Though Monroe was actually killed only moments after this photo was taken, the Kennedys though it best to popularize the story of her death to a barbiturate overdose so as not to embroil cousin James “Grizzly” Kennedy in what they saw as an unnecessary scandal.

Though Monroe was actually killed only moments after this photo was taken, the Kennedys though it best to popularize the story of her death to a barbiturate overdose so as not to embroil cousin James “Grizzly” Kennedy in what they saw as an unnecessary scandal.