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The Hollywood Collection - Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend


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Editorial Reviews

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This fine film looks at the brighter side of the Monroe story: her charm and talent and her fighting spirit. --The Wall Street Journal

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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Product Details

  • Actors: Clarke Gordon, Celeste Holm, Robert Mitchum, Marilyn Monroe, Sheree North
  • Directors: Wombat Productions
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Janson Media
  • DVD Release Date: February 11, 2008
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013FCWVG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,574 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

She was very well informed and a great performer.
Alton Summers
Not bad but way to old and is more of the old style Hollywood "puff piece".
William Lester
Thank you so very much to the Hollywod Collection.
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Format: DVD
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend is a DVD biography beloved movie star and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe. Focusing on her passionate if somewhat tumultuous life rather than the seamy rumors about her and her tragic death, Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend includes highlights from her greatest movie moments in films such as "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes", "How to Marry a Millionaire", "Some Like It Hot", and more. Extra features include a photo gallery, a "meet the producers" segment, and an interview with director Gene Feldman. An upbeat tribute that pays homage to the unforgettable pop culture contribution of a Hollywood icon. 115 minutes, color (some black-and-white scenes).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Byron Kolln HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on February 25, 2011
Format: DVD
This is still one of the most comprehensive documentaries on the short life and career of Marilyn. MARILYN MONROE: BEYOND THE LEGEND (1987) carries a wealth of solid film clips and candid interviews with some of the friends and co-stars who knew the real Monroe.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Emily Booth on March 21, 2013
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I'm a big fan of Marilyn Monroe so there was little here that was new except for the interview with Robert Mitchum. It was interesting to learn he knew Marilyn when she was Norma Jeane Baker. He worked with her husband.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By oldladyloomis on March 14, 2013
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There is a reason she is the ICON she is today. She was far ahead of her time, because she is timeless. Marilyn never looks dated, she could fit in today. I just wished she had been able to live to a ripe old age, cause she still would have been beautiful.
Love all the people's comments who knew her well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By PMartin on February 10, 2013
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Love Marilyn. This was a good doc and it was nice to see her in candid moments and speaking off screen.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Noemi Lusk on May 27, 2014
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I had to write an essay on Marilyn and found out that I really didn't know anything about her! This was a great resource!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By loganburke on February 13, 2015
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Of all the beautiful actresses (actors) that graced the silver screen in my day (I’m 71 years old) Marilyn is the only one I wish I could have met and spent time with. If you read her book (“Marilyn, Her Life in Her Own Words”), also available here on Amazon, and research some of the vast amount of material surrounding her life and rise to fame and then her tragic death (not a suicide), you'll understand why I make that statement…perhaps. Keep this in mind, she was one of only two actors that attended the acclaimed "Actors Studio" who were considered by its renowned founders/educators (Elia Kazan, Cheryl Crawford, Robert Lewis and Lee Strasberg) to be the most capable, talented, intelligent and dedicated film artists...the other was Marlon Brando!
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A relative of mine was once her husband and I even think that he, who would never talk about her after her death and was planning a re-marriage, would be proud of this especially with the likes of Josh Logan, Celeste Holme, Shelly Winter, one of her early room mates. That's what Ms Winter told my anyway. Finally, I saw an even, not biased portrayal of the woman. Can't imagine how I previously have missed this. Thanks Amazon Prime!!!
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