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Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN talks about MARILYN MONROE and the KENNEDY’S on the MOVIES! channel show HOLLYWOOD COUPLES: MARILYN MONROE and JOE DiMAGGIO
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Celebrity reporter KATERINA COZIAS interviews author BRANDON JAMES and his sister JADE about their mother, Pinup Icon JEANNE CARMEN and Brandon’s book about her MY WILD WILD LIFE for BOOK CIRCLE ONLINE which is a part of AFTERBUZZ TV which is owned by reknowned celebrity TV host and Hollywood Icon MARIA MENOUNOS.
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Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN appears on the new show CASE CLOSED with A.J. BENZA: MARILYN MONROE on the REELZ channel
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This week’s #badgirlcrush is the brunette, and occasional blonde bombshell, Jeanne Carmen!
“I was just a little country girl that wanted to be a movie star.”
Jeanne worked as a waitress in St.Louis before moving to New York City on the suggestion of a producer and landed a job as a chorus girl in the broadway show Burlesque.
In 1949 she got a job modelling golf clothes for Jack Redmond in Manhattan and discovered her natural talent for the sport!
In a whirlwind she became a professional trick shot golfer who could hit a golf ball off a tee in someone’s mouth 210 yards. Jeanne stated “There wasn’t anything I couldn’t do with a ball.” , and in springolators, even more impressive!
Jeanne moved to Las Vegas when she was dating a Chicago mobster – Johnny Roselli, and they hustled tourists who took one glance at Jeanne and doubted her golf talent ; she’d let them get ahead for a couple of holes then dazzle them with her trick shots, she never lost a round!
By 1953 Jeanne had moved to Los Angeles and invested in property, this saw her acting career begin but unfortunately she didn’t think of it fondly, “ Then I got into the movies and that was the worst thing I could have done.”
With a hourglass figure, green eyes and raven hair, Jeanne was typecast in sultry spanish roles and appeared as a señorita in The Three Outlaws and an Indian girl in War Drums in 1957.
One of Jeanne’s most noted films was Untamed Youth, which starred Mamie Van Doren and Eddie Cochran, Eddie was besotted and named the song ‘Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie’ after her!
At that time in Hollywood most A List starlets were platinum blonde, and Jeanne was eclipsed by Mamie in Untamed Youth, so to try and compete with the likes of Mansfield and Monroe, Jeanne hit the bottle and went blonde.
The change to platinum blonde bought about more film roles and Jeanne cemented her title as the Queen of B Movies, and her enviable figure shot her to pin up stardom.
To this day Jeanne is most recognisable as a blonde, but we think she looks great brunette or blonde!v
Jeanne (centre) and Mamie Van Doren (blonde) at an after party for Untamed Youth in 1957.
Jeanne left Hollywood in 1962 after the death of her close friend Marilyn, and focused on raising her family in private in Arizona, she later passed away at home on December 07, 2007, but remains a pin up icon of the golden Hollywood era.
“Everything I’ve done, I think I did at the right time…And it turned out great. Maybe a few marriages I could have done without. As for my career, it absolutely happened the way it was supposed to happen. A door opened and I was a pin-up”
With her enviable figure, here’s some of Jeanne’s best Bad Girl outfits!
Big love heart eyes over this killer two piece leopard print suit!
The only pin up to make us swoon over a hoody and shorts!
Patsy – Jungle Pat
FILM NOIR BLONDE – BLACK & WHITE AND CHIC ALL OVER
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September 1, 2013 by Film Noir Blonde
So, at the memorial service for Marilyn Monroe last month, I met Brandon James. Brandon is the son of Jeanne Carmen, a pin-up model, ace golfer, B-movie actress and friend of Marilyn’s.
Jeanne was born Aug. 4, 1930 in Paragould, Ark., to a family of cotton pickers. After winning a beauty contest at 13, she left home to pursue her dream of Hollywood stardom. Though she never became a top-tier actress, she most definitely left her mark and had a good time – clinking glasses and climbing under the covers with the likes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra andJohnny Roselli.
