Marilyn Monroe is possibly the most iconic figure in American culture and the most recognizable sex symbol of all times. However, behind Monroe’s photogenic smile was a fragile individual who was exploited and subjected to mind control by powerful handlers. The first part of this two-part series will look at the hidden life of Marilyn, a Hollywood Monarch slave.
Marilyn Monroe is the ultimate sex symbol, embodying everything that Hollywood represents: glamor, glitz and sex-appeal. Her iconic sensual blonde persona forever revolutionized the movie industry and, to this day, is greatly influential in popular culture. While Marilyn represents everything that is glamorous about Hollywood, the disturbing story of her private life equally represents everything that is dark in Hollywood. Marilyn was indeed manipulated by high level “mind doctors” who controlled every aspect of her life and caused her to basically lose her mind. Her death, at the young age of 36 is one of the first “mysterious celebrity deaths” in popular culture. While many facts point to a murder, it is still classified as a “probable suicide”.
While many biographers explain away Marilyn’s hardships with “psychological issues”, piecing together facts about her life combined with knowledge of the dark side of Hollywood reveals something a lot darker: Marilyn Monroe was one of the first celebrities subjected to Monarch mind control, a branch of the CIA’s MK Ultra program (for more information on the subject, read my article entitled Origins and Techniques of Monarch Mind Control). Through trauma and psychological programming, Monroe a became high level puppet of the shadow elite, even became JFK’s Presidential Model.
When Monroe’s programming lost its effect and she started to break down, some argue that she was “thrown off the freedom train”, an MK ULTRA term for designating slaves that are killed when they are not useful (and potentially dangerous) to their handlers.
The first part of this series of articles will look at the real life and career of Monroe, an isolated girl whose great beauty became a true curse.
Her Early Years
Norma Jeane as a teenager
Norma Jeane Mortenson had a difficult and unstable youth. She never knew her father and her mother was mentally unstable and incapable of taking care of her. In My Story, Monroe wrote that she recalled seeing her mother “screaming and laughing” as she was forcibly taken to a State Hospital.
At age 11, Norma Jeane was declared a ward of the state. She lived in a total of 11 foster homes throughout her youth; when there was no foster home available, she sometimes ended up at the Hollygrove Orphanage in Los Angeles. As if moving from one foster home to another wasn’t difficult enough, Norma Jeane recalled being treated harshly in several of them. Even worse, she was abused in at least three of them.
For instance, at age 11, Norma Jeane was adopted by her mother’s best friend Grace McKee and her new husband, Ervin Silliman “Doc” Goddard. There, “Doc” repeatedly sexually assaulted her, which forced Norma Jeane to move out. In another case, when she was in middle-school, Norma Jean was sent to her great-aunt’s house in Compton, California. There, one of her great-aunt’s sons abused her, forcing her, again, to move out. Here is another account of abuse:
“She told of being whipped by one foster mother for having touched ‘the bad part’ of her body. Another more serious incident occurred when she was eight. One evening a lodger she called Mr. Kimmel (Marilyn said later that this was not his real name) asked her to come into his room and locked the door behind her. He put his arms around her. She kicked and struggled. He did what he wanted, telling her to be a good girl. (In a later interview Marilyn stated that the abuse involved fondling).
When he let her out, he handed her a coin and told her to buy herself an ice cream. She threw the coin in his face and ran to tell her foster mother what happened, but the woman wouldn’t listen.
‘Shame on you,’ her foster mother said. ‘Mr. Kimmel’s my star boarder.’
Norma Jean went to her room and cried all night.
Marilyn said she felt dirty and took baths days after it happened to feel clean. Such repeated attempts to feel clean through showers or baths are typical behavior for victims of assault.
Marilyn said she began to stutter after the incident and reverted to it at times of stress. When she told one interviewer about the abuse, she began stuttering.
The evidence points to the fact that she was an abused child whose early sexualization led to her inappropriate behavior as an adult.
