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)
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