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Tara
I received this book as a present and am really looking forward to reading it. It is all about Marilyn's last home in Los Angeles, and looks to be a completely different and thoughtful take on her last months. Part of the proceeds go to Hollygrove Children's Foundation, and it includes photographs of the house, and illustrations by ES member Brandon Heidrick.

Has anyone else read it, what do you think?
Paju
I haven't read it, but it seems really interesting. It seems somehow different, in a good way smile1.gif Let us know how it is!
Joan Newman
This is my all time favorite Marilyn Monroe book. I bought the original a while back and when the revised came out I bought two copies. That's how much I love it.
Robby
I heard very good things about this book. I also love the cover-art!
The website about the book is also great, there are alot if picutres on it from her last home.

This book represents Marilyn, not als Hollywood glamour queen, but just as an ordinary simple nice woman. I like that.
LuvBabyJane
Hi all, I searched through the book section and could'nt find a topic for this book?... though I may of missed it!

I have'nt got this book but it looks very interesting and I'm thinking of ordering it, I wondered if anyone had it and if so what your thoughts are on it?

Love to all! marilynbybrandon_190.gif
Tara
I think it's well worth buying as a specialist book on Marilyn. It tells you a lot about the house, and there are plenty of drawings and photos. Reading it gave me an insight into Marilyn's life at this time, which I haven't found elsewhere.
Joan Newman
Hi Lolly
Look here for info on the book. I LOVE IT !

http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/ind...=6176&st=40
LuvBabyJane
QUOTE(Nettie @ Oct 29 2007, 05:16 AM) *
Hi Lolly
Look here for info on the book. I LOVE IT !

http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/ind...=6176&st=40



Thank you Nereida!...I think I'll definatly have to get this book, it looks very interesting jumpymm.gif
nzmermaid
I have this book. There are no colour pics inside it, but the details of ordinary life are fascinating - what she ordered, her shopping lists, meals, who was around the house, her aspirations. All info I haven't read before.
Joan Newman
You're welcome Lolly
glaze_p
http://mysite.verizon.net/resv9yjn/

Gary's site
LuvBabyJane
QUOTE(glaze_p @ Oct 30 2007, 01:38 PM) *


Wow, thank you for the link Paul! I have ordered this book today!....I just think the book seem's so interesting, can't wait to read it!!
Paju
Thanks for the link!
I really should get that book sometime. It appears to be really good and interesting.
Meikkuli
I have a question... I have the first edition, softcover... but I've heard that there's a lot more in the second edition... is that true? Should I buy that one as well? Can anyone help me out? :-) I mean how different are they?
Joan Newman
I paid $11 for the first edition paperback. I was looking through it all the time. I couldn't bare it starting to look a little worn even though I took good care of it. It is probably my favorite of her books.

Then I saw the new hard-covered edition for $31. I was thrilled !! It was so much more beautiful I bought it immediately. Unfortunately there are a few pictures in the paperback that are not in the hard-cover. So I cherish them both.

The paperback has 12 chapters, the hard-cover has 15.
The paperback has 143 pages, the hard-cover has 256.

If I had to choose one, ofcourse, it would be the hard-cover. But I love the first one too.
Meikkuli
Thanks, Nettie!
That means I have to buy the hardcover as well rolleyes1.gif
Paju
Oh man, this just made it so much more difficult to me. I was going to order the cheaper, softback version (being the poor student I am), but if the hardcover has more text then I guess I should get that version...
LuvBabyJane
QUOTE(Paju @ Oct 31 2007, 10:49 AM) *
Oh man, this just made it so much more difficult to me. I was going to order the cheaper, softback version (being the poor student I am), but if the hardcover has more text then I guess I should get that version...


I'm having this same problem....softback vs hardback???

I would love to go for the hardback, keeps so much better and sounds better, but here in the UK it seems quite expensive, it's around 26.50 UK pounds, which I think is about $50 US Dollars!....

Do you think that sounds too expensive? I've got to cut down on my Marilyn spending but just latley can't seem to help myself!!! unsure.gif

Makes it more difficult and expensive because I can't buy from Amazon!.....No credit or debit card!
TheDuke
LBJ, a debit card only costs about 3 or 4 pounds a month and you can buy anything...anywhere that has credit card sales.

It's literally an easy way to shop.

It's secure on secure sites so just go with trustworthy ones.
LuvBabyJane
QUOTE(TheDuke @ Oct 31 2007, 04:45 PM) *
LBJ, a debit card only costs about 3 or 4 pounds a month and you can buy anything...anywhere that has credit card sales.

It's literally an easy way to shop.

It's secure on secure sites so just go with trustworthy ones.



Hey, meant to reply ages ago, sorry Duke! Took your advice and got myself a pre pay Debit card, I will be gettting it in a few days!! Thanks for that hun, I never would of thought of that because to be honest...I did'nt know you could get a debit card like that, I though you could only get them through a bank account!! Yippeeee! More spending for me now naughty.gif jumpymm.gif

Hubby's reaction to debit card news..... doh.gif helpsmilie.gif
TheDuke
I still remember my mother getting out of her drunken stupor long enough to berate me back in 1989 when i bought my first visa card.

If I remember this was pre debit card...I was very frugal, thankfully.



californiadude
Woah! I really, really want this book now!!
Tiina
I've been wanting this book for some time and now I finally ordered it! jumpymm.gif Cain't wait!! marilynbybrandon_190.gif
Ileana
'Cursum perficio' is also the motto of the Hunter clan and they interpret it as 'I stay the course'...
Monroestar
Finally ordered smile1.gif X
mberton
QUOTE(Monroestar @ May 29 2013, 12:59 AM) *
Finally ordered smile1.gif X


You won't regret it - this is a great read. thumbup1.gif
Margherita
It's quite eerie that "cursum perficio" means "I end my road (here) ".
Joan Newman
"My journey ends here"
Maybe she meant she finally would stop floating from apt to apt and have a place to call home. But I had read that she wasn't planning on remaining in CA because she felt NY was her home.
sneyder69
On the paving of the entrance of the property () was a particular flagstone, inscribed Cursum Perficio (My journey ends here), with Mexican ceramics. This inscription had been installed by the previous owners, in 1932 :
Joan Newman
clapping.gif That settles it. Thank you Pieter
Monroestar
QUOTE(mberton @ May 29 2013, 01:31 AM) *
You won't regret it - this is a great read. thumbup1.gif



Was dispatched today so fingers crossed for a speedy delivery X
Tara
A new, 2-volume book on MM's life by Gary will be published later this year...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/320861117940379/?fref=ts

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mare
QUOTE(sneyder69 @ May 31 2013, 05:13 PM) *
On the paving of the entrance of the property () was a particular flagstone, inscribed Cursum Perficio (My journey ends here), with Mexican ceramics. This inscription had been installed by the previous owners, in 1932 :


I haven't read this one! Or the other one Tara posted!

I had read from the Cursum Perficio website that the inscription was installed by the previous owners. Does anyone remember or know what Marilyn really thought of the inscription? If it was important to her? I wouldn't think it was so creepy if it wasn't something she didn't think of very much. She was definitely preoccupied with decorating the house and the garden...
blondealways
Just got my copy and super excited to read it!!!
blondealways
I am absolutley loving this book! The detailed descriptions of the furniture and her home are
just astonishing! The one thing that occured to me was that what is not described is Marilyn
having any photos of her loved ones and friends in frames on tables or on walls which is
kind of sad to me. Anyone have any thoughts on this? mellow.gif
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