Did marilyn monroe have an open casket?
according to the authoritative Marilyn Encyclopedia- Yes. She was open half length, or as some wags will call the mortuary style-Playing card fashion. The casket itself was bronze and was lined in champagne-colored silk, She was laid out in a Green Pucci Gown( presumably of the Empire type) she had purchased in Mexico. Her blonde hair was styled in a Pageboy, a familiar style. as far as known no pictures of her restored body have been made public, though there are probably artist”s conceptions. There is conflicting evidence as to whether artificial hair pieces were used in her wake- one source claims she was buried in a wig owing to autopsy tests- still her hair was in a pageboy style. see the Marilyn Encyclopedia- which even names the set-up personnel who were involved in the sad task of dressing Monroe for heaven, and arranging her hair, etc. it is all in that book.