After Marilyn died on Aug. 5, 1962, mobsters told Jeanne to keep quiet about Marilyn’s connection to the Kennedy clan, according to her son. Jeanne heeded the warning and, leaving her party-girl life behind, became a wife and mother in Scottsdale, Ariz. She died Dec. 20, 2007.
Her name appears in Christopher Andersen’s new book, “These Few Precious Days,” which details JFK’s last year with Jackie, including his presumed affair with Marilyn and use of amphetamines provided by “Dr. Feelgood.” Andersen writes that Marilyn frequently confided in Jeanne during this time, reportedly asking her, “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”
Additionally, a clip of Jeanne in “The Monster of Piedras Blancas” (1959) is used in American Standard’s new at-home movie marathon commercial, which, btw, also features an adorable cat. The ad will run for four months.
For more info about Jeanne, you can visit Brandon’s site and watch this edition of E! True Hollywood Story. Perhaps more off-screen than on, she was a femme fatale and blonde bombshell who was the scribe and star of her own fascinating drama.
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The affairs of Monroe with Kennedy and his relationship with the gangster Johnny Roselli are also confirmed in the exciting and complete biography of Jeanne Carmen: My Wild, Wild Life as a New York Pin Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer Hollywood Actress, written by her son Brandon James.
According to the book, Carmen’s life in Hollywood came to an abrupt end after his close friend Marilyn Monroe died mysteriously on August 5, 1962. The next morning, Carmen’s apartment was destroyed and looted. She crossed the intruder and thrown to the ground. The man standing next to her was the famous Hollywood private detective Fred Otash, who in turn pulled a gun, pointed at her face and fired. Fortunately, the gun barrel of the gun was empty and only came a loud noise. Carmen collapsed and began to sob after hearing the accusation that the mob boss of Chicago, Sam Giancana, had killed Marilyn Monroe in an attempt to ruin the political careers of the Kennedys.
Marilyn Monroe died on August 5, 1962. The public fascination and adoration for the unlucky star did not disappear. So who would want to steal from someone who was so dear to life? “Many people had a lot to lose if Marilyn spoke,” said author Darwin Porter in his book “Marilyn at Rainbow’s End: Sex, Lies, Murder and the Great Cover Up.”
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“Marilyn Monroe Did Not Commit Suicide”
According to the book “Marilym at Rainbow’s End: Sex, Lies, Murder and the Great Cover Up” the acclaimed author and investigative journalist Darwin Porter, Marilyn Monroe died in the hands of five gangsters just before the heartthrob star plan a press conference He had shattered the lives of the Kennedy clan and Mafia boss Sam Giancana.
If Monroe had lived, she would have revealed her affair with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. And it would have disclosed the ties that bound JFK mobster Giancana, Porter said.
Bobby Kennedy and her husband actor Peter Lawford visited Monroe hours before her death to try to convince her not to publish her secrets, he said.
Later that night, Monroe was ambushed by Johnny Roselli, a mobster boyfriend who left her door unlocked for the five gangsters entered Porter said. The murderers surprised the star as she slept with a rag soaked in chloroform. Then they stripped and introduced an overdose of barbiturates in her rectum by an enema with a lethal amount of chloral hydrate, a powerful sedative and narcotic.
“Her close friend and actress Jeanne Carmen told me that Marilyn thought she was too big forhim to do something. After Marilyn’s death, Johnny Roselli ordered Jeanne to leave the village. Shemoved to Arizona, she stopped acting and worked as a waitress. That shows how afraid I was, “she said.
In the book, Porter also explains that after JFK won the Democratic nomination for president, Peter Lawford organized a wild party for him in his beach house in Santa Monica. Marilyn said JFK personally called to invite her and suggested, “You should bring a friend.” She understood the intention of that invitation and called Jeanne Carmen to invite.
Carmen later said that this wild party at the home of Lawford quickly degenerated into an orgy. She said that after swimming with some of the attendees, who were naked, retired to a room Lawford’s house to take a shower. Marilyn knocked on her door and told her to JFK wanted to come to his room. Carmen rejected the proposal in principle but Marilyn asked him, “We should think of this as if we were doing it for our country.”
