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The Marilyn Monroe/Kennedys Hoax: Part 1


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Joe:

Don McGovern did a really good job on that whole Giancana mirage.

That thing was so blown up by the sorry hoax of a book called Double Cross that it was almost loony.  No one should buy any of that book, period. Nothing.

But another basis  for this is a book that is also poor, Tuohy's The Mob in Hollywood.  This presented MM as a drug addled starlet owned by the Mafia. (McGovern, p. 397). This is not the case.  The two people who were most responsible for her success were Joe Schenck and Johnny Hyde.  The way this gets screwy is through the Brown-Bioff affair which  is greatly misrepresented by the fiction writers. Its too complex to get into here, but its not what people like Tuohy say it was concerning MM.

But it was really Hyde of William Morris Agency who got MM into Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve.  Those were two highly acclaimed films.  Off of those he got her a long term contract with Fox .

Few people know that MM was the first actress since Pickford who created her own production company.  Where was the Mob?  

 

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On 5/25/2020 at 12:25 PM, James DiEugenio said:

The point I made above about Heymann and Lawford relates to the following quote, which I think is  important: 

One of the most telling parts of Murder Orthodoxies is when McGovern uses the calendars of President Kennedy and Attorney General Kennedy and matches them with the two Monroe day-by-day books previously mentioned. (pp. 176-86) Monroe met Robert Kennedy four times, each time was in public with other people around. President Kennedy met with Monroe on three occasions. At one of those, in March of 1962 at Bing Crosby’s desert estate, there is evidence they had some kind of dalliance. And that is it. Biographers Randy Taraborrelli and Gary Vitacco-Robles agree with this record.

What this means is that for any other encounter—in which the time and geographic calendars don’t match—the evidence must originate with anecdotal sources. To accept anecdotal evidence as superseding the black and white record is usually not an acceptable practice. But further, to accept the most problematic testimony, by “witnesses” who 1.) Clearly have an agenda, and 2.) Pose very serious evidentiary problems, and to expect that to surmount the above record, to me that is a practice that should be looked upon with strong skepticism

This is one of major achievements of McGovern's book.  See, the two day by day books on MM were relatively recent arrivals. Once you had those, plus the pictures of RFK all day in Gilroy, this eliminated much of the flotsam and exposed many prevaricators.For example: Slatzer, Heymann and Smathers for starters.  And when you consider how much of Wolfe's book, for example, is based on those 3 men, well, I mean, would you base a book on the JFK case around Howard Brennan, Jerry Hill and Helen Markham?

Still, the axiom here seems to be that everything was on the calendars.  But we also know that JFK had plenty of dalliances, some in the White House, and they are not on any calendar...

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