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Marilyn Monroe Paperback – August 22, 1993

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (August 22, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0306805421
  • ISBN-13: 978-0306805424
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,050,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This critical appreciation of Monroe the actress spans her early years as a cover girl and her later work as a Method actress.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Carl E. Rollyson, Jr. teaches filme and literature at Baruch College and is the author of many acclaimed biographies of female artists including Lillian Hellman and Rebecca West.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Mercury on February 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
there is not much i can say about this book, that seems to be the case when something is of high excellence. this book explains mm's methods of acting, and how she'd prepare for her roles. it also does so while giving info where she was in her life. so that makes it unboring. i couldn't put the book down. i read it and i am going to read it again. as an aspiring actress, it has become my bible, so to speak. the author has obviously researched extremely and he is commended. it is written very intelligently and concise. i think this is an excellent book for someone who wants to mimic MM like an impersonator. i also liked the texture of the book and paper. it seems mr. rollyson wrote a review (hi!!) saying there has been more info since his writing of this book. i hope he writes another one, a 2nd one. i will be the first to buy it! thank you for your excellent, helpful book. (i knew, like 99% of the world, that there was something extremely special and unique about MM's acting and you have described about it) :- )
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