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Marilyn Monroe is perhaps the best-known American woman in history. Her enduring grip on the public’s imagination, her raw sex appeal, and her endearing comedic roles dazzled filmgoers worldwide as the luminescent butterfly flitted across the screen.

 

Marilyn Monroe in the Movies by film critic Timothy Knight not only examines all of Monroe’s films in thoughtful and engaging text, including hundreds of dazzling stills, it also includes an entertaining DVD documentary by ...

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Marilyn Monroe is perhaps the best-known American woman in history. Her enduring grip on the public’s imagination, her raw sex appeal, and her endearing comedic roles dazzled filmgoers worldwide as the luminescent butterfly flitted across the screen.

 

Marilyn Monroe in the Movies by film critic Timothy Knight not only examines all of Monroe’s films in thoughtful and engaging text, including hundreds of dazzling stills, it also includes an entertaining DVD documentary by filmmaker Les Krantz. In it, you’ll enjoy more than 50 of Monroe’s most entertaining scenes in her best films. The segments on the DVD documentary are from the following movies:

  • Bus Stop
  • Don’t Bother to Knock
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • How to Marry a Millionaire
  • Ladies of the Chorus
  • Let’s Make Love
  • The Misfits
  • Monkey Business
  • Niagara
  • The Prince and the Showgirl
  • The Seven Year Itch
  • Some Like it Hot
  • There’s No Business Like Show Business
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  • ISBN-13: 9781435118577
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 1/9/2010
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy Knight received his master’s degree in critical studies from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Based in Los Angeles, he has been a film critic for REEL.COM, where he contributed hundreds of reviews and many feature articles. He also served as the manuscript editor and co-wrote the accompanying documentary for Their First Time in the Movies by Les Krantz and wrote Great Kisses...And Famous Lines Right Out of the Movies.

Les Krantz is a publisher, author, and filmmaker who heads Wildwood Films and the publishing company Facts That Matter, Inc. in Wisconsin. With over a dozen documentary films to his credit, Krantz’s work has received acclaim, including having two of his documentaries be selected for inclusion in the Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival in 2007 and 2008. His book Not Till the Fat Lady Sings and the accompanying DVD documentary, hosted by legendary Jim McKay, were named as one of the 10 best sports books by the American Library Association.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

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    Marilyn Monroe in the Movies

    A wonderful book covering Ms. Monroes' movies from 1948 through 1962. It contains beautiful pictures in B&W and color----including a DVD with high lights from her films. I highly recommend this book as an excellent retrospect on her film career for both the young and older fans!

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