‘Cold Case History’: New Documentary Planned on Marilyn’s Death

Marilyn by Bert Stern, 1962

A new TV documentary investigating Marilyn’s death is in the works, Variety reports. The companies involved seem reputable enough, so let’s hope it is based on sound medical evidence and not malicious conjecture, as has so often been the case in the past.

ZDF Enterprises has partnered with Story House Productions on a new series that delves deep into some of history’s most notorious deaths. From the brutal murder of Pharaoh Ramses III to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Cold Case: History reinvestigates cold cases using state-of-the-art forensics and archaeological methods.

Ralf Rueckauer, vice-president ZDFE.unscripted, said: ‘Developing this series has been an exciting journey with each episode unravelling a mystery. It’s been fascinating to see modern day forensics at work dispelling age old theories, particularly in the case of Marilyn Monroe, where we have unearthed new evidence and testimony.’

Marilyn Monroe’s death in 1962 still puzzles journalists and criminologists today. A post mortem stating ‘probably suicide by taking an overdose’ has bred a number of theories. This final episode discovers new evidence, narrowing the circle of possible perpetrators.

ZDF Enterprises is the global distributor for Cold Case: History, which will go into production with Story House this autumn.”