Marilyn's Last journey her funeral...
Goodbye Norma Jean!!!
Marilyn's funeral was the first service held in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery's Chapel of Palms. It was held on Wednesday, August 8, 1962 1:00pm . The service was coordinated by Joe DiMaggio, Marilyn's half-sister Berniece Miracle, and business manager Inez Melson. Only a few of Marilyn's closest friends & members of her entourage were invited. It was a very private service conducted by Reverend A. J. Soldan, a Lutheran minister from the Village Church of Westwood. Readings were made of Psalm 23, chapter 14 of the Book of John, and excerpts from Pslams 46 adn 139 & and also based his remarks upon the biblical quotation "How fearfully & wonderfully she was made by the Creator." The organist played Tchaikovasky's Sixth Symphony, and Judy Garland's "Over the Rainbow" resonated at Marilyn's request. (One of the Marilyn's favorite poem). A tearful Lee Strasberg delivered the moving euology in an emotional voice that trembled with sadness.
*DiMaggio refused to let any of Marilyn's Hollywood friends attend the funeral since he believed they were morally responsible for her death.
During the service Marilyn's body lay in an open bronze casket lined with champagne-colored satin. Partially exposed, she was dressed in her green Pucci dress and a green chiffon scarf, a favorite which she had worn at a press conference in Mexico City earlier that year (it was also worn during the photo shoot with Maf). For the last time, Friend & make-up artist Allan "Whitey" Snyder lovingly styled Marilyn's hair in the coiffure recently featured in her film Something's Got To Give. Marilyn had requested that Snyder prepare her in death nine years earlier. Snyder agreed & joked that thebody was to be delivered to him warm. Marilyn presented him with a gold money clip engraved, "Whitey Dear-While I'm warm. Love, Marilyn."
of the damage done by the autopsy, Agnes Flanagan, who prepared her
hair that day, had to use a wig similar to how Marilyn had been
wearing her hair in her aborted last picture, "Something's Got to Give".
In her hands was a posy of pink teacup roses, a gift from DiMaggio,
who had sat in vigil the night before.
final resting place is a marble crypt near the graves of her childhood
guardian, Grace Goddard, childhood caregiver, Ana Lower, and
former foster sister, Bebe Goddard. For twenty years, Joe
DiMaggio arranged for red roses to be delivered three times weekly.
*DiMaggio arranged for a single red rose to be delivered to her grave twice a week.
*Playboy magazine founder & owner Hugh Hefner bought the plot right next to Marilyn Monroe so that he can be buried next to "the most beautiful woman that ever lived." Monroe was Playboy's very first centerfold.
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