HASPIEL James Robert (Jim)
He had fell under Marilyn's spell, aged 14, when he had seen her in
He had fell under Marilyn's spell, aged 14, when he had seen her in"Clash By Night" (1952).
As did the "Marilyn Six", he always hung around near the hotels, in New York City, where Marilyn went in the 50's.
He met her in September 1954 during the shooting of "The Seven Year Itch"
In 1955 when she lived in New York, they made strong friendship; soon, she granted him her confidence. She let him come to her home, accepted his company when she went through New York City by taxi. He helped her to do her shopping at Whellan's, one of her favorite drugstore, on Lexington Avenue and 93rd Street corner.
August 6, 1955, at LaGuardia Marilyn is about to fly to Bement, Illinois for the town centennial festivities
March 15, 1956, leaving New York to Phoenix, for the shooting of "Bus Stop"
November 18, 1957, premiere of "Conversation Piece"
July 8, 1960, costumes test for "The Misfits" ,,-,
His memories has inspired him many articles and 2 Memories books. He was also consultant for documentaries about Marilyn.
As for her death, he was convinced that it was the result of a conspiracy touching the highest governmental spheres. His opinion rested upon the existence of magnetic tapes which would have been recorded by Bernard Spindel, a wiretap specialist.
"Marilyn: The Ultimate Look at The Legend", James Haspiel, New York, Henry Holt and co, 1991.
"Young Marilyn : Becoming The Legend", James Haspiel, New York, Hyperion, 1994."The Unpublished Marilyn", James Haspiel, Mainstream Publishing Company, Edinburgh, 2000