20 février 2016

Marilyn Monroe Unveiled: A Family History

Marilyn Monroe Unveiled: A Family History
Author: Jason Edward Kennedy
(Avec la contribution de Jennifer Jean Miller)

 book-mm_unveiled-1 Date de sortie: 11 Février 2016
Broché 384 pages
Dimensions: 21,6 x 2,2 x 27,9 cm

Langue: anglais

Éditeur: J.J. Avenue Productions
ISBN-10: 099142915X
ISBN-13:
978-0991429158
Prix éditeur: 47,79 Euros
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Description: This explosive and historic must-have book will change the entire way readers view the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. Written by relatives of Marilyn Monroe, the authors painstakingly unravel the myths that have suffocated her legacy for over 50 years. These myths have been regurgitated in biography after biography, depicting Marilyn as an orphan girl and leaving her expansive lineage out of the equation. The facts support that Marilyn was surrounded with family, and many members were upstanding citizens who contributed greatly to their communities. However, Hollywood, Marilyn’s New York “friends,” and her therapists insulated Marilyn in order to profit off of the ultimate “Cinderella Story.” That story was the myth of Marilyn Monroe, which was created to suffocate the truth behind Norma Jeane Mortenson and her family history. It was eventually this forged fairy-tale path and this cast of characters that squeezed funds out of Marilyn Monroe, as well as the final breaths out of the legendary star. The heirs of the opportunists who fleeced Marilyn of both her life and earnings still garner monies through her name today.

The Author: Jason Edward Kennedy is Marilyn Monroe’s second cousin once removed (his grandmother Rebecca Esther (Hogan) Fritz was Gladys Monroe’s first cousin). Getting the word out about Marilyn and investigating into the Cinderella myths holds a great importance to him because the cast of characters (and descendents of theirs) in Marilyn’s financial extortion and murder continue to perpetuate the myths that keep Marilyn’s legacy in their corner for their own profit. Jason was featured in the November 3, 2014 CLOSER Weekly Magazine: “Marilyn's Hidden Diary Reveals: It Wasn't Suicide EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Monroe's Friends and Family Talk About Her Mysterious and Tragic Death” Jason also served honorably for four years in the United States Navy as an Aircraft Electrician and Helicopter Plane Captain. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also graduated from the Prehospital Care program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - Emergency Medical Technician. Jennifer Jean Miller has held a love of writing since childhood and turned it into her career almost a decade ago. She is an investigative reporter, known for her compelling, in-depth and objective features, with a quest to not leave stones unturned. Jennifer was awarded the Media and Entertainment Award from the New Jersey Governor’s Council for Mental Health Stigma in 2010 for objective and sensitive reporting on mental health issues. Jennifer runs the news site InsideScene.com and has worked for news outlets including Straus News and Reuters (with Reuters she was the State Director for New Jersey for the Reuters/Ipsos Election Reporting Program). As an Investigative Reporter, she was interviewed for an Oxygen Network episode of Snapped: Killer Couples. Jennifer has been also interviewed about Marilyn Monroe, appearing on segment on German TV, and also for the upcoming documentary What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane? She has already penned two books, Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio – Love In Japan, Korea & Beyond, as well as Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Book, Stanhope and Byram. As a lifetime admirer of Marilyn Monroe’s, sharing the truth about her life and death have both been paramount to her. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Cortland in French Secondary Education with a minor in Political Science. She also studied at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.


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29 octobre 2015

Marilyn: In the Flash

Marilyn: In The Flash
Book of photographs
Author: David Wills

book-by_david_wills Date de sortie: 27 october 2015
Relié 256 pages
Dimensions: 22,9 x 2,4 x 29,2 cm

Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Dey Street Books
ISBN-10: 006238970X
ISBN-13:
978-0062389701
Prix éditeur: 33,44 Euros
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Description: A stunning collection of hundreds of rare and unseen photographs, behind-the-scenes notes, and interviews chronicling the media’s lifelong love affair with Marilyn, created by the acclaimed curator and author of Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis.
Though Hollywood goddess Marilyn Monroe was married three times, her longest lasting relationship was with the press—the photographers, reporters, and press agents who followed her every move for nearly two decades, and made her into the greatest icon in Hollywood history. One of the most publicized actresses of her time, Marilyn actively sought out the press, carefully crafting her public image and using events from her private life to further her career. Her romances with baseball legend Joe DiMaggio, playwright Arthur Miller, and others made her a daily feature for newspapers, magazines, and wire services; new images of the star were guaranteed to boost sales.
Drawing on unseen troves from dozens of photographers, archives, and collectors, acclaimed photography expert David Wills brings together an unprecedented array of press photos from throughout Marilyn’s career—including hundreds of unpublished and rare photographs that have been beautifully restored; uncropped and unretouched outtakes; handwritten notations; period captions; clippings; and more. With a foreword by Robert J. Wagner and interviews from key press agents and others, this portfolio of images offers a fresh, indelible portrait of one of the most enduring icons in history and illuminates the special alliance she shared with the press as never before.

