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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:36 AM

FBI un-redacts more in Marilyn MONROE file: "positively concisely leftist" but not a Commie!1

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FBI removes many redactions in Marilyn Monroe file

.... The files had previously been heavily redacted, but more details are now public in a version of the file recently obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act. The updated files reveal that some in Monroe's inner circle were concerned about her association with Frederick Vanderbilt Field, who was disinherited from his wealthy family over his leftist views. ....

"She talked mostly about herself and some of the people who had been or still were important to her," Field wrote in "From Right to Left." ''She told us about her strong feelings for civil rights, for black equality, as well as her admiration for what was being done in China, her anger at red-baiting and McCarthyism and her hatred of (FBI director) J. Edgar Hoover." ....

Monroe's file begins in 1955 and mostly focuses on her travels and associations, searching for signs of leftist views and possible ties to communism. One entry, which previously had been almost completely redacted, concerned intelligence that Monroe and other entertainers sought visas to visit Russia that year.

The file continues up until the months before her death, and also includes several news stories and references to Norman Mailer's biography of the actress, which focused on questions about whether Monroe was killed by the government.

For all the focus on Monroe's closeness to suspected communists, the bureau never found any proof she was a member of the party.

"Subject's views are very positively and concisely leftist; however, if she is being actively used by the Communist Party, it is not general knowledge among those working with the movement in Los Angeles," a July 1962 entry in Monroe's file states.

FBI Documents on Marilyn Monroe

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Reply FBI un-redacts more in Marilyn MONROE file: "positively concisely leftist" but not a Commie!1 (Original post)
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ananda Dec 2012 #1
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #2
byeya Dec 2012 #3
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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:37 AM

1. Too bad she felt she had to "play" stupid.

She wasn't.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:40 AM

2. Seriously! With her great power could have come great change.

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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. The Bureau showed what it was made of in the great "Louie, Louie" investigation

 

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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:13 AM

4. Well, being a Leftist is to be reviled and looked down on, still.

By Democrats.

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