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Marilyn Monroe: The Biography
Donald Spoto
0815411839
September 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Based on more than 150 interviews, this in-depth biography casts new light on every aspect of Marilyn Monroe's thirty-six years: her mysterious childhood and adolescence; her complex marriages; her personal and professional relationships; and the truth about her death.


2006 Marilyn Monroe Wall Calendar
Browntrout
0763195871
December 2005
Wall Calendar
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Marilyn Monroe: An Appreciation
Eve Arnold
081095933X
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
More than any other pinup girl or star of the silver screen, Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) has captivated the minds of an entire generation. With her come-hither stare and womanly figure, she continues to be one of Hollywood's sexiest women. While many photographers captured Monroe's obvious sexuality, Eve Arnold, the only woman to have photographed her extensively, captured some of the most tender images ever seen of the Hollywood starlet.Following a 1952 photo shoot for Esquire magazine, Monroe and Arnold forged a wonderful friendship. Marilyn Monroe chronicles the six photography sessions that took place over the course of their 10-year bond, including a two-month-long session while Monroe was shooting The Misfits. With almost 100 photographs-this new edition includes 48 previously unseen photographs not published in...


Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words
George Barris
0806524537
June 2003
Paperback
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Marilyn Monroe Paper Dolls
Tom Tierney
0486237699
December 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Incredibly life-like Marilyn Monroe as a paper doll with 31 accurate costumes from 24 films. Full color designs on heavy stock, ready to be cut, recall Marilyn in The Asphalt Jungle, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 22 others. Recreate Monroe aura in miniature. 1 doll. 16 plates.


Marilyn's Last Words: Her Secret Tapes and Mysterious Death
Matthew Smith
0786715596
August 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Smith (Vendetta: The Kennedys) insists that Marilyn Monroe's 1962 death was murder and goes to great lengths to prove it. Many prominent figures in the investigation believed she was killed, though few went on record. From the forensic evidence suggesting she was drugged via enema to the massive discrepancies in the official reports, Smith meticulously builds his case. He sifts through thousands of documents, interviews and never-before-revealed confidential tapes Monroe made days before her death. Two suspects emerge: Robert and John F. Kennedy, and the CIA. Monroe had affairs with RFK and JFK, and Smith believes those liaisons led to her death. Learning she was prepared to "blow the whole damn thing wide open" (though it's unclear whether Monroe meant the affairs or the CIA/Mafia attempt to assassinate Castro),...


2006 An Evening With Marilyn Wall Calendar
Douglas Kirkland (Photographer)
1932183760
June 2005
Wall Calendar
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Book Description
Marilyn Monroe’s sultry beauty and irrepressible charisma is captured here in a sequence of portraits taken during one extraordinary evening in 1961. On assignment for Look magazine for its 25th anniversary cover, Douglas Kirkland shot Marilyn in the intimate setting of an unmade bed. The result is a series of photographs that are some of the most spontaneous and flirtatious ever taken of the Hollywood legend. This calendar follows the sold-out An Evening with Marilyn 2005 edition and consists of entirely new photographs.

From the Back Cover
Marilyn Monroe’s sultry beauty and irrepressible charisma is captured here in a sequence of portraits taken during one extraordinary evening in 1961. On assignment for Look magazine for its 25th anniversary cover, Douglas Kirkland...


Marilyn Monroe
Barbara Leaming
0609805533
March 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
This extraordinarily thoughtful book by Barbara Leaming, a literary star among movie-star biographers, offers the last thing you'd expect in a book on Marilyn Monroe: new information from verifiable sources. Sure, lots of the tragedy is familiar: an abused, confused girl from an orphanage with a mother in a madhouse rises from sexual party favor for homely showbiz men to the movie superstar who pushes them around, until she crashes, a victim of self-loathing and drug addiction.

The thing about a tragedy is that its heroine isn't a victim--she's responsible for her fate. Leaming does scholarly spadework, digging up hard facts from sources like UCLA's 20th Century Fox collection and the diary-like first drafts of Arthur Miller's semiautobiographical work, and she makes sense of Monroe's motives. She even apparently solves...



Symptoms of Withdrawal: A Memoir of Snapshots and Redemption
Christopher Kennedy Lawford
0060732482
September 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
[Signature]Reviewed by Sara NelsonPity the poor shelver who has to decide where to put this book. Does it go with the wall full of Kennedyana, the tell-alls and critiques of the family America loves to hate and hates to love? Or does it go into the ever increasing "recovery" section of the memoir department, packed as it is with tales of debauchery, and finally, painful and hard-won sobriety?Because this offering, by the 50-year-old nephew of President Kennedy, son of the late actor Peter Lawford, and cousin of the late American prince, JFK Jr. (how's that for a legacy to live with?), is both of those things, it is hard to categorize, and harder to resist. There's plenty of dish here, even if it is dish of the gentle, almost old-fashioned variety. (Lawford tells of being taught to do the twist by Marilyn Monroe; of spying, as a...


Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda: The Story of Her Final Months
Gary Vitacco-Robles
0595010822
October 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Cursum Perficio is the name of Marilyn MonroeÂ’s last home. Cursum Perficio, the book, is author Gary Vitacco-RoblesÂ’ exploration of MarilynÂ’s last home as a touchstone to her brief and extraordinary life.

A definitive testament of Marilyn Monroe’s modest nature, simple tastes and spirituality was her selection of a house in which to settle at age 35. The Spanish Colonial hacienda symbolizes Marilyn’s unfulfilled dreams and unfinished life. The Latin inscription on the tiles adorning the front doorstep, Cursum Perficio (translating to “My journey ends”), prophesied the screen goddess’ death in the home in 1962.

Cursum Perficio invites us inside MarilynÂ’s private life through 120 illustrations and...


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