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.
Mort Gerberg shares this memory of his encounter with John and Shel Silverstein outside the gates of Disneyland in 1966. From John Wilcock, New York Years.
After quitting The East Village Other, John takes Art Kunkin up on an offer to manage editorial at the LA Free Press. Featuring Frank Zappa, Eve Babitz, Marcel Duchamp, and a phone cameo with Charles Bukowski. From John Wilcock, New York Years.
John Wilcock describes the circumstances behind his quitting The East Village Other over their review of Andy Warhol’s 1966 film Chelsea Girls.
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