FBI Monitored Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn just got even cooler. Newly obtained FBI files on Marilyn Monroe illustrate just how closely the bureau was tracking the blonde bombshell, and her “communist-aligned” acquaintances. Obtained by the Associated Press, her file—which begins in 1955—contains intimate details on Monroe’s life, including a trip to Mexico that introduced her to the leftist activist Frederick Vanderbilt Field. Letters and news clippings in the file suggest the bureau was also aware of conspiracy theories surrounding the actress’s death, and that the agency lacked proof she was in fact a communist.