eunice murray

anonymous asked:

I believe she was poisoned

Here is a wonderful answer from Meg at alwaysmarilynmonroe:

Marilyn’s death?

My opinion is very mixed due to the mess of the autopsy however and the fabricated/changed accounts by Dr Ralph Greenson and Eunice Murray. However, after reading Donald Spoto’s wonderful biography about Marilyn I firmly believe her death was caused by an enema, which was probably instated by Eunice Murray or Dr Ralph Greenson. The autopsy states that there was no pill residue within Marilyn’s body so that makes it believe that the dose would only of been possible by lethal injection or an enema, which I believe as Marilyn often used them. However, it also states that there was no bruising on Marilyn’s body so lethal injection is unlikely and as her colonol was so badly bruised it is pretty obvious that the lethal enema killed her. There was also no water running in the house, and as Marilyn was known to gag on pills unless she had water with them, it is unlikely that she took them all at once. Even though Marilyn was known to of taken many suicide attempts, she was always revived so it is questionable. Also the fact the first police man on the scene, Sgt Jack Clemmons strongly believed it was a staged murder scene. Furthermore, the autopsy was done so messily with all organs not being looked at and thrown away so therefore the whole thing is very suspicious and therefore my answer is very mixed. All of witnesses around Marilyn in the last months of her life have said how Marilyn was happy and looking forward to the future, she was becoming more independent and removing negative people out of her life.However, because of the endless conspiracies and that it is unlikely of ever finding out the truth I try to focus on her wonderful life and the person she was and is almost fifty years later. 


As a child, Norma Jeane’s love for all living creatures meant that she wouldn’t eat fish, and she had a hard time eating chicken. She once told a photographer on location for Niagara (1953) that if she saw a chicken leg she would imagine the whole animal, and that would spoil the whole meal for her. 

In the struggling starlet years she didn’t have the money to eat properly. In 1948 she told Fred Karger, “I have grapefruit and coffee for breakfast, and cottage cheese for lunch. Some days I get by with just a little over a dollar a day for food.” As work began to pick up, she would have a kick-start morning drink of orange juice fortified with gelatin. There are stories that all she could afford in the worst of this period was peanut butter and raw hamburger (not necessarily together). When she lived with Natasha Lytess, every day she would breakfast on cold oatmeal porridge with milk, and then eat two eggs, washed down with orange juice and gelatin.

Marilyn was a very big steak fan, enjoying them on special occasions such as birthdays and for her wedding dinner with Joe DiMaggio. He and his family introduced her to the delights of Italian cooking; Mama DiMaggio taught her how to make a spaghetti sauce to satisfy her Italian-American husband’s appetite.

In a 1953 interview Marilyn talked about the demands fame had made on her diet: “I’ve turned anemic since all this happened - I have to drink raw liver juice and stir uncooked eggs into my milk. And I eat steak for breakfast every morning.”

This sort of menu is not too different from some of today’s high protein weight loss diets. But Marilyn’s preferred method of (temporary) weight reduction was in fact colonic irrigation, which she reputedly practiced on a regular basis.

Marilyn tended to ear plenty of proteins (meat and eggs), some greens, and as few carbohydrates as possible. For most of her adult life she ate irregularly; in the periods when she was taking drugs her appetite and eating habits were disturbed. Until her 1961 gallbladder operation, Marilyn suffered acute and recurring digestive problems.

When she lived in New York during the mid-fifties, Amy Greene recalled that Marilyn was constantly on and off diets. When she was off, she did things like eat hot dogs purchased from a street vendor with Arthur Miller as he showed her around town. Marilyn also enjoyed eating caviar - big pots of caviar - washed down with champagne. During 1957 and 1958 Montgomery Clift used to come to her apartment for caviar and vodka. He never brought olives - Marilyn couldn’t stand them.

Few memoirs about Marilyn have anything to say about her cooking. First husband James Dougherty complained of the colorful but tasteless peas and carrots placed in front of him, and in interviews where she talked about cooking Marilyn made it clear that she was more experimental than accomplished in the kitchen. 

In 1960 when working on Let’s Make Love, Marilyn and Arthur Miller generally dined with next door neighbors Yves Montand and Simone Signoret after shooting. They took turns cooking and eating wholesome fare such as spaghetti or lamb stew.

