The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on August 6, 1962 · 25
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The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii · 25

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Monday, August 6, 1962
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'hmdulu Adwerfiser BREAKFAST AT WAIKIKI with Marion Sexton KGU-760 9-10 A.M. TODAY J4JI k l tie nurnnr meeKirz. trir", " " - " :1 . I i. r, t - Marilyn Monroe in Movie Colony's Reaction: Can't Believe She's Dead' HOLLYWOOD (UPI) -The movie colony awoke in disbelief yesterday to the news Marilyn Monroe is dead. Clark Gable's widow was one of the first to learn of the Wonde beauty's death. "I heard the flash over the air at 7 a.m. (PDT). I went to mass this morning and prayed for her." Gable and Miss Monroe worked together in "The Misfits," adapted from playwright Arthur Miller's story. -Miller was Miss Monroe's last husband. The picture was the last ever made by either star. TWO OF MARILYN'S closest friends on the West Coast were actor Peter Law-ford and his wife, Pat, sister of President Kennedy. "Pat and I loved her dearly," said Lawford. "She was a marvelous, warm human being." Dean Martin, who was to have co-starred with Marilyn in the ill-fated film, "Something's Got to Give," was one of those most stunned by the news of the 36-year-old star's death. "I JUST CAN'T believe it ... 1 just can't believe it," he said. "She was a wonder Uow United offers 36 jets every week to California 22 Jets io Los Angeles 14 jet to San Francisco ' Only daily thru jets to Chicago and New Call United, 818-111 or your Travel Agent UNITED THE BXTftA CARS A fRLINt famous pose half-closed ful person and a wonderful talent.. And I was anxiously looking forward to finishing our film later this year." The film was canceled by 20th Century-Fox studios when Marilyn delayed production by failing to report to work on several occasions, claiming illness. DIRECTOR George Cukor, who piloted Marilyn through Filmland Recalls Other Tragedies HOLLYWOOD (UPI) Hollywood's history is marked with sudden, untimely and sometimes violent deaths which come as a shock to the millions of movie-goers and television fans. Such was the death yesterday of Marilyn Monroe from an overdose of barbiturates. Miss Monroe's death recalled numerous similar cases in the past. GOLDEN - HAIRED Thel-ma Todd, a eomediennne of note, was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning York s ' ' i- A a: eyes, parted lips. "Lets Make" Love" and who was directing "Something's Got To Give," said: "I just can't think. It's finitely sad. Very tragic," Cukor said. He said there had been some talk of resuming production on the picture, but nothing was definite. "I don't think the actual disappointment of the film See Hollywood on A-2, Col. 8 in the garage of her beachfront home in 1935. The coroner ruled it an accident, but it was a running story in newspapers for weeks afterwards during a prolonged police investigation., Lupe Velez, some 20 years ago, died of an overdose of sleeping pills a suicide. An unrequited love affair prompted the fiery Mexican actress to take her life. ' Some 10 years later, beauteous blonde Carole Landis went the same way. ANOTHER AND even more celebrated blonde actress, Jean Harlow, the original "platinum blonde," was fatally stricken with cerebral edema, which resulted from uremic posoning, in June of 1937.- ' The movie colony had been See DEATHS on A-2, Col. 8 40 -Megaton Blast Opens New Red Tests MOSCOW (UPI)-The Soviet Union resumed nuclear tests yesterday with a powerful 40-megaton atmospheric explosion that was believed to be the second largest blast ever touched off by man. The explosion over the icebound Arctic island of Nova-ya Zemlaya (New Land) was known to have been exceeded only by Russia's 57-megaton shot last Oct. 30. The Soviet Union ended its last test series Nov. 4. The new test was reported to have been detonated at a "greater height than usual." But it was not immediately clear whether it had occurred in space. 