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Marilyn Monroe: The Final Years Hardcover – July 17, 2012
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“He painstakingly examines day-to-day events, sorting through fact and myth to uncover the real story.” ―Library Journal
“A meticulously detailed look at the year and a half leading up to Marilyn's death.” ―The Huffington Post
“Meticulously researched…unlocks the mystery surrounding the final hours of Hollywood's favourite blonde.” ―Sunday Express (UK)
“Shocking and frank, Badman's work is a piece of investigative journalism worthy of the highest accolades.” ―Record Collector (UK)
About the Author
KEITH BADMAN is the author of several pop culture books, including The Beach Boys, Beatles Off the Record and Good Times and Bad Times: The Definitive Diary of the Rolling Stones 1960–1969.
Top Customer Reviews
Badman disproves theories that have been long upheld as truth in his exhaustive search into information, files, & proven facts from the past. Once incorrect notions have been dismissed, he continues on with his narrative towards resolution. In the past I have always been bothered by books that relied on quotes or interviews with marginal characters such as Robert Slatzer or Jeanne Carmen. If these people were just using Marilyn to spin a tale of their own importance (as is suspected in BOTH cases;) how can one then depend that the rest of a book is accurately researched? This author rids himself of such speculation from the start.
Most disturbing is the description of the activities & degradation Marilyn suffered during what has been known as "the lost weekend" at the Cal-Neva Lodge in July 1962. The timeline of that weekend and other falsehoods have been cleared up but it's really not pleasant to read about the details of what supposedly went on. However, on the whole this book was indeed riveting & enjoyable as Badman also introduced many new tidbits of information never revealed in other books on Marilyn.
There are some glaring mistakes in the book however. St. Martin's Press in New York can't afford a proofreader?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mr. Badman lacks an understanding of show business, American culture and human nature that would be essential to write about a life like Marilyn Monroe's. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
To many inconsistencies, it was difficult to even give it one star! He obviously just wants to make money off of Marilyn Monroe! Ok couldn't even finish it!Published 18 months ago by Elizabeth T Eljaiek
A good book with lots of good facts. Some of the things that happened to her at the end
of her life were disturbing. Read more
This book presents a negative viewpoint. I felt the writer didn't like Marilyn and his book reflects his opinionPublished 21 months ago by Melody Bolster
I really enjoyed reading this book. You can really have a lot of respect for Marilyn Monroe. Very much feel sorry for her and you just never want to get to the part where she dies. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Maureen Wibbenmeyer
The seller, the price, the book were all excellent. Great read about how the Kennedy's and Peter Lawford were involved in her death. Could not put it down.Published on July 23, 2014 by Jerry Quinn