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New Details on Jeanne Carmen, Frank Sinatra & Marilyn Monroe

April 7, 2008


GEORGE JACOBS, FRANK SINATRA’s long time butler and personal valet during the legendary RAT PACK years, has provided a firsthand eyewitness account of Pin Up Girl JEANNE CARMEN’s relationship with FRANK SINATRA and MARILYN MONROE in his autobiography MR. S: MY LIFE WITH FRANK SINATRA

JACOBS states “JEANNE CARMEN was a classic blonde starlet and pinup girl with one of the most perfect figures in Hollywood.”

CARMEN “also had an unusual skill, as a trick-shot golfer.”

SINATRA “really liked JEANNE, whom he dated both when he was down, and after he was up again.”

JACOBS also states that FRANK SINATRA set him up with an apartment in the early sixties along with JEANNE CARMEN and MARILYN MONROE in a building owned by SINATRA at 882 North Doheny Drive in West Hollywood. The building was knicknamed “THE SINATRA ARMS” because SINATRA used the complex as a safehouse for his girlfriends and cronies.

JACOBS specifically states that the people living in the complex in the early sixties “in addition to MARILYN and me” was SINATRA’s “longtime on-off bedmate JEANNE CARMEN, who became MARILYN’s best girlfriend.”

GEORGE JACOBS’ testimony is monumental because it is an eyewitness validation of CARMEN’s claims and directly contradicts those who have tried to taint CARMEN’s relationship with MONROE.

Source: ^ Jacobs, George (2003). Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 76-78, 154-155. ISBN 0-06-051516-3.

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Historic Re-Enactments of JEANNE CARMEN, BOBBY KENNEDY & MARILYN MONROE in MARILYN: THE LAST WORD

April 7, 2008

Note: These clips feature HISTORIC RE-ENACTMENTS with professional actors portraying JEANNE CARMEN, BOBBY KENNEDY and MARILYN MONROE
Jeanne Carmen in Marilyn: The Last Word (part 2 of 6)

Jeanne Carmen in Marilyn: The Last Word (part 6 of 6)

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New Details on JEANNE CARMEN in THE ASSASSINATION OF MARILYN MONROE

April 6, 2008

Author DONALD H. WOLFE has published the book THE LAST DAYS OF MARILYN MONROE in the United States.
The same book was published in the U.K., Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa with the title THE ASSASSINATION OF MARILYN MONROE.
Wolfe states that JEANNE CARMEN was a girlfriend and former next-door neighbor of MARILYN MONROE at her Doheny apartment in Hollywood.
The apartment building, located at 882 North Doheny Drive, was owned by FRANK SINATRA and was used as a “way station for SINATRA’s pals, broads and business associates.”
The apartment building was a nondescript low key white-on-white triplex on the corner of Doheny Drive and Cynthia Street with the apartment units surrounding a small courtyard. Many notable people have lived there, including actress ANGIE DICKINSON and actor BRAD DEXTER, who had once saved SINATRA from drowning in the ocean off Hawaii while filming the movie None But the Brave.
According to DEXTER, JEANNE CAREMN had known SINATRA and Chicago mobster JOHNNY ROSSELLI for years.
DEXTER was also a friend of MARILYN MONROE, having first met MONROE when he played a role in The Asphalt Jungle.
DEXTER recalled seeing MARILYN and JEANNE CARMEN together at the apartment on several occasions.
During an interview, DEXTER stated with regard to MARILYN and JEANNE “They were friends. I’d see them at Pucini’s with FRANK, and sometimes at Palm Springs.”
Source: ^ Wolfe, Donald H. (1998). The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe. Little, Brown and Company (UK), 99-100. ISBN 0-316-64019-0
Source: ^ Wolfe, Donald H. (1998). The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe. William Morrow and Company, Inc., 46-47,85,371-372,382,391,392,420,736,437,452-453, JFK/MM seen together by, 376. ISBN 0-688-16288-6

More Details on JEANNE CARMEN in THE KENNEDY MEN: 3 GENERATIONS OF SEX, SCANDAL & SECRETS

April 6, 2008


Author Nellie Bly has published the book ”THE KENNEDY MEN: THREE GENERATIONS OF SEX. SCANDAL & SECRETS”

Bly writes about “the wildest party” at PETER LAWFORDS’s Santa Monica beach house after JACK KENNEDY won the Democratic nomination.

Bly states that “MARILYN MONROE invited her friend JEANNE CARMEN, a beautiful blond golfer and actress” to the pool party at the LAWFORD’s house. Here, JACK KENNEDY and MARILYN MONROE hooked up for a romantic tryst with a twist: JFK wanted JEANNE CARMEN to join them for a threesome but CARMEN “dismissed the idea as crazy”.

JACK became persistent and said to CARMEN “Just think of it as standing on the edge of a New Frontier. The frontier of the 1960’s. A frontier of unknown opportunities and perils. JEANNE, I’m asking you and MARILYN both to be new pioneers on that New Frontier.”

Bly also recounts the time CARMEN and MONROE invited BOBBY KENNEDY to a nude beach in Malibu. CARMEN and MONROE rubbed BOBBY down with suntan lotion and CARMEN recalled that BOBBY was “trembling” so bad that “MARILYN and I both thought he was going to pass out.” Later in the afternoon, a naked BOBBY said to CARMEN and MONROE, “girls I haven’t had this much fun in a long time.”

Source: ^ Bly, Nellie (1996). The Kennedy Men: Three Generations of Sex, Scandal and Secrets. Kensington Publishing Corp., 91, 127-128. ISBN 1-57566-015-6.

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Feminist Icon GLORIA STEINEM on Pinup Icon JEANNE CARMEN & MARILYN MONROE

April 6, 2008

Feminist icon GLORIA STEINEM has published the book MARILYN.
STEINEM states that there were “only two women” MARILYN was close to at the end of her life and that MARILYN saw these two women regularly: PATRICIA NEWCOMB, her publicist and “JEANNE CARMEN, an actress neighbor to whom MARILYN confessed her troubles with insomnia, with work, with men.”
STEINEM also writes of MARILYN’s affair with JOHN F KENNEDY and ROBERT KENNEDY and STEINEM recounts the time CARMEN opened the door at MARILYN’s Doheny Drive apartment “in the summer or fall of 1961” and found a “surprised ROBERT KENNEDY” staring back at her.
STEINEM also writes of the trip MARILYN, CARMEN and BOBBY KENNEDY took to a “nearby nudist beach” on a dare.
Source: ^ Steinem, Gloria (1986). Marilyn. Henry Holt and Company, 94, 122-26. ISBN 0-8050-0060-7
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