107th YEAR ) m) "j Studios Halt Stars' Rule Editor's Note: Disputes between stars like Marl-lvn Monroe, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor and their studios have affected the movie business as have few events In Hollywood's recent history. In three articles, written only a few days before Marilyn Monroe's apparent suicide, Bill Smith for 25 years a writer and editor with film, radio and TV trade publications reports on "the eclipse of the stars." The first article follows: By BILL SMITH Copyright 1962, United Feature Syndicate The firing of Marilyn Monroe by 20th Century Fox recently was more than just a newsworthy scrap between a movie star and a studio. It also marked the end of an era in which the star ruled the motion picture business. The subsequent walkout by Dean Martin, while adding grist to the news mill, was not important except that it was part of the Monroe-20th Fox battle. It is certain that neither set out to change Hollywood practices. It just happened that way. Miss Monroe, with a reputation for absences and lateness that is awe-inspiring, was inept enough to live up to it at the same time 20th Fox stock was taking a severe stock market shellacking. Only a short time before, the company had managed to withstand a minor palace revolt by stockholders alarmed by a series of financial setbacks. The estimated $30 million for "Cleopatra," plus the disturbing headlines describing Elizabeth Taylor's romantic adventures, plus their damaging potential on a future box office, kept company heads awake nights. INTO THIS SMOULDERING powder keg walked Miss Monroe. Or rather, she didn't walk. She absented herself and at least one company head exploded. Judge Samuel Rosenman, recently elected a top overseer of 20th Fox and one-time adviser to the late F.D.R., unimpressed by Hollywood protocol, decided to call Miss Monroe to heel. The news followed. The industry received the news with mingled reactions. Some studio heads said it "was about time somebody put a stop to this crazy way of running a business. Some, looking over their shoulders, sighed in relief, that it wasn't they who were called upon to make the decision. Supporting players, extras and technicians working on the "Something's Got to Give" made impotent angry gestures at everybody concerned when Fox dropped the entire project. They took ads in trade papers denouncing those responsible. THE AVOIDANCE of responsibility in studio affairs was a gradual process that began in the mid-1950s with the death of the original studio heads. With their passing, a way of life passed, too. Those who assumed executive power in studios were either reluctant to make decisions for fear of making the wrong ones, were unable to, or simply See STARS on A-2, Col. 1 Where To Find It A SECTION Amtncnwntt . TtmDtriturM WhO to Do ... T ... i ... ... 1 ... 1 . SECTION Editorial .. In Ont Ear Sport THE BLAST coincided with the start of Soviet military maneuvers scheduled to last until Oct. 20 and test "various types of modern arms." The Soviets, who ended a three-year moratorium with a test series last fall, have U. S. Hopes Treaty Still Possible WASHINGTON (UPI) The United Slates yesterday termed Russia's renewal of nuclear tests "a somber episode," but expressed hope it would not stand in the way of negotiations toward a test ban treaty. Shortly after announcement of the big Soviet blast in the Arctic, the State Department said in a statement: "The series was started even as the United States has announced new and promising avenues of explora NO. 53,804 LZ3U V C SECTION Ann Landm CUMiftert Ad Crossword Punto Comic Shtinwold on Bridat Rodlo Prooramt TV Program Woman's News, Features claimed their new round of testing was necessary because of the new U. S. tests. , Reports from the Seismo-logical Institute at Uppsala, Sweden, which detected the blast, estimated it was in the 40-megaton range. MONDAY, AUGUST 6, mm Film Queen Apparently Is Suicide HOLLYWOOD (UPD-Marilyn Monroe, sex symbol of the generation, was found dead early yesterday, her nude body lying face-down on her bed, with her hand clutching a telephone. Police said it was an apparent suicide. Police said Miss Monroe took an overdose of barbiturates, and the coroner's office listed her death "as probable suicide." A bottle Additional Photos and Story on Page A-5 which contained 40 to 50 pills was found empty by her bed when police arrived. THERE WERE no notes, but she was known to have been despondent in recent weeks. Housekeeper Eunice Murray summoned the star's psychiatrist when she awoke and saw a light burning un der the locked door to Miss M o n r o e's bedroom. Dr. Ralph Greenson broke a side window of the 36-year-old star's bedroom. He found her dead, her body covered with a sheet and champagne-colored blanket. Joe DiMaggio, the actress' second husband, notified a local mortuary that he was flying here immediately from San Francisco. GREENSON, who had talked for an hour Saturday with the actress, notified Dr. Hyman Engleberg. Engle-berg pronounced Miss Monroe dead at 3:50 a.m. PDT. Detective R. E. Byron said the star complained of being unable to sleep and got the pills two or three days ago. The body, covered by a blanket and strapped to a stretcher, was taken from the two-bedroom home to Westwood Village Mortuary at 7:30 a.m. and later transferred to the morgue. THE