– Daily Mail, “The magic red sweater that turned ‘Norma Jeane, string bean’ into Marilyn Monroe”
Norma Jeane’s unstable and sometimes traumatic youth made her a perfect candidate for Monarch mind control. Being a ward of the state, she had no stable family.
“Some children live in foster homes, or with adopted parents, or in orphanages, or with caretakers and guardians. Because these children are at the mercy of the non-related adults, these types of children frequently are sold to become mind-controlled slaves of the intelligence agencies.”– Fritz Springmeier, The Illuminati Formula to Create a Mind Control Slave
“Beta is the second Greek letter, and it represents the sexual models and alters that the Programmers are creating. The primitive part of the brain is involved in this type of programming. An early abuse event will be used to anchor this programming.”– Ibid.
Contact with Occult Hollywood
Before becoming famous, Norma Jeane went by the name of Mona and worked as a stripper at a Burlesque house in Los Angeles. There, she came in contact with Anton LaVey, the man who would later found the highly influential Church of Satan. According to Springmeier, LaVey was an MK handler and Monroe became one of his “Kitten” slaves.
“Marilyn Monroe was an orphan, and during her infancy the Illuminati/CIA programmed her to be a Monarch slave. Before becoming an actress, while she was still a stripper, she spent time with the founder of the Church of Satan Anton LaVey. Victims of LaVey have pointed him out as a mind-control programmer.”
LaVey’s biography also mentions an “affair” with Monroe, which was probably more than that.
“When the carnival season ended, LaVey would earn money by playing organ in Los Angeles area burlesque houses, and he relates that it was during this time period that he had a brief affair with a then-unknown Marilyn Monroe.”
– Magus Peter H. Gilmore, Anton Szandor LaVey: A Biographical Sketch
Anton LaVey visiting Monroe’s grave, 1967.
Around the same time period, LaVey was involved with another actress, one that was known for being the “working man’s Marilyn Monroe”: Jayne Mansfield. The relationship between the two was also described as an “affair”, but the reality was a lot darker.
“Anton LaVey has been the mind-control handler/programmer of a number of Hollywood actors & actresses, including Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe, who both serviced him as sexual slaves”.
– Anton Szandor LaVey, Whale.to
Pictures of Jayne Mansfield with Anton LaVey
Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield had a lot in common. Both were “blond bombshells” (neither were natural blondes) and are credited for “sexualizing” Hollywood. Both were Playboy playmates, both had an “affair” with Anton LaVey and both had an “affair” with Robert F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy (the “affair” was actually them being Presidential Models). Finally, both died in their 30s.
A Star Living Like an Inmate
Another common point between Monroe and Mansfield is that they were both part of the Blue Book Model Agency. It is there that Norma Jean metamorphosed into the iconic Marilyn Monroe.
When Norma Jeane was recruited as a model, she had curly red hair. This “girl next door” will soon get a Hollywood makeover and embody a new persona named Marilyn Monroe.
Industry insiders convinced Norma Jeane to undergo aesthetic surgery, to change her name to Marilyn Monroe and to change her hair color to platinum blonde. Monroe’s sensual, “dumb blond” persona allowed her to land roles in several movies which began a clear culture shift in Hollywood.
In the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”, Marilyn adorns her trademark platinum blonde “Hollywood” hairdo. In this movie, she plays the role of a sensual yet materialistic woman that is not afraid of using her charm to obtain what she wants. This type of character will be repeated time and time again in popular culture.
Norma Jeane used Marilyn Monroe as a stage name for several years, but in 1956, she accomplished a strange but symbolic move: She legally changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. The change reflected many sad truths about her personal life: In mind-control terms, the changing of her name to Marilyn Monroe represents the suppression of her “core persona” in order to only allow her programmed alter persona to exist. Marilyn was only what “they” wanted her to be.
As several biographies have revealed, Marilyn had little to no personal freedom. She had no contact with her family, and her handlers isolated her in order to further control her and to avoid “real” people from helping her to realize that she was being manipulated. The only people that she was in contact with were her “psychologists” and her handlers.
