The late actress Marilyn Monroe reportedly spent her last night alive in Frank Sinatra’s dressing room with a mob boss, whom she was said to have been in love with. Monroe, died August 5, 1962
The late actress Marilyn Monroe reportedly spent her last night alive in Frank Sinatra’s dressing room with a mob boss, whom she was said to have been in love with.
Monroe, who died on August 5, 1962 at the age of 36, had spent the evening with mob boss Sam Giancana after taking Sinatra’s private jet to Cal-Neva Lodge in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
At the lodge, the mobster apparently tried to persuade her not to go public with her affair with President John F Kennedy.
She flew to Los Angeles early the next morning and was found dead that night. A coroner later ruled the death a “probable” suicide.
This is the first time a mention has been made of the trip, and if true, it could rewrite the final moments of Monroe’s life and raise new questions about her death.
Monroe’s hairstylist and makeup artist, George Masters, had made the claims in tapes a month before his death in 1998.
His nephew, Jeff Platts, found the tapes, and they have now been made public.
“The night before she died, the last time I saw her was at Lake Tahoe at the Cal-Neva Lodge,” Masters told the Daily Mail in a frail voice.
“She was there with Sam Giancana, who was the mob boss,” he said.
Monroe and Masters apparently returned to Los Angeles where he dropped her off at her home around 9 a.m. on Sunday, August 5, 1962.
It was documented that Monroe was at Sinatra’s lodge two weekends before her death, but now it appears she’s been called back for a one-on-one chat with Giancana.
After Monroe’s death, a slew of conspiracy theories emerged, but on the tapes, Masters clearly explains the reason for her death.
“It was because of the Kennedys. I really think the FBI did it,” he says in the tapes.
Masters also seems to confirm the theory that Monroe was moved before she died.
“Did you know she was pronounced dead, and then they brought her home, and she was still alive, and they took her back to the hospital, and brought her home, and then the coroners came, and they found her dead in another bed – someone moved her,” he said.
The results were reported in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry.