I just bought Vanity Fair only because they published pieces of her diaries.
I am quite dissapointed with the whole article. It is not precised at all. A lot of journalist's interpretation and too little unrevealed facts which allow to create own opinion.
But I found few things that somehow escaped my notice;
1. Marylin's mother and grand-mother were hospitalized. Locked up.
It is not true that she was an orphan literally. It was created for masses. She had to experience many foster houses but only because her mother was locked up in psychiatric ward.
2. She spent three days in New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center at 68th Street.
Was it here?
By the way...Faye Miller was the character in MadMen series. Consumer-reasearcher in Don's company. If you watch it..
It appeared she was placed in a padded room in a locked psychiatric ward. All her things were taken away. She was forcibly bathed and put in hospital gown.
I have no idea how could she write and send any letters - journalist mentions nothing about it. So she send some letters. Her doctors and friends didn't react exept Joe DiMaggio who took her away from there.
How did she contact him?
How did he remove her?
From other website I know he managed to make her transfer to another hospital.
It was suppose to be rest cure. Instead it brought Marylin's biggest nightmare : that she as her mother and grand - mother aslo has serious mental problems and should be locked.
In the end Dr. Kris also became beneficiary of Marylin's will. Accidently? or not?
3. I have never read anything about her experiencing sexual insults. According to Vanity Fair she was harrased three times. What When How? No answer.
However it was really sensual to look at her notes, handwriting...
Much Better than buy Vanity Fair is to make small research on the net!
What I found on http://www.handwriting.org/
Some not so well known events in Marilyn's life.