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Perhaps the best Marilyn Monroe death newspaper to be had...

Item # 642986

August 6, 1962

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, August 6, 1962 

* Death of Marilyn Monroe (1st report)
* Actress, singer, model and sex symbol

See the photo for the terrific front page report, with the two line banner headline: "MARILYN MONROE FOUND DEAD" and also: "Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed". The front page also features a photo of her. Related subheads include: "Unclad Body of Star Discovered on Bed; Empty Bottle Near" and: "Sad Child, Unhappy Star - Help She Needed to Find Self Eluded Marilyn All Her Life". The report carries over to pages 2, 3 & 4 where are found many photos of her life. Other articles on Marilyn Monroe are on pages 22 and 23.
Given that her fame was gained in Los Angeles and she died in Los Angeles, this could well be the best issue to have on her death, certainly one of the most desired death reports of any famous figure in American history.
This is the complete 34 page first section (of 92 pages), light dirtiness to the ftpg., generally in nice condition with no central fold wear.
A newspaper for the best of collections.

Item from Catalog 263 (released for October, 2017)...

Category: The 20th Century

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