06 mars 2016

Les révélations morbides du croque-mort de Marilyn Monroe

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Les révélations morbides du croque-mort de Marilyn Monroe
publié le 10/06/2015
en ligne sur vanityfair.fr

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Un mythe s'effrondre. Après avoir conduit des stars à la morgue toute sa vie, Allan Abbott, le croque-mort de Hollywood, a publié ses mémoires dans un livre intitulé Pardon My Hearse. Et stupeur entre deux anecdotes à propos de John F. Kennedy ou Nathalie Wood, il dresse un portrait morbide du sex-symbol américain : fausses dents, lèvres gercées, jambes mal épilées, faux seins, peau abîmée, pédicure douteuse...

« Elle ne ressemblait pas à Marilyn Monroe mais à une femme banale, qui prend de l’âge et qui ne prend pas beaucoup soin d’elle », raconte Allan Abbot, qui s'est dit choqué par l’état dans lequel il a retrouvé la jeune femme, décédée à 36 ans d'une overdose de barbituriques.

Le croque-mort explique que, compte tenu de la position de Marilyn Monroe à sa mort, son visage n’était plus reconnaissable : « Marilyn est morte face contre terre. Elle avait des taches violettes sur ses joues et son cou était particulièrement enflé. » Ses cheveux, eux, étaient courts et crépus. « Ses jambes n’étaient pas épilées, ses lèvres en mauvais état. Elle avait besoin d’une manucure et d’une pédicure », continue-t-il.

L’état de sa poitrine a laissé les employés des pompes funèbres perplexes : « Elle ne ressemblait pas à Marilyn Monroe », révèle la femme du thanatopracteur, qui a rembouré le soutien-gorge de coton pour lui donner plus de formes.

Des révélations surprenantes pour cette incarnation du glamour, qui aurait néanmoins confié plusieurs fois à son psychiatre s'examiner régulièrement devant son miroir pour constater les effets de l'âge sur son corps.

> A lire sur le Daily Mail


logo_molEXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Monroe had purple blotches on her face, falsie breasts and 'didn't take care of herself' reveals mortician who prepared her and other stars for burial
Article published in 9 June 2015
by Caroline Howe - online on dailymail

  • Allan Abbott and Ron Hast first job delivering flowers from the mortuary to the cemetery led to top funeral company - and limo service
  • They picked up Marilyn Monroe's remains and Abbott describes the  shocking state of her body in new book
  • 'She looked like a very average, aging woman who had not been taking very good care of herself,' he writes
  • They drove Natalie Wood's mother and her sister, Lana Wood to Natalie's funeral in 1981
  • Their limos drove John F. Kennedy and his entourage all over Los Angeles during the 1960 Democratic Convention
  • They picked up Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1963 at the San Bernardino train station for an incognito arrival into Los Angeles 

From Marilyn Monroe's hairy legs, to Natalie Wood's bruises, two morticians to the stars share their last unique and final glimpse of some of the cream of Hollywood.
Abbott & Hast became the funeral service of choice for Los Angeles' rich and famous during the 1960s.
When celebrities died, the firm would be relied on to pick up the bodies and chauffer them away.

So it was perhaps unsurprising when, on August 5, 1962, the company received a call to pick up the body of Marilyn Monroe after she was found dead in her home from a suspected overdose.
Abott revealed they had been shocked by the state of the starlet who bared almost no resemble so her stunning onscreen persona.

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Fallen star: Allan Abbott and Ron Hast were shocked when they saw the condition of Marilyn Monroe's body. Abbott and his brother write about it in gruesome detail in new book Pardon My Hearse

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Marilyn's bedroom: The room where film actress Marilyn Monroe's body was found on August 9, 1962

He added that her face had been marred by purple blotches, her roots were showing and she was in need of a manicure and pedicure.

The company also transported screen stars Clark Gable and Ernie Kovacs to their respective funerals, with Frank Sinatra and Jack Lemmon serving as pallbearers at the latter.
But it wasn't just the dead famous they transported.
Their limo service chauffeured married actors Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and even presidential nominee John F. Kennedy.

High school friends Allan Abbott and Ron Hast had bought their first old hearse to use on camping trips while prospecting rocks and fossils in the 1950s.
It also brought their first summer job during college, delivering flowers from the mortuary to the cemetery.
From standard hearses, to flower trucks, to rental limos, to an 'air hearse', a boat for scattering ashes at sea, funeral prop rentals - the company that Abbott and Hast created evolved into the leading hearse, mortuary and funeral service company in Hollywood.
Allan Abbot candidly writes about transporting famous corpses as well as driving celebrities and renting his cars and props to movie studies in Pardon My Hearse, a Craven Street Books publication to be published on June 15.