What Marilyn Ate:

During the lean years: raw hamburgers, peanut butter, hot dogs, chili, crackers.
Typical breakfast, 1951: warm milk, two raw eggs, a dash of sherry
Typical dinner, 1951: broiled steak, lamb chop or liver, raw carrots
On first date with Joe DiMaggio: anchovies on pimento, spaghetti al dente, scallopini of veal
For her 1952 birthday dinner at the Bel-Air Hotel: steak
Favorite appetizer circa 1952: tiny tomatoes stuffed with cream cheese and caviar
While filming River of No Return (1954): lobster
For her DiMaggio wedding dinner: steak, cooked medium-well
While in Korea: cheese sandwiches
At the Romanoff’s party in her honor: Cheateaubriand
While shooting Bus Stop (1956): raw steaks
Typical breakfast, 1957: three poached eggs, toasts, a Bloody Mary
Typical lunch at the Roxbury farm, 1957: salami and cheese sandwiches
What Lena Pepitone cooked for Marilyn: spaghetti, lasagna, sausages, peppers
Dinner following her split with Yves Montant: lasagna, hamburger, chocolate pudding
On New Year’s Eve, 1960: spaghetti with sweet Italian sausages
While shooting The Misfits (1961): buttermilk, borscht
Typical breakfast, 1961: egg whites, poached in safflower oil (Marilyn had Eunice Murray regularly save the egg yolks to use in the holiday pound cakes.)
Typical breakfast, 1962: hard-boiled eggs, toast
Typical lunch, 1962: a broiled steak
Favorite Italian dinner, 1962: fettuccini Leon and veal piccata
Favorite snack when not dieting: hot dogs
On a 1962 picnic in the backseat of her Cadillac: cold steak sandwiches
The last breakfast, on August 3, 1962: a grapefruit
What Marilyn especially disliked: olives

- The Marilyn Encyclopedia by Adam Victor.


Marilyn Monroe 30 Day Challenge.

28. Least favourite person in Marilyn Monroe’s life and why: These two. Dr. Ralph Greenson and Eunice Murray. They are both very shady people, in my opinion. I think Greenson took advantage of having a big star as his patient. Although things related to anything medicine/doctors/therapy wasn’t as well understood then as it is today, I think even back then it was seen as odd to have a patient visit your own home and have dinner with your family. I think he went much further than any doctor should. He had Marilyn hire Eunice Murray, the ‘housekeeper.’ I don’t even know how to describe these two - I literally keep pausing to find the right words and I can’t seem to find them. Basically, to me, they didn’t have Marilyn’s best interests in mind. I think Eunice Murray was much more than a housekeeper. They knew more than they would ever tell about her death, and that just isn’t right…not because the public is curious, but because it’s simply the right thing to do especially in the event of someone dying!! Gosh, I’m getting a headache just thinking about this. They make me angry and I hate that they took advantage of Marilyn. I just hate it.


Since Marilyn’s death, and the emergence of rumors surrounding one or both Kennedy brothers, a great deal of scrutiny has fallen on Mrs. Murray. In 1985 she told BBC documentary makers that Robert Kennedy had indeed been at Marilyn’s home on the afternoon of Marilyn’s last day alive. However, she later retracted this admission, claiming, “I’m in my eighty-second year. Once in a while, everything becomes confused.”

#Marilynettes #RIPMarilyn ~ Eurince Murray’s statement to the police:

  • Marilyn has retired to her bedroom at about 8:00 PM
  •  3:30 AM the light under Marilyn’s bedroom door and found the door locked
  • she went outside and looked through the window to see Marilyn lying on her stomach in the apperance seemed unnatural
  •  she called Dr Greenson who broke the window and entered into the bedroom and found Marilyn dead. 

[Eunice Murray in the photo above.]


A number of discrepancies have been identified in her testimony. To start with, the brand-new deep pile carpeting was too thick to allow light to be seen under the door; in later testimonies, Eunice said she was alerted by the telephone call. A bigger doubt regards the locked door. Some biographers claim that there was no working lock on the door, and Marilyn had always slept with her bedroom door open. Indeed, she abhorred the idea of locks altogether after her brief and distressing enforced stay in a psychiatric ward at  the Payne-Whitney hospital.
Murray has also not been consistent regarding the timing of the discovery, and hence the time, of Marilyn’s death. She is said to have told the first policeman to arrive on the scene, Sergeant Jack Clemmons, that she first alerted Dr. Greenson at midnight, not 3 A.M. as she later told officials. Clemmons said that when he arrived at the house at 4:40 A.M., Mrs. Murray was busy running the washing machine and cleaning up. Detective Sergeant Robert E. Byron, who took over from Clemmons, wrote in his official police report, “It is officer’s opinion that Mrs. Murray was vague and possibly evasive in answering questions pertaining to the activities of Miss Monroe during this time."