Published the same year as Marilyn Monroe's 75th birthday, Richard Buskin's Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe provides full coverage of Monroe on the silver screen, including plot summary, behind-the-scenes facts and opinions, reviews, public reaction, photographs and cast lists for each of her films. Along with an introduction by the late Jack Lemmon, the book includes interviews with Ginger Rogers, Jean Peters, Billy Wilder and others, and covers not just films and screen tests, but television appearances on shows and in ads. 50 color and 50 b&w illus. (Oct) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Journalist Buskin provides a close-up examination of the legendary Marilyn Monroe's screen career. In addition to facts about each of her films, he provides information about how she prepared for her roles, scenes that were cut from her films, projects she had planned to undertake, interviews with people who knew and worked with her, her rumored appearances in a stag film and as an extra in other films, and her last, unfinished movie. Illustrated with color and b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)