Wrong Door Raid Scandal
While researching DESERT ICE I found one of the most famous and humorous scandals to ever rock Hollywood involved Marilyn Monroe and her second ex-husband, baseball player, Joe DiMaggio. Their relationship wasn’t always the "sunshine" the press made it out to be. The scandal was known as the Wrong-Door Raid, it occurred in the night of November 5th, 1954, at 8122 Waring Ave, West Hollywood. P.I. Barney Ruditsky, former NYPD detective, was hired by DiMaggio to follow Monroe. Ruditsky saw Monroe's car and called DiMaggio. He agreed to the raid. It was the wrong house!
Then 3 years later Frank Sinatra’s house was raided, ending with him being arrested with “a conspiracy to commit malicious mischief.”
After reading about these "scandals", I chuckled at how much more comical than serious this was and decided to mention it in DESERT ICE. Then, after further reading I realized it was not made public until almost a year later. Amazing!