Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography explores the secret selves behind Marilyn Monroe’s public facades. Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates.

Author: Charles Casillo

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250096883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Based on new interviews and research, this ground-breaking biography explores the secret selves behind Marilyn Monroe’s public facades. Marilyn Monroe. Her beauty still captivates. Her love life still fascinates. Her story still dominates popular culture. Now, drawing on years of research and dozens of new interviews, this biography cuts through decades of lies and secrets and introduces you to the Marilyn Monroe you always wanted to know: a living, breathing, complex woman, bewitching and maddening, brilliant yet flawed. Charles Casillo studies Monroe’s life through the context of her times—in the days before feminism. Before there was adequate treatment for Marilyn’s struggle with bipolar disorder. Starting with her abusive childhood, this biography exposes how—in spite of her fractured psyche—Marilyn’s extreme ambition inspired her to transform each celebrated love affair and each tragedy into another step in her journey towards immortality. Casillo fully explores the last two years of her life, including her involvement with both John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, and the mystery of her last day. Just a few of Casillo's revelations: *Despite reports of their bitter rivalry, Elizabeth Taylor secretly reached out and tried to help Marilyn during one of her darkest moments. *The existence of Marilyn’s semi-nude love scene with Clark Gable—long thought to be lost. *A few nights before she died, Marilyn encountered Warren Beatty at a party and disclosed some of the reasons for her final despair. *A meticulously detailed account of the events of her last day, revealing how a series of miscommunications and misjudgments contributed to her death.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Elizabeth and Monty

Elizabeth and Monty

Far more than the story of two icons, this is a unique and extraordinary love story that shines new light on both stars, revealing their triumphs, demons--and the loyalty that united them to the end.

Author: Charles Casillo

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781496724809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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By Hollywood biographer Charles Casillo, ELIZABETH AND MONTY is the critically acclaimed dual biography that charts the legendary lifelong friendship and platonic "love affair" of legendary matinee idol Montgomery Clift and a teenage movie queen Elizabeth Taylor. Violet-eyed siren Elizabeth Taylor and classically handsome Montgomery Clift were the most gorgeous screen couple of their time. Over two decades of friendship they made, separately and together, some of the era''s defining movies--including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Misfits; Suddenly, Last Summer; and Cleopatra. Yet the relationship between these two figures--one a larger-than-life star, the other hugely talented yet fatally troubled--has never truly been explored until now. "Monty, Elizabeth likes me, but she loves you." --Richard Burton When Elizabeth Taylor was cast opposite Montgomery Clift in A Place in the Sun, he was already a movie idol, with a natural sensitivity that set him apart. At seventeen, Elizabeth was known for her beauty rather than her talent. But Monty took her seriously, inspiring and encouraging her. In her words, "That''s when I began to act." The press, convinced the stars were more than friends, clamored for a wedding. But Monty was sexually attracted to men--a fact that, if made public, would destroy his career. Yet he found acceptance and kinship with Elizabeth. Her devotion was never clearer than after his devastating car crash near her Hollywood home, when she crawled into the wreckage and saved him from choking. Monty''s accident shattered his face and left him in constant pain. As he sank into alcoholism and addiction, Elizabeth used her power to keep him working. In turn, he was her constant. Their relationship endured until his death in 1966. His influence continued in her outspoken support for the gay community, especially during the AIDS crisis. Far more than the story of two icons, this is a unique and extraordinary love story that shines new light on both stars, revealing their triumphs, demons--and the loyalty that united them to the end. Praise for Elizabeth and Monty "Casillo weaves an engrossing story about the intertwined lives of his subjects--the parallel worlds of privilege that they came from, the personal misfortunes that each suffered and the seemingly inextricable path that led to that fateful night. The author approaches them both with sympathy and comes away with a melodrama as good as any that they ever starred in." --The New York Times "In a riveting new book that brings Hollywood''s golden age to life with colorful, well-researched details and interviews with stars who knew Taylor and Clift, Casillo explores the intense bond the two shared." --People Magazine "A new dual biography details a relationship that became a Hollywood legend." --Town & Country "Their on-screen magic translated outside of the spotlight, and the duo enjoyed a long-lasting friendship that''s explored in the new book Elizabeth and Monty: The Untold Story of Their Intimate Friendship by Charles Casillo...Classic movie buffs get a glimpse into their unique bond." --Southern Living "As Casillo reveals in Elizabeth And Monty: The Untold Story Of Their Intimate Friendship, they had an intense, even romantic, relationship which, while never consummated, would weigh heavily on Taylor''s life, propelling her into a string of misguided marriages." --Daily Mail UK "So jammed packed with sex, pill-popping, alcoholism, affairs, breakdowns, suicide attempts and multiple brushes with death that most readers will want to read it in one greedy, high-caloric gulp. Readers may come for the nonstop scandals but what will keep them reading is Casillo''s deeply empathetic and nuanced portrait of two Hollywood stars who forged a loving and loyal friendship." --Shelf Awareness "Has the feel of a novel. A well-researched work that will appeal to readers who like their celebrity biographies juicy." --Library Journal "In this dual biography, their intertwined lives and careers are recounted with new and vivid detail, and their #FriendshipGoals are considered from all angles by Casillo, the author of Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon and Outlaw: The Lives and Careers of John Rechy. The book is incisive on the politics and personalities of bygone Hollywood, an understanding Casillo credits to friends like the late screenwriter and film historian Gavin Lambert (Inside Daisy Clover, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone)." --Everything Zoomer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Murder Orthodoxies A Non Conspiracist s View of Marilyn Monroe s Death

