The following headings depict this articles contents. They give the reader a picture of how Marilyn’s story builds through the article. So you can see quickly how the article was framed. what follows after End of Contents is the article itself.
- How I got the idea to write the article on Marilyn Monroe.
- Russo first talked about working for Frank Costello in his younger days as an errand boy.
- Gianni Russo continues about his acting:
- Then Gianni Russo continues with Savage and mentions how he had to kill Pablo Escobar’s under boss in his nightclub.
- Russo continues about Marilyn Monroe’s death and her Alleged Affairs with president JFK and Attorney General Brother Bobby.
- The alleged affairs of Marilyn with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.
- One of the great mysteries of the 20th century is what happened to Marilyn Monroe, as noted in her biographer James Spada’s.
- Positano clarified DiMaggio’s statements in an exclusive interview with People.com in May.
- From Marilyn Monroe’s Death Wikipedia.
- A scenario that probably happened when Johnny Russo told Savage that Robert Kennedy killed Marilyn.
- Websites I used for this article.
- Michael Savage has commented if you go to his website, MichaelSavage.com there are 2 podcasts.
- Marilyn Monroe’s life, what I put together.
How I got the idea to write the article on Marilyn Monroe
Around the end of February, 2019 I was listening to Michael Savage’s radio show on my Amazon Echo, station KSFO, he was interviewing Gianni Russo. Michael Savage introduced Gianni Russo as Johnny Russo and called him Johnny throughout the interview. That’s all I know about his first name, but it was an intriguing interview. The interview was very interesting and I listened for the whole hour.
Upon listening to the interview between Savage and Russo’s comments on how Marilyn Monroe really died, it was so startling I decided to write an article on her life and death, events surrounding her that will bring the reader to an understanding of this legend’s life.
Russo first talked about working for Frank Costello in his younger days as an errand boy. But decided he didn’t want to be a gangster. Frank Costello was put in charge of the Mafia when Charles Lucky Luciano was freed from his 30 year prison term and sent back to Sicily.
Charles Lucky Luciano, Benjamin “Bugsey” Siegel, and Meyer Lansky grew up together as kids and were the best of friends. In the New York harbor around 1942 a large passenger ship that had been turn into a troop carrying and cargo supply ship burned and sunk, the water front was controlled by the Mafia.
The administration knew this and sent Meyer Lansky to talk to Luciano in prison a number of times, the condition was that if no more sabotage could be guarantied not to occur, he would be released from prison and sent back to his homeland.
Satisfied the government kept their promise and Luciano was sent back to Sicily, but he soon got back into the drug trade, he liked the movies and wanted to be a star, but died in the early 1900s.
Gianni Russo continues about his acting
He got into acting and was in the first movie The Godfather as Carlo Rizzi 1972. And The Godfather Part II in 1974 as the same character. He went on to be in some 27 other movies.
Then Gianni Russo continues with Savage and mentions how he had to kill Pablo Escobar’s under boss in his nightclub. Pablo Escobar was head of the Medellin Drug Cartel in Columbia South America.
In 1988 the killing occurred. The man had stabbed a woman in the face with a broken wine bottle in Russo’s nightclub. When Russo confronted the man to find out what he had done, the man stabbed him on the chin with the broken wine bottle. Russo pulled out a Derringer and fired a 22 long between his eyes and killed him. The man was high on cocaine. The case was ruled a justifiable homicide and Russo was not charged.
Finding out the man was Pablo Escobar’s Under Boss, the leader of the Medellín drug cartel, Russo decided to talk to Escobar in person as he was afraid he and his children would be killed. Flying to Colombia, Russo found out Pablo Escobar was in a Catholic church. Entering and walking up the aisle, his men were sitting in the pews. Pablo was at the front doing something at the alter, when Russo approached Pablo someone knocked him out.
Russo woke up tied to a chair in Pablo’s elaborate home, and told Pablo why he had come, he showed the scars on his chin, and why he had killed his under boss. After hearing the story Escobar released Russo and had him have dinner with him.
