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The co-producers go behind the scenes regarding the famous “Happy Birthday Mr. President” 1962 performance by Marilyn, how it was well planned and rehearsed, and the facts and professionals behind its staging. Gary clears up the rumors surrounding Marilyn’s business relationship with Fox Studio head Darryl Zanuck, the true story of Marilyn’s friendship with Ella Fitzgerald, and how she supported the singer’s career advancement. Also talked about is Marilyn’s strong advocacy for civil rights issues, carrying the message all the way up to the Kennedy Administration. Also covered are facts and details about the famous ‘afterparty’ in New York City after Marilyn’s performance where she met and spoke briefly spoke with President Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

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