“Marilyn’s existence was not of a rich person, but more like of an inmate. Marilyn was allowed to have no personal life, outside of the dictates of the programmers and her masters. The programmers and users bore down so hard on controlling Marilyn that they repeatedly came close to driving her insane.”
– Springmeier, Op. Cit.
Marilyn was also constantly under high surveillance. Years after her death, an incredible amount of surveillance equipment was found in one of her homes.
“In 1972, actress Veronica Hamel and her husband became the new owners of Marilyn’s Brentwood home. They hired a contractor to replace the roof and remodel the house, and the contractor discovered a sophisticated eavesdropping and telephone tapping system that covered every room in the house. The components were not commercially available in 1962, but were in the words of a retired Justice Department official, “standard FBI issue.” This discovery lent further support to claims of conspiracy theorists that Marilyn had been under surveillance by the Kennedys and the Mafia. The new owners spent $100,000 to remove the bugging devices from the house.”
– Source: IMDB
Under the Spell of Mind Doctors
In 1956, Marilyn converted to Judaism and married her third husband, screenwriter Arthur Miller. At this point, the only people in Monroe’s life were her husband and her acting teacher Lee Strasberg and her psychiatrists Margaret Hohenberg, Marianne Kris and Ralph Greenson.
“Marilyn’s life was incredibly monotonous for her. Her doctor’s appointments (I later learned these were appointments with psychiatrists) and her acting lessons were virtually all she had to to look forward to.”
– Lena Pepitone, Marilyn Monroe Confidential: An Intimate Account”
Lee Strasberg, Monroe’s acting coach. According to Elia Kazan: “He carried with him the aura of a prophet, a magician, a witch doctor, a psychoanalyst and a feared father of a Jewish home.”
The ultimate proof that these individuals were the ONLY people in Marilyn’s life is that they inherited most of her fortune. Lee Strasberg alone inherited 75% of her estate while Dr. Kris obtained 25%.
“Marilyn began associating with Lee and his wife Paula Strasberg from around 1955, very quickly they became a colossal influence in Marilyn’s life, taking over almost every aspect of her very being.
Many of Marilyn’s friends and colleagues watched this happen and felt very uncomfortable about it but were powerless to do anything about it. Whilst she was married to Arthur Miller, Miller had begun to voice these concerns to Marilyn.
During the final year of her life there were signs that her faith in the Strasbergs’ was weakening and that she no longer wanted them to have the control. It has been said that she was in the process of dispensing with their services – this was seen as another indicator that Marilyn was intending to change her Will.”
– Loving Marilyn, Who Owns Marilyn’s Things?
After her death, Marilyn’s Will was contested due to her being under “undue influence” of her handlers.
“On 25th October 1962, the Los Angeles Times reported that Marilyn Monroe’s Will was being contested by her long time business manager Inez Melson. Miss Melson, who was not a beneficiary of the Will claimed that Marilyn was under undue influence of either Lee Strasberg or Dr Marianne Kris at the time the Will was made.”
Another proof of the excessive control of “mind doctors” on Marilyn’s life is the fact that her psychiatrist Ralph Greenson was the one who found Monroe dead. Why was he at her house late at night? As we’ll see in the next part of this series of articles, the circumstances of her death are incredibly suspicious.
In short, as it is the case for most Monarch slaves, Marylin’s handlers were in charge of every aspect of her life. Contact with family members was totally forbidden.
“Although Marilyn Monroe had family, her doctors, psychologists, and acting coaches isolated her from them. (…) Members of the Hogan family, who lived in the Los Angeles area, had attempted to make contact with Marilyn Monroe after she was famous, and their efforts to connect with her were blocked.”
– Jennifer Jean Miller, “Was Phenergan Marilyn Monroe’s Silent Killer, and Was She a Victim of Psychological Abuse, Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death?”
Disconnected from her family and with virtually no friends, Monroe was visiting therapists almost daily. Were these visits actually programming sessions? One thing is for sure, as the visits augmented in frequency, Monroe became worse. One particularly hunting account is the “Surgeon Story”, a text written by Monroe herself.
