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The Resource Fragments : poems, intimate notes, letters, Marilyn Monroe ; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment

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

Label
Fragments : poems, intimate notes, letters
Title
Fragments
Title remainder
poems, intimate notes, letters
Statement of responsibility
Marilyn Monroe ; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1926-1962
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Monroe, Marilyn
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.M69
LC item number
A3 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Buchthal, Stanley F
  • Comment, Bernard
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  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Fragments : poems, intimate notes, letters, Marilyn Monroe ; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn613431940
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 239 p.
Isbn
9780374158354
Lccn
2010932487
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1238303
  • (OCoLC)613431940
Label
Fragments : poems, intimate notes, letters, Marilyn Monroe ; edited by Stanley Buchthal and Bernard Comment
Publication
Control code
ocn613431940
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 239 p.
Isbn
9780374158354
Lccn
2010932487
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1238303
  • (OCoLC)613431940

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