New Details on Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn Monroe in The Los Angeles Times

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Pin Up Icon Jeanne Carmen was interviewed by The Los Angeles Times after the death of Marilyn Monroe on August 4, 1962.

In the article, the Times stated that “from other sources”—including Carmen, housekeeper Eunice Murray and film director John Huston—a darker, more mysterious version of Monroe’s last days was already emerging.

The Times reported that Carmen was “a neighbor” of Monroe and that she had seen Marilyn two weeks earlier and had stated that Monroe “looked like death.”

After the death of Monroe, Carmen “felt her own life was in danger” because of her knowledge of Monroe’s affairs with President John F Kennedy and his brother Bobby Kennedy.

So Carmen “skipped town” leaving Hollywood behind and landing in the small desert town of Scottsdale, Arizona where she lived incognito for over a decade.

Carmen abandoned her platinum blonde locks, had three children and lived a quiet life, never mentioning her prior life in Hollywood. 

Carmen would not be seen again on the big screen, TV or in print for over two decades.

Source: ^ “Housekeeper Discloses: Mystery Phone Call Received by Marilyn”, Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1962

Source: ^ ”E! True Hollywood Story” Jeanne Carmen: Queen of the B-Movies (1998) at the Internet Movie Database

www.jeannecarmen.com

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