There are serious doubts that Marilyn had to pray too hard. Without much persuasion, Carmen entered the room followed by Marilyn JFK. The candidate for President of the United States was lying in bed in his underwear. He called Carmen and began to give massage on the shoulders. He whispered that Marilyn and she should think of themselves as “pioneers of the New Frontier of the sixties.” Carmen admitted that she finally relented – “I was overwhelmed by the extraordinary charm of Jack, his warm eyes and buzz caused by consumption of alcohol at Peter’s party. ”
As I looked up after kissing on the mouth JFK, she saw Marilyn threw her towel down and approached the bed.
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Her full name was Jeanne Laverne Carmen. American actress, queen of pin-up ’50s, in the period, dominating the b-movie
Famous not so much for the performances as for outrageous flirt, true, false or assumed, undertaken with famous celebrities and not only (from Kennedy brothers to Clark Gable, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Tony Curtis, Bob Hope, Errol Flynn and many others), such that they end up repeatedly on the front pages of newspapers and the most important American magazines.
Platinum blonde, sultry voice, voluptuous and exuberant in its provocative behavior, without basic education in compulsory schooling, only thirteen left her family and moved from Arkansas to New Orleans where she works as a waitress at a popular restaurant. Here, he is discovered by Italian singer Sandy Scott (who will become her husband, for a short time, 15 years apart), on tour in the US, that will start to her artistic career.
She moved to New York, is a model for sports clothes and soon became an icon of the first female golfer.
Tightens ties with the celebrities of the silver screen and in particular with Marilyn Monroe, close friendship and confidence that allows her to appear in several films, all second-rate: The three outlaws (1956), War Drums (1957), and the horror, unprecedented in Italy, The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959).
The visits with celebrities, politics and shady business (known her relationship with the alleged gangster John Rosselli), on the one hand in favor of the celebrities on the other,
After the death of Monroe, received death threats for revelations about the death of her friend, She abandons the set and retired to Arizona. Only in 1978 is back in California, Later appears in a TV special dedicated to her.
Suffering from cancer, she died two years later at 77 years.
The movie rights to the fascinating film noir crime novel THE EMPTY GLASS by J.I. Baker (Penguin Books, 2012) has been optioned by legendary Hollywood Mega Producer IRWIN WINKLER. Winkler is the producer on such iconic American films as WOLF OF WALL STREET, GOOD FELLAS, THE RIGHT STUFF, RAGING BULL and all 5 ROCKY movies.
Pin-Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN is featured prominently in the book as a platinum blond femme fatale who knows the secrets that will unlock the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe.
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Bachelor Pad Magazine interview
Author BRANDON JAMES remembers his famous Pin-Up Mom JEANNE CARMEN
An amazing new 6 page article on Pin-Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN has just been published in BACHELOR PAD MAGAZINE (issue 31 Spring 15). The Digest of Atomic Culture. Pin-Up girls, Retro Lifestyle, tiki and more. Celebrating Booze, Babe’s and Burly Q
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The article is a Q & A with JEANNE CARMEN’S son BRANDON JAMES about the book he wrote titled JEANNE CARMEN: MY WILD, WILD LIFE As a New York Pin Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer & Hollywood Actress.
There are 6 pages filled with revealing and often hilarious stories about JEANNE CARMEN and her sexy escapades with stars such as ERROL FLYNN, ELVIS PRESLEY, MARILYN MONROE, JACK BENNY and President JOHN F KENNEDY and his brother, attorney general ROBERT F KENNEDY
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Here are a few excerpts:
On Elvis Presley:
“…I love the story of how my Mom invited Elvis over to her apartment for dinner and attempted cook him a special southern fried chicken dinner. As a gift, Elvis brought her a sexy French Maid outfit. My Mom put it on and then went over to check on the chicken cooking in the oven. When she bent over, it was more an Elvis could handle and well.. I guess the chicken ended up burning that night.
