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Marilyn For Beginners
Marilyn For Beginners

Marilyn For Beginners

by Kathryn Hyatt

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Product ID:13228

Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman

ISBN

8125026622 - Year: 2004 - Pages: 155

Binding

Paperback

Kathryn Hyatt

Author: Kathryn Hyatt
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2004
Language: English
Pages: 155
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125026622

Description

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.

REVIEWS

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.
-Vogue

A remarkable, full-length fictionalized biography in comics form of Marilyn Monroe.
-Publishers Weekly

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
Mama's Girl

CHAPTER TWO
The Girl Least Likely to Succeed

CHAPTER THREE
The Man Who Knew
Me Too Well

CHAPTER FOUR
Up From Way Down

CHAPTER FIVE
Back To Hollywood

CHAPTER SIX
The Lost Interview

Afterword

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