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Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe
     

Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe

by Richard Buskin, Richard Baskin
 
Published to coincide with the celebration of Marilyn Monroe's 75th birthday in 2001, Blonde Heat combines new research, exclusive interviews, rare movie stills, and dozens of behind-the-screen photos to present a revealing look at the enduring star who exemplifies Hollywood sex appeal and glamour.

This mesmerizing biography exposes the untold details behind

Overview

Published to coincide with the celebration of Marilyn Monroe's 75th birthday in 2001, Blonde Heat combines new research, exclusive interviews, rare movie stills, and dozens of behind-the-screen photos to present a revealing look at the enduring star who exemplifies Hollywood sex appeal and glamour.

This mesmerizing biography exposes the untold details behind Marilyn's screen tests; her television broadcasts; the scenes cut from her films; and the story behind her last, unfinished movie. Readers will uncover never-before-revealed information about Marilyn's 30 motion pictures, her 1946 Fox screen test and opportunities as an extra, her television ads, and even her part in the televised birthday party for President Kennedy.

Blonde Heat features over 40 firsthand recollections with the friends and colleagues who knew Marilyn best--including such notable screen legends as Ginger Rogers, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and director Billy Wilder?as well as her own costumer, drama coach, make-up artist, and stand-in. Featured as well are exclusive interviews with those who have never before spoken publicly about Marilyn Monroe until now, such as actress Jean Peters, former wife of Howard Hughes. The result is the definitive, no-holds-barred look at the professional life of this legendary but troubled star.

Features exclusive interviews with such stars as:
Billy Wilder
Eli Wallach
Ginger Rogers
Jack Lemmon
Jean Peters
Tony Curtis

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Published the same year as Marilyn Monroe's 75th birthday, Richard Buskin's Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe provides full coverage of Monroe on the silver screen, including plot summary, behind-the-scenes facts and opinions, reviews, public reaction, photographs and cast lists for each of her films. Along with an introduction by the late Jack Lemmon, the book includes interviews with Ginger Rogers, Jean Peters, Billy Wilder and others, and covers not just films and screen tests, but television appearances on shows and in ads. 50 color and 50 b&w illus. (Oct) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Journalist Buskin provides a close-up examination of the legendary Marilyn Monroe's screen career. In addition to facts about each of her films, he provides information about how she prepared for her roles, scenes that were cut from her films, projects she had planned to undertake, interviews with people who knew and worked with her, her rumored appearances in a stag film and as an extra in other films, and her last, unfinished movie. Illustrated with color and b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823084142
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.37(h) x 0.92(d)

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