In the season ending finale, the series producers give you a glimpse into the last 24 hours of Marilyn’s life, which over the years, has been one of the most controversial days ever portrayed. This episode highlights some of the day’s events: Marilyn collecting prescriptions at the San Vicente Pharmacy, discussing her career challenges with publicist Patricia Newcomb, and receiving a phone call from the actor, Peter Lawford. The producers breakdown each scene and outline the upcoming Season Two of the podcast.
I now live in my work and in a few relationships with the few people I can really count on. Fame will go by and, so long, I’ve had you, fame. If it goes by, I’ve always known it was fickle. So at least it’s something I experienced, but that’s not where I live.Marilyn Monroe
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Norma Jeane: Discovering Truths
The Co-producers discuss the legend of Marilyn’s white piano as a metaphor for her childhood. Discussed is the identity of her abuser, the woman who failed to protect her, and the impact of sexual abuse and childhood trauma on her life. Gary, Nina, and Randall also cover how Marilyn learns to protect herself in the male-powered entertainment industry and her meeting with studio mogul Harry Cohn at Columbia in 1948 when she attempts to negotiate her contract after completing Ladies of the Chorus.