I’ve read loads of Marilyn Monroe biographies, but I’m no expert on the lady in question. I think part of the fact that I, and many others, aren’t satisfied with one version of her life. This is also the reason why there are so many books about her- people- readers and authors alike, are fascinated by her.
Monroe’s life seemed so complex, fleeting, glamorous and tragic.
This book was a birthday gift from Mr Old Fashioned- as a prelude for my trip to Bath to the exhibition of Monroe’s dresses next month.
And it is a brilliant book, mainly due to the fact that 90% of it is images, photographs, letters, postcards- which seem to give a real insight into her life and what it was like to be Marilyn Monroe.
|Imagine addressing Miss Monroe as “You Old Girl!”|
Even the inside cover of this book (hardback) is covered with fantastic photos- above with Jane Russell, whom she starred alongside in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
” in 1953.
|The trusty Chanel No 5|
This books is something I’ll be dipping into for a long time- and I now don’t feel I need to keep reading about Marilyn Monroe’s life- I’ve got it here.
|A postcard asking, “What does it all mean?”|
And if you are a film fan there is a film called “My Week with Marilyn
” starring Michelle Williams as Monroe coming out in November. Look out for my review.
Until next time!