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New York Post: February 4, 1983

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by JayJayVA, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. JayJayVA

    JayJayVA Member Thread Starter

    They got her age wrong - she was 32.
  2. Sue

    Sue Member

    Why did they find it necessary to highlight "found nude" ??
    Poor Karen
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  3. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Active Member

    Guess they thought it would sell more papers.

    But the headline reminds me of the Dewey Truman headline.
  4. "All the papers had to say...was that Marilyn was found in the nude..."
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  5. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    Never seen that newspaper headline before, thanks for posting.

    It does reads like it was lifted straight out of the National Enquirer. The fact they got her age wrong and showed a picture of her from her wedding day, rather than a more recent shot showing the state she was in, also makes it appear that she tragically died a very happily married woman just a year into her marriage.
  6. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    Well, we have to remember that the only way we found news in the USA in those days was from the 3 networks: NBC, CBS and ABC. , outside of important popular city newspapers. Not everyone knew Karen was even married. And this was reported the very day it happened. If we had the internet then we may even known her daily schedule and someone would have posted a picture of her in therapy that would have gone global. The only snippit of news I remember hearing was that the family or family spokesperson admitted that Karen had been fighting Anorexia Nervosa and that was well into the evening news before that was even mentioned. I remember that the first half of the day was simply cardiac arrest. Maybe the nude part was all that pointed to any facts before the printing deadline. After all, most thought her life was picture perfect, and that can’t grab headlines.
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  7. David A

    David A Active Member

    Nice to remember that even back then, salacious news headlines were used to sell. Whether Karen was found nude or not is completely irrelevant to the event. *sigh*
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  8. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member


    Obviously, A very prestigious publication...
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