On Marilyn Monroe and Jack Benny:
“…Yes, my Mom and Marilyn Monroe went to a steam room on Santa Monica Blvd with Jack Benny. Jack wore a fake beard and dark glasses and a baseball hat so he wouldn’t be recognized. They did it several times. Then one time they were all three in the steam room wearing their towels and Marilyn and my Mom were talking and laughing and gossiping when suddenly Marilyn looked down and saw that Jack Benny was visibly excited which was uncharacteristic for him. Usually he was cool with the girls being naked around him and he always behaved like a perfect gentleman. However this time, he became aroused and started to pinch my Mom’s and Marilyn’s boobs and butts which they were not having any part of. Suddenly Jack became belligerent and used explicit language which shocked Marilyn and my Mom. They decided they needed to cool Jack down a bit so they tackled him and because Jack was older and hardly a muscleman, he immediately fell to the floor and didn’t put up much of a fight. My Mom took a large eucalyptus branch out of one of the pots in the steam room and began spanking Jack with it while Marilyn had him in a head lock. My Mom scolded him and with each swat she would say “Jack are you ever going to use foul words again?” and Jack would mutter “No.. never.” “Are you ever going to pinch Marilyn’s butt again?” Swat!!! “No.. never.” Then Jack faked a hear attack and my Mom and Marilyn freaked out thinking it was real and they rolled Jack over and began to administer CPR and Marilyn started to give him mouth to mouth resuscitation when Jack suddenly burst out laughing. They all had a good laugh on the way home thinking about that one.
On Marilyn Monroe and John F Kennedy:
“It was during this period that Marilyn and my Mom lived at 882 North Doheny Blvd in Frank Sinatra’s apartment complex that Marilyn Monroe started her affair with President Kennedy and his brother Robert Kennedy. Marilyn also started spending a lot of time with Peter Lawford and Peter’s role at the time in the Kennedy family was to get girls for Jack Kennedy.
It was during this period that my Mom and Marilyn went to a wild pool party at Peter’s beach house and Jack Kennedy tried to get them to have a threesome with him. Jack gently massaged my Mom’s shoulders and told her “Think of it as a New Frontier. The Frontier of the 1960’s. And ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country. And girls, this afternoon, think of me as your country.”
On Marilyn and Robert F Kennedy:
It was also during this period that my Mom and Marilyn went to a nude beach with Bobby Kennedy in Malibu. Bobby was at Marilyn’s apartment one day and he noticed a fake beard and glasses laying around and he asked what it was all about. Marilyn and my Mom told Bobby about how they would go to a steam bath on Santa Monica Blvd with Jack Benny and Jack would wear the disguise so nobody would recognize him. Bobby started laughing and said if Jack Benny could get away with it he could. Then Marilyn and Mom dared Bobby to don the disguise and go to the nude beach in Malibu and Bobby being a Kennedy couldn’t resist a dare and went along with it.
A new article on Pin Up Icon JEANNE CARMEN has been published in GERMANY in ROCKABILLY RULES Magazine – The Online Magazine that Rocks!
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After the death of her dearly beloved friend MARILYN MONROE, JEANNE CARMEN was threatened by JOHNNY ROSELLI, who worked for the Mafia boss SAM GIANCANA from Chicago. Because the beauty’s life was in danger, she retired from Hollywood and fled to Scottsdale in Arizona.
For more than a decade JEANNE CARMEN lived there incognito and dyed her platinum hair brunette. She never mentioned her showbiz career, married, had three children moved on and led a quiet and peaceful life without the big stage, the spotlight or any glamour. In 1998, Jeanne Carmen was the subject of the TV biopic “Jeanne Carmen: Queen Of The B-Movies” that rotated [on the E! Entertainment Television series True Hollywood Story].
In the opening scene it evokes that the beauty [Jeanne Carmen], “had maintained a dangerously-close friendship with MARILYN MONROE and the KENNEDY’S and that following the death of MARILYN, CARMEN was told to leave the city immediately.”
On 20 December 2007 JEANNE CARMEN died of a malignant lymphoma at the age of 77 years at her home in Orange County, California
JEANNE CARMEN is still unforgotten and always will be the best friend of the film icon MARILYN MONROE in memory.
Text: Isabella Labella
This is part 2 of a new 2 part article published in MARILYN TODAY – The International Marilyn Monroe Fan Club newsletter published in Germany
Part 1 is in Issue no 25; September 2014
Part 2 is in issue no 26. December 2014
The entire article is published in both German and in English.
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Here a partial transcript of the 2nd part of the article:
In your opinion, how Marilyn Monroe died? Was a suicide or a murder? Do you think that the Mafia may have had a part in this dark death?