A 1941 morbid-looking black Packard hearse the pair purchased for a mere $40 started it all. They fitted what they called the 'black elephant' with a mattress and used it for long camping trips.
It felt creepy knowing that it had a history of transporting corpses and 'it took awhile to get used to seeing people make the sign of the cross or remove their hats as we drove by', Abbott writes.
Even Ron's parents made him park it a block away from their house.
When they were offered $400 for it, they sold it, bought two more hearses so that each of them owned their own hearse as their personal vehicle.
Their lucrative move to a venture in undertaking was serendipitous and began when they accepted a summer job to deliver flowers from a mortuary to a cemetery.
That segued into a request to pick up bodies for $95 - a big sum of cash for the two, new to the shroud business. They practiced on Abbott's mother – picking her up off the floor and placing her on an old ambulance cot.

'Now the time had come for us to decide if we were really prepared to be in such a predictably disquieting line of work, and we needed to know if we were mentally resolved to deal with what was sure to come', Abbott writes.
They rented an old building on the west side of Los Angeles in an area dubbed 'Death Row', zoned for mortuary operations and set up shop. In the basement they found old mortuary paraphernalia that included artificial arms, legs, dentures, wicker caskets, early embalming equipment.
And they were in business with calls from San Quentin State Prison to remove bodies after executions. They were called to remove a body at a candy factory after the worker had fallen into a vat of chocolate and drowned.

Movie studios starting calling requesting funeral cars to use in films.
The pair added a large flower truck in their fleet of vehicles using it for funerals of Jack Warner, head of Warner Brothers, actor Jimmy Durante, singer Mario Lanza, to name a few.
They were called on in the early 1960s to pick up Swedish film actress, Inger Stevens who was in a popular television show at the time, The Farmer's daughter, and drive her to Los Angeles International Airport.
When Abbott knocked on the door of her Hollywood apartment, he was informed by a man on the other side of the door that she had left for the airport in her own car.

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Rigor: Marilyn Monroe's body was first taken to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's office. Early stages of rigor mortis had begun indicating she had been dead longer than the presumed three hours.. Monroe was found dead of a suspected  barbiturate overdose

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Shock: The body of actress Marilyn Monroe arrives at the mortuary. 'When we removed the sheet covering her, it was almost impossible to believe this was the body of Marilyn Monroe,' writes Abbott. 'She looked like a very average, aging woman who had not been taking very good care of herself'

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All-purpose: Allan Abbott and Ron Hast first job delivering flowers from the mortuary to the cemetery led to top funeral company - and limo service

Abbott and his girlfriend took it upon themselves to investigate the unidentified voice. It turned out to be Isaac Jones, President of Nat King Cole's Kell-Cole Productions and the first black person to produce an A-list picture when he was a producer of 'A Man Called Adam', starring Sammy Davis Jr.
Jones and Stevens had secretly married in Mexico in 1961 and kept it a secret believing an interracial relationship would ruin her career. Nine years later, after dating Burt Reynolds for a year in a reportedly volatile relationship, she was discovered unconscious on her kitchen floor and died of acute barbiturate intoxication en route to the hospital.
Friends never believed that she took her own life. She was still married to Jones at the time of her death.
Abbott & Hast were called for cars and drivers for Inger's funeral.

The following year, a call came into the West Los Angeles Police Station in the early hours of August 5, 1962. Dr. Hyman Engelberg identified himself to Sergeant Jack Clemmons on the desk and stated that Marilyn Monroe was dead in her house at 1230 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood.
Engelberg said Dr. Ralph Greenson had informed him that her death was from an overdose of Nembutal and stated it was suicide. Clemmons jumped into a squad car and headed out to her house.
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office called Westwood Village Memorial Cemetery and instructed them to remove her body. Manager Guy Hockett took the assignment and discovered her body was in the early stages of rigor mortis, a condition that typically begins six to eight hours after death but he had been informed that death had occurred three hours prior to his arrival.
Hockett delivered her body to the mortuary.