Russo continues about Marilyn Monroe’s death and her alleged affairs with president JFK and Attorney General Brother Bobby. But first we must remember some fifty-seven years ago the world lost a luminous legend of the screen when Marilyn Monroe died at 36 on August 5, 1962, of a barbiturate overdose. Or so it was ruled. Monroe’s death was officially ruled as a “probable suicide” by the Los Angeles County coroners office, and a mystery has surrounded her passing ever since.
The alleged affairs of Marilyn with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy may be the cause of her death. Before she died, Monroe’s personal life was in shambles. Being a mother (was her fondest wish) however she was three times divorced and supposedly she was still having an affair with Robert Kennedy. The big report was that she had been threatening to hold a press conference divulging her relationships with them.
One of the great mysteries of the 20th century is what happened to Marilyn Monroe, as noted in her biographer James Spada’s writings. Though Spada doesn’t believe there’s any proof that the Kennedys were responsible for Monroe’s death, he said “it was pretty clear that Marilyn had had sexual relations with both Bobby and Jack.”
Monroe’s second husband, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, blamed the Kennedys for her death, according to Dr. Rock Positano, who along with brother John Positano wrote the 2017 biography book Memories of an American Hero.
“The whole lot of Kennedys were lady-killers,” DiMaggio told Positano, according to the book. “Aand they always got away with it. They’ll be getting away with it a hundred years from now.” The baseball star added, “I always knew who killed her, but I didn’t want to start a revolution in this country. She told me someone would do her in, but I kept quiet.”
DiMaggio also once told Positano of the Kennedys: “They did in my poor Marilyn. She didn’t know what hit her.” Positano clarified DiMaggio’s statements in an exclusive interview with People.com in May.
“The understanding was that her involvement with … the Kennedy clan put her in a position where maybe it wasn’t good for her mental health or her emotional health,” Positano said. “He didn’t think they were good people for her to be around.”
Russo continues… Joe DiMaggio got a warning supposedly from Marilyn that she was in big trouble, and he phoned Frank Sinatra, but Sinatra tole DiMaggio don’t get involved. This phone call seemed to indicate Frank knew maybe, what was going on about her death.
Russo told Savage that Robert Kennedy killed Marilyn with an ingestion of oxygen into her body with a needle through her pubic hairs, indicating why her death never was found out. I’ve added some more here from People.com.
Witnesses claim to have heard a disturbing tape, from the bugged Monroe home the night of her death, on which the voices of Lawford, an angry Bobby Kennedy and a screaming Monroe are audible.
During a 1983 BBC interview that Monroe biographer Anthony Summers conducted with the star’s former live-in housekeeper, Eunice Murray, he said there was a “moment where she put her head in her hands and said words to the effect of, “Oh, why do I have to keep covering this up?” I said, “Covering what up, Mrs. Murray?” She said, “Well of course Bobby Kennedy was there and of course there was an affair with Bobby Kennedy.”
A so-called suicide squad was formed to investigate Monroe’s death. But according to Donald Wolfe, author of The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe, this squad never interviewed Murray, publicist Pat Newcomb, Lawford or any of the Kennedys. Biographer Summers said “both the forensic work and the police investigations were hopelessly flawed.”
Further fueling the theory that the Kennedys were involved in Monroe’s death is the fact that a couple of the people close to the investigation were later given high-profile new jobs. Publicist Pat Newcomb (who has never definitively spoken about Monroe’s death) “was spirited off to Hyannis Port” Michael Selsman, who worked for Monroe’s publicist, told People in 2012. “Six months later she was awarded a job in the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, D.C.”
Spada told People “there had to have been” a Kennedy-related cover-up, though not necessarily of murder.
From Marilyn Monroe’s Death Wikipedia
- Front page of the New York Mirror on August 6, 1962.
- During the final months of her life, Monroe lived at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
- Her housekeeper Eunice Murray was staying overnight at the home on the evening of August 5, 1962.
- Murray awoke at 3:00 am on August 6 and sensed that something was wrong. Although she saw light from under Monroe’s bedroom door, she was unable to get a response and found the door locked.
- Murray then called Monroe’s psychiatrist, Dr. Ralph Greenson, who arrived at the house shortly after and broke into the bedroom through a window, finding Monroe dead in her bed.
