- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse (August 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0595010822
- ISBN-13: 978-0595010820
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,459,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda--The Story of Her Final Months
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About the Author
Gary Vitacco-Robles is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who works with children and families who have survived sexual and physical abuse and adolescent males who have committed sexual offenses. Born in New York, Gary has lived on the Florida Gulf Coast since 1975. This is his first book.
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I have been reading several books regarding Marilyn's tragic ending but this one has a different look and feel.
This book gives the reader a peek at her actual home. It was very interesting to see inside her private world. I would like to believe that her home was a place of solitude and she certainly had a decorating flair. You would have thought her bedroom would have been more elaborate but she was never paid the 'big bucks' she was worth and we all know enhancements cost money.
From everything I've read - I don't think she entertained much but the home was certainly inviting. From all indications she was planning new things for her garden and additional upgrades. These are not the types of things a person would be moving towards if they wanted to take their life? There are so many unanswered questions...
But alas I am a believer and I am hoping that Marilyn is enjoying her new mansion in heaven - God would have taken her in - she was such a lost soul here.
We must thank the author for his extensive research and bringing a new perspective to the Marilyn story.
The photos ar how largee terrific, the information on how she chose the items she wanted in her home, what she felt, how she wanted it to be is amazing and really what every Marilyn lover wanted to know.
I loved the fact he included what happened to the house and the owners now and right after her death, I was there in 1991 and stood on the hood of my friends car to get a glimpse over the canvas gate at that time, however i only photographed the part of the house i could see, I had no idea it was larger than what i saw.. I was thrilled to see what i could , but i now understand.....it was much larger, Thanks to the author for giving me a then and now glimpse and for really taking care of Marilyn in the process, Great job!
I attended the author's book signing in August 2012 at the 50th Anniversary Memorial for Marilyn Monroe but didn't get the book until now. He is currently in the process of publishing "Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe" which will be an epic biography in two volumes.
His book "Icon: Volume 1" is well worth your time also. Can't wait for Volume 2! Thank you Mr. Vitacco-Robles.
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A very respectful peek into Marilyn's home, her pride in decorating it and her plans for the future that were cut short.Read more