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2. The Origin of Agent Cooper’s Marilyn Monroe References

Laura Palmer was killed right before plans to go public about the powerful man she was having an affair with, which draws some parallels to Marilyn Monroe. Twin Peaks co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch wrote a biopic titled Goddess about Marilyn Monroe that was never produced. However, Frost and Lynch repurposed their work on the biopic into one of Special Agent Dale Cooper’s monologues, seen in the series premiere. “There are two things that continue to trouble me, and I’m speaking now not only as an agent of the bureau but also as a human being,” Agent Cooper dictates into his recorder. “What really went on between Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys, and who really pulled the trigger on JFK.”

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