ACTRESS, who was fired from the film "Something's Got to Give" in June because she repeatedly failed to show up for work, lived in a $75,000 home in the Brentwood area about 10 miles from the center of Hollywood. Milton Rudin, attorney for Miss Monroe, said Marilyn was to have visited his office today to discuss business. He said the actress had no financial troubles and had See MARILYN on A-2, Col. 6 The shot also was recorded by the Atomic Energy Commission in Washington. THE BLAST SCENE was located over Arctic waters between the Barents and the Kara seas, which were tion in its search for an ban treaty . . . u . "DESPITE ITS resumption of atmospheric nuclear testing, we hope the Soviet Union will match our efforts to negotiate an effective nuclear test ban treaty." Noting that this is the second round of Soviet at-See HOPES on A-2, Col. 6 1962 10 CENTS f WJ D j M 1 ""1 " Woman Dies In Car Crash A 21-year-old girl was fatally injured when a car carrying four girls collided with a heavy Dole Pineapple Co. truck north of Schofield Barracks last night. She was identified as Nora Omoto. of 682 Marniion St. Miss Omoto died in an am- bulance rushing her to Wa- hiawa General Hospital. WAHIAWA 'POLICE said the accident happened at 7:18 p.m. at the intersection of Kaukonaua and Kamanui Roads. The fatality was the 39th of the year on Oahu, compared with 32 this time last year. . The three other young women were injured, one critically. They were transferred from Wahiawa to KuakinI Hospital. THE INJimED are: Lorraine Fujimura, 21, of 1653 Pensacola St., unconscious and in critical condition with multiple cuts; Florence Ho, 20, of 815 Lopeiz Lane, in fair condition with possible head and internal injuries and numerous bruises. Jane Miyamoto, 21, of 927 11th Ave., in good condition with cuts and bruises. According to first reports, the car ran a stop sign and plowed into the side of the truck. THE TRUCK was heading Marilyn's Is Global TOKYO (UPI) News of the death of Marilyn Monroe, apparently from suicide, shocked millions of Japanese American movie fans. Miss Monroe was closer to the Japanese people than most of American movie stars because she came here on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees in 1954. MOSCOW (UPI) The official Soviet news agency Tass today reported Marilyn Monroe's death in a brief dispatch from New York. BERLIN (UPI) - The East German news agency ADN 'yesterday reported Marilyn Monroe's death in a four-line dispatch saying she died after taking an overdose the scene of last autumn's Soviet test series. In accordance with Soviet custom there was no announcement of the test here. While Soviet news media made no mention of the blat, individual Russians agreement on a nuclear test l--il '''"-ll i LZJ U from the loading station between Wahiawa and Weed Junction for the Dole canneries in Honolulu. It was carrying a full load, according to a Dole spokesman. Child Hil By Slray Build An 11-year-old Tearl City girl, riding a tricycle near a friend's house in Kaimuki, last night was accidentally shot in the right thigh. Police said a 15-year-old boy playfully fired a rifle in the garage of another house. The .22-caliber bullet went through the garage wall and hit Jo-Anne Lee, of 98-205 Kaulike Drive, who was on the sidewalk several yards away, SHE WAS REPORTED in satisfactory condition at Queen's Hospital. The accident happened on Pilialo St. about 6:30 p.m., according to Patrolman Richard Sing. The boy, whose family lives in Waialae-Kahala, was visiting an ll-year-old chum. ' He said they had been shoot-See SHOT on A-2, Col. Death News of sleeping pills. Her films were familiar to East Berliners who had seen her on West Berlin screens before the Communist wall went up, but they were believed never to have been shown in the Communist-controlled .movie houses of East Germnay. GI'k stationed in West Berlin heard of her death from Armed Forces Network (AFN) broadcasts. The Weather Today: Fair to partly cloudy, with a few sprinkles on the higher sections at night. Trades, 10-20 mph. Yesterday's temperatures: High, 86; low, 75. Yesterday's rainfall: None. who were told of the shot by eastern newsmen in Moscow reacted with a combination of self-righteousness and resignation. "NO TESTS are good because there is no fallout, but the Americans tested and what could you expect," one student commented. Reminded that the recent American tests were in answer to the big Soviet series last autumn and that the United States conceivably could stage another series in reply to the present Soviet tests, the student said: "Then the world will blow up and that will be the end of us." ml Emm! h1 , : v ' X

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