A Marilyn Monroe group of telephone bills, including the last one she received, 1962
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A Marilyn Monroe group of telephone bills, including the last one she received, 1962
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A Marilyn Monroe group of telephone bills, including the last one she received, 1962
Four statements from the General Telephone Company sent to the star for her Brentwood, California home line which was 476-1890. (Interestingly, Eunice Murray writes to MM that this is her new phone number in one of the letters from LOT 2010.) The first one is dated "Apr 30, 1962" and notes that MM made calls to Brooklyn, New York City, Palm Springs, Las Vegas, and Fullerton (in Orange County, CA); the second is dated "May 29, 1962" and lists MM's calls to the same places as previous bill as well as to Queens and Newport Beach (also in Orange County, CA); the third is dated "Jun 29, 1962" and lists MM's calls to same places as previous bills as well as to Mexico, England, Woodbury, CT [likely a call to Arthur Miller's house in the next town over of Roxbury], and Newtown, CT.; the fourth is dated "Jul 30, 1962" and lists MM's calls to same places as previous bills as well as to Tel Aviv, San Diego, and Berne [Switzerland]. Just four days before her death, Monroe received this telephone bill, as noted by a date stamp on it reading "Aug 1 1962." (One or two more bills would have been sent later to close out the account, noting the very last calls she made while alive, but this is the last one MM would have seen.) Mysteriously, this bill shows that she made a number of calls to Washington, D.C. during those last weeks of her life, all lasting less than five minutes - fascinating to speculate if she was trying to reach JFK or RFK, as numerous biographers have supposed.
5 x 7in
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