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Hollywood Collection - Marilyn Monroe Beyond the Legend

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Her story is well-known - the lonely child who yearned for affection and approval which she finally seemed to find as Hollywood's greatest love goddess. But even though she scaled heights few could even dream of, she was one of the loneliest of stars. And yet, in spite of the breakdowns, the failed marriages, the sordid rumors surrounding her life -- and her death, Marilyn Monroe was never just a "victim." She was unique, a phenomenon that is as vital today as it ever was. She was all that is blazingly magical in a star.

Here is the "real" Marilyn, drawn from some of her greatest moments on film - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How To Marry A Millionaire,The Seven Year Itch, Some Like It Hot, Bus Stop, The Misfits - and more. Here too are the earliest films, the home movies, archival footage, and the memories of those who knew her best, like Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Sheree North, Susan Strasberg, Don Murray, Celeste Holm and Josh Logan. Narrated by Richard Kiley.

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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: Robert Mitchum, Susan Strasberg, Shelley Winters
  • Directors: Gene Feldman
  • Writers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
  • Producers: Gene Feldman, Suzette Winter
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Janson Media
  • DVD Release Date: June 29, 2016
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0013FCWVG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,095 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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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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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By EB 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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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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I have just about purchased all of the Hollywood Collection's Greatest Stars and their biographies on DVD and all of them are excellent and well worth the money that I have paid. Each biography goes into great detail about the lives of the actors from the
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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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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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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