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Marilyn: Behind the Icon is a dramatic multi-season podcast series blending a uniquely scripted episodic story with commentary on the remarkable life of Marilyn Monroe. It’s up close, raw and real; telling her story through extensively researched historical events, including Marilyn Monroe’s own perspective in her own words. We explore her inner journey and human side as no other podcast, film or TV show has ever done before. The series portrays her personal struggles with mental illness and addiction in addition to her amazing resiliency in achieving her dreams as one the greatest movie actresses and icons in motion picture history. We begin our story with her life as a young girl named Norma Jeane—a girl desperate for a stable family and home life — a girl seeking to find her place—a girl nobody wanted—who grew up in the care of foster families and caretakers. As a young teen searching for her identity, she became determined to make something of herself and created a life born out of her dreams, imagination, and talent. Marilyn became a top cover girl model, a young starlet, a celebrated actress, an accomplished singer and dancer, a wife, aspiring mother, a producer, and ultimately, a legend—an enduring ICON. 
We’ll highlight the tragedy and pain yet celebrate the triumphs of the life, legend, and the global phenomenon known as MARILYN.

Marilyn: Behind the Icon Gary Vitacco-Robles, Nina Boski and Randall Libero

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 83 Ratings

Marilyn: Behind the Icon is a dramatic multi-season podcast series blending a uniquely scripted episodic story with commentary on the remarkable life of Marilyn Monroe. It’s up close, raw and real; telling her story through extensively researched historical events, including Marilyn Monroe’s own perspective in her own words. We explore her inner journey and human side as no other podcast, film or TV show has ever done before. The series portrays her personal struggles with mental illness and addiction in addition to her amazing resiliency in achieving her dreams as one the greatest movie actresses and icons in motion picture history. We begin our story with her life as a young girl named Norma Jeane—a girl desperate for a stable family and home life — a girl seeking to find her place—a girl nobody wanted—who grew up in the care of foster families and caretakers. As a young teen searching for her identity, she became determined to make something of herself and created a life born out of her dreams, imagination, and talent. Marilyn became a top cover girl model, a young starlet, a celebrated actress, an accomplished singer and dancer, a wife, aspiring mother, a producer, and ultimately, a legend—an enduring ICON. 
We’ll highlight the tragedy and pain yet celebrate the triumphs of the life, legend, and the global phenomenon known as MARILYN.

    EP8 Marilyn's Last Day

    EP8 Marilyn's Last Day

    Three critical scenes in the last 24 hours of Marilyn Monroe's life.

    • 51 min
    #7 Norma Jeane: Discovering Truths

    #7 Norma Jeane: Discovering Truths

    The legend of Marilyn’s white piano; the identities of her abuser and the woman who failed to protect her in childhood.

    • 24 min
    EP7 The White Piano

    EP7 The White Piano

    Marilyn reclaims a piano from her childhood at an auction. She recalls a period she lived with her mother, childhood sexual abuse traumas, her mother’s psychotic episode and its aftermath, and her stand against abuse as an adult.

    • 38 min
    #6 Norma Jeane: Discovering Truths

    #6 Norma Jeane: Discovering Truths

    The producers talk about Marilyn’s craving for a father, 1930s film stars as her role models and her later professional career choices.

    • 26 min
    Interview: Actress Erin Gavin

    Interview: Actress Erin Gavin

    Producer, Nina Boski interviews actress Erin Gavin who plays Marilyn Monroe.

    • 10 min
    Interview: Brad Hyland (Narrator)

    Interview: Brad Hyland (Narrator)

    Producer, Nina Boski interviews series narrator, Brad Hyland.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Dala PK ,

Exciting!

Your Marilyn actress sounds so real. Great to finally here it. I just listened the the last episode! When is the next season? I WANT MORE!

poplife247 ,

It starts here for true fans, forget everything you know. A MUST!

I’m elated to stumble upon this podcast. I consider myself to be a huge MM fan, and though I am, there are many false stories I believed to be true for so long. Can’t wait to dig deeper into this painstakingly articulated account. Thank you Gary.

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Dazzled by Marilyn

This is wonderful, insightful, emotional, suspenseful... awesome! I am learning so much and affirming/debunking so many things. Thank you for you commitment to excellence and helping th ex world see Marilyn for who she was and still us to our world

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