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Some men are following me…

29 December 2012

It seems from her first appearance in film (in the 1949 Marx Brothers’ last film, “Love Happy”) some men really were following the woman.  If it wasn’t suspicious enough for the FBI that despite the  good looks, glamour and elbow (and allegedly other anatomical appendage) rubbing with the elites, Marilyn Monroe never forgot she came from a hard-scrabble, Dickensian childhood… and was too intelligent to ignore injustice and inequality.  And worse… she hung out in Mexico, and with Mexicans.

The FBI files, which were obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, show the extent the agency was monitoring Monroe for ties to communism in the years before her death in August 1962.

The record reveal some in Monroe’s inner circle were concerned about her association with Frederick Vanderbilt Field, who was disinherited from his wealthy family over his leftist views.

A trip to Mexico earlier that year to shop for furniture brought Monroe in contact with Field, who was living in the country with his wife in self-imposed exile. Informants reported to the FBI that a “mutual infatuation” had developed between Field and Monroe, which caused concern among some in her inner circle, including her therapist, the files state.

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

Bolaños y Comrada Marilyn

Bolaños y Comrada Marilyn

Monroe’s ties to Mexico go beyond the re-issued files. The Miami Herald previously reported the star’s last lover may have been Jose Bolanos [sic... you'd think Fox News LATINO would be able to typeset "José Bolaños"] a Mexican movie actor and director. Describing their relationship in 1992, then 60-ish Bolanos said, “The golden one…I never found another one like her.” He died in Mexico City in 1994.

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  1. 29 December 2012 8:50 am

    Sometimes, I feel that the U. S, has not advanced very far since 1962 with respect to Civil Rights and equality for those of a darker hue, despite the legislation passed protecting the civil rights of all, including minorities. Today, we have much class warfare due to socio-economics, politics and color. Like it has been said before, laws can be made to prevent hatred, but one cannot legislate hate out of ones heart. It is a sad indictment of a country that because she had socialized with people of lesser means, and had a heart for the less fortunate, she became a suspect communist by her own country.

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