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Ron Hast and Allan Abbott stand next to Monroe's casket prior to the service at the cemetery crypt. Their hearse drove Marilyn Monroe's casket in her funeral procession on August 8, 1962 to Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles

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Incognito: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor arrive in San Bernadino in 1963 by train in an effort to avoid large unruly crowds in LA. But Liz was put off that there weren't more fans waiting to see her

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The mortuary men picked up bodies for $95 - a big sum of cash for the two new to the shroud business. They practiced on Abbott's mother – picking her up off the floor and placing her on an old ambulance cot

Abbott's company was called and they sent Leonard 'Chris' Kreminski to assist in removing the body. It was later transported downtown for the postmortem.
'Because of the tremendous implications of this case, it took much longer for Coroner Theodore Curphey to finally make some statements. His best and most dedicated pathologist, Thomas Noguchi, known to some as 'The Knife,' spent about three times as much time as it usually took him to do a full postmortem.
'The deputies at the coroner's office informed me that Dr. Noguchi had been extremely thorough with his examination of her body. He spent a great deal of time looking for hypodermic needle marks, which he did discover in her arm pit, but this area is often used by doctors when treating female movie stars.
'He continued to search in unusual places like inside her nose, between her toes and fingers, under her tongue, and in her genitals, but was unable to discover any additional injection points', Abbott writes.

Abbott was present and entered the embalming room with the embalmer, identified only as 'Frenchie'.
'When we removed the sheet covering her, it was almost impossible to believe this was the body of Marilyn Monroe. She looked like a very average, aging woman who had not been taking very good care of herself. Obviously, the circumstances surrounding her death had greatly exacerbated her poor appearance and she was unrecognizable.

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Abbott drove the hearse for the 1962 funeral of actor Ernie Kovacs with Frank Sinatra and Jack Lemmon serving as pallbearers. Kovacs had been killed in a Chevrolet Corvair, one of the early rear-engine American cars that were discontinued because the car was known to go out of control after hard braking

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Their limos drove John F. Kennedy and his entourage all over Los Angeles during the 1960 Democratic Convention. Abbott says they had a hard time collecting payment from the candidate

'When someone dies, gravity causes the blood to settle to the lowest point of the body. This condition is called lividity, and considering that many people die lying on their backs, the discoloration that occurs is seldom visible.
'In Marilyn's case, she died face down, so there were purple blotches on her face, and her neck was very swollen. They had bathed her at the coroner's office, and her hair was frizzy and fairly short.
'You could tell she had not bleached it for some time, because the roots were darker and had grown out about half an inch.
'Her natural hair color was a light brown, not blonde. Her legs hadn't been shaved for at least a week, and her lips were badly chapped. She was also in need of a manicure and pedicure.'

'We began discussing the terrible swelling in her neck, and Frenchie decided that a surgical procedure was needed. This was out of my area of expertise, so I deferred to his decision. Frenchie knew how to correct the problem, but it wasn't going to be pretty.
'He instructed me to hold her on her side so he could make an incision in the back of her neck in the shape of a marquis diamond and remove about two square inches of skin. He then pulled the sides together and stitched it up. It wasn't pleasant to watch, but it was quite effective in reducing the swelling.
'Marilyn's executrix had just brought in her clothing, so Mrs. Hockett, wife of the cemetery's manager, rang me to come up to the office and pick up the package. She also informed me that the lady said Marilyn didn't wear panties, and she couldn't find any among her clothing.

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In 1981, Natalie Wood mysteriously drowned in the waters off of Catalina Island, California where she and her husband Robert Wagner and guest and actor Christopher Walken had been partying . Natalie's body was bruised from hitting the rocks and the coroner's pathologist chose to surgically remove some of that tissue to examine closely. Natalie was dressed in a full-length fur coat so that the bruising was not visible when the casket was open

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Robert Wagner comforts his daughter Courtney Brooke Wagner at Natalie's funeral.  The casket was carried from the hearse to the device used to lower it into the grave. Moving over to stand next to Abbot who was at the head of the casket was Christopher Walken – separated from the other attendees

'I also noticed that among the items was a small pair of false breasts. I had seen falsies before, but these were much smaller than any I'd seen'.

'That doesn't look like Marilyn Monroe,' Mrs. Hamrock stated. 'What happened to her boobs ?' In his own defense, Frenchie told her that the cutting of the ribs during the autopsy had caused this condition. He further stated that he had even used the falsies that were brought in with her clothing, but they had been much too small to enhance her physique'.
Mrs. Hamrock reached down and pulled at the neck of the dress, which was a very springy material. She reached in with her other hand to remove the falsies and threw them into the trash can. She then pulled some clumps of cotton off a roll and formed much larger breasts by stuffing her bra. At this point she stepped back and proudly exclaimed, 'Now that looks like Marilyn Monroe !'
Abbott later retrieved the falsies from the trash and took them home.

