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Marilyn Monroe : the private life of a public icon

Casillo, Charles (author.).
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  • 8 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana. (Show)
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  • ISBN: 9781250096869
  • ISBN: 1250096863
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographic references (pages [347]-352) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part 1: A broken girl: Mama -- Struggle for survival -- Be a good girl -- The world becomes friendly -- A stray little kitten -- Rising -- Important meetings -- Part 2: The preferred blonde: The talk of Hollywood -- Melting the screen -- Dissatisfactions -- Elegant vulgarity -- Marilyn Inc -- New York actress -- A different suit -- Innocent monster -- Marriage -- Marilyn gets hot -- Truth -- Making love -- An unfit misfit -- A woman alone -- Nightmare -- Manic-depressive -- Age three five -- Doctor-patient relations -- Part 3: Close to Camelot: Compartmentalization -- Negated sex symbol -- Starting something -- Mass seduction -- Is Marilyn finished? -- Elizabeth and Marilyn -- Last sittings -- Sleepwalking -- Anger and despair -- Miscommunications -- We've lost her -- Epilogue: Lingering radiance.
Summary, etc.: Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography explores the secret selves behind Marilyn Monroe's public facades. Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews, this biography cuts through decades of lies and secrets and introduces you to the Marilyn Monroe you always wanted to know: a living, breathing, complex woman, bewitching and maddening, brilliant yet flawed. Charles Casillo studies Monroe's life through the context of her times--in the days before feminism. Before there was adequate treatment for Marilyn's struggle with bipolar disorder. Starting with her abusive childhood, this biography exposes how--in spite of her fractured psyche--Marilyn's extreme ambition inspired her to transform each celebrated love affair and each tragedy into another step in her journey towards immortality. Casillo fully explores the last two years of her life, including her involvement with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, and the mystery of her last day. --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Monroe, Marilyn 1926-1962
Motion picture actors and actresses United States Biography
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