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> Marilyn Monroe 1945 - 1962, Truman Capote (Schirmers Visual Library)
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post Oct 22 2004, 09:54 PM
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Does anyone own this book? Is it any good? Cheers.
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post Oct 23 2004, 01:20 AM
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It is a nice book with high quality photos in it. The story was written earlier by Capote but put into bookform here for the first time (atleast thats what I remember, I can unfortunally not access my book-collection to check it).

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post Nov 28 2004, 06:23 PM
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I own this book, it was actually given to me by a friend as a gift. I love the photos... they are not rare, but lovely to look at.
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post May 22 2005, 03:02 PM
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I just bought this on Ebay, looking forward to reading it.
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post May 22 2005, 03:05 PM
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Still on my wish list
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post May 28 2005, 08:08 PM
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I got it today! A really nice book. The pictures are well-chosen and show how much Marilyn changed in the course of her career. Capote's essay is a good read, I'm not sure how accurate it is but it does give a vivid impression of what Marilyn meant to him as a friend.
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post May 28 2005, 08:16 PM
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Yay for Tara! (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Thanks for all your opinions 'cause I'm going to a bookstore really soon and I might just order the book since they don't have it in stock and my parents do not like buying online...I'm gonna have to convince my mom but I'm ordering The Misfits for sure! (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/banana.gif) (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/misfitspaddle_153.gif)

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post May 29 2005, 04:23 PM
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All of you make it seem like a great book so I did order it and it was only 20 dollars! I should be getting it in 3-9 days. I read some of Truman's essay since you can look inside certain books on Amazon and it was interesting and funny, too. Like Tara said, I don't know how accurate it is but Marilyn seems very raunchy and funny from what I read. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jun 2 2005, 08:24 PM
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Time for me to save up for it it seems
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post Jun 8 2005, 04:11 AM
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I got the book about a week ago. The photos are indeed lovely, but not rare, like CJ said. The essay written by Truman was very interesting. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Aug 12 2005, 05:33 PM
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What did he say about Marilyn in the essay please?

I am reading the new book "The Letters of Truman Capote" Here's what he said, about our Marilyn:


Pg 243
In a letter to Cecil Beaton on June 29, 1956 he writes:

" By the time you get this, Marilyn M. will have married Arthur Miller. Saw them the other night, both looking suffused with a sexual glow; but can't help feeling this little episode is called: "Death of a Playwrght" . She is greatly excited about going
to London. "

Pg 359
In a letter to Newton Arvin in August 8, 1962 he writes:

"Cannot believe that Marilyn M. is dead. She was such a good-hearted girl, so pure really, so much on the side of the angels. Poor little baby. God bless her."

Pg 360
In a letter to Alvin and Marie Dewey on August 8, 1962 he writes:

Dear Hearts-
" Had a great adventure yesterday: a forest fire that burned the place next to ours and almost devoured us too. When the firefighters (over 400 of them) told us to leave the house the only thing I took was The Book and all the material pertaining to it. But the house escaped, thank God. Am so unhappy about Marilyn Monroe: she was a sweet girl, and a close friend. I loved her."

Hugs- T

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post Aug 12 2005, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for those quotes Nettie. I'd like to learn more about their friendship. An excerpt from his essay is on Amazon - click here

It's an interesting piece of writing, though I think it is more of a fond memory and shouldn't be taken as literal fact. I liked it though.

Capote saw Marilyn again a few months before she died, and said she "had never looked better ... and there was a new maturity about her eyes. She wasn't so giggly anymore."

btw you can also find the essay, 'A Beautiful Child', in his book 'Music For Chameleons'.

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post Aug 12 2005, 08:05 PM
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Thanks a million Tara. Wow, how interesting. Now that, sounds like stuff Marilyn would do and say for sure. They both seemed so relaxed with one another, really like true friends. I loved reading it. Did you know Truman was Gay? I didn't. I just found out in the book from the library. He was a great friend of Cecil Beaton's, Jackie Kennedy's sister, Lee too. He had a great life it seemed.
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post Aug 13 2005, 04:15 AM
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Ou, thanks for those Truman quotes about Marilyn! (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/jumpymm.gif) The second is especially sweet. I'd also like to learn more about their friendship, since he says she was a close friend. I really enjoyed Truman's essay in the book. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) I'd love to scan the pages for you, Nettie, but I don't have a scanner. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/no.gif) When I do eventually get one, and if no one has already scanned it for you or you haven't bought the book, I shall scan it for you! (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

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post Aug 13 2005, 04:27 AM
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That would be so great Zelda Thank you. I can't wait to read more. Dear Marilyn. Everyone who knew her well said the same thing, that she was so insecure and wanted everyone to like her, when in reality, mostly everyone who met her adored her so.
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post Dec 19 2005, 05:58 PM
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I bought this book today. I was only 14 euros, so I kinda bought is a an early Christmas present for myself (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
The book is smaller than I thought it would be, but it's still a very nice book. I haven't read the essay yet, just some parts of it and it's very good. And the pictures! They're not rare but they're beautiful and good quality. Some of them are black and white and some are in color.
It's not an absolute must-have, but it's a really really nice addition to a collection (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif)
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