Sydney Guilaroff, Monroe's makeup man, and Allan 'Whitey' Snyder, arrived at the mortuary. Sydney brought the wig that was made for her for the film, Something's Got to Give, and Whitey applied her makeup.
Whitey told Abbott that Marilyn's breasts at age thirty-six were beginning to sag. She wore a bra but placed the little falsies between her bra and the sweater to make it look like she was unsupported and braless.

Joe DiMaggio kept a vigil at the mortuary. He stood by the casket for a while and then he walked in the cemetery outside and cried. They had married in January 1954 and Marilyn had filed for divorce 274 days later. They remained close and Joe never stopped loving her. Monroe was buried in Westwood Cemetery.

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Eventually the mortuary partners bought a plane and a boat so they could offer burial at sea or to have ashes scattered from the air or over the water

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That same year, 1962, Abbott was called to drive the hearse for actor Ernie Kovacs funeral. He directed pallbearers Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon and four others during the funeral ceremony with actress Kim Novak in attendance.

Kovacs had been killed in a Chevrolet Corvair, one of the early rear-engine American cars that were discontinued because the car was known to go out of control after hard braking. Ralph Nadar's book Unsafe at Any Speed sped up the demise of the Corvair.

In 1981, Natalie Wood mysteriously drowned in the waters off of Catalina Island, California where she and her husband Robert Wagner and guest and actor Christopher Walken had been partying. The call came in to Abbott to drive the family car and pick up Natalie's mother as well as her sister, Lana Wood.

The casket was carried from the hearse to the device used to lower it into the grave. Moving over to stand next to Abbot who was at the head of the casket was Christopher Walken – separated from the other attendees.

Natalie's body was bruised from hitting the rocks and the coroner's pathologist chose to surgically remove some of that tissue to examine closely. Natalie was dressed in a full-length fur coat so that the bruising was not visible when the casket was open.

'People have often asked me if my line of work was depressing. Sometimes that was the case but all things considered, it was certainly never dull'. Abbott admits to developing a gallows sense of humor. If asked how's business, he answered, 'Dead'. A slogan for the company was 'We'll be the last ones to let you down'.

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A MORTICIAN TO THE STARS
- They picked up Marilyn Monroe's remains and helped prepare it for burial, witnessing the shocking state her body was in at the time of death.
- Two years earlier, Abbott drove a family car for screen star Clark Gable's funeral at Forest Lawn in Glendale, California in 1960.
- Abbott drove the hearse for the 1962 funeral of actor Ernie Kovacs with Frank Sinatra and Jack Lemmon serving as pallbearers and attended by Kim Novak.
- They drove Natalie Wood's mother and her sister, Lana Wood to Natalie's funeral in 1981.
- Their limos drove presidential nominee John F. Kennedy and his entourage all over Los Angeles during the 1960 Democratic Convention – and had a hard time collecting from the candidate.
- They picked up Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1963 at the San Bernardino train station for an incognito arrival into Los Angeles sixty miles away, to have Elizabeth complain of no stargazers and Richard needing a drink
- They drove Carly Simon and a girlfriend to the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in the Sixties listening to her complain that her new boyfriend resented her latest song. Carly then pulled two joints out of her handbag and the girls lit up. Allan didn't want to be high while driving but neither did he want to close the divider and not hear their gossip.

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Pardon My Hearse by Allan Abbott and Gregory Abbott published by Craven Street Books is available on Amazon June 15, 2015

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13 mai 2014

Juin 1956 - Graduation Sitting - Marilyn par Milton

Le prince et la danseuse

 *** Tests Coiffures et Maquillage ***

1956-film-pr-test-26541668Marilyn Monroe photographiée par Milton H Greene en juin 1956 - Los Angeles - chez le coiffeur Sydney Guilaroff pour les essais coiffures du film "Le Prince et la danseuse". (> même jour que The Statue Sitting ).
A Hollywood, en préparation des costumes et maquillage de la production, Marilyn dit à Milton qu'elle n'a jamais eu de diplôme ("graduation" en anglais) et il fait alors cette séance pour elle.

Marilyn
Monroe photographed by Milton H Greene in
June 1956 - Los Angeles - at Sydney Guilaroff's home for test hairstyles of the movie "The Prince and the Showgirl". (> Same day as 'The Statue Sitting').
In Hollywood preparing costume and make-up for production, Marilyn tells Milton she has never had a proper graduation and produces this sitting for her.

Session "GD": "Graduation"
> avec diadème 
/ with diadem
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marilyn-monroe-GD-48  marilyn-monroe-GD-06 
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> sans diadème  / without diadem
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16 mars 2011

28/03/1955 Dog - Marilyn par Milton

Marilyn Monroe photographiée par Milton H Greene le 28 mars 1955, avec les chiens pékinois du coiffeur Sidney Guilaroff, dans la maison de Joseph Schenck, co-patron de la Fox à  New York. Marilyn porte une tenue du créateur Bill Blass; séance pour le magazine "Saturday Evening Post".

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton H Greene on March, 28, 1955, with the Pekinese dogs of hairdresser Sidney Guilaroff, in the house of Joseph Schenck, co-owner of the Fox, in New York. Marilyn wears clothes of the designer Bill Blass; sitting for the "Saturday Evening Post" magazine.

> Photos de la session "DG": "Dog"
aussi appelée "Pekinese Dogs"

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marilyn_monroe_DG_03 marilyn_monroe_DG_08 marilyn_monroe_DG_18

>> Photos de la session "Dog"
 
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1955-greene    1955-dog_greene 
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  ph-gr-dogs  1955_ph_gr_dog_tumblr_lfoy13lqGL1qev61z_1_  
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> photo poster
en vente sur le site Archive Store de Milton H Greene
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> Photographies de Hal Berg, l'assistant de Greene
Hal Berg's photographs, the Greene's assistant
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> cover magazines
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> source web
>> les images vignettes sur le site ArchivesMHG
>> source photos restaurées sur Dog


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06 novembre 2010

Juin 1956 The Statue Sitting - Marilyn par Milton

Le prince et la danseuse


Tests Coiffures et Maquillag


Marilyn Monroe photographiée par Milton H Greene en juin 1956 - Los Angeles - chez le coiffeur Sydney Guilaroff  pour les essais coiffures du film "Le Prince et la danseuse".
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton H Greene in June 1956 - Los Angeles - at Sydney Guilaroff's home for test hairstyles of the movie "The Prince and the Showgirl".


Photos de la session "ST": "Statue" 
 
les images vignettes sur le site ArchivesMHG
 source photos restaurées sur Statue

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 Photos de la session "Statue"
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1956_06_26_LA_ST_statue_02 ph_gr_13821184_1_x 1956_06_26_LA_ST_statue_03


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02 février 2008

8/08/1962 L'enterrement de Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe est inhumée le 8 août 1962 au Westwood Memorial Cemetary de Los Angeles. C'est son ex-mari et ami fidèle Joe DiMaggio, épaulé par Berniece Miracle la demie-soeur de Marilyn, qui se chargèrent d'organiser les funérailles - une petite cérémonie privée à 13h00 où aucune star d'Hollywood - Frank Sinatra, les Lawford, et même Dean Martin, qui épaula Marilyn lors de ses démêlés avec la Fox - ne furent conviés, malgré leurs protestations. Joe DiMaggio a écarté le tout Hollywood, qu'il rendait responsable de la disparition de Marilyn. On raconte que Frank Sinatra serait venu restant derrière les portes du cimetière; quand à Peter Lawford, il déclare: "Je suis choquée. Pat est venue par avion lundi soir en provenance de Hyannis Port, où elle était en vacances avec les enfants, pour assister aux funérailles de Marilyn. Mais nous n'avions pas été invités. Je ne sais pas qui en est responsable mais tout ça a été mal géré." Et Arthur Jacobs, responsable de la publicité de Marilyn, de déclarer que si Marilyn aurait elle-même établi la liste des invités, la moitié des personnes présentes n'aurait pas été sur sa liste et beaucoup de ses amis y auraient été inclus.
Allan Abbott et Ron Hast, qui étaient dans les porteurs du cercueil, ont aidé Joe DiMaggio pour l'organisation des funérailles: le corbillard, les fleurs, et d'autres services.
Parmi les 25 invités, se trouvent l'entourage professionnel de Marilyn, certains pourtant fraîchement remerciés: Pat Newcomb, Eunice Murray, Ralph Greenson en famille, et des amis de toujours comme Anne Karger et les Strasberg.
Whitney Snyder, son maquilleur de toujours, l'a maquillée pour la dernière fois (après avoir bu du whisky), et on lui a passé la robe verte de chez Pucci qu'elle aimait tant porter. A cause des dommages créés par l'autopsie, la coiffeuse de Marilyn, Agnes Flanagan, lui fixa une perruque, reproduisant la coiffure de la star lors de son dernier film Something's Got to Give. L'éloge funèbre fut prononcée par Lee Strasberg. Bouleversé, Joe DiMaggio se pencha pour un dernier hommage sur le cerceuil de bronze et murmura à trois reprises: "Je t'aime." La cérémonie prit fin avec l'un des airs préférés de Marilyn: "Over the Rainbow" interprété par Judy Garland.

