In this, the final part of a three part series entitled Cursum Perficio, I showcase photographs and a short video of Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom, taken in July of 2010 as I toured the property when it was for sale.
Of course, it was extremely sad and moving to be standing in Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom, the actual room in which she was discovered dead. I stood in the same location where Marilyn’s bed had been positioned – the bed in which she’d been found, and thought, “This is where is happened.” There was also part of me that said, “But did it really happen here?” Conspiracy theories abound, and my opinion is that Marilyn’s death was accidental, with no ill intent. However, I firmly believe there was an extensive cover-up, and it’s likely that Marilyn’s body was either moved or repositioned. Regardless, this was the small simple bedroom, now famous from the photos of the great film legend, Marilyn Monroe, face down in her bed, naked, with her phone in her hand, and I couldn’t believe I was standing there.
I was surprised to see that Marilyn’s bedroom had experienced some major changes, primarily in that the door to the bedroom had been relocated to a different wall. The location where Marilyn’s door was formerly is now a built-in book case. The door to the room is now immediately behind the area where Marilyn’s wooden bedside table was located. Also, a skylight was added to the room at some point. In spite of the remodeling, the room was still very recognizable as Marilyn Monroe’s bedroom. Fortunately, the fireplace in the room remains intact.
The image below provides a floor-plan and photo of Marilyn’s bedroom as it was in 1962.
The image below shows Eunice Murray, Marilyn’s housekeeper, showing the window that was broken by Dr. Greenson in order to gain access to the room. The lower image shows the same window from the inside of the room as it looks today.
To see a short video clip taken from the inside of Marilyn’s bedroom offering a 360 degree view, click here.