Marilyn made frequent phone calls throughout July to the Justice building in Washington, and when Bobby was out of the office, his secretary, Angie Novello, talked with her.
Marilyn spent some of her time that disastrous month posing for photographs. She did some nude sessions with Bert Stern, which, following Marilyn’s death, brought him fame on an international scale. She was also photographed by Allen Grant, who took some candids of her in her home to accompany a long, prophetic, and brilliant interview for Life magazine that would come out in the last week of her life.
That interview had been set up by her press agent, John Springer, during her last visit to New York. She met with Springer and a Life staffer named Dick Meryman at the Savoy Plaza Hotel. Meryman had an assistant along who, after a few gin and tonics, came on too strong for Marilyn and who was quickly banished. After she had a few drinks, Marilyn said that Peter Lawford had a room upstairs and: