WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Several members of California’s congressional delegation are pushing to name a new post office after the late actress Marilyn Monroe.

Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas says he introduced legislation that would name a post office in Van Nuys, California, after Monroe. She attended Van Nuys High School in the 1940s and once referred to her time living in the community as the happiest in her life.

Cardenas said the facility’s name would be a constant reminder for nearby high school students what heights they can reach if they work hard.

Monroe, born Norma Jeane Mortenson, starred in numerous films in the 1950s and died at the age of 36 from a drug overdose.

Cardenas says 18 California lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors of the legislation.

Marilyn Monroe was America’s sex symbol and one of the most iconic stars in the industry. But 50 years after her death, there are still conspiracy theories about how and where she died.

Some people believe she didn’t die in Los Angeles, but instead, at the Cal Neva Resort at Lake Tahoe.

“There was definitely a vast cover-up as it relates to Marilyn Monroe’s death,” said Jay Margolis, author of a new book titled “Marilyn Monroe: A Case For Murder.”

“And this was where the rich and elite used to come and this was their private playground,” said Hans Weig, tour guide at the Cal Neva Resort.

Most historians agree Marilyn Monroe endured a terrible ordeal during her stay here, just days before her death.

“She was molested by two mobsters, Skinny Damato and Johnny Roselli,” said Margolis.

Author Jay Margolis believes Monroe’s psychiatrist, Ralph Greenson, murdered her at the request of Bobby Kennedy, via a mostly undetectable enema.

The reason? He says not only was Monroe having an affair with the Kennedy brothers but also Greenson. And he believes Greenson was tricked by Bobby Kennedy into thinking Monroe was going to reveal her affairs with all of them.

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