A visit through George Whitman's Paris bookstore on the eve of Marilyn Monroe's death. A comic by Ethan Persoff and Scott Marshall.
From an ongoing comic book biography of underground publisher John Wilcock.
View previous installments of the John Wilcock comic here and here.
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.
Is Andy Warhol’s eight-hour film a supreme act of considered minimalism, or one of the 20th century’s most notorious art pranks?
A cameo-filled page from John Wilcock, New York Years. With Ed Sanders’ Arts Magazine, Edie Sedgwick arriving in NYC, and Nico fainting on stage.
With Lyndon Johnson’s expansion of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, U.S. counterculture finds itself more involved in politics, aggressive pranks, and anti-war protest.
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