Marilyn Monroe: Larger Than Life and Even Larger in Death

From a Washington Post story by Ronald G. Shafer headlined “Marilyn Monroe: Larger than life, and even larger in death”:


That was the front-page headline on an Aug. 6, 1962, Los Angeles Times story that began, “Marilyn Monroe, a troubled beauty who failed to find happiness as Hollywood’s brightest star, was discovered dead in her Brentwood home of an apparent overdose of sleeping pills Sunday.”

More than 60 years after her death at age 36, the “blonde bombshell” is as much of a sensation as she ever was.