08 December 2012

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe











The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

Book Description

Beautiful, damaged, the ultimate sex symbol, publicly celebrated, privately unhappy - Marilyn Monroe's tumultuous life and untimely death continue to fascinate us. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never been told - until now. In this groundbreaking book Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedys - Bobby, Jack and Pat Lawford Kennedy. Explosive, revelatory and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the twentieth century.

About the Author

J. Randy Taraborrelli is the author of twelve books, including the major bestsellers Madonna: An Intimate Biography, Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness, and Once Upon a Time: The Story of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and their Family.

06 December 2012

Marilyn Monroe - Metamorphosis






 Marilyn Monroe - Metamorphosis

There have been many Marilyn photo books  but nothing like this one. The australian-born curator and preservationist David Wills has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original Marilyn Monroe photographs and now, in "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis", he has gathered spectacular work of the key Marilyn photographers - and dozens of unknowns - to create the most dazzling portfolio of images from every period in Marilyn Monroe's life, from her earliest sittings in 1942 till just weeks before her death two decades later. With more than two hundred first-generation photos - including countless luminous, unseen color photos from the very start of her career - "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis" chronicles her meteoric rise from a humble catalog model to one of the most recognized faces in history. No other book even comes close.

04 December 2012

03 December 2012

When Marilyn Monroe Was Baby











Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926 at the General Hospital in Los Angeles, California (see birth certificate), under the name of Norma Jeane MORTENSON. However, it is known under the name Norma Jeane Baker. Its name was chosen by his mother in reference to the actress Norma TALMADGE. Later, Marilyn Monroe delete the final "e" of "Jeane". On birth certificate appear the names of his mother, Gladys Monroe, and the husband of the latter at the time, Edward MORTENSON Martin (1897-1981), a Norwegian-born Californian. The couple was married Oct. 11, 1924 but was separated in May 1925 (one year before the birth of Marilyn) MORTENSON gets divorce August 15, 1928 for "abandonment of domicile." Although it is a legitimate child, Marilyn lifetime MORTENSON denied that either his father. As a child, his mother showed him a photograph of a man who was his father. She remembers that he has a mustache and a certain resemblance to Clark Gable; For a very long period, Gladys can not take care of her daughter who is entrusted, among other things, foster families. Marilyn prefers to pretend that time his mother died, rather than admit that she lives in a specialized institute.

01 December 2012

Forever Marilyn in Blu-Ray






Forever Marilyn in Blu-Ray
Marilyn Monroe forever stands alone as Hollywood’s quintessential icon of sex appeal and timeless allure. Her breathy voice, voluptuous figure and wide-ranging talents catapulted her to superstardom, where she remains as legendary today as ever. Immortalised here in this must-own collection are four of her best and most popular films, showcasing Marilyn’s flawless beauty and captivating performances as they’re meant to be seen.

This collection has those movies:
Some Like it Hot
Marilyn is the lead singer of an all-girl band joined by Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, who are posing as women to hide from the mob.

Offers Portuguese, German and Italian language dubbing and Portuguese, German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish and Swedish subtitles.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell co-star as showgirls who set a course for love and laughter on board a luxury liner sailing to France.

Offers German, Italian and Russian language dubbing and German, Italian, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese and Swedish subtitles.

The Seven Year Itch
Marilyn plays a seductive starlet who tests the wedding vows of a married man when she moves into the apartment above him.

Offers Portuguese subtitles.

How to Marry a Millionaire
Marilyn, Betty Grable and Lauren Bacall play three Manhattan models who concoct a wild scheme to meet the men of their dreams.

Offers German, Italian and Russian language dubbing and German, Italian, Danish, Dutch and Finnish subtitles.

Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return

Marilyn Monroe in River of No Return (1954)

30 November 2012

25 November 2012

Marilyn Monroe - Private and Undisclosed




Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed - New edition: revised and expanded

This is a great biography book of Marilyn Monroe.
Following a number of sensationalist biographies of Marilyn Monroe in recent years, this comprehensive, meticulously researched volume brings an important fresh perspective on the many controversies in her life. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Marilyn Monroe and the Golden Age of Hollywood. This new edition of Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include an additional 60,000 words. It reveals a very different Marilyn from the celluloid invention. For the first volume, Michelle Morgan interviewed approximately 100 people who knew or were related to Marilyn in some way, including key figures in her life - family and friends, as well as work colleagues, and more casual acquaintances. This new edition includes information gleaned from many more interviews, as well as additional family background and many new stories. Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed is the most comprehensive Monroe biography yet. It covers her trip to England in great detail and gives the true story behind the making of The Prince and the Showgirl. Praise for the 2007 hardback illustrated edition of Marilyn Monroe, Private and Undisclosed: 'A gorgeous collection offering a fascinating insight into Monroe's personal life.' Woman & Home 'A touching portrayal of the star in her more private moments.' Empire 'This candid and often surprising study of the screen legend provides another view of her.' Red

24 November 2012

Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis







Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis
There have been many Marilyn photo books - but nothing like this. Australian-born curator and preservationist David Wills has accrued one of the world's largest independent archives of original Marilyn Monroe photographs. Now, in "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis", he has gathered spectacular work of the key Marilyn photographers - and dozens of unknowns - to create the most dazzling portfolio of images from every period in Marilyn Monroe's life, from her earliest sittings in 1942 till just weeks before her death two decades later. With more than two hundred first-generation photos - including countless luminous, unseen color photos from the very start of her career - "Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis" chronicles her meteoric rise from a humble catalog model to one of the most recognized faces in history. No other book even comes close.

23 November 2012

The Marilyn Collection in DVD






The Marilyn Collection in DVD
This is an excelent collection of Marilyn Monroe movies in DVD.
Seventeen film collection of movies starring Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. Box set includes:

  • All About Eve (1950)
  • As Young As You Feel (1951)
  • Let's Make it Legal (1951)
  • Love Nest (1951)
  • Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
  • We're Not Married (1952)
  • Monkey Business (1952)
  • Niagara (1953)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
  • River of No Return (1954)
  • There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
  • The Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Bus Stop (1956)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Let's Make Love (1960)
  • The Misfits (1961)

01 November 2012

Marilyn Monroe's rejects Tom Ewell's kiss

Marilyn Monroe's rejects Tom Ewell's kiss in the theatrical trailer of the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch directed by Billy Wilder.
This image is a screenshot from a movie's public domain trailer. Trailers for movies released before 1964 are in the Public Domain because they were never separately copyrighted.

01 October 2012

Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray

Bus Stop, also known as The Wrong Kind of Girl, is a 1956 motion picture directed by Joshua Logan for 20th Century Fox starring Marilyn Monroe, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, Robert Bray, and Hope Lange. The film was released on the 31st August 1956. This image shows Marilyn Monroe and Don Murray.

18 September 2012

05 August 2012

50 Years Gone but the Legend Continues

Marilyn Monroe died 50 years ago this Sunday. 50 years gone but the Legend continues on the big screen, in advertisements, in proposed plans for salons and cafes and, of course, in the hearts of fans fascinated by her life, her beauty and her untimely death.

04 August 2012

01 August 2012

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Like Marilyn

This image is a screenshot made from public domain movie's trailer of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

01 July 2012

Crypt of Marilyn Monroe

Crypt of Marilyn Monroe at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery

01 June 2012

Marilyn and U.S. Infantry

Marilyn Monroe appearing with the USO Camp Show, "Anything Goes," poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3d U.S. Infantry Division area. Feb. 17, 1954

07 March 2012

Marilyn Monroe Wall Decal Decor

A great Marilyn Monroe Wall Decal Decor. This features the quote from her "Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the World."
Your friends will envy your home and you with this wonderfully designed decal.




01 March 2012

23 January 2012

Marilyn and Jane

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell putting signatures, hand and foot prints in cement at Grauman's Theater, 1953.

01 January 2012

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot

Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot. Sexy photo cropped from this beautiful movie.
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