CAPELL Frank A.
Born Francis Alphonse Capell.
Associated publisher of "The News and American Mercury" journal, his articles were issued in more than 40 publications.
He worked as criminal detective for the District Attorney and the Police Commissioners.
He then would become Chief Investigator at the Westchester County Sheriff Office.
He founded the Subversive Activities Bureau and conducted the investigations on million people and Nazi, fascists or ommunists organizations.He published a journal with a very virulent anticommunism the Herald of Freedom (considered as a right-wing extremist).
In 1964, he published a 70 pages booklet "The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe", which for the first time, implied Robert Kennedy in Marilyn's death, and expressed the idea that she had been murdered.
Picking up the contradictions of the witnesses statments, he claimed that Marilyn's murder was part of a communist conspiracy implying John and Robert Kennedy.
Capell's version was that Kennedy, after
having promised Marilyn to marry her, had changed his mind, then had
hired his "personal gestapo" to get rid of her.
Capell's version was that Kennedy, after having promised Marilyn to marry her, had changed his mind, then had hired his "personal gestapo" to get rid of her.
Dated from July 8, 1964, a personal memorandum from Hoover to Robert Kennedy said
"Mr Frank A.Capell publishs a 70 pages manual under the title of "The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe" which would be released around July 10th 1964. According to Mr Capell, this book makes reference to your so-called friendship for late Marilyn Monroe. Mr Capell claims that he would notice in his book that Miss Monroe and you had some intimate relationship and that you were at Miss Monroe's place when she died. We will swiftly give to your attention every information concerning the publication of this book".If the critics jeered at Capell, Robert Kennedy took it seriously. When Nixon announced a long list of people whose telephone had been wiretapped by the previous administrations, Frank Capell was on the list that Robert Kennedy had made keep watch over.
« The strange death of Marilyn Monroe ». Staten Island, New York; The Herald of Freedom, 1964.
« Henry Kissinger-soviet agent ». 1974.