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Everlasting Star Community _ The Book Club _ Marilyn Monroe By Pete Martin

Posted by: Tara Sep 3 2004, 08:36 PM

I just borrowed this from my local library today. It's a first edition from 1956. I think the original title was 'Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe?', and it might have been written for Time magazine. It's a series of interviews from around the time of Bus Stop, with people like Billy Wilder and Milton Greene as well as MM herself. I'm so pleased to have the chance to read it in full - only problem is, I don't wanna give it back!! Has anyone else got it/read it?

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Posted by: chickeyonthego Sep 14 2004, 10:40 AM

I've got it and have read it. It was originally a series for the Saturday Evening Post. It is interesting reading.
I can't imagine a library lending out a first edition, of that book. What I find more unbelievable is that someone hasn't borrowed it permanently before now. Wow! What a temptation.
I found the pics in the book, and in the magazine articles, enjoyable, too.

Posted by: Tara Sep 16 2004, 05:05 PM

Hey, thanks for your reply, and also for the info about how the book originated. I don't think my library know what a gem they have on their hands! balloon.gif

Posted by: marilyns_firstkiss Jul 22 2006, 04:44 AM

hey there...sorry this reply is so much later, but i just got this book i am curious if either one of you know if this book is extremely rare. and i know the price in the mm memorabilia book says $125 - $200...but that was from 2002, so has that price gone up at all?...even though i will probably never sell it (unless i am literally starving)
thanks for any info...

Posted by: Paju Jul 26 2006, 04:44 PM

Just an idea: why don't you ask your library if they could sell it to you? Offer something that sounds like a decent price, but is really less than that biggrin.gif hypocrite.gif because I really don't think your library knows what a gem that book is.

Posted by: Robby Oct 1 2006, 09:12 PM

I'm getting this book - yay! After a long search I found it supercheap, the 1957 edition for 8 euro's! I couldn't believe it and bought it instantly. I'm getting and curious how it looks inside. Hopefully there are some pictures, and nice information. I'm so excited, hope to get it soon biggrin.gif.


Posted by: Tara Oct 1 2006, 09:43 PM

What a bargain Robby, I'm so pleased for you! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Robby Oct 4 2006, 10:27 AM

Thank you, Tara.

I just got it today. It's wonderful - I love it! It's quite a short book, and 43 'lucious pictures' as the cover said. My edition is from 1956. There are some rare pictures in it, and the text seems nice. Love the text on the back: 'Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe? Will Leaning Spoil The Tower of Pisa? Will Eating Spoil Cheesecake?' biggrin.gif. I'm really happy with it!

Posted by: Paju Oct 4 2006, 11:33 AM

Wow, what a great find Robby!

Posted by: JC 96816 Apr 10 2014, 07:00 PM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif I just found and bought the 1957 one on EBay moments ago. I hope it doesn't take too long to get here.

Update: 04/24/14 - It just arrived...but page 101 & 102 are missing...can someone please scan for me? thanks...

Posted by: Paju Mar 2 2016, 08:10 PM

I have been looking for a reasonably priced copy of this book for ages... And now I found one! I got it from Amazon Marketplace and it was shipped today just moments after I paid for it. I hope it arrives quickly. I'm on vacation the next week so I have plenty of time to read biggrin.gif

Posted by: JC 96816 Mar 5 2016, 12:14 AM

marilynbybrandon_190.gif Would someone please scan pages 101 and 102 for me?
They are missing from my copy of the book.

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