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Format:  Hardcover,

185 pages

Edition: Illustrated

Publisher: Natl Book Network

Publish Date: Oct 2006

ISBN-13: 9781589793163

ISBN-10: 1589793161

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Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand." The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon -from the unique perspective of the icon herself.

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Publisher: Natl Book Network
Publish Date: Oct 2006
ISBN-13: 9781589793163
ISBN-10: 1589793161
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 185
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.6
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 10.25 x 0.75

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Biography of Monroe, Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926 and baptized Norma Jeane Baker, in Los Angeles, California. She spent much of her childhood in foster homes and later began a career as a model which lead to a film contract in 1946. Her early film appearances were minor but her performance in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve were well received. By 1953 Marilyn Monroe had progressed to leading roles.

Her dumb blonde character was used in such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Seven Year Itch. She then went on to study at the Actors Studio to broaden her range and her performance in Bus Stop was hailed by critics and she received a Golden Globe nomination. Her production company, Mariln Monroe Productions, released The Prince and The Showgirl for which she received a BAFTA Award nomination and, won a David di Donatello award.

She received a Golden Globe Award for her performance in Some Like It Hot in 1959. The final years of her life were marked by illness, personal problems and a reputation for being difficult to work with. The circumstances of her death from an overdose of barbiturates have been the subject of conjecture. It has officially been classified as a probable suicide while the possibility of an accidental overdose or even homicide have not been ruled out.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2001-02-15)

Though now dead longer than she was alive, Monroe continues to captivate and hypnotize. Released in 1974, a dozen years after her apparent suicide, this book is attributed to Monroe, although she had help from her friend Oscar-winning screenwriter Ben Hecht. Monroe offers biographical material as well as dirt on fellow Hollywood stars. Best to take some of this with a grain of salt but good fun nonetheless. Monroe's legions of fans will keep this one circulating.

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Rated 4 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Marilyn I just started reading the book, but so far appears organized. The pictures taken by MiltonGreene help highlight the memory and essence of Marilyn. 11/29/2012
Rated 4 out of 5★ by This was very interesting. a different side of Marilyn Monroe. It is sad that she passed away too soon. 10/12/2013
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