Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

by Carl E. Rollyson

Paperback(1st Da Capo Press ed)

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ISBN-13: 9780306805424
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Series: Studies in Cinema
Edition description: 1st Da Capo Press ed
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carl E. Rollyson, Jr. teaches filme and literature at Baruch College and is the author of many acclaimed biographies of female artists including Lillian Hellman and Rebecca West.

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Marilyn Monroe 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was saddened to see the critical comments about this ambitious and scholarly treatment of Monroe. I applaud the author for asserting his valuable exploration of Marilyn's acting & contribution to the art of film-making. Monroe herself would feel completely validated and affirmed by Rollyson's thoughtful, respectful and reverent celebration of her technique and the personal psychology behind it. This is a thinking person's biography...and my personal recommendation as the definitive Monroe biography, along with others by Spoto, Guiles & Steinem. Above written by the author of 'Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda/The Story of Her Final Months'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wrote this biography at a time when no biography had shown how Monroe approached her screen roles. I developed a vocabulary for assessing her acting, particularly her major roles from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes to The Misfits. Much new information has been uncovered since I wrote my book, but I don't think any writer has surpassed my treatment of her life as an actress.