The Death of Marilyn Monroe (and George Whitman's Girlfriends)

A visit through George Whitman's Paris bookstore on the eve of Marilyn Monroe's death. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.

By Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall at 9:42 am Thu, Jul 17, 2014

From an ongoing comic book biography of underground publisher John Wilcock.
View previous installments of the John Wilcock comic here and here.

Additional Material::

Crime Library on THE DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE — Including these many Theories.

Additional conspiracy theories via the Medical Bag.

Marilyn's death lives on as its own Wikipedia Entry.

John's personal reference to interviewing Marilyn is from CHAPTER ONE of this comic.

George Whitman's famed bookstore SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY received many good mentions after his passing in 2011, including these pieces from The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and this entertaining remembrance from Tamara Shayne Kagel.

A decent MUST-VIEW video is this 2003 clip of George Whitman demonstrating THE CANDLE HAIRCUT, from the documentary Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man.

From an ongoing comic book biography of underground publisher John Wilcock.
View previous installments of the John Wilcock comic here and here.

Additional Material::

Crime Library on THE DEATH OF MARILYN MONROE — Including these many Theories.

Additional conspiracy theories via the Medical Bag.

Marilyn's death lives on as its own Wikipedia Entry.

John's personal reference to interviewing Marilyn is from CHAPTER ONE of this comic.

George Whitman's famed bookstore SHAKESPEARE AND COMPANY received many good mentions after his passing in 2011, including these pieces from The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and this entertaining remembrance from Tamara Shayne Kagel.

A decent MUST-VIEW video is this 2003 clip of George Whitman demonstrating THE CANDLE HAIRCUT, from the documentary Portrait of a Bookstore as an Old Man.

Published 9:42 am Thu, Jul 17, 2014

About the Author

JOHN WILCOCK, NEW YORK YEARS:

Ethan Persoff (Twitter) is a cartoonist, based in Austin TX. His other comic project is Radio Wire.

Scott Marshall (Facebook) is an illustrator, sound artist, and art director, based in New York City. Previous projects include audio work for Woody Allen (Small Time Crooks), and two scores for full-length dance pieces by choreographer Lar Lubovitch (Men's Stories, The Black Rose).

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