Marilyn was murdered by the Mafia because of her ties to the Kennedy’s. Specifically Bobby Kennedy. The week before she died, Marilyn went to the Cal Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe to hang out with Frank Sinatra and Peter Lawford. Mob Boss Sam Giancana was there that weekend and Marilyn got really drunk and ended up having sex with Sam Giancana which she regretted later. Marilyn told my mom she was grossed out by Sam and couldn’t believe she had sex with him. That weekend Marilyn told Sam Giancana a lot of stuff about the Kennedy’s and her relationship with them. That set in motion the terrible events of the last night of Marilyn’s life. Johnny Roselli was a friend of my Mom’s and a friend of Marilyn Monroe’s since her early days in Hollywood as a young starlet. Sam ordered the hit on Marilyn and Johnny brought in the killers from Chicago.
“Fascinating” – J. Randy Taraborrelli
“If you like your starlets sexy, spicy, and sassy – this is the story for you”
– E! Entertainment Television on Jeanne Carmen.
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By SZMedia (Open Post)
November 25, 2014 at 8:54am
(HOLLYWOOD, CA. November 10, 2014) On Saturday December 6th at 3 pm, author Brandon James will be at the West Hollywood Library to discuss and sign “My Wild, Wild Life” the biography of legendary pin up, trick shot golfer, Sinatra girlfriend, and friend of Marilyn – the incomparable Jeanne Carmen.
Carmen, who passed in 2007, was one of the last great Hollywood broads, who was honored by being selected as the first subject of the long running E! True Hollywood Story series. She was a certified member of the Rat Pack – having dated Sinatra on and off for decades, and was a dangerously close friend of Marilyn Monroe.
“So many people think Jeanne’s story is all about Marilyn, it’s not. While I love Marilyn, I have to tell you – Jeanne’s life was far more interesting and eventful than Marilyn’s ever was.” – says Hollywood producer, Jeannine Madsen. “But the association is eternal because of their close friendship. You will never find an interview of Jeanne where she is not crying while speaking about Marilyn.”
“Jeanne was a captivating personality which is why so many greats were drawn to her,” says James, who is also the subject’s son. “I had no idea my mother had this wild life until one day, in my teens, I discovered boxes of photographs and she came clean about her storied past.” Carmen had left Hollywood after Marilyn’s untimely death, which she always, outspokenly, maintained was murder. Jeanne was forever indebted to Sinatra for protecting her. An intimate of Sinatra, and legendary mobster Johnny Roselli since the 40’s, many claim next to Ava Gabor – Carmen was the love of Sinatra’s life – and it is an oft spoken rumor that Sinatra is the one that ordered no one hurt her. “She was told if she didn’t leave town immediately, she would leave in a body bag” James continues “she left and started a whole new life and it wasn’t until the 80’s when biographers started to track her down did she put herself back in the spotlight.”
While her friendship with Marilyn may be the defining public perception of her, one shouldn’t forget her career as a top billed B-Movie Queen. “She is part of the Hollywood mythology – she is absolutely fascinating”, says celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborelli (Call Her Miss Ross, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness).
Prior to the B-Movies, Sinatra, the Kennedy’s, and Marilyn there was golf, “she was the first female trick shot golfer” says Golf Central. Jimmy Demaret, legendary golfer and winner of 31 PGA titles, called her “amazing”, bred her as a trick shot golfer and that’s what led her to Hollywood – and history.
“She was the Queen of the B-Movies and worthy of having a movie made about her”, says James. “How fortunate am I, as an author and to have a woman like this for a mother. Even if she weren’t my mother I would have felt compelled to tell this story.”
My Wild, Wild Lifechronicles her entire, and indeed, wild life.
Copies of My Wild, Wild Life will be available for purchase at the event.
The West Hollywood Library, 625 North Vicente, West Hollywood, Ca. 90069/ 310-652-5340
This is a new 2 part article published in ELVIS: The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club of Sweden
The first part is in Issue 173: August and September 2014
The second part is in Issue 174: October and November 2014
The entire article is in Swedish.
