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.
Paul 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.