Murder Orthodoxies  A Non Conspiracist  s View of Marilyn Monroe  s Death

Capell, Frank. e Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe. Zarephath: Herald of Freedom. 1964. Casillo, Charles. Marilyn Monroe: e Private Life of a Public Icon. New York: St. Martin's Press. Kindle Edition, 2018. Charyn, Jerome.

Author: Donald R. McGovern

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781483484716

Category:

Page: 566

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Perhaps no one's death has stirred more interest, controversy, and theories than Marilyn Monroe's August 4 of 1962. In Murder Orthodoxies, author Donald R. McGovern analyzes and examines the many theories that Monroe was murdered by a host of curious characters-from the middle Kennedy brothers to brutal gangsters to aliens. McGovern separates fact from fiction and theory from outlandish rumor. He addresses and debunks the usual allegations related to Monroe's death, the secrets recorded in her little red diary, her scheduled whistle-blowing press conference, the murder plots by organized crime and the brothers Kennedy, and the fatal injection of drugs, along with many others. In Murder Orthodoxies, McGovern restores logic and sanity to the investigation of Monroe's death. His thesis is based upon the premise that the engines of conspiracies are started and fueled by opinion, not by facts. His credible conclusions are based on logic, science, toxicology, and forensic evidence.
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Bombshells

Bombshells

... 2011) Badman, Keith, The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe: The Shocking True Story (London: JR Books, 2010) Baker Miracle, ... Marilyn Monroe: The Private Life of a Public Icon (New York: St Martins Press, 2018) Chandler, Charlotte, ...

Author: Shar Daws

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750994583

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page:

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Jean Harlow, the Godmother of Blondes, lit the torch for the blonde bombshell, creating an image and persona that would be passed on for generations to come. Jean’s life was cut tragically short at the age of 26, but the flame reignited in the 1950s with the most notorious blondes of all time: Ruth Ellis, Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield and Diana Dors. Each left a legacy that has ensured the fire will never be completely extinguished, affecting not only individual lives but society across a world stage. From Marilyn’s stardom and Diana’s unwavering integrity, to Ruth’s tragic status as the last woman hanged in Britain, all of these women experienced success and tragedy, love and heartbreak, and attention both positive and negative. Bombshells examines these five exceptional women in the context of the 1950s, the expectations and constrictions society had at the time and how they pushed through barriers and paved the way for the real sexual revolution.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Icon The Life Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2 1956 TO 1962 Beyond

Icon  The Life  Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2 1956 TO 1962   Beyond

Marilyn Monroe was a character created and honed by Norma Jeane Baker. She performed as this character in films and in public life, reserving her authentic personality for private life. It is due to our lack of knowledge about Marilyn ...

Author: Gary Vitacco-Robles

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 892

View: 132

Goddess... Legend... Icon... You thought you knew her... but never like this. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, and chaos to become a psychological, cultural, and spiritual phenomenon of the Twentieth Century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, and posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies. Psychotherapist & author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes and redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film and stage performances in Volume 2 of this definitive biography. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times, and through her relationships with literary, entertainment, and political figures. Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed and sensitive biography that intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, and have a family. Volume 2 examines the last six years of Marilyn’s life and her impact on our culture in the five decades following her early tragic death. Its pages provide a deeper understanding of this remarkable woman and the lasting impression she left behind. Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files—void of sensationalism—Icon: The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe Vol. 2 dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Goddess

Goddess

Based on interviews, correspondence, and previously unreleased documents, this biography recounts the movie star's life and loves, both public and private, and attempts to clarify the circumstances surrounding her death

Author: Anthony Summers

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 0451407474

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 527

View: 477

Based on interviews, correspondence, and previously unreleased documents, this biography recounts the movie star's life and loves, both public and private, and attempts to clarify the circumstances surrounding her death
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Icon The Life Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 1 1926 TO 1956

Icon  The Life  Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 1   1926 TO 1956

She performed as this character in films and in public life, reserving her authentic personality for private life. It is due to our lack of knowledge about Marilyn the woman, not Marilyn the star, that has made her character flourish ...

Author: Gary Vitacco-Robles

Publisher: BearManor Media

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 722

View: 599

Goddess . . . legend . . . icon. You thought you knew her, but never before like this. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, and chaos to become a psychological, cultural, and spiritual phenomenon of the twentieth century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, and posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies. Psychotherapist and author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes and redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film and stage performances. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times and through her relationships with literary, entertainment, and political figures. Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed and sensitive biography which intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, and have a family. Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files, and void of sensationalism, this biography dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star. Robles brings a unique perspective to his biography of Monroe with the extensively detailed account of not only her fascinating and tumultuous life but by presenting a psychological perspective of the many facets of her personality. What sets this book apart is his ability to shed a new light on her humanity and psyche to bring forth a balanced view of the person inside. “Icon” is tribute to the reality of her work, heartache and strengths that coincide with the wonder and complexity of the truly iconic star. Available now. -- Rage Magazine, May 2014
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Marilyn in Fashion

Marilyn in Fashion

The text details the designers of her ensembles, where she wore them, and their influence on fashion. Behind-the-scenes stories reveal how the star often worked closely with designers to create looks befitting the Marilyn Monroe image.

