The L.A. Times website has a hit on its hands. Last Friday's story about revealing tapes Marilyn Monroe supposedly made for her psychiatrist in the weeks before she died in 1962 has run up some big numbers all weekend and into this week. The Column One by Calendar writer Robert W. Welkos details a transcript made available by a former L.A. County deputy DA who is the only source who can vouch for the tapes. He says the transcripts prove Monroe didn't intend to kill herself; although that's an open question, if real the tapes certainly add to the already-huge body of Monroe lore. In the transcript, Monroe free associates about Freud, the Kennedys and the pleasure she gets from enemas. She thanks her shrink for helping her discover orgasms, says that actress Joan Crawford became "spiteful" after Monroe spurned a repeat of their one-night sexual fling, and while examining her 36-year-old figure in a mirror Monroe observes that her breasts have begun to sag but calls her ass "the best there is." The Times website warns readers that the transcript "contains explicit language and frank descriptions of sexual and bodily functions." The deputy DA, John W. Miner, argues that Monroe was killed by a lethal mix of drugs administered by enema.
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