Marilyn Monroe is buried in August 8, 1962 in Westwood Memorial Cemetery in Los Angeles. This is her ex-husband Joe DiMaggio, supported by Berniece Miracle -the half-sister of Marilyn-, who took charge of the funeral arrangements - a small private ceremony at 1 am where no Hollywood celebrities - Frank Sinatra, the Lawford, and even Dean Martin, who helped Marilyn with her involvements with the Fox - were not invited, despite their protests. Joe DiMaggio dismissed the Hollywood middle, that he made responsible for the disappearance of Marilyn. It is said that Frank Sinatra would have come and stayed back the door of the Westwood Memorial Park; and Peter Lawford said: "I am shocked. Pat flew in monday night from Hyannis Port where she had been vacationning with the kids, to just attend the Marilyn's funeral. But we were not invited. I don't know who's responsible but the whole thing was badly handled." And Arthur Jacobs declaring that if Marilyn had herself established the guest list, half of those who were present would not have been on her list and many of her friends have been included on it.
Allan Abbott et Ron Hast, who were the pallbearers, helped Joe DiMaggio to organize the funerals: hearses, flowers, and other services.

Among the 25 guests, are the professional circle of Marilyn, some freshly yet thanked: Pat Newcomb, Eunice Murray, Ralph Greenson family, and friends always like Karger and Anne Strasberg. Whitney Snyder, her makeup artist from always has makeup her for the last time (after drinking whiskey), and Marilyn wore the green Pucci dress she loved. Because of the damage created by the autopsy, the hairdresser Marilyn, Agnes Flanagan, fixed her a wig, replicating the hairstyle of the star during her last movie "Something's Got to Give". The eulogy was given by Lee Strasberg. Affected, Joe DiMaggio leaned for a final tribute to the bronze casket and whispered three times: "I love you." The ceremony ended with a favorite tunes Marilyn: "Over the Rainbow" sung by Judy Garland.

> Avant l'enterrement, Inez Melson se rend au cimetière
1962_funeral_Inez_Melson_1  1962-08-westwood-guard_inez_nelson  1962-08-08-inez_nelson

> Avant l'enterrement, préparation du service de sécurité
 
1962_08_08_enterrement_crypt_U1342800 

1962_08_08_police_sergeant_edward_hall_U1342798_11  1962-funeral-4d62fbb2aa8e58f 

> La foule assiste de loin aux funérailles
1962_08_08_people_spectators_U1342801 1962_funeral_crowd_2 1962-08-funeral-1 
  1962_08_08_people_spectators_U1342808_19 1962_MMonroe 1962_funeral_crowd_4
1962_funeral_crowd_5  1962_funeral_crowd_6  1962_funeral_crowd_7 

> Arrivée du corbillard
1962_08_08_enterrement_cortege_030_1 
1962_funeral_flowers_1  1962_obeseques_251 1962_funeral_of_marilyn_monroe_at_8453_diaporama__1_ 
1962-08-08-funeral-222  1962-08-08-funeral-221 
1962_funeral_arrives_at_Westwood 1962_08_08_enterrement_cortege_010_1 1962_08_08_enterrement_cortege_020_1 

1962_08_08_cerceuil_U1342808 1962-08-09-funeral-2 1962-08-08-funeral-223 
   1962_08_08_enterrement_crypt_010_1  enterrement1962  enterrement-7 
enterrement-6  enterrement-8  enterrement-joe_flowers

> Placement du cercueil
les "porteurs" du cercueil sont:
Allan 'Whitey' Snyder, Allen Abbott, Sidney Guilaroff, Ronald Hast, Leonard Krisminsky et Clarence Pierce
1962_08_08_enterrement_ceremonie_040_1  1962_08_08_cerceuil_U1342815  1962-08-enterrement-1
1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_1 1962_08_08_funeral_photo_cerceuil_1 1962_08_08_enterrement_cerceuil_010_1
mag_pm_1962_08_p04 mag_pm_1962_08_p05  enterrement-2 
enterrement-4  
1962-08-08-funeral-225  enterrement-3  enterrement-5 

