Marilyn Monroe and Two Kennedys, Captured in a Snap
Posted on May 26, 2010
Given the scuttlebutt about Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedy brothers (well, two of them, anyway), not to mention the murder and conspiracy theories still circulating about her untimely death, it makes some sense that there’d be few, if any, candid images of the screen siren with either Bobby or Jack Kennedy. So we were surprised to see that a shot of the three together has popped up. It’s evidently a twofer when it comes to the Kennedy boys, as RFK and JFK flank a sparkly Monroe in the photo. Legman LA has the full story—and the full picture, which is making the rounds to a Los Angeles gallery in June. —KA
The image depicting JFK and Robert Kennedy from behind with Marilyn between the brothers in severe profile was taken by JFK’s personal photographer, Cecil Stoughton, on May 19, 1962 and given the circumstances, he certainly could have gotten a better shot. That is unless there was some reason JFK didn’t want to be photographed with the star. We hear there are conspiratorial notions surrounding the subject.
Keya Gallery via Legman LA
Click on “Legman LA” in the credit above to see the photograph in full frame, which shows Robert Kennedy at Marilyn Monroe’s right and John Kennedy at her left.