It’s fifty years this week that Marilyn Monroe died, aged 36.
I’ll bet you didn’t realise, but her passing and the manner of it profoundly moved Ayn Rand—who wrote in the LA Times shortly after that people were right to feel “her death had some special significance, almost like a warning they could not decipher.”
If there ever was a victim of society [write Rand]. Marilyn Monroe was that victim--of a society that professes dedication to the relief of the suffering, but kills the joyous.
Read Rand’s posthumous tribute to Marilyn Monroe here—and discover who she thought her real murderers.