The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780446198189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 6801


From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 1743037546

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 475


Beautiful, damaged, the ultimate sex symbol, publicly celebrated, privately unhappy - Marilyn Monroe's tumultuous life and untimely death continue to fascinate us. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never been told - until now. In this groundbreaking book Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedys - Bobby, Jack and Pat Lawford Kennedy. Explosive, revelatory and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the twentieth century.

Goddess

Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780227078

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 688

View: 7830


More than half a century after her death, Marilyn Monroe is arguably still one of the most famous people in the world. Her life was a contrast of public brilliance and private misery, her death a tragedy suffused by dark questions - about her relations with President John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert. Drawing on more than 600 first-hand interviews, Anthony Summers offers the classic, definitive biography of a woman who captivated the world. Marilyn's tragic story is clouded by gossip-reporting more than almost any other. GODDESS, however, delivers new, fully documented yet exciting fact. 'Gets as near to the heart of the mystery as anyone ever will' Guardian 'The fullest factual account of Monroe's life and death we're likely to get' Evening Standard 'The definitive story of the legend' Irish Times 'A remarkable performance...The ghost of Marilyn Monroe cries out in these pages' New York Times

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446550957

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 8066


From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.

Summary of J. Randy Taraborrelli's The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 70

View: 9660


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Ida Bolender was a foster mother who looked like a schoolmarm. She was very efficient and diligent, but she didn’t have time for superficialities. She had opened her home to underprivileged children in the 1920s, and she wanted a better life. #2 In 1918, Ida married Albert Wayne, and the couple moved to California. They had no plans other than to work hard and pray hard, and they lived what they believed was a decent life based on scripture. #3 Della Monroe, 49, was not a wealthy woman in 1925, but she still had a craving for extravagance. She would hunt down bargains wherever she could, even in places where she didn’t feel welcome. She had been a spectacularly attractive woman in her prime, but time had not been kind to her. #4 Della was a free spirit who enjoyed what would have been considered a loose morality in the early 1900s. She had always been a clothes buyer for Ida Bolender, who made a decent amount of money from the church. Della was going to leave in December 1925 to join her husband in India.

Goddess

Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 9780451407474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 527

View: 9858


Based on interviews, correspondence, and previously unreleased documents, this biography recounts the movie star's life and loves, both public and private, and attempts to clarify the circumstances surrounding her death

The Biography Book

Author: Daniel S. Burt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573562560

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 650

View: 8766


Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

Marilyn Monroe

Author: Carl Rollyson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 162674159X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 6271


In American popular culture, Marilyn Monroe(1926-1962) has evolved in stature from movie superstar to American icon. Monroe's own understanding of her place in the American imagination and her effort to perfect her talent as an actress are explored with great sensitivity in Carl Rollyson's engaging narrative. He shows how movies became crucial events in the shaping of Monroe's identity. He regards her enduring gifts as a creative artist, discussing how her smaller roles in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve established the context for her career, while in-depth chapters on her more important roles in Bus Stop, Some Like It Hot, and The Misfits provide the centerpiece of his examination of her life and career. Through extensive interviews with many of Monroe's colleagues, close friends, and other biographers, and a careful rethinking of the literature written about her, Rollyson is able to describe her use of Method acting and her studies with Michael Chekhov and Lee Strasberg, head of the Actors' Studio in New York. The author also analyzes several of Monroe's own drawings, diary notes, and letters that have recently become available. With over thirty black and white photographs (some published for the first time), a new foreword, and a new afterword, this volume brings Rollyson's 1986 book up to date. From this comprehensive, yet critically measured wealth of material, Rollyson offers a distinctive and insightful portrait of Marilyn Monroe, highlighted by new perspectives that depict the central importance of acting to the authentic aspects of her being.

Official and Confidential

Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453241183

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 619

View: 5325


A New York Times–bestselling author’s revealing, “important” biography of the longtime FBI director (The Philadelphia Inquirer). No one exemplified paranoia and secrecy at the heart of American power better than J. Edgar Hoover, the original director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. For this consummate biography, renowned investigative journalist Anthony Summers interviewed more than eight hundred witnesses and pored through thousands of documents to get at the truth about the man who headed the FBI for fifty years, persecuted political enemies, blackmailed politicians, and lived his own surprising secret life. Ultimately, Summers paints a portrait of a fatally flawed individual who should never have held such power, and for so long.

Marilyn Monroe

Author: Lisa Owings

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1614801746

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8205


This informative title highlights the life of Marilyn Monroe. Readers will learn about MonroeÍs background from her birth as Norma Jean through her unstable childhood in foster homes and orphanages to her marriage to James Dougherty at age 16. MonroeÍs early work is discussed, from her beginnings as a model with Blue Book Modeling Agency to her signing with Twentieth Century Fox Studios, and her becoming Marilyn Monroe, through early films such as Love Happy and WeÍre Not Married to her superstar roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, The Seven Year Itch, Some Like it Hot, and The Misfits. MonroeÍs marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller are examined, as is her relationship with the Kennedy family. MonroeÍs descent into self-destructive behavior is covered, including her death by drug overdose at age 36. This book includes details of MonroeÍs life and covers the controversies surrounding her life and death. Lives Cut Short is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.