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Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret

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"We're calling her Marilyn Monroe."

Those were the words 12-year-old Jane Lawrence remembered when she was asked to head the up-and-coming blonde starlet's fan club at 20th Century Fox under the supervision of studio head Darryl Zanuck. Jane was no stranger to movie sets or movie stars, being that her father, Sidney Lipsitch, headed RKO's legal department. She spent many Saturday afternoons at her home with the likes of Robert Mitchum, Lucille Ball, and Ethel Merman, but helping launch the career of one of the ...

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Overview

"We're calling her Marilyn Monroe."

Those were the words 12-year-old Jane Lawrence remembered when she was asked to head the up-and-coming blonde starlet's fan club at 20th Century Fox under the supervision of studio head Darryl Zanuck. Jane was no stranger to movie sets or movie stars, being that her father, Sidney Lipsitch, headed RKO's legal department. She spent many Saturday afternoons at her home with the likes of Robert Mitchum, Lucille Ball, and Ethel Merman, but helping launch the career of one of the world's most legendary sex symbols was a task beyond Jane's wildest dreams.

Nearly four decades later, author Tony Jerris was introduced to Jane through a mutual friend and learned how Jane's working relationship with the actress developed into a special friendship that lasted right up until Marilyn's untimely death on August 5th, 1962. Told in Jane's voice, this is a story of an elderly woman reflecting upon her fondest memories of the blue-eyed screen goddess and how she became a confidante of sorts, who Marilyn used to call "My Little Secret."

Since its release, "Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret" has been ranked one of the Top 20 Marilyn books by Gutsy Books. It's been featured on a variety of media outlets such as Extra-TV and The Young Turks Show, and written up in numerous worldwide publications and online sites including The Globe, The Enquirer, The Daily Mirror, Radar Online, Perez Hilton & Hidden Hollywood News. It was also named one of 2012's Top Scandals in The Globe, and continues to be written up in numerous magazines and websites.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781475101409
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/16/2012
  • Pages: 270
  • Sales rank: 983,898
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Jerris is a playwright, author, and screenwriter from New York. His off-Broadway play TELL VERONICA! ran in New York City before premiering in Los Angeles. His other New York credits include his play "The Hostesses," which he later adapted into a short film, earning him a spot in the 2007 Big Damn Film Festival. His musical "Gina's Parole" showcased at the New York Dramatist's Guild and ASCAP Musical Festival, before winning a spot in The Peekaboo Festival in New York. As an author, Tony created a trilogy of children's books. The first in the series, "The Littlest Spruce," was featured on Good Morning America. He adapted the third book in the series, "The Littlest Witch," into a musical that is licensed by Steele Spring LLC. His screenplays have placed in The Nicholl Fellowship Awards, The Project Greenlight Screenwriting Contest, and The Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Tony currently lives in Los Angeles where he has several new film projects in pre-production, including "The Potters" & "Lost Claus."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    I remember the hoopla on this book when it was released somewher

    I remember the hoopla on this book when it was released somewhere near the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death and thought, another tabloid story. But my curiosity got the best of me and I purchased it, and boy, was I surprised. The author not only takes you back to Hollywood's Golden years, but also captures a poignant story between one of the iconic figures in Hollywood history and the young woman, who I believe, truly did know her well. The author clearly did his homework. Thank you, Amy, for recommending this book to me. 

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