Marilyn: “My ass is what it should be — the best.”

Marilynpinup_1Marilyn Monroe’s thoughts at the time of her August 1962 death show no indications of suicidal thoughts, says L.A. prosecutor John Miner, who heard a number of confidential tapes the actress made with her psychiatrist in the weeks before she was found dead in the bedroom of her Brentwood, California home. The tapes do reveal an ambitious woman who was uncomfortable with parts of her famous figure, an involvement with JFK’s brother Bobby, and an unsatisfactory fling with Joan Crawford.

On her lesbian tryst with Joan Crawford: “Next time I saw Crawford, she said she wanted another round. I told her straight-out I didn’t much enjoy doing it with a woman. After I turned her down, she became spiteful.”

On her affair with Bobby Kennedy: “There is no room in my life for him. I guess I don’t have the courage to face up to it and hurt him. I want someone else to tell him it’s over. I tried to get the president to do it, but I couldn’t reach him.”

On her figure: “My breasts are beginning to sag, my waist isn’t bad, my ass is what it should be — the best.”


  1. Donald says

    I think I am the only gay man who is not a Monroe queen. I don’t get the gay attraction.

  2. cafegogo says

    Eeeow. Why Joan, of all people?? I’d much rather she had munched on Jane Russell.

  3. Patrick says

    The full transcript is available at It requires a free registration, but it’s well worth the trouble to read the entire document–which is sad, touching, and hilarious all at the same time. There is no proof that the transcript is authentic, but I want to think that it is.

  4. Buster says

    Oh lordy lordy lordy! ENOUGH about Marilyn Monroe. In fact, it was enough around 1983. It’s like “gnawing on the turkey bones a week after Thanksgiving when the cat’s already had ’em,” as my great aunt used to say.

  5. nisha says

    marilyn monroe will we ever know the truth and finally put you to rest in peace.she`ll always be a legend in my eyes.she is the classic beauty of the 20th centry!