We Should Talk More About What a Brilliant Actor Marilyn Monroe Was

even though we’ve had 60 years to figure out how we feel about Marilyn 

our doll, a naked form to dress as we please: We know all about the sadness of

her life, to the extent that her name has become a synonym for emotional fragility, a vessel we can fill with our own fears about loneliness and self-doubt.

Her death in 1962 is still a magnet for conspiracy enthusiasts, particularly given her involvement at the time—or even just mere friendship, if that’s what 

given her involvement at the time—or even just mere friendship, if that’s what 

you want to believe—with John F. Kennedy, and his brother Robert as well.