of Hollywood and John F. Kennedys Camelot, The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe is a must-read for movie buffs, true crime aficionados, and the many still enchanted by the Monroe magic.
About the Author
Donald H. Wolfe worked in Hollywood as a screenwriter and film editor for twenty-five years. His fascination with Marilyn Monroe began when he met her in 1958 during the filming of Some Like It Hot at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios. Wolfe lives in Georgia.