> Joe Di Maggio, son fils Joe Jr, Inez Melson
1962_08_08_enterrement_joe_et_joe_jr_010_1  1962-08-08-funeral-226
1962_08_08_joe_and_joe_jr_BE025282  1962-08-08-joe  1962_lawrenceschillerdimaggio 

> La cérémonie
1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_RalphRoberts_1   1962_funeral_KNEBELKAMP_Enid_and_Sam4 1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_RalphRoberts_2
1962_08_08_enterrement_ceremonie_020_1 1962_08_08_enterrement_ceremonie_010_1 1962_08_08_enterrement_ceremonie_BE049777 
1962-funeral-7d8a976b36f5b8b  1962-08-08-funeral-1 

> Berniece Miracle (demie-soeur de Marilyn)
1962-08-08-berniece   1962_funeral_berniece

> Joe Di Maggio
1962_08_08_enterrement_ceremonie_030_1 1962_08_08_enterrement_joe_010_1 1962_funeral_joe_2 mag_pm_1962_08_p11
1962_08_08_joe_and_joe_jr_U1342809 1962_08_08_enterrement_joe_et_joe_jr_020_1
1962_funeral_nelson_inez_3  1962_funeral_joe_1   

> Georges Barris (photographe)
enterrement-georges_barris 

> Enid & Sam Kindelkamp (famille d'acceuil d'enfance)
 1962_funeral_foster_parents_1  1962_08_08_sam_and_enid_kindlecamp_foster_parents_marilyn_U1342814 

> Inez Melson et Joe
1962-08-09-funeral-mr_mrs_kindelcamp-foster_parents  1962_funeral_nelson_inez_2

> May Reis
 
1962_funeral_may_reis_1

> La famille Greenson 
1962_08_08_enterrement_greenson_family_1  

> Lee et Paula Strasberg
mag_pm_1962_08_p04a  
1962_08_08_enterrement_strasberg_010_1 1962_funeral_strasbergs_Lee_Paula_1 

> Les Strasbergs et Agnes Flanagan
enterrement-strasbergs-agnes_flanagan 

 > Départ de Joe
  mag_pm_1962_08_p12  enterrement-joe-2


> photographies de Lawrence Schiller
1962_08_08_funeral_by_schiller_2  1962-funeral-by_schiller
1962_08_08_funeral_by_schiller_1 


> photographies de Gene Anthony 
1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-01  1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-02  1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-03 
1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-04  1962-funeral-by_gene_anthony-1 
1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-05   1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-06 
1962-08-08-funeral-by_gene_anthony-07 


> photographies de Leigh Wiener 
1962-08-08-funeral-by_leigh_wiener-4  1962-08-08-funeral-by_leigh_wiener-1 
1962-08-08-funeral-by_leigh_wiener-2  1962-08-08-funeral-by_leigh_wiener-3 


> la foule photographiée par Manfred Kreiner 
1962-08-funerailles_mm-by_manfred_kreiner_manfred_kreiner-200-1 


 Les invités à la cérémonie (et liens avec Marilyn)
Joe DiMaggio (ex-mari et fidèle ami de Marilyn)
Joe DiMaggio Jr (le fils aîné de Joe)
Berniece Miracle (demie-soeur)
Lee Strasberg
(son prof mentor de l'Actors Studio)   
Paula Strasberg (la femme de Lee et sa coach)
Sidney Guilaroff (coiffeur)
Whitney Snyder (maquilleur)
Anne Karger (amie, mère de Fred Karger ex-amour de Marilyn)
Masry Karger (amie)
George Solataire (ami)
Ralph Roberts (ami)
Patricia Newcomb (attachée de presse)
Eunice Murray (gouvernante et infirmière) 
Ralph Greenson & sa femme (médecin psy)
Rudy Kadensky ( ??)
Inez Melson (manager)
Pat Melson (fille du manager)
Agnes Flanagan (coiffeuse)
Florence Thomas (amie)
Enid & Sam Kindelkamp (famille d'acceuil d'enfance)
Aaron Frosch (avocat New York)
Milton Rudin (avocat Los Angeles)
May Reiss (ancienne attachée de presse)

1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneralProgram_1 1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneralProgram_2

