Marilyn Monroe tapes to air for Christmas

The BBC has obtained tapes of an interview with Marilyn Monroe recorded
only weeks before her suicide death on Aug. 6, 1962.

Today’s London
Times, citing BBC producers who have heard the tapes, say that
Monroe, in an interview with a reporter for Life magazine, sounds
“very together” and talks easily about her future plans. However, the
Life reporter barred use of some segments of the interview.

Kerr, who is producing the program, which is due to air on Christmas,
told the newspaper that at one point Monroe said that she wished Jews
and Arabs could find a way to learn to love one another.

“You can
imagine how much I would have liked to broadcast that section of the
interview now, but I was not allowed to,” he said.