- She was pronounced dead by her physician, Dr. Hyman Engelberg, who arrived at the house at around 3:50 am.
- At 4:25 am. they notified the Los Angeles Police Department.
- Monroe had died between 8:30 pm. and 10:30 p.m. on August 5, and the toxicology report revealed that the cause of death was acute barbiturate poisoning.
- She had 8 mg% (milligrams per 100 milliliters of solution) chloral hydrate and 4.5 mg% of phenobarbital (Nembutal) in her blood, and 13 mg% of phenobarbital in her liver.
- Empty medicine bottles were found next to her bed.
The possibility that Monroe had accidentally overdosed was ruled out because the dosages found in her body were several times over the lethal limit. The Los Angeles County Coroners Office was assisted in their investigation by the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Team, who had expert knowledge on suicide.
Monroe’s doctors stated that she had been “prone to severe fears and frequent depressions” with “abrupt and unpredictable mood changes”, and had overdosed several times in the past, possibly intentionally. Due to these facts and the lack of any indication of foul play, deputy coroner Thomas Noguchi classified her death as a probable suicide.
Monroe was an international star and her sudden death was front-page news in the United States and Europe. According to Lois Banner, “it’s said that the suicide rate in Los Angeles doubled the month after she died; the circulation rate of most newspapers expanded that month”, and the Chicago Tribune reported that they had received hundreds of phone calls from members of the public who were requesting information about her death.
French artist Jean Cocteau commented that her death “should serve as a terrible lesson to all those, whose chief occupation consists of spying on and tormenting film stars”. Her former co-star Laurence Olivier deemed her “the complete victim of ballyhoo and sensation”, and Bus Stop director Joshua Logan stated that she was “one of the most unappreciated people in the world”.
Her funeral, held at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery on August 8, was private and attended by only her closest associates. The service was arranged by Joe DiMaggio and her business manager Inez Melson. Hundreds of spectators crowded the streets around the cemetery. Monroe was later entombed at crypt No. 24 at the Corridor of Memories.
In the following decades, several conspiracy theories, including murder and accidental overdose, have been introduced to contradict suicide as the cause of Monroe’s death. The speculation that Monroe had been murdered first gained mainstream attention with the publication of Norman Mailer’s Marilyn: A Biography in 1973, and in the following years became widespread enough for the Los Angeles County District Attorney John Van de Kamp to conduct a “threshold investigation” in 1982 to see whether a criminal investigation should be opened. No evidence of foul play was found.
A scenario that probably happened when Johnny Russo told Savage that Robert Kennedy killed Marilyn. As Russo elaborated, Robert Kennedy killed Marilyn with an ingestion of oxygen into her body with a needle. Indicating a probability why her true death never was found out is that the introduction of oxygen into her helpless body wasn’t traced, or couldn’t be.
As the scenario continues, witnesses claim to have heard a disturbing tape, from the bugged Monroe home the night of her death, on which the voices of Lawford, an angry Bobby Kennedy and a screaming Monroe are audible. The former live-in housekeeper, Eunice Murray said there was a “moment where she put her head in her hands and said words to the effect of, “Oh, why do I have to keep covering this up?” And then related “,Well of course Bobby Kennedy was there, and of course there was an affair with Bobby Kennedy.”
The mystery surrounding her death, was she was forced to take the overdose of barbiturate’s as a cover up, and as Russo claims, the ingestion of oxygen into her body with a needle. The murder no doubt was planned in advanced, then carried out.
References I used for this article:
- Marilyn Monroe Wikipedia
- Gianni Russo – Wikipedia.
- All About Marilyn Monroe’s Alleged Affair with John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy People.com.
- Michael Savage has commented if you go to his web site, MichaelSavage.com there are 2 podcasts. First podcast: Gianni Russo. Note Savage called him Johnny. Second podcast has Michael Savage commentary.
No Excuse, Murder Should Not be Committed to Save a Presidency,
An overview of Marilyn Monrroe’s life
- Early life.
- Marilyn Monroe’s entrance into modeling and acting.
- Marilyn Monroe’s made 28 movies.