Allocution prononcée par LEE STRASBERG:
Marilyn Monroe était un mythe. Elle fut la vivante incarnation de ce dont est capable une femme pauvre issue d'un milieu déshérité et, pour tous, le symbole de l'éternel féminin. Mais les mots me manquent pour décrire le mythe et la légende; cette Marilyn Monroe, je ne l'ai pas connue.
Pour nous, qui sommes aujourd'hui rassemblés, Marilyn était un être vibrant, hardi et timide à la fois, sensible, craignant toujours d'être rejeté, mais également avide de vivre, sans cesse préoccupée de s'accomplir. Je m'en voudrais de heurter ce que le souvenir que vous conservez d'elle peut avoir d'intime et de personnel --elle même recherchait et appréciait cette intimité-- en m'efforçant de raconter à vous qui la connaissiez celle que vous avez connue. Non seulement comme une ombre sur un écran mais aussi comme une brillante individualité, elle se survit dans nos mémoires. Pour nous, Marilyn était une amie dévouée et fidèle, une collègue qui s'efforçait toujours de mieux faire; nous partagions ses angoisses, ses difficultés et certaines de ses joies. Elle faisait partie de notre famille. Que cet effroyable accident ait mis un terme à son appétit de vivre est à peine croyable.
Les succès et le triomphe qu'elle avait remportés sur l'écran ne l'empêchaient pas de caresser des projets d'avenir; elle envisageait de participer aux milles choses passionnantes dont elle rêvait. Car, pour elle comme pour moi, sa carrière ne faisait que débuter et le rêve du talent qu'enfant elle nourrissait n'avait rien d'illusoire. La première fois qu'elle vint me voir, son étonnante sensibilité, demeurée vibrante et intacte, qui
cherchait à s'extérioriser en dépit des conditions de vie auxquelles elle avait été astreinte, me stupéfia. D'autres femmes étaient aussi belles mais il y avait apparemment chez elle un élément de plus, que le public décelait et percevait dans ses interprétations. Quelque chose dans laquelle il se reconnaissait. Elle possédait le don étonnant --à base de désir silencieux, de rayonnement et d'ambition-- de garder ses distances et, en même temps, de faire en sorte que chacun veuille partager ce sentiment, cette candeur enfantine, mélange de timidité et de ferveur. Ce don était plus évident encore lorsque Marilyn était sur scène. Du fond du cœur je regrette que le public qui l'aimait n'ait pu la voir, comme nous l'avons vue, interpréter des rôles qui laissaient pressentir ce qu'elle serait devenue. Elle aurait été, j'en suis persuadé, une grande actrice. Désormais c'en est fait. J'espère que sa disparition contribuera à faire mieux aimer et comprendre une artiste sensible et une femme qui fut pour tous une source de joie et de plaisir esthétiques.
Je ne lui dirai pas adieu, Marilyn détestait les adieux, mais, comme elle qui savait retourner les choses pour qu'elles concordent avec la réalité, je lui dirai au revoir. Car, nous aussi, nous rejoindrons, un jour, le pays pour lequel elle nous a quittés.
 


> video 1

> video 2
 

> video 3 (narré par John Huston)


> Photos agence de presse
1962-08-08-crypt-1a  1962-08-08-crypt-1b  
1962_funeral_press_4
1962-08-08-funeral-1  1962-08-08-funeral-4
1962_funeral_press_1 1962_funeral_press_2
1962_funeral_press_3 
1962-08-09-funeral-3  1962-08-08-westwood_chapel 
1962_inez_melson_img0043B 1962_img0036B
1962-08-08-Death


1962-monroefar 


 > New York Mirror du 9 août 1962 - (source: marilyncollector)
1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_new_york_mirror_1 1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_new_york_mirror_2
1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_new_york_mirror_3 1962_08_08_MarilynsFuneral_new_york_mirror_4

> Daily News
1962_joe

> New York Mirror
1962_08_09_press 


> Fleurissement de la tombe 
- le 13 août 1962 -
1962-08-13-Death

-le 1er juin 1963-
1963-06-01-memorial 

-en août 1963-
1963-08-01-Death  1963-08-05-crypt 

-en août 1964 (Inez Melson)
1964-08-05-Death  1964-clusc_8_1_00167931a_j 


>> Sur le web:
- infos sur page
cemetaryguide (en anglais)
- infos sur site
marilynmonroe.ca (en anglais)
- des photos sur
thinesclaude (en français)
- photos & infos sur
abbott & hast publications (en anglais)


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