The Surgeon Story
The Surgeon Story is a text written in poem form by Monroe where she describes being cut open by Lee Strasberg and her psychiatrist Margaret Hohenberg. While some describe this story as Marilyn’s recollection of a nightmare, other researchers claim that it is actually a description of a mind control session.
Best finest surgeon—Strasberg
to cut me open which I don’t mind since Dr. H
has prepared me—given me anaesthetic
and has also diagnosed the case and
agrees with what has to be done—
an operation—to bring myself back to
life and to cure me of this terrible dis-ease
whatever the hell it is—(…)
Strasberg cuts me open after Dr. H gives me
anesthesia and tries in a medical way to comfort me –
everything in the room is WHITE in fact I can’t even see anyone just white objects -
they cut me open – Strasberg with Hohenberg’s ass.
and there is absolutely nothing there—
deeply disappointed but more even—
that he had made such a mistake. He
thought there was going
to be so much—more than he had ever
dreamed possible …
instead there was absolutely nothing—
every human living feeling thing—
the only thing
that came out was so finely cut sawdust—like out of a raggedy ann doll—and the sawdust
all over the floor & table and Dr. H is
because suddenly she realizes that this is a
new type case. The patient … existing
of complete emptiness
Strasberg’s dreams & hopes for theater
Dr. H’s dreams and hopes for a permanent
is given up—Arthur is disappointed—
In this odd and disturbing story, Monroe describes being drugged and cut open by her psychiatrists. She writes that she “didn’t mind the operation” because she was “prepared”. Was she dissociating? There is also mention of her seeing “only white” which might refer to sensory deprivation – a method used in MK Ultra programming.
Once cut open, the doctors only found “finely cut sawdust” inside of her “like out of a raggedy ann doll”. These are the typical words of an MK slave who have completely lost touch with their true core personality. Marilyn perceives herself as an “empty” doll.
According to Jason Kennedy, a member of Marilyn’s family, the Surgeon’s Story describes Mind Control techniques such as sensory deprivation and the administration of dissociative anesthetic drugs.
“Online publications have referred to the “Surgeon Story” as a dream or nightmare. Even a musician, Annie Clark, was inspired to write a song with the lyrics, “Best, finest surgeon/Come cut me open”, because she believed Marilyn wrote the words due to her reverence of Lee Strasberg during her studies with him.
Jason, on the other hand, likened it to a very real time in the life of Marilyn Monroe, and her narrative of the experience, after being subject to mind-control techniques and drugs at the hands of Lee Strasberg and Dr. Margaret Hohenberg, when she underwent private sessions with the duo in 1955 to help release blocks in her acting techniques.
Their methodology consisted of having Marilyn Monroe delve into painful childhood memories, they told her, to make her into a great actress.
According to Jason’s research, the pair convinced Marilyn this was all a part of “helping” her. He said she was confused from the start as she documented the “Surgeon Story” details, correcting her own details of the story from “pupil” or “student”, to coining herself the “patient”.
“It was a mental operation,” Jason said. “She wasn’t physically cut, but mentally cut open.”
He said it was used to break her down and change her behavior.
“This had nothing to do with acting,” Jason continued. “It was pure and simple extortion using mind control techniques. Also, ‘mind-control drugs’ were only one aspect of the process of mind-control. Sensory deprivation, dissociative anesthetic drugs, and psychic driving are part of an overall process of mind-control.”
Lee Strasberg often referred to himself as doctor, including in his 1965 book, “Strasberg At The Actor’s Studio: Tape Recorded Sessions”.
Whether or not this story actually happened, it nevertheless conveys the inner-thoughts of a mind control slave who is powerless against her handlers and their clinical attempts to program and modify her. Sadly, other traumatic events caused by her handlers were all too real.
