Marilyn Encyclopedia

Marilyn Encyclopedia

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by Adam Victor
     
 

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This stunning visual compendium of Marilyn's life includes hundreds of rare photographs and easy access to all of the information on Marilyn's life and times. With complete information on Marilyn's films, including comprehensive credit listings, cross-referencing, a comprehensive bibliography, and an extensive name index, The Marilyn Encyclopedia surpasses

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This stunning visual compendium of Marilyn's life includes hundreds of rare photographs and easy access to all of the information on Marilyn's life and times. With complete information on Marilyn's films, including comprehensive credit listings, cross-referencing, a comprehensive bibliography, and an extensive name index, The Marilyn Encyclopedia surpasses everything that has come before it.

Author Biography: Adam Victor is a writer of fiction and nonfiction and a translator. He appeared in and was a consultant on the E! True Hollywood Story entitled "The Loves of Marilyn Monroe."

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Library Journal
From artichokes to hair color, it seems nothing has been left out of this comprehensive encyclopedia of Hollywood's premier starlet, a woman who continues to fascinate nearly four decades after her death. Combining gorgeous color photographs with articles on everything related to or influenced by Marilyn Monroe, Victor, a freelance writer and translator, has composed the definitive question-and-answer book for fans and scholars. Entries range from a few lines to several pages, but all whet the appetite for more. Rather than take sides, Victor simply presents the fact and the folklore that make up the Marilyn mystique, including gossip, anecdote, and conspiracy theories. The photos alone make this a worthy purchase, but its exhaustive scope and impartial presentation make it highly recommended for public libraries and necessary for film collections.--Kelli N. Perkins, Herrick P.L., Holland, MI Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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“This sumptuously illustrated resource will satisfy anyone’s itch to learn about the screen’s great sex goddess.” — People

“From artichokes to hair color, it seems nothing has been left out of this comprehensive encyclopedia… Victor simply presents the fact and the folklore that make up the Marilyn mystique, including gossip, anecdote, and conspiracy theories.” — –Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879517182
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.94(w) x 12.38(h) x 1.33(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Adam Victor is a writer and translator. The Marilyn Encyclopedia, now published in six countries, is his biggest project to date. Victor appeared in and was a consultant on the E! True Hollywood Story “The Many Loves of Marilyn Monroe.” His other work includes The Elvis Encyclopedia.

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The Marilyn Encyclopedia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most throughlly researched book on Marilyn EVER written.I was so impressed with the wonderful pictures.Buy this book!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For all the Marilyn Fans i personally recommend this book. It shows all the beautiful pictures of Marilyn when she was young up till she lived. It is an incredible book I can't put it down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am the biggest Marilyn fan out there an i know everything about her but this is the most complete book about her. It captures her beauty in all the pictures(especially on pg. 301) I recommend this book to all the people who feel have a connection with the biggest star in history: Marilyn Monroe. I Love her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I feel this book was the most outstanding Marilyn Monroe book I have ever read or seen. It seems to have absolutely anything you can think of about her with the most stunning pictures. I love her so much and it was so easy to do a report on her with the help of this book and my knowledge. She is my idol and I am very pleased there is a book out there with both alot of pictures and wording.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before describing the book, you should know that it contains photographs of Ms. Monroe that would earn this book an R rating if it were a motion picture. '. . . [T]his book does not claim to have a monopoly on the truth of Marilyn's life.' The book '. . . aims to be a work of reference and an extraordinary read.' ' . . . [I]t is only apt for the fans to seek out their own truths about Marilyn.' When stars are alive, fan magazines and television reporters capture endless amounts of information about the person's activities. This context for Ms. Monroe's life comes alive in easy-to-use detail in this remarkably complete volume. Think of an aspect of her life that you want to know. Look that point up alphabetically, and you will probably find it here. For example, I looked up Hugh Hefner, and found that he had published nude photographs of Ms. Monroe and was a fan of her work. To follow that thread, you can also find the photographer who made those images and who published the famous calendar. This reference includes a photograph of the photographer, with the calendar on the wall behind him. Very nicely done! The references were even-handed in almost all cases, so those who have a point of view about that aspect of Ms. Monroe's life will see the other side. For example, there is a section on her suicide attempts that details when they occurred and the circumstances surrounding each of them. I was impressed that the book contained details that I never thought I would know. Unless you are a real Marilyn expert, you will probably have the same reaction. For example, there is a section on the movies she considered acting in, but did not. You even get her connections to the Academy awards. She never won one, but she presented. You get a photograph of the outfit she wore that night. As great as the detailed written references are, I enjoyed the visual references more. There are 170 color and 205 black and white photographs in the book. Many of them are very small, as befits a reference work rather than a photography book. They expose new sides of Ms. Monroe by showing her mood, body language, and clothing styles at various stages in her life. You can see the gradual shift from vibrant young woman, to carefully posed star. The book shows you movie posters, publicity stills, shooting on the set, informal scenes with co-stars, vacations, dates, and
Guest More than 1 year ago
EVERYTHING you wanted to know about the most famous woman in history!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Marilyn Monroe I feel had lots of talent and is still known today. She is beautiful talented and smart. She deserves 5 stars
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am Priscilla Presley. I bought this book in March and just can´t put it down. It´s truley amazing! I really give my best regards to Victor he did a marvelous job. There are hundreds of pictures and information. Anything you want to know is in this book. Buy it and be happy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the greatest Marilyn books ever! I am a huge Marilyn fan. Marilyn would have loved this book if she would have gotten a chance to see it. Hundreds of beautiful Norma Jean and Marilyn pictures. Great for any Marilyn fan!