Monday, April 13, 2015

More Marilyn research

Marilyn Monroe
I got a copy of the Monroe biography by Donald Spoto, and it seems to be very well-researched compared to most of the things written about her.

He claimed that she was planning to re-marry Joe DiMaggio when she died, and he claims that her death was the result of an accidental double-dose of drugs from her psychiatrist and her house-keeper who was acting as a kind of nurse.

Interesting interview from the early 1990s with Spoto. The video also includes an interview with Susan Strassberg who was a teenager when she knew Monroe. Strassberg talks about the two sides of Monroe, which is the basis of my play, currently titled Norma Jeane at the Payne Whitney.