Traumatized by Her Handlers
In 1961, Dr. Kris convinced Marilyn to check in at Payne Withney psychiatric ward. The events that ensued are shocking considering the fact that Marilyn was a world-renowned movie star – but not surprising considering the fact that she was a mind control slave. Here’s what happened at the psychiatric ward:
“Kris had driven Marilyn to the sprawling, white-brick New York Hospital—Weill Cornell Medical Center, overlooking the East River at 68th Street. Swathed in a fur coat and using the name Faye Miller, she signed the papers to admit herself, but she quickly found she was being escorted not to a place where she could rest but to a padded room in a locked psychiatric ward. The more she sobbed and begged to be let out, banging on the steel doors, the more the psychiatric staff believed she was indeed psychotic. She was threatened with a straitjacket, and her clothes and purse were taken from her. She was given a forced bath and put into a hospital gown.
On March 1 and 2, 1961, Marilyn wrote an extraordinary, six-page letter to Dr. Greenson vividly describing her ordeal: “There was no empathy at Payne-Whitney—it had a very bad effect—they asked me after putting me in a ‘cell’ (I mean cement blocks and all) for very disturbed depressed patients (except I felt I was in some kind of prison for a crime I hadn’t committed. The inhumanity there I found archaic … everything was under lock and key … the doors have windows so patients can be visible all the time, also, the violence and markings still remain on the walls from former patients.)”
A psychiatrist came in and gave her a physical exam, “including examining the breast for lumps.” She objected, telling him that she’d had a complete physical less than a month before, but that didn’t deter him.
When she refused to cooperate with the staff, “two hefty men and two hefty women” picked her up by all fours and carried her in the elevator to the seventh floor of the hospital. (“I must say that at least they had the decency to carry me face down.… I just wept quietly all the way there,” she wrote.)
She was ordered to take another bath—her second since arriving—and then the head administrator came in to question her. “He told me I was a very, very sick girl and had been a very, very sick girl for many years.”
Dr. Kris, who had promised to see her the day after her confinement, failed to show up, and neither Lee Strasberg nor his wife, Paula, to whom she finally managed to write, could get her released, as they were not family.”
– Marilyn and Her Monsters, Vanity Fair
Another less publicized aspect of Monroe’s life is her two failed pregnancies. While most biographies state that she suffered miscarriages, some accounts hint that, in reality, the miscarriages were provoked. Provoking miscarriages is a common practice in MK Ultra and, reading Marilyn’s own words, it appears that her baby was taken away by her handlers. In Pepitone’s book, Marilyn reportedly said about her pregnancy:
“Don’t take my baby. So they took my baby from me… and I never saw it again.”
– Pepitone, Op. Cit.
The book basically states that Marilyn did not suffer a miscarriage. “They” took her baby away.
“After Marilyn had a healthy baby it was taken away from her and she was never allowed to see it. It was very likely sacrificed. Marilyn was too afraid to ask what they were going to do with it.”
– Springmeier, Op. Cit.
According to her biographies, Marilyn lost both her babies at Polyclinic Hospital, the place where, according to Springmeier, she was being programmed.
“The operation took place at Polyclinic Hospital where Marilyn had lost her baby the year before…Marilyn said: “Going back to that hospital’s a nightmare… Pain? What ‘pain?”. For her, the only pain was in not having her own child”
– Pepitone, Op. Cit.
“Notice she always goes back to the Polyclinic Hospital. Monarch victims have had to endure vast amounts of horrible torture. They learn to survive by disassociation. When Marilyn says “What is pain?” she is being accurate in reflecting her response to pain. She could not have pain–because she would disassociate it. Certain alters are created to take the pain, and the other alters don’t have to experience it.”
– Springmeier, Op. Cit.
In the first part of this series of articles, we looked at the hidden life of Marilyn Monroe – one that reveals the dark side of Hollywood. Marilyn was not only thoroughly manipulated by her handlers, but actually mistreated and traumatized in order to “keep her down” and reinforce programming. The chilling facts mentioned above originate from different sources but, when they are put together, they paint a sad, yet crystal clear picture of the life of a Hollywood MK slave. Trauma, abuse, isolation, mind control and constant surveillance were part of Monroe’s daily life.
This kind of abuse however takes a severe toll on the victims and, after a while, a total breakdown almost inevitably ensues. At that point, MK slaves are usually “thrown off the freedom train”. Was this Marilyn’s ultimate fate?