August 5, 2012, will mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe.
Few people in history have reached such a high level of fame in both life and death.
Marilyn's fame and iconic status is at an all-time high.
She is gone, but she will always be with us.
Her funeral was a sad event.
Joe DiMaggio took care of the arrangements and Marilyn's Hollywood friends were kept away.
DiMaggio blame them for her death, even if they were not directly responsible.
He also blamed the John F. and Robert Kennedy as well.
25 people attended the funeral with Lee Strasberg delivering the eulogy.
Marilyn is buried at the wall known as the Corridor of Memories, Crypt 24 at Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery.
I have been there often.
I have included some photos of what her funeral chapel looks like today (no different than it was back then) and a photo of her marker.
George Vreeland Hill