The Drugs That Killed Marilyn Monroe

THE DRUGS THAT KILLED MARILYN MONROE: NEMBUTAL AND CHLORAL HYDRATE NEMBUTAL: The two major categories of sedative-hypnotics (anxiety/sleeping pills) are barbiturates and benzodiazepines. The chemical structure of the drugs in these groups are similar. In the 1950’s and early 60’s, barbiturates were routinely prescribed as a sleep-inducer. The most well known were Seconal (secobarbital) and …

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The Lesbian Rumors

At first glance, considering Marilyn Monroe a lesbian seems like revisionist history projecting a modern issue back into the past. But lesbian rumors go all the way back to Marilyn’s lifetime. The lesbian rumors are relevant to a discussion of Marilyn’s death because they are so closely correlated to the first conspiracy theories. Author Ezra …

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The Kennedy Connection

A consensus among Marilyn researchers about topics such as her childhood, her career, her love life, her mental condition and a host of others is hard to come by. So controversy about her death is likely to never go away. (Unless, of course, her killer confesses.) Monroe’s connection to John Kennedy and his family is …

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Chapter 9: Photo Finish

Chapter 9 PHOTO FINISH The Cal-Neva resort has a long and storied past that reaches all the way back to the days of prohibition. It was actually built with secret tunnels to facilitate bootlegging. At least that’s the legend. Others say that Frank Sinatra built the tunnels after he bought and renovated the place (with …

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