The Hollywood Collection - Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend
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Treats Marilyn s career with dignity, tact: not once in this commendable one-hour documentary do you hear the words Kennedy, barbiturate or suicide. Instead of rehashing of her political liaisons, drug use and other affairs of the heart and mind, film fans get a look at her brilliant career and what made her one of the best-ever... --Miami News
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend… emphasizes the inner radiance she skillfully projected onto the big screen. --The Muncie Star
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Narrated by Monroe's "Don't Bother to Knock" leading man Richard Widmark, BEYOND THE LEGEND focuses on Monroe's professional career and personal life, but stops short at exploring the lurid and still highly-controversial aspects surrounding her untimely death. The interviews are often very frank: Celeste Holm doesn't shy away from sharing what she thought of the young Monroe when she first arrived on the set of "All About Eve" in 1950.
Shelley Winters talks about the days when she and Marilyn were starlets dreaming of fame and husbands. Director Joshua Logan discusses his surprise at the quality and depth of Monroe's performance in "Bus Stop" (and co-star Don Murray remembers the difficulties the director had in filming a crucial intimate scene in CinemaScope). Susan Strasberg, whose family took Monroe in for a period of time, talks about the shy, insecure little girl inside the blonde bombshell body. There are also interview segments with Sheree North, Laszlo Willinger and Clark Gordon.
There's only ever been one Marilyn. This documentary paints a selective picture, but for her fans it will be a must-see.
Love all the people's comments who knew her well.
1940's; 1950's; and 1960's; and the producers whom produced each of the biographies such as Marilyn Monroe, Charelston
Heston; Robert Mitchem; Walter Mattheau; Jack Lemmon; Yul Brynner, Shirley Mclaine; William Holden; Burt Lancaster and
others. These were real actors whom knew how to perfect their craft and knew how to act and all of the hardships they faced
signing contracting with the big Hollywood Moguls. These DVD biographies were absolutely wonderful and would make a fine
addition to your library collection. Also there was Gregory Peck; Ingrid Bergman; and other great actors of their time. It is very
sad that the movies industry is gone and no longer has the quality actors of the time of the baby boomers and prior. I wish that
the Hollywood Collection had made more biographies about the greatest actors and perhaps they will. I am so very happy they
were shipped in a timely manner and packaged beautifully. Thank you so very much to the Hollywod Collection.
Mrs. Dione L. WilliamsCrayton, Craytond2000@msn.com - Naperville, Illinois 60563 USA
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She is my favorite of all time. So many unanswered questions still remain.But it was very good.Published 3 months ago by Dottie
Very informative. Stories told by Marilyn's colleagues and friends.Published 4 months ago by M. Sharafyan
I enjoyed learning more about the sad saga of Mariyn Monroe. The story reveals so much of her amazing talent.Published 5 months ago by Estherethel