Marilyn

Marilyn

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by Gloria Steinem
     
 

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In this sensitive, provocative portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth--the child Norma Jean--and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon that has never died. 16 pages of full-color photos.

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In this sensitive, provocative portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth--the child Norma Jean--and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon that has never died. 16 pages of full-color photos.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This latest in the flood of books about Marilyn Monroe comes from feminist-journalist Steinem. Steinem admits that as a teenager she walked out on the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes because she was embarrassed at Monroe's performance/persona. Now admiring of her subject, Steinem spends little time on Monroe's films but instead concentrates on her personality, believing it, along with her appearance, to be responsible for her status as a cultural icon. Occasionally Steinem's prose is too purple, but for the most part the book serves well as an even-handed introduction to the Monroe phenomenon. Barris's numerous photographs are attractive but somewhat repetitious, as they apparently were taken at just a few sessions. Fortunately, some photos from additional sources are used to depict other aspects of Monroe's life. John Smothers, Monmouth Cty. Lib., Freehold, N.J.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567311259
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.74(d)

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Marilyn 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Flymaster More than 1 year ago
Gloria Steinem has written a stunning account of the life of Marilyn Monroe with intimate detaails about her young life as Norma Jeane. The story is fascinating and well told. The portraits by George Barris are stunning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've tried in the past to read one or two other authors' accounts of Marilyn's life. Thanks to Gloria Steinem's excellent writing and reporting ability, the book seemed very credible by comparison.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great insight here on Marilyn. A very enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read on a much misunderstood woman.
LynnLD More than 1 year ago
This book was somewhat informative but it did keep me turning or shall I say scrolling on to the next screen. I read it on Kindle and most of these things, I felt that I already knew about this very special woman. Some of the things that I read conflicted with things that I thought or remembered to be true about Norma Jeane. However, I believe that the one common thread is that this woman captivated many by her beauty; her shrewdness as she tucked her away her intellect to play the game of the not-so-bright blonde and her innocence which made men and women want to protect her. I am glad that I read this version of her story and it is quite clear that she will always hold a place in the hearts of the world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gloria Steinem gives a very touching view on the life of Marilyn Monroe. George Barris contributes photos--The last photos ever taken of Marilyn Monroe professionally. I truly enjoyed this book (I own the older hard back), and always recommend this to anyone who is just learning about Marilyn, as well as someone who enjoys beautiful pictures of Marilyn.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I expected a photo book. I took a long time to read Ms. Steinem's text. When I did, the text brought insights that I never expected. Steinhem allows us to have a fresh look at a woman brought down by the age she lived in, not just by drugs and liquor.
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Try again. Please tell the autho of this book I'm going to get some one to go and alap them.
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Confused presentation
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