My Week with Marilyn

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Imagine sneaking away to spend seven days with the most famous woman in the world…

In 1956, fresh from Oxford University, twenty-three-year-old Colin Clark began work as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell and the legendary actor were ill suited from the start. Monroe, on honeymoon with her new husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, was insecure, often late, ...

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Overview

Imagine sneaking away to spend seven days with the most famous woman in the world…

In 1956, fresh from Oxford University, twenty-three-year-old Colin Clark began work as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell and the legendary actor were ill suited from the start. Monroe, on honeymoon with her new husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, was insecure, often late, and heavily medicated on pills. Olivier, obsessively punctual, had no patience for Monroe and the production became chaotic. Clark recorded it all in two unforgettable diaries—the first a charming fly-on-the- wall account of life as a gofer on the set; the other a heartfelt, intimate, and astonishing remembrance of the week Clark spent escorting Monroe around England, earning the trust and affection of one of the most desirable women in the world. Published together here for the first time, the books are the basis for the upcoming major motion picture My Week with Marilyn starring Michelle Williams, Judi Dench, and Kenneth Branagh.

England was abuzz when Monroe arrived to shoot The Prince and the Showgirl. She hoped working with the legendary Olivier would give her acting further credibility, while he hoped the film would give his career a boost at the box office and some Hollywood glamour. But Monroe, feeling abandoned when Miller left the country for Paris, became difficult on the set. Clark was perceptive in his assessment of what seemed to be going wrong in Monroe’s life: too many hangers-on, intense insecurity, and too many pills. Olivier, meanwhile, was impatient and condescending toward her. At a certain point, feeling isolated and overwhelmed, Monroe turned her attention to Clark, who gave her comfort and solace. Before long, she escaped the set and a remarkable true adventure took place. Monroe and Clark spent an innocent week together in the English countryside and Clark became her confidant and ally. And, like any man would be expected to, he fell a bit in love. Clark understood how best to handle Monroe and became Olivier’s only hope of getting the film finished. Before long, young Colin was in over his head, and his heart may well have been broken by the world’s biggest movie star.

A beguiling memoir that reads like a fable, My Week with Marilyn is above all a love letter to one of our most enduring icons.

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"Simon Prebble provides a sincere and authoritative tone and also offers an occasional offhand breathy vocal characterization of Monroe...Superb..." - AudioFile Magazine
"The immediacy and charm of Clark's recollections are possibly more illuminating than the millions of words and pictures pumped out to expose or dish the dirt on the Monroe legend." - Sunday Times
"Clark is both a sharp and affectionate diarist...his book has an entertaining narrative bounce." - The Guardian
"Beguiling, touching and compassionate." - Evening Standard
"An extraordinary story." - Spectator

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602861497
  • Publisher: Weinstein Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 583,755
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Colin Clark (1932–2002) was a British writer and filmmaker. He was the younger brother of the famous diarist Alan Clark and younger son of Sir Kenneth (“Lord Clark of Civilization”), and was educated at Eton and Oxford. After The Prince and the Showgirl, he became a personal assistant to Laurence Olivier before moving to Granada Television. Subsequently he produced and directed over 100 arts documentary films in America and Britain. His autobiography Younger Brother, Younger Son was published in 1997.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

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    To the 11 year old who posted previously--perhaps you should read more and watch less. It may help improve your spelling. No spell check on a Nook unfortunately.

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    To the bully how schooled the 11year old

    They were probaly trying thier best to spell. so stop teasing, everyone makes mistakes!! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    Great book!

    I very much enjoyed this book. I recommend it if you are a Marilyn fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 9, 2012

    Fun Book

    I enjoyed the book. I'm going to see the movie, I hope it is as cute as the story in the book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    I am in love with this book!

    I would be lieing if i said i havent enjoyed this well riten book. I will haave to bye the movie because im 11 so i cant see it in the theaters. Verry well written.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Breathtaking.

    Imaginitive and a fabulous book :)

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    Posted March 28, 2013

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    Here?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2012

    Misleading

    I thought the entire book would be abiut Colin's week wity Marilyn. Instead, only the first 100 pages were about them and the rest of the book was a normal journal he kept while om the set. I'm dissapointed.

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