Author: Christopher Nickens

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762443324

Category: Design

Page: 288

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Fifty years after her death, Marilyn remains an incandescent movie star, legendary sex symbol, and a woman whose private life fascinates the public—but the story never before showcased is Marilyn Monroe's enduring impact on fashion. From the pink satin “Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend” gown, to the pleated white dress from The Seven Year Itch to the revealing nude sheath worn to sing “Happy Birthday” to JFK, Marilyn created endless unforgettable looks. Before they were household names, she wore Ferragamo pumps, carried Gucci bags and wore the designs of Oleg Cassini, Norman Norell, Emilio Pucci and Jean Louis. In an era of Peter Pan collars, poodle skirts, and repressed sexuality, Marilyn's sexy style and ability to spot up-and-coming designers made her a fashion visionary. Marilyn in Fashion traces the evolution of her style, from wholesome sweetness early in her career, to sex kitten looks in the ‘50s, to elegant sophistication in the last years of her life. The text details the designers of her ensembles, where she wore them, and their influence on fashion. Behind-the-scenes stories reveal how the star often worked closely with designers to create looks befitting the Marilyn Monroe image. Illustrated with hundreds of rare and never-before-published photos, Marilyn in Fashion fabulously traces the style evolution of the ultimate Hollywood icon.
Categories: Design

All Roads Lead to October

All Roads Lead to October

... 276–77 career, 270 death and memorial, 276, 279 estate, 279 as a holdout, 54 as an icon and public personality, ... 277–78 and Marilyn Monroe, 277,278 nickname, ix personality and temperament, 277–79 private life and life style, 14, ...

Author: Maury Allen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 0312271638

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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George Herman Ruth was the Babe. Lou Gehrig was the Iron Horse. Joe DiMaggio was the Yankee Clipper. George Steinbrenner is the Boss. On a rainy January morning, 1973, a press conference is called that will change the face of the Yankees forever. A young Cleveland Industrialist by the name of Steinbrenner stands at New York's famed 21 Club and announces his new ownership of the Yankees. And so begins the Steinbrenner era, the era of the Boss. Now with five World Championships to his name, Steinbrenner is not only the owner of one of the past century's winningest baseball teams, but a legendary figure in his own right. Both eccentric and egocentric, Steinbrenner's unique approach to the game turned a not-so-good 1973 Yankees squad into World Champions just five years later. As integral to the history of the Yankees as DiMaggio or Ruth, All Road Lead to October examines the team under Steinbrenner's reign. Having covered the Yankees since Steinbrenner came aboard, acclaimed sports journalist and noted author Maury Allen examines the complex and often fiery relationships the owner had with the likes of Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, Yogi Berra, Joe Torre, Darryl Strawberry and many others. Here are the first hand, insider's accounts of the pivotal events in the Yankees rise to power. Covering both off the field and on the field controversies like Yankees pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich's wife swapping, the angry tirades, fights and often brilliant coaching moves of the misunderstood Billy Martin, the inside story of the signing of Reggie Jackson whose ego was as big as his bat, and the Yankees rise to baseball dominance with the likes of Jeter, Williams, El Duque, Clemens, Rivera and Torre, Maury Allen give an exclusive look at all the action. Allen was there through it all, from Steinbrenner's first press conference, through the death of Catfish Hunter, the World Series wins, the controversial trades and firings, and even when a drunk Billy Martin banged on his hotel room door one night madder than hell. This is the definitive look at not only the Boss, the but the New York Yankees, the most celebrated team of the twentieth century.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

They Knew Marilyn Monroe

They Knew Marilyn Monroe

Famous Persons in the Life of the Hollywood Icon Les Harding. Grobel, Lawrence. ... InAll theAvailable Light:A Marilyn Monroe Reader, edited by Yona Zeldis McDonough, 184–94. ... The Prince: Laurence Harvey: His Public and Private Life.

Author: Les Harding

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786490141

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 189

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Taking an innovative approach to the life and legend of Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), this biographical dictionary concentrates on her circle of friends, acquaintances and coworkers—1618 in all. Distilled from hundreds of celebrity biographies are references to, and quotes about, the iconic Hollywood sex symbol from such diverse personalities as architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Israeli diplomat Abba Eban, beat poet Jack Kerouac, novelist Somerset Maugham, jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, counterculture guru Timothy Leary and evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, to name but a few. All of these remarkable people have, in one way or another, crossed paths with the magnificent Monroe. The entries in this volume (with source listings for further reading and research) confirm the fact that Marilyn Monroe remains a figure of enduring fascination five decades after her death.
Categories: Performing Arts