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Here is a translation of a few paragraphs in part 1 and part 2
Initiated with a few outspoken quotes from Jeanne Carmen
JEANNE: “My skirt rides up in the air, all of a sudden he jumps on me and gets all excited and we’re doing pretty well, he pulls up my shirt and suddenly …” JEANNE sees some men outside the window. ELVIS: “It’s just my guys, honey.” JEANNE: “I would prefer that your guys are not watching.”
JEANNE: “I was at a party and I had this Indian costume on, no bra underneath and ELVIS comes in and “ah, hello “. The photographers are taking pictures of us when suddenly his manager took him away because he thought that ELVIS had some other things to do which made me angry.. that ELVIS would leave me like that. “(Halloween Party October 31, 1957).
At a later date JEANNE meets ELVIS at a hotel where ELVIS is sitting and playing guitar. Suddenly he says: “Do you have any panties on?” “It was his favorite question to the girls he was with. And there I was, of course not …”
I fried Southern Fried Chicken for him just as his mother used to make, and on another occasion when I fried chicken, I got a gift from him. It was an apron so I put it on myself right there and it was all I had on me and everything went fine until I bent forward to see if the chicken was done. The chicken was burnt that night, hehe. ”
In 1998 Carmen was portrayed in the TV biography Jeanne Carmen: Queen of the B-Movies, as part of the series E! True Hollywood Story. The film was alleged that CARMEN had a “dangerously close friendship with MARILYN MONROE and the KENNEDY family” and after MARILYN’s death, the Chicago Mobster JOHNNY ROSELLI said that she should leave town and CARMEN who believed that her life was in danger fled to Scottsdale, Arizona, where she stayed incognito for more than a decade.
Click the link below to view JEANNE CARMEN’s E! True Hollywood Story
WENG’S CHOP magazine [Volume 2: Issue 2: Number 6: September 2014: pages 234-239] has published an amazing new pictorial of Pinup Icon JEANNE CARMEN along with an introduction by her son BRANDON JAMES.
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SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST DEPT.: They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, so we figured we’d let the voluptuous MS. CARMEN have the final 10,000 or so by presenting these ten saucy shots taken back in her heydays as a Hollywood glamour
queen. All these photographs of the blonde (sometimes brunette!) bombshell date from the 1950s. With grateful acknowledgements
to Jeanne’s son and biographer Brandon James — author of the book JEANNE CARMEN: MY WILD, WILD LIFE As a New York
Pin-Up Queen, Trick Shot Golfer and Hollywood Actress — for kindly providing us with all the images seen here.
To find out more about this lovely lady, check out her E! Channel biography, entitled Jeanne Carmen: Queen of the B-Movies (1998); which is viewable on YouTube at: Click the link at the bottom of the page (Numerous other clips of her are also at Youtube.)
In her son Brandon James’ own words:
“My Mom, JEANNE CARMEN, was without a doubt an extraordinarily beautiful and special woman who was pre-destined to be a famous pinup girl and actress, who inhabited the glamorous world of show business. There is no other way to explain it. She was born into poverty on a small farm in Paragould, Arkansas, yet she managed to overcome all the odds at a young age. Every step of her journey could have ended in tragedy, yet her journey seemed to be preordained, as if she was getting guidance from above. She managed to land in NYC as a teenager and become a famous pinup girl almost overnight, and then she had the good fortune to meet world-renowned trick-shot golfer JACK REDMOND, who trained her to become his golfing sidekick and the world’s only female trick-shot golfer. Then she had an interesting rendezvous with a Chicago mobster named JOHNNY ROSELLI, who took her to Las Vegas to fleece wealthy old golfers who didn’t believe a sexy young girl could beat them on the links. While in Las Vegas she hooked up with FRANK SINATRA, who took an immediate liking to her, and then Hollywood came calling next with movie appearances and a starring role in the classic 1959 horror flick THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS.
