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Author Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962.

Title Fragments : poems, intimate notes, letters / Marilyn Monroe ; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar Straus & Giroux, [2010]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Biography - BDBB-2  B MONROE    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  791.092 MON    DUE 01-26-20
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  791.43 MON    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Biography - IPLY-11  B MONROE    AVAILABLE
 LaSalle PL Adult Biography - LSBB-3  B MONROE    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  790 MON    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Biography - MPLG-6  B MON    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Biography - NLBB-1  B MON    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B MON    AVAILABLE
 Reddick Lib Adult Biography - RLBB-3  B MON    AVAILABLE

Description x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
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Summary Marilyn Monroe's image is so universal that we can't help but believe that we know all there is to know of her. Every word and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her serious gifts as an actor were sometimes eclipsed by her notoriety, and the way the camera fell helplessly in love with her. But what of the other Marilyn? Beyond the headlines, and the too familiar stories of heartbreak and desolation, was a woman far more curious, searching, and hopeful than the one the world got to know. Even as Hollywood studios tried to mold and suppress her, Marilyn never lost her insight, her passion, and her humor. To confront the mounting difficulties of her life, she wrote. Now, for the first time, we can meet this private Marilyn and get to know her in a way we never have before. This work is a collection of written artifacts, notes to herself, letters, even poems, in Marilyn's own handwriting, never before published, along with rarely seen intimate photos. These bits of text, jotted in notebooks, typed on paper, or written on hotel letterhead, reveal a woman who loved deeply and strove to perfect her craft. They show a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her analysis of her own life, but also playful, funny, and impossibly charming. The easy grace and deceptive lightness that made her performances so memorable emerge on the page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her last appearances so heartbreaking. This work is one that will redefine one of the greatest stars of the twentieth century and which, nearly fifty years after her death, will definitively reveal Marilyn Monroe's humanity.
Subject Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Added Author Buchthal, Stanley F.
Comment, Bernard, 1960-
ISBN 9780374158354

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