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June 27, 1993
I have a lot of problems with the latest entry in the "definitive" version of Marilyn Monroe's life by Donald Spoto. Throughout the book, Spoto repeatedly makes damaging claims about Marilyn and others without citing sources (Marilyn's early days as a part-time call girl; her housekeeper Eunice Murray as emotionally unstable). His distortion of quotes in order to "prove" certain claims (Joe DiMaggio's employer, V. H. Monette, told DiMaggio's biographer, Maury Allen, that Joe had decided to ask Marilyn to remarry him, not that they had decided to remarry)
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April 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert F. Slatzer, 77, who wrote two books on Marilyn Monroe and claimed that he was briefly married to her, died March 28 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness, his wife, Deborah Slatzer, said. In "The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe" (1974), Slatzer contended that he and Monroe were married secretly in Mexico in 1952 but that the relationship was ordered dissolved by Darryl F. Zanuck, then the head of 20th Century Fox Studios, who was worried about Monroe's image.
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March 21, 1991 | AARON CURTISS
It's been almost 50 years since Norma Jean Baker made her brief appearance at Van Nuys High School, but now she has a monument of sorts there. Norma Jean, who attended the school as a 15-year-old between the fall of 1941 and the spring of 1942, later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and became a Hollywood legend.
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June 27, 1993
I have a lot of problems with the latest entry in the "definitive" version of Marilyn Monroe's life by Donald Spoto. Throughout the book, Spoto repeatedly makes damaging claims about Marilyn and others without citing sources (Marilyn's early days as a part-time call girl; her housekeeper Eunice Murray as emotionally unstable). His distortion of quotes in order to "prove" certain claims (Joe DiMaggio's employer, V. H. Monette, told DiMaggio's biographer, Maury Allen, that Joe had decided to ask Marilyn to remarry him, not that they had decided to remarry)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
It is 1946. Wearing a dress with a plunging neckline, Norma Jeane Baker enters a studio reception room and trips, falling forward on all fours. Like a slobbery voyeur, the camera moves in for a leering close-up, transferring our eyes to her panoramic breasts while she speaks at length with the young man who has rushed to her aid. Did it really happen? Did any of "Marilyn and Me" (airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) really happen as it is told?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert F. Slatzer, 77, who wrote two books on Marilyn Monroe and claimed that he was briefly married to her, died March 28 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness, his wife, Deborah Slatzer, said. In "The Life and Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe" (1974), Slatzer contended that he and Monroe were married secretly in Mexico in 1952 but that the relationship was ordered dissolved by Darryl F. Zanuck, then the head of 20th Century Fox Studios, who was worried about Monroe's image.
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March 21, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Had she chosen the ordinary life of most of her classmates, it's doubtful anyone would remember much about the smiling blonde whose picture appears between Caroline Baeza and Bob Barker on Page 38 in the 1941 Van Nuys High School yearbook. After all, Norma Jeane Baker only attended the school for slightly more than half of her sophomore year--between fall 1941 and spring 1942.
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November 22, 1985 | From United Press International
The Grand Jury has decided not to reopen the investigation into the 1962 drug-overdose death of Marilyn Monroe, officials said today. Jury foreman Charles Richardson informed the Board of Supervisors of the jury's decision in a a letter earlier this week. Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner earlier said he opposed a new investigation into the actress' death.
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June 13, 1988 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Universal Pictures' has a problem with "The Great Outdoors." Outdoor adventure TV producer Robert Slatzer has notified Universal to "cease and desist" use of his trademarked title "The Great Outdoors" as the title of its upcoming John Hughes-produced film starring Dan Aykroyd and John Candy. But--as Universal is discovering--that is virtually impossible, since the ad campaign is already in full swing, with billboards up and ads in newspapers.
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August 5, 1988 | Associated Press
Scores of friends and fans gathered at the grave of Marilyn Monroe today, still star-struck 26 years after the death of Hollywood's most enduring sex goddess. "Marilyn, wherever you are, I hope you have found the peace you searched so hard for," a weeping Jeannie Carmen said at a ceremony at Westwood Memorial Park in honor of the actress, who died a suicide at age 36.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1991 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
It is 1946. Wearing a dress with a plunging neckline, Norma Jeane Baker enters a studio reception room and trips, falling forward on all fours. Like a slobbery voyeur, the camera moves in for a leering close-up, transferring our eyes to her panoramic breasts while she speaks at length with the young man who has rushed to her aid. Did it really happen? Did any of "Marilyn and Me" (airing at 9 p.m. Sunday on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42) really happen as it is told?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 1991 | AARON CURTISS
It's been almost 50 years since Norma Jean Baker made her brief appearance at Van Nuys High School, but now she has a monument of sorts there. Norma Jean, who attended the school as a 15-year-old between the fall of 1941 and the spring of 1942, later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe and became a Hollywood legend.
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October 26, 1985 | ROBERT W. STEWART and PAUL FELDMAN, Times Staff Writers
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner Friday branded as "irresponsible almost beyond description" a suggestion that the Los Angeles County Grand Jury may reopen the investigation into the 1962 death of actress Marilyn Monroe. "This would be no more than a pretend criminal investigation," Reiner said. "Hasn't anyone heard of the statute of limitations?"
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