Author: Kathryn Hyatt
Publisher: Orient Longman
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125026622
It is said that gentlemen prefer blondes, but the men in the life of Hollywood's most famous and enduring blonde icon Marilyn Monroe, were far from gentlemanly. Their preference for blondes, if Marilyn' life is anything to go by, seems to be connected with sexual abuse and control. Hollywood both liberated and entrapped Marilyn and then attempted to destroy her.
In Marilyn For Beginners, Marilyn speaks for herself-to her psychologist, to a reporter, and ultimately to the reader of this book. Marilyn's story begins with her childhood, made easy and insecure by her unstable mother. She then traces her rise to stardom, progressing through the murky realities of the Hollywood Dram Factory and the heavy price she paid for fame and fortune. Marilyn also discusses her life achievements and her struggle to reclaim her personality and to be her own person. Marilyn For Beginners is told as a direct narrative in words and dark, compelling images. This biography will appeal to fans of Marilyn, comics and anyone interested in women's lives.
Terrific, Kathryn Hyatt's work is powerful.
-The Comics Journal
An unglamorised bio-comic of Marilyn Monroe (in which) nothing and no one is sacred.
A remarkable, full-length fictionalized biography in comics form of Marilyn Monroe.
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