Betwixt The Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society


The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe

Ep. 46

Marilyn Monroe. She's got to be one of the most famous people of all time, hasn't she?

But what happens when an investigative war reporter dedicates years of his life to finding out who real Marilyn was, interviewing hundreds of people who knew her, from her co-stars, to her psychiatrist’s family, to her hairdresser?

Today Kate is Betwixt the Sheets with journalist Anthony Summers who began his research after the inquest into Marilyn's death was reopened in 1982.

Hear what he discovered about her relationship with the Kennedy brothers, her mental health, and the circumstances surrounding her death.

You can find out more about Anthony's book, Goddess, here.

*WARNING there are naughty words and adult themes in this episode*

Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Edited and mixed by Thomas Ntinas.

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