Back Cover: Marilyn Monroe had a unique relationship with the press—the photographers, journalists, and columnists who followed her every move, helped carefully craft her public image, and made her one of the greatest stars in Hollywood history.
Photographically, Marilyn was at her most electrifying at public events. She was as spectacular in the posed candids of press photographers as in studio portraits or on the movie screen. She made any news photo a work of art simply by being in it, and more than any other star lived up to the promise of her screen image.
One of the most publicized actresses of her time, Marilyn actively sought out the press—which included the famous journalists and columnists Walter Winchell, Edward R. Murrow, Hedda Hopper, Louella Parsons, Earl Wilson, Pete Martin, Sidney Skolsky, Elsa Maxwell, and Dorothy Kilgallen. It was a mutually beneficial relationship that lasted her entire career.
In Marilyn: In The Flash, acclaimed photographic preservationist David Wills brings together an unprecedented trove highlighting the work of some of the great press photographers and photojournalists of the twentieth century. This stunning collection includes many unpublished images (most beautifully restored from original prints, negatives, or transparencies), vintage magazine articles, original press clippings and press photo captions, behind-the-scenes notes, and photographic ephemera chronicling the media's lifelong love affair with Marilyn.
Featuring a foreword by Marilyn's friend and costar Robert J. Wagner, original interviews and recollections, retrospective quotes from key journalists, columnists, press agents, photographers, and others, this portfolio of images offers a fresh, indelible portrait of one of the most enduring icons in history and illuminates the special alliance she shared with the press as never before.

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21 juin 2015

Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years

Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years
Auteur: Astrid Franse, Michelle Morgan

book-before_marilyn Date de sortie: 10 novembre 2015
Relié 240 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Thomas Dunne Books
Prix éditeur: 32,86 Euros
ISBN 10: 125008590X
ISBN 13: 978-1250085900
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28 mai 2015

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn: 1926-1954

Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn: 1926-1954
The Hollywood Years
Auteur: Stacy Eubank

book-holding1 Date de sortie: 7 mars 2015
Broché 564 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Holding a Good Thought for Marilyn
Prix éditeur: 20,55 Euros
Dimensions du produit: 19 x 3,2 x 23,5 cm 
ISBN 10: 0615715516
ISBN 13: 978-0615715513
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Description: A biography of Marilyn Monroe covering 1926-1954, her Hollywood Years. Rare information, interviews by many people who knew Marilyn and from Marilyn herself, and press and magazine articles recreate the era where Marilyn Monroe grew to prominence and became a fixture on the world stage and the "only blonde in the world." Thanks to the men of the Korean War Marilyn gained unprecedented attention as a sex symbol and a major motion picture star. 5% of the net profits from the sale of this book will go to the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation, Inc.


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10 mai 2015

Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2

Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe
Volume 2 - 1956 to 1962
Auteur: Gary Vitacco-Robles

book-icon Date de sortie: 11 novembre 2014
Broché (existe aussi en relié) 892 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: BearManor Media
Prix éditeur: 39,30 Euros (broché) / 47,07 E. (relié)
Broché ISBN 10: 159393775X
Broché ISBN 13: 978-1593937751
Relié ISBN 10: 1593937784
Relié ISNB 13: 978-1593937782
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Description - Goddess... Legend... Icon... You thought you knew her... but never like this. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, and chaos to become a psychological, cultural, and spiritual phenomenon of the Twentieth Century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, and posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies. Psychotherapist & author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes and redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film and stage performances in Volume 2 of this definitive biography. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times, and through her relationships with literary, entertainment, and political figures. Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed and sensitive biography that intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, and have a family. Volume 2 examines the last six years of Marilyn's life and her impact on our culture in the five decades following her early tragic death. Its pages provide a deeper understanding of this remarkable woman and the lasting impression she left behind. Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files-void of sensationalism-Icon: The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe Vol. 2 dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star.


