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Publisher Comments:

Barbara Leaming's Marilyn Monroe is a complex, sympathetic portrait that will forever change the way we view the most enduring icon of America sexuality. To those who think they have heard all there is to hear about Marilyn Monroe, think again. Leaming's book tells a brand-new tale of sexual, psychological, and political intrigue of the highest order. Told for the first time in all its complexity, this is a compelling portrait of a woman at the center of a drama with immensely high stakes, a drama in which the other players are some of the most fascinating characters from the worlds of movies, theater, and politics. It is a book that shines a bright light on one of the most tumultuous, frightening, and exciting periods in American culture.

Basing her research on new interviews and on thousands of primary documents--including revealing letters by Arthur Miller, Elia Kazan, John Huston, Laurence Olivier, Tennessee Williams, Darryl Zanuck, Marilyn's psychiatrist Dr. Ralph Greenson, and many others--Leaming has reconstructed the tangle of betrayal in Marilyn's life. For the first time, a master storyteller has put together all of the pieces and told Marilyn's story with the intensity and drama it so richly deserves.

At the heart of this book is a sexual triangle and a riveting story that has never been told before. You will come away filled with new respect for Marilyn's incredible courage, dignity, and loyalty, and an overwhelming sense of tragedy after witnessing Marilyn, powerless to overcome her demons, move inexorably to her own final, terrible betrayal of herself.

Marilyn Monroe is a book that will make you think--and will break your heart.

Synopsis:

The author of Katherine Hepburn presents a painstakingly researched, thoroughly documented, searching account of the life, loves, career, and death of Marilyn Monroe, including an examination of her relationship with John F. Kennedy. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Chronicles the life of Marilyn Monroe and discusses her childhood, her career, her love affairs, her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, and other related topics.

About the Author

Barbara Leaming is the author of the New York Times best-seller Katharine Hepburn, as well as the much-acclaimed Orson Welles. She was for many years professor of theater and film at Hunter College. Her articles have appeared in Vanity Fair and The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Connecticut.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307557773
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Author:
Leaming, Barbara
Author:
Barbara Leaming
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Historical - General
Subject:
Monroe, marilyn, 1926-1962
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Monroe, Marilyn
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Film and Television-Actor Biographies
Subject:
Film and Television-Biography
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1998
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
480

Related Subjects

Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General
Biography » Historical
Biography » Women

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Product details 480 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780307557773 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author of Katherine Hepburn presents a painstakingly researched, thoroughly documented, searching account of the life, loves, career, and death of Marilyn Monroe, including an examination of her relationship with John F. Kennedy. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Chronicles the life of Marilyn Monroe and discusses her childhood, her career, her love affairs, her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, and other related topics.
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