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The Resource Marilyn : the passion and the paradox, Lois Banner

Marilyn : the passion and the paradox, Lois Banner

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Marilyn : the passion and the paradox
Title
Marilyn
Title remainder
the passion and the paradox
Statement of responsibility
Lois Banner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Last year J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote a bestselling book entitled The Secret Life of Marilyn. His is the most recent of dozens written since Marilyn's death in August of 1962 and yet the appetite for information about Marilyn is insatiable. No matter whether sensational or flawed, as most of these biographies have been, the fans always come out, in best-selling numbers. This time, with Lois Banner's An Uncommon Woman, Marilyn's fans won't be disappointed. This is no re-tread of recycled material. As one of the founders of the field of women's history, Lois Banner will reveal Marilyn Monroe in the way that only a top-notch historian and biographer could. Banner appreciates the complexities of Monroe's personal life in the context of her achievements as an actor, singer, dancer, comedian, model, and courtesan. And the new information she unearths is revelatory. Banner's credentials opened doors and she has access to material no one else has seen, from the so called "Rosetta stones" of Monroe research (two large file cabinets filled with a trove of personal papers), to an interview with a member of the Kennedy secret service detail who shared what he witnessed for the first time, to facts and anecdotes about her childhood and her death and every stage of her life in between that were either missed or ignored or misinterpreted. Like her art, Marilyn's self was rooted in paradox: she was a powerful star and a child-like waif, a joyful, irreverent party girl with a deeply spiritual side; a superb friend and a narcissist; a dumb blonde and an intellectual. No biographer before has attempted to analyze--much less realized--most of these aspects of her personality. Lois Banner has"--Provided by publisher
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10116589
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DLC
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Banner, Lois W
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
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the passion and the paradox
Label
Marilyn : the passion and the paradox, Lois Banner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-496) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let us now praise famous women -- The matrix, 1926-1946. Mothers, 1926-1933 ; Trauma, 1933-1938 ; Transcendence : Ana and Jim, 1938-1944 ; Photographers and producers, 1944-1946 -- Hollywood, 1946-1955. Storming the citadel, 1946-1951 ; Marilyn ascending, 1951-1954 ; Breakaway, 1954-1955 -- Entr'acte : a woman for all seasons. The meaning of Marilyn -- New York, 1955-1960. New York, 1955-1956 ; Arthur, 1956-1959 ; The Misfits, 1959-1960 -- Return to Hollywood, 1961-1962. Denouement, 1961-1962 ; Defiance and death
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
515 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608195312
Lccn
2012002395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
BRO-copy20120914-038
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759174607
  • (OCoLC)759174607
  • 275613
Label
Marilyn : the passion and the paradox, Lois Banner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [445]-496) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Let us now praise famous women -- The matrix, 1926-1946. Mothers, 1926-1933 ; Trauma, 1933-1938 ; Transcendence : Ana and Jim, 1938-1944 ; Photographers and producers, 1944-1946 -- Hollywood, 1946-1955. Storming the citadel, 1946-1951 ; Marilyn ascending, 1951-1954 ; Breakaway, 1954-1955 -- Entr'acte : a woman for all seasons. The meaning of Marilyn -- New York, 1955-1960. New York, 1955-1956 ; Arthur, 1956-1959 ; The Misfits, 1959-1960 -- Return to Hollywood, 1961-1962. Denouement, 1961-1962 ; Defiance and death
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
515 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781608195312
Lccn
2012002395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
BRO-copy20120914-038
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn759174607
  • (OCoLC)759174607
  • 275613

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