- Marilyn asked Joe DiMaggio for help just be for her death.
- As we say goodbye to Marilyn we remember her last hours.
Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson at the Los Angeles County Hospital on June 1, 1926 as the third child of Gladys Pearl Baker. Gladys was mentally and financially unprepared for a child, and soon after the birth she was able to place her daughter with foster parents Albert and Ida Bolender in the rural town of Hawthorne.
At first, Gladys lived with the Bolenders and commuted to work in Los Angeles. By the summer of 1933 Gladys felt stable enough for Monroe to move in with her and bought a small house in Hollywood, and shared it with lodgers, actors George and Maude Atkinson and their daughter.
Months later, in January 1934, Gladys had a mental breakdown and was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. After several months in a rest home, she was committed to the Metropolitan State Hospital. She spent the rest of her life in and out of hospitals and was rarely in contact with Monroe.
Monroe became a ward of the state, and her mother’s friend, Grace McKee Goddard, took responsibility over her and her mother’s affairs. In the following four years, she lived with several foster families and often switched schools.
While living with the Atkinsons; she was sexually abused, noted as always a shy girl, she now also developed a stutter and became withdrawn. In the summer of 1935, she briefly stayed with Grace and her new husband Erwin “Doc” Goddard until Grace had to place her in the Los Angeles Orphans Home in Hollywood in September 1935.
While the orphanage was “a model institution” and was described in positive terms by her peers, Monroe found being placed there traumatizing, as to her “it seemed that no one wanted me”. Encouraged by the orphanage staff who thought that Monroe would be happier living in a family, Grace became her legal guardian in 1936, although she was not able to take her out of the orphanage until the summer of 1937.
Monroe had a second stay with the Goddards, but it lasted only a few months because Doc molested her. After staying with several of her relatives and Grace’s friends and relatives in Los Angeles and Compton, Monroe found a more permanent home in September 1938, when she began living with Grace’s aunt, Ana Atchinson Lower, she was enrolled in Emerson Junior High School and was taken to weekly Christian Science services. With Lower, Monroe was otherwise a mediocre student, but she excelled in writing and contributed to the school newspaper.
Monroe returned to live with the Goddards in Van Nuys in either the late 1940 or early 1941, due to the elderly Lower’s health issues. After graduating from Emerson, she began attending Van Nuys High School. Doc Goddard was relocated to West Virginia In early 1942 by the company that employed him. California child protection laws prevented the Goddards from taking Monroe out of state, and she faced the possibility of having to return to the orphanage.
She had been reared by 12 successive sets of foster parents and, for a time, in an orphanage. So to keep from returning to the orphanage, as a solution, she married their neighbors son, 21-year-old factory worker James “Jim” Dougherty on June 19, 1942, just after her 16th birthday. Monroe subsequently dropped out of high school and became a housewife, she later stated that the “marriage didn’t make me sad, but it didn’t make me happy, either. My husband and I hardly spoke to each other. This wasn’t because we were angry. We had nothing to say. I was dying of boredom.”
In 1943, Dougherty enlisted in the Merchant Marine and was stationed on Santa Catalina Island, where Monroe moved with him. In April 1944, Jim Dougherty was shipped out to the Pacific; he would remain there for most of the next two years. Monroe moved in with his parents and began a job at the Radioplane Munitions Factory in Van Nuys.
In late 1944, she met photographer David Conover, who had been sent by the U.S. Army Air Forces’ First Motion Picture Unit to the factory to shoot morale-boosting pictures of female workers. Although none of her pictures were used, she quit working at the factory in January 1945 and began modeling for Conover and his friends. Defying her deployed husband, she moved on her own and signed a contract with the Blue Book Model Agency in August 1945.
Marilyn Monroe’s Entrance into Modeling and Acting
As a model, Monroe occasionally used the name Jean Norman. She straightened her curly brunette hair and dyed it blonde to make her more employable. Her figure was deemed more suitable for pin-up than fashion modeling, and she was featured mostly in advertisements and men’s magazines.
