All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader / Edition 1

All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader / Edition 1

by Yona Zeldis McDonough
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ISBN-10:
0684873923
ISBN-13:
2900684873922
Pub. Date:
08/28/2002
Publisher:
Touchstone
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All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader / Edition 1

No star in any genre has affected the world as deeply or has lasted as long without fading as Marilyn Monroe. This thought-provoking and wide-ranging collection of essays examines the undiminished incandescence of Marilyn Monroe -- the impact she has had on our culture, the evolution of her legend since her death, and what she tells us now about our lives and times -- and includes previously unpublished work from some of America's best writers, such as: Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Elliot Dark, Albert Mobilo, Marge Piercy, Lore Segal, Lisa Shea, and many more.

From her troubled family beginnings to the infamous $13 million auction held at Christie's in New York City, All the Available Light paints an unforgettable portrait of Marilyn as you've never seen her before.

This extremely rare cover photo was taken c. 1954, on the set of The Seven Year Itch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900684873922
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Freeze Frame: Monroe as Icon7
Iconomania: Sex, Death, Photography, and the Myth of Marilyn Monroe10
Centerfold35
Some Like Her Hot: Marilyn and Sex45
Too Sexy, Sexy Too47
Scratching Tom Ewell's Itch53
Boot in the Face: Monroe as Victim61
The Woman Who Will Not Die63
Marilyn, We Hardly Knew You78
The "Love Goddess" Who Never Found Any Love83
Looking Good103
Golden Girl: Marilyn in Hollywood109
We Would Have Had to Invent Her113
Face Value120
Sexy and Her Sisters142
The Prince and the Showgirl150
Personal Geography: Marilyn in Culture165
French Kiss167
Marilyn at the Mikvah176
Two Daughters184
The Sum of the Parts: Marilyn Reconstructed195
Mother, Daughter, Siren, Lover: Marilyn in Song197
The Hunted202
Reliquary208
Chronology215
Notes221
About the Contributors224

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All the Available Light: A Marilyn Monroe Reader 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I mean third result sorry
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be a little confusing at times. Some of the essays I really didn't understand, but that could also be because I'm so young. Don't get me wrong! The book was wonderful, but some the essays I was a little uncertain about. One essay in perticular I enjoyed was the Olivier essay. He didn't agree with her always, but he explained what he experienced.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tis was thought provocing and was a real trimbute to Marilyn her self. Very intersting