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Tag: Marilyn Monroe

FBI Records Show Extent Marilyn Monroe Was Investigated Over Communism Allegations

 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI investigated actress Marilyn Monroe and playwright Arthur Miller in the mid-1950s after an anonymous caller to the New York Daily News claimed both were Communist sympathizers, the New York Daily News reports, citing newly released records.

The records were disclosed for the first time without redactions to the Associated Press and show the extent of the FBI’s monitoring of the actress’ ties to communism.

The FBI was particularly curious about Monroe’s relationship with Frederick Vanderbilt Field, whose family disinherited him over his leftist views, the Daily News reported.

The relationship with Field “caused considerable dismay among Miss Monroe’s entourage and also among the (American Communist Group in Mexico),” the file states.

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FBI Says It Has Lost Some Records on Marilyn Monroe

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI says it has lost records from when agents monitored Marilyn Monroe, the Associated Press reports.

Hoping to learn more about the star on the 50th anniversary of her death this month, the Associated Press was trying to get the most complete record of her files including how the bureau investigated her months before she died.

But AP has not been able to get some of those files because the bureau says it can’t find them.

The FBI, fearing that Monroe might be lured into the Communist Party, took reports on the star’s movements, comments and relationships, including her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller, according to the AP.

The FBI says it no longer has the files it compiled on Monroe; the National Archives — the usual destination for such material — says it doesn’t have them either, according to AP.

The most recent version of the files, which AP reports, are heavily redacted, are contained on the FBI website, the Vault.

 

FBI Says Millionaire Supposedly Had Info on Sex Parties and Mentioned Kennedys, Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe

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By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A 40-year-old multi-millionaire who had once been married to the U.S. Ambassador to Spain, reportedly had “considerable information” about sex parties at a New York Hotel  involving the Kennedys and some famous entertainers, according to a 1965 FBI file released Monday.

The July 1965 FBI file, part of a ream of files released Monday about the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, stated that millionaire Jacqueline Hammond had information about sex parties at the Hotel Carlyle in New York and “a number of persons participated at different times.’

frank-sinatra-frank-sinatras-gr-426390The document said among those mentioned: Robert Kennedy, John Kennedy, Teddy Kennedy, Sammy Davis Jr., Mr and Mrs. Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.

The document said that Ogden was once married to Ogden Hammond, the one time ambassador to Spain.

marilyn monroeIt also mentioned that “she maintains a room at the Hotel Carlyle.”

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