As if this wasn’t enough, she also became a close personal friend of MARILYN MONROE and had naked encounters with JOHN F. KENNEDY and his brother ROBERT F. KENNEDY. She also had flings with ELVIS PRESLEY, ERROL FLYNN, BOB HOPE, HOWARD HUGHES, LEX BARKER and numerous other Hollywood legends. After Marilyn Monroe was killed in 1962, my Mom, fearing for her own safety, went into exile in the little town of Scottsdale, Arizona, abandoned her platinum blonde locks and raised a family. Years
later, she was called back to Las Vegas for a meeting with JOHNNY ROSELLI, who told her that mob boss SAM GIANCANA had been killed at his home in Chicago and that my Mom didn’t have to live in fear anymore. From there, my Mom moved back to
California and settled down in the sleepy little town of Newport Beach.
Then, all of a sudden, fame came back to my Mom all over again—much like BETTIE PAGE, who suddenly found herself the object of devotion years after she left NYC. My Mom was a guest on numerous talk shows, was interviewed by magazines around the world and attended conventions where she regaled her fans with all her stories about her wild, wild life in show business. So yes, this is all true. My Mom JEANNE CARMEN was all these things: a pinup icon, an amazing golfer, a Hollywood actress and a friend and confidant of some really famous people. But most importantly, she was my Mom. She was the best Mom I could have ever asked for. We were great friends and I knew all her secrets. If she wasn’t a model or a golfer or an actress and she didn’t know any famous people, I would still love her just the same because she was funny and she was beautiful and she was enchanting and she touched everyone who ever met her in a special way that made them remember her forever.”
A new book has just been published called THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS – THE FINAL YEAR OF JACK WITH JACKIE by #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON. [Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster; (2013)] [ISBN: 978-1-4767-3232-9]
MARILYN MONROE’S friend, pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN is referenced in the book on page 168:
One of Crosby’s other guests, California Democrat Philip Watson, inadvertently wandered into a bungalow on the property and came across JFK “wearing a turtleneck sweater” and a soused Marilyn “dressed in kind of a robe thing. It was obvious they were intimate,” Watson said, “that they were staying together for the night.”
Marilyn’s condition that night was typical. She had always grappled with severe psychiatric and emotional problems, made worse in recent years by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. At thirty-six, she realized her sex-symbol days were numbered and began to see a new role for herself: as the second wife of the president. Confiding the most intimate details of the affair to her friend Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her. “Can’t you just see me,” she asked Carmen, “as First Lady?”
And excerpts from the book have been published this week on dozens of new websites around the world including THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, THE DAILY MAIL in the U.K., THE INDEPENDENT in the U.K., THE IRISH CENTRAL NEWS in Ireland, THE TIMES OF INDIA and 24 TANZANIA in AFRICA to name a few.
The NY Daily News
New book details JFK’s last year with Jackie: Affair with Marilyn, amphetamines from ‘Dr. Feelgood’
Jackie reported back to Finnerty that relations between the president and the first lady had improved significantly — although not enough to stop Jack’s skirt-chasing. If nothing else, from this point on Jackie had no reason to blame herself for her husband’s sexual compulsions.
And she was right to fear Marilyn Monroe. The actress had always grappled with severe psychiatric and emotional problems, made worse by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. At thirty-six, she realized her sex symbol days were numbered and began to see a new role for herself: as the second wife of the president. Confiding the most intimate details of the affair to her friend Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her. “Can’t you just see me,” she asked Carmen, “as first lady?
The Mail Online – in the U.K.
Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair… and First Lady replied ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems’
Marilyn, who long grappled with psychiatric and emotional problems as well as drugs and alcohol, was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her, her friend Jeanne Carmen reportedly revealed.
‘Can’t you just see me,’ she asked Carmen, ‘as first lady?
The Daily Caller
Book claims Marilyn Monroe told Jackie about JFK affair
Former President John F. Kennedy’s wife Jackie knew about his affair with movie icon Marilyn Monroe and even spoke with Monroe about it on the phone, a new tell-all book that features some of John and Jackie’s closest friends, relatives and associates as on-the-record sources reveals.
Though Jackie was bothered by her husband’s extramarital activity, she was most concerned about his affair with Monroe, because the threat of scandal and public humiliation seemed likelier in that case than in others, according to friends of the couple.
“Can’t you just see me as First Lady,” Monroe reportedly told her friend Jeanne Carmen, insisting that Kennedy would divorce Jackie and marry her.
The Independent – in the U.K.
