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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.

How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.
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How did Hollywood’s brightest star become its most tragic victim? From Norma Jeane, casting couch girl desperate for success, to Marilyn Monroe, global icon, it was Marilyn’s turbulent love life that ultimately sealed her final fate. Surrounded by a deadly cocktail of pills, her death was ruled “probable suicide,” but questions remain surrounding just how – and why – she died. From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood comes a 12-part audio documentary that analyzes the tangle of sex, power, corruption, and lies that led the most powerful men in America to silence Marilyn Monroe for good.

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English


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Chapter Five: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

9/16/2019
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This chapter examines Marilyn’s marriages and (many) sexual partners – including Sinatra’s gang, mobster Sam Giancana, psychiatrist Ralph Greenson, and the two most powerful men in America at the time. Away: For $20 off a suitcase, visit AwayTravel.com/Monroe and use promo code MONROE at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:18

Introducing EPSTEIN: Devil in the Darkness

9/12/2019
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From the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood and The Killing of Marilyn Monroe comes EPSTEIN: Devil in the Darkness, a shocking new 12-part series that dives deep into the life – and death – of socialite-turned-sex-criminal Jeffrey Epstein. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:19

Chapter Four: A Global Pin-Up

9/9/2019
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The glory years: during which Marilyn not only made a succession of smash hit movies, but also enjoyed relationships with a series of high profile men – including Sinatra and his rat pack buddy Peter Lawford. By the time of her marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, she was perhaps the most famous – and most lusted after – woman on the planet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:08

Chapter Three: A Star Is Born

9/2/2019
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In this chapter we examine how Marilyn finally escaped the life of poverty, abuse, and abandonment she was born into – and how she wasn’t averse to using whatever weapons were in her formidable armory to help achieve her dream of making it big in Tinseltown. With spectacular effect. From her early modeling career to getting a break in Hollywood, bleaching her hair blonde and changing her name – as Norma Jeane became Marilyn Monroe. The roles were small, until she utilized the “casting...

Duration:00:21:38

Chapter Two: A Fractured Childhood

8/26/2019
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In this chapter we will examine how the woman born as Norma Jeane Mortensen was rejected by those closest to her and dreamed of escaping her life of foster homes, orphanages and repeated sexual abuse.As a woman, Marilyn Monroe was the most glamorous star the world had ever seen - but as a girl Norma Jeane had the most dysfunctional of childhoods and we discover the effect that tough upbringing had on Marilyn’s view of men... and how that was to resonate on all her later relationships –...

Duration:00:26:53

Chapter One: Marilyn – A Global Icon and Tragic Heroine

8/19/2019
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She is the greatest female star Hollywood ever produced and in most people’s minds, the 20th century’s definitive sex symbol but on August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe’s incredible light was suddenly, shockingly, snuffed out and 57 years later, the full facts of her death remain hidden. Now learn the real story as we show how in the course of her brief time in the spotlight, Marilyn Monroe became a pawn at the center of a deadly power struggle between the President of the United States, his...

Duration:00:24:59

Introducing The Killing of Marilyn Monroe

8/12/2019
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The Killing of Marilyn Monroe is an explosive new 12-part podcast from the creators of Fatal Voyage: The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood. Marilyn Monroe’s name, beauty and legend is still as iconic today as the night she died 57 years ago. But unlike the legacy of her stardom, shadowy conspiracies and unanswered questions continue to linger over what happened in the hours, days and weeks before the blonde bombshell took her final breath, naked on her bed and surrounded by a deadly cocktail...

Duration:00:02:28