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Before Marilyn : the Blue Book modeling years / Astrid Franse and Michelle Morgan.

Franse, Astrid, (author.). Morgan, Michelle, 1970- (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library B MON (Text) 78551000531377 Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781250085900 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 238 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, [2015]

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"Tells the story of Marilyn Monroe's modelling career, during which time she was signed to the famous Blue Book Agency in Hollywood. The head of the agency, Miss Emmeline Snively, saw potential in the young woman and kept detailed records and correspondence throughout their professional relationship and beyond. On the day of Monroe's funeral, Snively gave an interview from her office, talking about the girl she had discovered, before announcing, rather dramatically, that she was closing the lid on her Marilyn Monroe archive that day - to 'lock it away forever'. This archive was purchased by Astrid Franse, and together with bestselling Marilyn Monroe biographer Michelle Morgan they draw on this collection of never-before-seen documents, letters and much, much more. Before Marilyn explores an aspect of Monroe's life that has never been fully revealed - by charting every modelling job she did, and illustrating the text with rare and unpublished photographs of the young model and her mentor"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962.
Models (Persons) > United States > Biography.
Actors > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Celebrity.

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