Marilyn Revealed: The Ambitious Life of an American Icon

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Taylor Trade Publications, 16 de out de 2008 - 696 páginas
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What made Norma Jean special was the quality she discovered when, bored with being a teenage bride with a husband in the Merchant Marine during World War II, she took her first and most enduring lover, the camera. At the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe died a Hollywood movie star and an American legend. Her rise to fame, however, had very little to do with her limited talents. Monroe infiltrated Hollywood, swarming with fake names and idealized careers, and pressed herself into its mold. Monroe's personal confessions, along with interviews with friends and contemporaries, reveal the truth behind this Hollywood icon.
 

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Marilyn revealed: the ambitious life of an American icon

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Penning a Marilyn Monroe biography in 2009 is no easy task, following shelves full of books shamelessly exposing, mythologizing and complicating the iconic actress's memory. Schwarz (The Hillside ... Ler resenha completa

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Introduction
1
Norma Jean
9
Welcome to Hollywood Whoever You Are
159
Politics Pollutes the Film Industry
193
Marilyns Autopsy
637
Last Will and Testament
641
The Reinvestigation Twenty Years after Her Death
645
Selected Bibliography
651
Index
655
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