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ISBN-13: 978-3836511858 ISBN-10: 3836511851 Edition: Limited edition

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"This book is really two books. It is a biography, and it is also a pictorial retrospective of an actress whose greatest love affair was conceivably with the camera." (Norman Mailer wrote these words in his 1973 biography, Marilyn.)"

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Norman Mailer (1923-2007) was one of the 20th century's greatest and most influential writers, as well as one of America's most renowned and controversial literary figures. The best-selling author of a dozen novels and 20 works of nonfiction, he also wrote stage plays, screenplays, television miniseries, hundreds of essays, two books of poetry, and a collection of short stories. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, he lived in Brooklyn, New York, and Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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Bert Stern (b. 1929) is one of America’s greatest portrait photographers, who during the 1960s produced 200 pages annually for Vogue, as well as many of the most important print and television advertising campaigns. He is best known for his revolutionary print ads for Smirnoff and his portrait sitting with Marilyn Monroe just six weeks before her death. Stern lives and works in New York City.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Taschen; Limited edition edition (December 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3836511851
  • ISBN-13: 978-3836511858
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 5.5 x 22 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 21.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,211,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By RLA on October 10, 2012
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I never did care much for the mailer's written bio; I loved the photos (by various photographers) from the first edition. I was always captivated by the Stern photos. Now this edition has been updated so that it's only stern photos. The photos are full page photos both in black and white and color nicely reproduced. Many of the fashion shots that you don't always see, and some colors as well. The size of the book is huge!!! much larger (and heavier) than the original edition. It it really a photo book printed on heavy paper (the photos will appear to be matte rather than glossy finish). It's true you can get all his photos in the complete last sitting (expensive) but some of these photos were small photos. It's also true many have been published in magazines, but do you want to have abut 50 magazines to look thru (and think of the thinness of the paper)? At a substantial discount on Amazon I was very happy to have this edition along with the original edition. As I said, it's for the photos!!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Louis K. Liebig on September 13, 2012
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The beauty of this book is the Stern photos and quotes by Marilyn. I've never been a Mailer fan and his rambling here does nothing to win me over. Stern's photos featured in the book have been published in other formats like the German Mag "Fotografie" No. 49. Explore other publications and compare before you make a purchase.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RuthA. on January 11, 2013
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This book should be a part of any Marilyn Monroe fan's collection. The pictures are breathtaking and the accounts from the photography are very interesting. You have to have this in your Marilyn collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By emematias on June 3, 2013
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this is the best book i`ve ever seen! its so inspiring. all marylin greatness is print on a million of pictures. YOU MUST HAVE IT!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By marcelo a. lazen aranki on June 27, 2014
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High quality pictures in a great edition. The espectacular Marilyn MOnroe in her best moments. An incon of the xx century.
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