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Some like it pot? Home movie shows Marilyn Monroe toking

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A home movie purporting to show Marilyn Monroe smoking a marijuana joint has surfaced some five decades after being shot at a gathering with friends in New Jersey.

Collector Keya Morgan uncovered the color footage while researching an documentary which he says will prove Monroe was murdered in August 1962.

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The reel-to-reel film, which has no sound, shows Monroe relaxing with female friends in a house and smoking.

Morgan said he bought the footage for 275,000 dollars from one of the women present at the meeting in the late 1950s.

Both that woman and a former FBI agent who knew of the footage told him that marijuana, not tobacco was being smoked.

“The reason we know for a fact it’s marijuana is the lady who shot it, she’s still alive,” Morgan told AFP. “She rolled up the joint and handed it over to Marilyn.”

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The film shows the Hollywood superstar looking happy and playful.

Morgan said his documentary, “Marilyn Monroe: Murder on Fifth Helena Drive,” will show that the FBI believed the actress posed a security risk because she was seeing president John F. Kennedy and dabbling in drugs.

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“They felt that Marilyn Monroe posed a security threat to the presidency because she was under the influence of marijuana and under the influence of alcohol, and could be a danger not only to herself but also to the presidency,” he said.

For that reason, the FBI at the time sought a copy of the footage from New Jersey, he said.

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