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30 octobre 2014

Marilyn Monroe Day by Day

Marilyn Monroe Day by Day :
A Timeline of People, Places, and Events
Author: Carl E. Rollyson

book-mm_dayDate de sortie: 2014, October 16
Relié 362 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Prix éditeur: 28,37 Euros
Dimensions: 16,4 x 23,7 x 3,3 cm 
ISBN 10: 1442230797
ISBN 13: 978-1442230798
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15 août 2014

Styling the Stars

Styling the Stars:
Lost Treasures from the Twentieth Century Fox Archive
Authors: Angela Cartwright, Tom McLaren

book-styling_starsDate de sortie: 2014, October
Relié 320 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Insight Editions, Div of Palace Publishing Group, LP
Prix éditeur: 58,02 Euros
Dimensions: 21 x 15 x 2,2 cm 
ISBN 10: 1608872572
ISBN 13: 978-1608872572
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Description -Revered for their indisputable sense of style, classic Hollywood films continue to inspire today’s fashions. But the carefully crafted appearances of the timeless characters personified by the likes of Clark Gable, Julie Andrews, and Audrey Hepburn came as the result of meticulous hairstyling, makeup, and costume design. In Hollywood’s trendsetting world of glamour and glitz, continuity photographs ensured that these wardrobe elements remained consistent throughout the filming process. Now, decades later, these shots provide a striking record of the evolution of Hollywood fashion from the 1930s to the early 1970s. Written by Angela Cartwright and Tom McLaren, with a foreword by Maureen O’Hara, this collection of candid rarities offers a glimpse into the details of prepping Hollywood’s most iconic personalities, plus revelatory stories about Twentieth Century Fox classics. Here readers find images of Shirley Temple as she runs a brush through her trademark curls, Marilyn Monroe as she’s fitted for an elegant evening gown, Cary Grant as he suits up for a swim, and Paul Newman donning a six-shooter. The result is a stunning collector’s volume of film and fashion photography, as well as an invaluable compendium of movie history.


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11 mai 2014

Of Women and Their Elegance

Of Women and Their Elegance
Author: Norman Mailer
Photographer: Milton Greene

book-of_women-1Date de sortie: 1980
Relié 288 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: New York: Simon And Schuster
Prix éditeur: (6 Euros d'occasion)
Dimensions: 28,4 x 21,8 x 2,3 cm 
ISBN 10: 067124020X
ISBN 13: 978-0671240202
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Description -sur goodreads.com - A fictitious memoir of Marilyn Monroe based on actual events in her life as well as the reminiscences of Milton and Amy Greene. Novel interspersed with numerous photographs of predominately of Marilyn but including other stars and socialites of the era by Milton H. Greene.
“This book, while based on episodes in Marilyn Monroe’s life, and on the reminiscences of Amy and Milton Greene, does not pretend that these are the actual thoughts of Miss Monroe… This magnificent and stunning new book is at once a fictional autobiography and a work of art.”

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Critique -sur marilynmonroe.ca - by David Marshall, extract: In addition to some of the best photos ever taken of Monroe, the book is filled with other major players of the day-- everyone from Marlene Dietrich to Anna Magnani, from Garland to Sophia Loren and Jane Fonda. But of course, the main focus is on Marilyn and even if you’ve seen the images before, what a wonderful treasure to see so many here that had not appeared in Mailer’s “Marilyn”.  (...)
Mailer uses the premise of getting inside Marilyn’s head and coming to an understanding of her by writing as if he were her-- thus the fictional autobiography. Does he succeed? Not in my opinion but again, by this point in his life, Mailer had become nearly a man possessed-- he may never have met her and may not have a clue as to what she was thinking, but he tries. And how can anyone condemn a man for doing basically the same thing all of us do-- try and get a feel of what she was “really” like.


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05 mai 2014

Will acting spoil Marilyn Monroe ?

Will acting spoil Marilyn Monroe ?
Author: Pete Martin

 book-pete_martin-1956Date de sortie: 1956
Relié 128 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: Doubleday
Prix éditeur: ?
ASIN: B0007DRHN8
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Description -sur stuffnobodycaresabout.com - The first significant biography of Marilyn Monroe.
Martin was a veteran Hollywood journalist and interviewed Monroe and others for what end up being a  three part serialization in 'The Saturday Evening Post' in May of 1956. Those articles comprise this book which came out October 4, 1956. The title refers to Marilyn’s desire to be taken as a serious actress and that she had begun attending The Actor’s Studio in New York City to improve her craft.


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 >  USA : Pocket Books Inc., 1956
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Infos: pas d'édition en français pour ce livre; l'une des premières biographies sur Marilyn, écrite de son vivant.
Pete Martin a interviewé Marilyn au printemps 1956 pour le magazine "Saturday Evening Post".


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Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe
Author: Pete Martin

book-pete_martin-1956cDate de sortie: 1956
Relié 109 pages
Langue: anglais

Éditeur: F.Muller
Prix éditeur: ?
ASIN: B0007JDL8M
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Description -sur ukbookworld - First edition hardbound book in dustwrapper; probably one of the first biographies of Monroe. Illustrated with b/w photos spread throughout the book, including the inevitable Seven Year Itch skirt. This is a difficult book to find.

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Infos: pas d'édition en français pour ce livre; l'une des premières biographies sur Marilyn, écrite de son vivant.
Pete Martin a interviewé Marilyn au printemps 1956 pour le magazine "Saturday Evening Post".


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