Marilyn Monroe shocked Jackie Kennedy with a “disturbing” phone call to JFK’s bedroom phone in the wake of their alleged affair.
Author J. Randy Taraborrelli, claimed that the call occurred days after the pair had an illicit encounter at Bing Crosby’s home in Palm Springs.
According to Taraborrelli’s book “Jackie: Public, Private, Secret,” Jackie answered their personal phone in their Massachusetts bedroom and was surprised to hear Monroe’s voice on the other end of the line.
Taraborrelli insisted that alleged affair between Monroe and President John F. Kennedy took place on the weekend of March 24, 1962, contrary to the belief that it was a years long relationship.
Taraborrelli’s sources claim that Jackie described Monroe’s voice as haunting and sad, which left a lasting impression on her.
In April 1962, Monroe called and asked for JFK, but Jackie informed her that he was not home and inquired about the purpose of the call.
Monroe simply said she wanted to say hello and asked Jackie to pass along the message.
This call, which went directly to the private phone in the Kennedy’s bedroom, caught Jackie off guard, as it was the only line not monitored by Secret Service agents.
Taraborrelli emphasized that Jackie was too polite to confront Monroe about the call and simply ended the conversation.
The author suggests that Monroe’s vulnerability and perceived weakness were what drew Jackie’s concern.
Although the extent of JFK and Monroe’s relationship was unknown to Jackie, rumors of their affair were fueled by Monroe’s provocative performance at Madison Square Garden three months before her death.
While the affair between Monroe and JFK has never been definitively confirmed, it remains one of the biggest political scandals in US history.
The alleged encounters between Monroe and JFK occurred between 1961 and 1962, but some accounts claim the affair began in the early 1950s when JFK was a Senator and Monroe was new to Hollywood.
JFK was rumored to have facilitated Monroe’s affair with his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, after growing tired of the relationship.
Her mysterious death on Aug. 4, 1962, has fueled conspiracy theories that her involvement with both Kennedy men led to her untimely demise.
Monroe’s death was ruled a “probable suicide” by an overdose of anxiety medication and sedatives.
However, Robert Kennedy was rumored to have visited Monroe on her last night alive, and a handful of investigators have questioned if the CIA was involved with orchestrating her death.
Public scrutiny surrounding her death caused the Los Angeles Police Department to reopen their investigation two decades later, but still determined that she had overdosed.