The recent movie "My Week With Marilyn" is quite wonderful, and Michelle Williams makes her mark by morphing into Marilyn Monroe. Meryl Streep watch out!
Here is a brief and entertaining interview with Harvey Weinstein of Miramax talking about why and how he made the film -- and how Ms. Williams portrayed Marilyn as a real person:
The portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in that true story gives us a sense of what might have been had she not died prematurely in 1962. Ms. Monroe was no dumb blond; she was charming, talented, bright, knowledgable about politics and tenacious when it counted. But she was also full of insecurities perpetuated and aggravated by her fame and the men who wanted her.
There is nothing entertaining about how Marilyn Monroe met her end. Her death was ruled a suicide, but many people think otherwise and have done mountains of revealing research. On October 7, 1985, the LA Times reported that a segment that challenged the party line scheduled to air on ABC's "20/20" was abruptly canceled. Why?
If you read "The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe" (1996) by Donald H. Wolfe, there will be absolutely no doubt in your mind that she was murdered. Wolfe "meticulously chronicles her final days, names the killer, documents the mode of death, and identifies those who orchestrated the cover-up." John and Robert Kennedy were more than bit players in all of that. As posted on Amazon.com for years now: "Film rights have already been sold to CBS for a miniseries." No mini-series yet...
The self-serving power wielded by the Kennedy Family -- then and now -- can never be underestimated. Neither can the perverse, arrogant efforts made by the Kennedy Boys to get whatever they wanted, whenever they wanted. The revelations just last week on NBC by Mimi Alford regarding her long-term liaison w/JFK (when she was a 19-year-old intern!) shed more sickening light on the sexual proclivities of our 35th president and his wanton disregard for his family, office, and national security.
August 5th will mark 50 years since the death of Marilyn Monroe, and we are still looking for justice. But at the very least we can bring the curtain down on that so-called Kennedy Camelot!