FBI removes many redactions in Marilyn Monroe file
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Newly re-issued and more complete Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files on Marilyn Monroe reveal the names of some of the movie star's acquaintances with suspected communists who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage.
But the files, which previously were heavily redacted, do not contain any new information about Monroe's death 50 years ago.
The files recently were obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act. The AP had sought the removal of redactions from Monroe's FBI files earlier this year as part of a series of stories on the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death.
They show the extent the domestic intelligence agency was monitoring the actress for ties to communism in the years before her death in August 1962. The bureau never found any proof she was a member of the Communist Party.