Revealed: Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy to confess to affair with ‘drug addict’ JFK and was told ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems’
New book reveals First Lady’s affair heartbreak, and also alleges assassinated US president and his wife regularly injected amphetamines
According to the book, excerpts of which are being published in the New York Post, Monroe fully believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen “Can’t you just see me as First Lady?”
HNGN – Headlines & Global News
Marilyn Monroe Confessed to Jackie Kennedy About JFK Affair; First Lady Complained About Sex Life: ‘He Just Goes Too Fast and Falls Asleep’
The affair bothered Jackie with good reason; Marilyn wanted to become the President’s second wife, according to the Daily Mail. The actress long struggled with psychiatric and emotional problems, along with drug and alcohol abuse, but she was convinced John would leave Jackie for her.
Marilyn’s friend Jeanne Carmen reportedly confirmed the starlet’s beliefs.
“Can’t you just see me…as first lady,” Marilyn asked Carmen.
IRISH CENTRAL – In Ireland
JFK’s final days, addiction to amphetamine, how Marilyn confessed to Jackie
Affairs, drugs, dysfunction and behind it all, true love in “These Few Precious Days”
According to the Business Standard, Andersen’s book describes how the First Lady normally turned a blind eye to JFK’s cavorting, but his relationship with Monroe was the last straw.
According to the book, Monroe seriously believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, even going so far as reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen ‘Can’t you just see me as First Lady?’
At thirty-six Monroe realized her sex symbol days were numbered the role of second wife of the president became increasingly attractive. But the First Lady, although dismayed by the clandestine relationship, was more than a match for Monroe’s ambitions
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Marilyn confessed to Jackie about affair with JFK
Marilyn Monroe telephoned Jackie Kennedy to confess to having an affair with her husband, only to be told: “that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems” .
The revelations are disclosed in a new book detailing the marital tensions between John F Kennedy and the first lady during the final year of the assassinated President’s life.
In These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie, author Christopher Andersen describes how the first lady normally turned a blind eye to JFK’s cheating, but his relationship with Monroe ‘seemed to bother her the most’ .
According to the book, Monroe fully believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”
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JFK book: Marilyn Monroe confessed to affair, Jackie replied ‘great, I’ll move out, you have all the problems’
Former President John F. Kennedy’s wife Jackie knew about his affair with movie icon Marilyn Monroe and even spoke with Monroe about it on the phone, a new tell-all book that features some of John and Jackie’s closest friends, relatives and associates as on-the-record sources reveals
Marilyn Monroe allegedly called Jackie Kennedy, the wife of John F Kennedy and the first lady during his tenure as President of the United States, to confess that she’d had an affair with JFK.
Monroe also apparently set her sights on becoming the President’s second wife, and even called Mrs Kennedy at the White House to make her brazen declaration. When Jackie heard what Monroe had to say, she simply responded, “Marilyn, you’ll marry Jack, that’s great.
And you’ll move into the White House and you’ll assume the responsibilities of first lady, and I’ll move out and you’ll have all the problems.” This revelation is made in Christopher Andersen’s new book, These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. The piece claims that Jackie “knew everything” about her husband’s philandering, however she simply decided to ignore his numerous indiscretions.
However, Marilyn’s relationship with JFK bothered Jackie the most, which was made even worse because of Monroe’s obvious ambitions to replace her as Kennedy’s wife. Jeanne Carmen, a friend of Marilyn’s, admitted that Monroe was convinced that JFK was set to leave Jackie for her.
However, she admits that these thoughts were probably exacerbated by her emotional and psychiatric problems, which became worse and worse because of her constant drinking and drug taking. Carmen added that Marilyn used to envision herself as the first lady. Peter Lawford, a member of the infamous Rat Pack, claimed that Marilyn made the phone call to Jackie, and he also added that she’d stated he’d leave his entire family for her too.
The book also stated that despite the fact that Jackie Kennedy was furious with her husband’s adultery, she was willing to look the other way as long as he didn’t embarrass her in public. However, she complained about JFK’s love-making to Dr Frank Finnerty, noting, “he just goes too fast and falls asleep,” as well as confessing that she believed it was her own sexual inadequacies that pushed JFK into bed with other women.