|For the first time in paperback, this valuable biography by the president of Marilyn Monroe's UK fan club contains the most comprehensive collection of primary source material on Marilyn Monroe, covering all stages of her life. It includes seventy rare and unpublished photographs. They include locations from various periods of her lifethe schools she attended as Norma Jeane, the ballroom where she danced with first husband Jim Dougherty, the street where Marilyn claimed she was attacked by an intruder, and candid shots of her on the sets of films. Morgan has also interviewed every single person accessible who knew or was related to Marilyn in any way, including the main players in her life, as well as work colleagues, and more casual acquaintances. More than fifty interviewees are featured, many who've never gone on the record before, including contacts from her orphaned childhood and early yearsdetails of which until now have remained mysterious. Documentary sources range from the private testimony of her gynecologist, to the previously undisclosed Laurence Olivier papers relating to Marilyn's time in England. Following a series of sensationalist biographies of Marilyn Monroe in recent years, this comprehensive, meticulously researched volume brings an important, fresh perspective to the many controversies in her life, and will serve as an essential sourcebook of documentary and photographic evidence. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.|
|Who was Marilyn? The most potent female sex symbol of the Twentieth Century? A superb comedic actress who was let down by poor material? An actress who failed to be taken seriously by most of the people who should have protected her? A woman who was used and abused by the men in her life including some of the most powerful on earth? Or a dizzy blonde with a great body who got lucky at the right time and in the right place? Born in Hollywood, albeit on the wrong side of the tracks, the young Marilyn had everything stacked against her. Yet she struggled against the adversity and became the most popular actress in the world. Marilyn became a star because of one film in which she co-starred with one of the great wonders of nature. The skin tight red dress and the wiggle in her walk didn't harm her prospects either. After Niagara the public loved her and followed her every move - two failed marriages, repeated miscarriages, battles with Twentieth Century Fox, classic films The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot - right up to the horrible, tragic end. So what's in this Pocket Essential? As well as an introductory essay, each of Marilyn's films is reviewed and analysed. Not only that, but there's a handy reference section listing the best of the far weightier (and more expensive) books about her.|
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