They Knew Marilyn Monroe

Author: Les Harding
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786490144
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Taking an innovative approach to the life and legend of Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), this biographical dictionary concentrates on her circle of friends, acquaintances and coworkers—1618 in all. Distilled from hundreds of celebrity biographies are references to, and quotes about, the iconic Hollywood sex symbol from such diverse personalities as architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Israeli diplomat Abba Eban, beat poet Jack Kerouac, novelist Somerset Maugham, jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, counterculture guru Timothy Leary and evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, to name but a few. All of these remarkable people have, in one way or another, crossed paths with the magnificent Monroe. The entries in this volume (with source listings for further reading and research) confirm the fact that Marilyn Monroe remains a figure of enduring fascination five decades after her death.

Marilyn in Manhattan

Author: Elizabeth Winder
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125006497X
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A city, a movie star, and one magical year. In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane’s engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette and slips off her wig revealing a tangle of fluffy blonde curls. Marilyn Monroe was leaving Hollywood behind, and along with it a failed marriage and a frustrating career. She needed a break from the scrutiny and insanity of LA. She needed Manhattan. In Manhattan, the most famous woman in the world can wander the streets unbothered, spend hours at the Met getting lost in art, and afternoons buried in the stacks of the Strand. Marilyn begins to live a life of the mind in New York; she dates Arthur Miller, dances with Truman Capote and drinks with Carson McCullers. Even though she had never lived there before, in New York, Marilyn is home. In Marilyn in Manhattan, the iconic blonde bombshell is not only happy, but successful. She breaks her contract with Fox Studios to form her own production company, a groundbreaking move that makes her the highest paid actress in history and revolutionizes the entertainment industry. A true love letter to Marilyn, and a joyous portrait of a city bursting with life and art, Marilyn in Manhattan is a beautifully written, lively look at two American treasures: New York and Marilyn Monroe, and sheds new light on one of our most enduring icons.

Gwen Verdon

Author: Peter Shelley
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078649736X
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American dancer, singer and actress Gwen Verdon (1925-2000) won four Tony awards for her work on Broadway and also appeared in films and on television. Stricken with rickets as a child, Verdon overcame severe leg deformity through ballet training, making her film debut at 11 as a solo ballerina in the musical The King Steps Out (1936). Her theater credits include Can-Can (1953-1955), Damn Yankees (1955-1956), Redhead (1959-1960), New Girl in Town (1957-1958), Sweet Charity (1966-1967) and Chicago (1975-1977). When not dancing on stage or screen, she coached other actors, such as Jane Russell, Lana Turner, Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe and Shirley MacLaine. This first full-length biography of Verdon covers her life and career, her individual performances and her collaborations with choreographers Jack Cole and Bob Fosse, her husband.

Marilyn Monroe Biography The Inspirational Life Story of The Astonishing Hollywood s Bombshell Sex Symbol

Author: Chris Dicker
Publisher: Chris Dicker
ISBN:
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Marilyn Monroe was a true icon and an inspiration for many women in the entertainment industry. What she went through was quite phenomenal, because most women in Hollywood at that time were discriminated and did not receive an equal pay like men. Marilyn fought for her own rights with big production companies and won. She paved the way for many women who want to become successful actresses in the industry. This biography will explore her life in detail. You'll learn a lot about how she behaved on sets, her disappointments in personal and business life and major successes. You'll discover what does it take to succeed in Hollywood and how Marilyn manipulated men to progress in her career. She had an unfair advantage that slowly brought an enormous fame and admiration. However, Marilyn Monroe was a prisoner of her own talents. She had multiple marriages that ended and brought a lot of disaster into her life. Hollywood companies tried to take advantage of her. She had many conflicts with movie producers and directors because of the way she worked. Despite all that, she was able to bring mesmerizing performances and people loved what she was doing on movies. Marilyn Monroe was a very sensitive woman. This sensitivity became her greatest nightmare as she was not able to handle certain opportunities in life all by herself. You'll discover her drug addictions to cope with stress, insecurities and problems with husbands. She was not 100% what you see on the TV screen. There are some secrets of her life most people do not know about. Not until now! If you like Marilyn Monroe in one way or another, this book is for YOU. Grab your copy now!

My Story

Author: Marilyn Monroe
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
ISBN: 1589795016
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Marilyn Monroe

Author: Frances Lefkowitz
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: 9780791023426
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Profiles the life of the Hollywood superstar, focusing on her rise to stardom, her desire to be a "respectable" actress, and the myths surrounding her tragic death at the age of 36

Young Marilyn

Author: James Haspiel
Publisher: Smith Gryphon Limited
ISBN:
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This volume is a presentation of 150 rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe in her prime. Her friend, James Haspiel, acquired the originals over several decades and caringly preserved them. There are glamour shots, unpublished stills from her first screen auditions, candids by her fans, tests of costumes - some of them considered too revealing by the studio bosses for 1950s audiences, and many more photographs of her in private and in public, exclusive to this book.