The agency’s owner, Emmeline Snively, said that Monroe was one of its most ambitious and hard-working models. By early 1946 she had appeared on 33 magazine covers for publications such as Pageant, U.S. Camera, Laff, and Peek. Monroe received a contract with an acting agency in June 1946.
After an unsuccessful interview at Paramount Pictures, she was given a screen-test by Ben Lyon, a 20th Century-Fox executive. Head executive Darryl F. Zanuck was unenthusiastic about it, but he was persuaded to give her a standard six-month contract to avoid her being signed by rival studio RKO Pictures.
Monroe’s contract began in August 1946, and she and Lyon selected the stage name “Marilyn Monroe”. The first name was picked by Lyon, who was reminded of Broadway star Marilyn Miller; the last was picked by Monroe after her mother’s maiden name.
In September 1946, she divorced Dougherty, who was against her working. Marilyn married two more times, Joe DiMaggio in 1956 and Arthur Miller in 1959.
Marilyn Monroe’s Made 28 Movies
- Dangerous Years (1947)
- Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948)
- Ladies of the Chorus (1948)
- Love Happy (1949)
- A Ticket to Tomahawk (1950)
- The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
- All About Eve (1950)
- The Fireball (1950)
- Right Cross (1951)
- Home Town Story (1951)
- As Young as You Feel (1951)
- Love Nest (1951)
- Let’s Make It Legal (1951)
- Clash by Night (1952)
- We’re Not Married! (1952)
- Don’t Bother to Knock (1952)
- Monkey Business (1952)
- O. Henry’s Full House (1952)
- Niagara (1953)
- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
- How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
- River of No Return (1954)
- There’s No Business Like Show Business (1954)
- The Seven Year Itch (1955)
- Bus Stop (1956)
- The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
- Some Like It Hot and The Misfits
In their first runs, Monroe’s 23 movies grossed a total of more than $200 million, and her fame surpassed that of any other entertainer of her time. Her early image as a dumb and seductive blonde gave way in later years to the tragic figure of a sensitive and insecure woman unable to escape the pressures of Hollywood. Her vulnerability and sensuousness combined with her needless death eventually raised her to the status of an American cultural icon.
It is noted to say that her 23 movies that grossed more than 200 million was far more money than now, 2019, where money is now worth say 10 times that or more.
Marilyn Asked Joe DiMaggio for Help Just Before Her Death
Joe DiMaggio got a warning supposedly from Marilyn that she was in big trouble, and he phoned Frank Sinatra. Sinatra told DiMaggio don’t get involved. Sinatra’s comment brings up some questions on what he knew. Why did Joe DiMaggio phone Frank Sinatra if he knew Marilyn was in trouble.
At 4:25 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department was notified, but noted both the forensic work and the police investigations were hopelessly flawed. Why?
As We Say Goodbye to Marilyn, We Remember Her Last Hours
Witnesses claim to have heard a disturbing tape, from the bugged Monroe home the night of her death, on which the voices of Lawford, an angry Bobby Kennedy and a screaming Monroe are audible. More questions, who bugged the home?
The former live-in housekeeper, Eunice Murray said she heard Bobby Kennedy’s voice in Marilyn’s bedroom. How did Lawford and Robert Kennedy get into Marilyn’s bedroom? Eunice Murray didn’t say they came in the front door. The only alternative they came in through the window. Did Marilyn let them in?
She was found in bed with a phone and naked, how did that come about? This is more of the mystery surrounding her death. Was she forced to take the overdose of barbiturate’s as a cover up, but killed with the ingestion of oxygen into her body through a needle as Johnny Russo claims, which was revealed in the interview with Doctor Michael Savage.
The murder no doubt was planned in advanced, then carried out if needed. The going to the press voiced by Marilyn ended her short time on earth. This tragic figure of a naive, sensitive and insecure woman, caught up and unable to escape the pressures of her famous photos and admiring movies. With health problems at only 36, the wonder is where would she be at an older age.
Her vulnerability and sensuousness combined needless death raised her to the status of an American legend icon. Through her famous photographic figure, face (photographed with mouth wide opened square lips revealing white gleaming teeth) with her commanding presence, Marilyn will always remain in our hearts and memory.