A new book has just been published called THESE FEW PRECIOUS DAYS – THE FINAL YEAR OF JACK WITH JACKIE by #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON. [Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster; (2013)] [ISBN: 978-1-4767-3232-9]
MARILYN MONROE’S friend, pin up girl JEANNE CARMEN is referenced in the book on page 168:
One of Crosby’s other guests, California Democrat Philip Watson, inadvertently wandered into a bungalow on the property and came across JFK “wearing a turtleneck sweater” and a soused Marilyn “dressed in kind of a robe thing. It was obvious they were intimate,” Watson said, “that they were staying together for the night.”
Marilyn’s condition that night was typical. She had always grappled with severe psychiatric and emotional problems, made worse in recent years by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. At thirty-six, she realized her sex-symbol days were numbered and began to see a new role for herself: as the second wife of the president. Confiding the most intimate details of the affair to her friend Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her. “Can’t you just see me,” she asked Carmen, “as First Lady?”
And excerpts from the book have been published this week on dozens of new websites around the world including THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, THE DAILY MAIL in the U.K., THE INDEPENDENT in the U.K., THE IRISH CENTRAL NEWS in Ireland, THE TIMES OF INDIA and 24 TANZANIA in AFRICA to name a few.
The NY Daily News
New book details JFK’s last year with Jackie: Affair with Marilyn, amphetamines from ‘Dr. Feelgood’
Jackie reported back to Finnerty that relations between the president and the first lady had improved significantly — although not enough to stop Jack’s skirt-chasing. If nothing else, from this point on Jackie had no reason to blame herself for her husband’s sexual compulsions.
And she was right to fear Marilyn Monroe. The actress had always grappled with severe psychiatric and emotional problems, made worse by alcohol and prescription drug abuse. At thirty-six, she realized her sex symbol days were numbered and began to see a new role for herself: as the second wife of the president. Confiding the most intimate details of the affair to her friend Jeanne Carmen, Marilyn was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her. “Can’t you just see me,” she asked Carmen, “as first lady?
The Mail Online – in the U.K.
Revealed: Marilyn called Jackie to confess JFK affair… and First Lady replied ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems’
Marilyn, who long grappled with psychiatric and emotional problems as well as drugs and alcohol, was convinced JFK was about to leave Jackie for her, her friend Jeanne Carmen reportedly revealed.
‘Can’t you just see me,’ she asked Carmen, ‘as first lady?
The Daily Caller
Book claims Marilyn Monroe told Jackie about JFK affair
Former President John F. Kennedy’s wife Jackie knew about his affair with movie icon Marilyn Monroe and even spoke with Monroe about it on the phone, a new tell-all book that features some of John and Jackie’s closest friends, relatives and associates as on-the-record sources reveals.
Though Jackie was bothered by her husband’s extramarital activity, she was most concerned about his affair with Monroe, because the threat of scandal and public humiliation seemed likelier in that case than in others, according to friends of the couple.
“Can’t you just see me as First Lady,” Monroe reportedly told her friend Jeanne Carmen, insisting that Kennedy would divorce Jackie and marry her.
The Independent – in the U.K.
Revealed: Marilyn Monroe called Jackie Kennedy to confess to affair with ‘drug addict’ JFK and was told ‘that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems’
New book reveals First Lady’s affair heartbreak, and also alleges assassinated US president and his wife regularly injected amphetamines
According to the book, excerpts of which are being published in the New York Post, Monroe fully believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen “Can’t you just see me as First Lady?”
HNGN – Headlines & Global News
Marilyn Monroe Confessed to Jackie Kennedy About JFK Affair; First Lady Complained About Sex Life: ‘He Just Goes Too Fast and Falls Asleep’
The affair bothered Jackie with good reason; Marilyn wanted to become the President’s second wife, according to the Daily Mail. The actress long struggled with psychiatric and emotional problems, along with drug and alcohol abuse, but she was convinced John would leave Jackie for her.
Marilyn’s friend Jeanne Carmen reportedly confirmed the starlet’s beliefs.
“Can’t you just see me…as first lady,” Marilyn asked Carmen.
IRISH CENTRAL – In Ireland
JFK’s final days, addiction to amphetamine, how Marilyn confessed to Jackie
Affairs, drugs, dysfunction and behind it all, true love in “These Few Precious Days”
According to the Business Standard, Andersen’s book describes how the First Lady normally turned a blind eye to JFK’s cavorting, but his relationship with Monroe was the last straw.
According to the book, Monroe seriously believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, even going so far as reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen ‘Can’t you just see me as First Lady?’
At thirty-six Monroe realized her sex symbol days were numbered the role of second wife of the president became increasingly attractive. But the First Lady, although dismayed by the clandestine relationship, was more than a match for Monroe’s ambitions
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Marilyn confessed to Jackie about affair with JFK
Marilyn Monroe telephoned Jackie Kennedy to confess to having an affair with her husband, only to be told: “that’s great, I’ll move out and you have all the problems” .
The revelations are disclosed in a new book detailing the marital tensions between John F Kennedy and the first lady during the final year of the assassinated President’s life.
In These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie, author Christopher Andersen describes how the first lady normally turned a blind eye to JFK’s cheating, but his relationship with Monroe ‘seemed to bother her the most’ .
According to the book, Monroe fully believed the President was going to leave his wife and marry her, reportedly telling her friend Jeanne Carmen “Can’t you just see me as first lady?”
24 TANZANIA in AFRICA
JFK book: Marilyn Monroe confessed to affair, Jackie replied ‘great, I’ll move out, you have all the problems’
Former President John F. Kennedy’s wife Jackie knew about his affair with movie icon Marilyn Monroe and even spoke with Monroe about it on the phone, a new tell-all book that features some of John and Jackie’s closest friends, relatives and associates as on-the-record sources reveals
Marilyn Monroe allegedly called Jackie Kennedy, the wife of John F Kennedy and the first lady during his tenure as President of the United States, to confess that she’d had an affair with JFK.
Monroe also apparently set her sights on becoming the President’s second wife, and even called Mrs Kennedy at the White House to make her brazen declaration. When Jackie heard what Monroe had to say, she simply responded, “Marilyn, you’ll marry Jack, that’s great.
And you’ll move into the White House and you’ll assume the responsibilities of first lady, and I’ll move out and you’ll have all the problems.” This revelation is made in Christopher Andersen’s new book, These Few Precious Days: The Final Year of Jack with Jackie. The piece claims that Jackie “knew everything” about her husband’s philandering, however she simply decided to ignore his numerous indiscretions.
However, Marilyn’s relationship with JFK bothered Jackie the most, which was made even worse because of Monroe’s obvious ambitions to replace her as Kennedy’s wife. Jeanne Carmen, a friend of Marilyn’s, admitted that Monroe was convinced that JFK was set to leave Jackie for her.
However, she admits that these thoughts were probably exacerbated by her emotional and psychiatric problems, which became worse and worse because of her constant drinking and drug taking. Carmen added that Marilyn used to envision herself as the first lady. Peter Lawford, a member of the infamous Rat Pack, claimed that Marilyn made the phone call to Jackie, and he also added that she’d stated he’d leave his entire family for her too.
The book also stated that despite the fact that Jackie Kennedy was furious with her husband’s adultery, she was willing to look the other way as long as he didn’t embarrass her in public. However, she complained about JFK’s love-making to Dr Frank Finnerty, noting, “he just goes too fast and falls asleep,” as well as confessing that she believed it was her own sexual inadequacies that pushed JFK into bed with other women.