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Paju
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I'm sure a lot of us have some sort of a wish list when it comes to MM books. My wishlist changes all the time, but here's the list as it is now.

These are at the top (in some order, actually):

The ones I want the most:
Monroe: Girl Waiting (her drawings & art)
Banner: Marilyn - Passion & Paradox
DD Group
Ricci: Marilyn (big book about the Ferragamo exhibit)
Howard & Northcliffe: Marilyn. Her Life in Pictures
Shaw: Marilyn New York Years

These too when they are published:
John Florea's Marilyn
Blue Book Days


I'm interested in hearing your wish lists! biggrin.gif


These used to be on my wish list but now I have them clapping.gif :
Shaw, Sam & Rosten, Norman: Marilyn Among Friends
Miracle, Berniece: My Sister Marilyn
Barris, George: Marilyn. Her Life In Her Own Words
Clayton, Marie: Marilyn Monroe. Unseen Archives.
Guiles, Fred: Norma Jean
Reise, Randall & Hitchens, Neil: The Unabridged Marilyn. Her Life From A To Z.
Haspiel, James: Marilyn. The Ultimate Look At The Legend
Rosten, Norman: Marilyn, An Untold Story
Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career Of Marilyn Monroe
Doll, Susan: Marilyn Monroe. Her Life & Legend
Vitacco-Robles, Gary: Cursum Perficio. Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood Hacienda. The Story Of Her Final Months.
Churchwell, Sarah: Marilyn Monroe monta elämää (this is Many Lives Of MM in Finnish)
Dougherty, James: To Norma Jeane With Love, Jimmie
Kirkland, Douglas: An Evening With Marilyn
Stern, Bert: Complete Last Sitting
Christie's Marilyn Monroe Auction Catalogue
Strasberg: Marilyn and Me: Sisters, Rivals, Friends
Morgan, Michelle: Marilyn Monroe. Private and Undisclosed
Gilmore, John: Marilyn Monroe. A Memoir.
Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot
Cabanas: Marilyn In Spain
Greene: But That's Another Story
Carpozi: Marilyn Monroe
Murray & Shade: The Last Months of Marilyn Monroe
Taraborrelli: Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe
Havers: Marilyn in Words, Pictures & Music
Glatzer: Marilyn Monroe Treasures

edited because I moved some books from "I wish I had them" to "I have them!" and changed the order of the books on the wish list a little, plus added some new books...
Marloes
Oh I have soooo many books I still want rolleyes1.gif :

Marilyn Monroe by Maurice Zolotow
Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood Hacienda, the Story Of Her Final Months by Gary Vitacco-Robles
The DD Group by David Marshall
To Norma Jeane With Love by James Dougherty

and so many more.... I will update later thumbup1.gif
Katri^
laugh.gif I have only one book on my wish list, because it's quite expensive. It's the Compelete Last Sitting, the Bert Stern photos.
Interesting topic, Paju! tongue.gif
Paju
Marloes, out of those books I only have Zolotow's book (as you can see the rest are on my wishlist), and it is a very good book. It's not as credible as maybe Spoto's or Guiles' biographies are, but it's still very informative and well written. I really hope you'll be able to get it soon! biggrin.gif
Katri, The Complete Last Sitting is also a book I'd love to have. It's such a huge book full of pictures... I was thinking of adding it to my wishlist. Even if Stern isn't my favorite photographer that book would still be awesome to have! biggrin.gif
nicky62
we should make an exchange club here anyone having the books mentioned could trade or sell them to others for a reasonable price i mean not EBAY price nor AMAZON but one we could afford i have many doubles now that i am moving i will make a list of all doubles i got
my hugs to all
nicky62 banana.gif
Meikkuli
Good idea, Nicky:)

I've been lucky to find most of the books I thought I'd never find during the last few years. Including Joe Franklin/Laurie Palmer's The MM story and Leigh Weiner's Hollywood farewell, Bernard's Requiem for Marilyn and Clark Kidder's Uncovers. Now what I have high on my list is

-Richard Dyer's Star Dossier One and.... I have to edit the post when I remember them all... I still have a lot I want, but I tried to get the most difficult ones first and then just pick up the easy ones that are missing:)
Paju
One less item on my list... I just bought Sarah Churchwell's book biggrin.gif
Tara
My wish list is very long, so I'm just going to mention a few rare or expensive items:

Marilyn Monroe: The Life, The Myth (this one is more of a dream than a wish!)
Marilyn By Moonlight by Jack Allen
Marilyn Monroe In Spain by Frederic Cabanas

And I very much hope that Ralph Roberts' book will be published one day...I'll be first in the queue!
Marloes
QUOTE(Tara @ Oct 12 2006, 08:03 PM) [snapback]117507[/snapback]
And I very much hope that Ralph Roberts' book will be published one day...I'll be first in the queue!


I'm in second wink3.gif
Paju
That makes me the third one! laughing.gif
Paju
Crossing another book off my list...
I got Haspiel's Marilyn: The Ultimate Look At The Legend! biggrin.gif
(more about that in the book's thread)
Katri^
One more book on my list, Kidder's Marilyn Memorabilia! smile1.gif I'd love to have it for Christmas... biggrin.gif Though I should tell that to my mother!
Robby
Oh yes, that one is beautiful!
hollywoodcinderella
QUOTE(Katri^ @ Oct 30 2006, 04:34 AM) [snapback]118891[/snapback]
One more book on my list, Marilyn Memorabilia with 224 pages full of MM-items! biggrin.gif I'd love to have it for Christmas... biggrin.gif I should tell that to my mother! laugh.gif



The Clark Kidder one? I saw that in my book store - small paper back (but LOADED with stuff) the other day! I actually sat on the floor reading it, got a bit worried that the book shop owner must of thought i thought i was in a library LOL Wanted to buy it, but put it on my will get soooon list ;-)


My wish list consists of a few, but right now but im searching for is:

Marilyn The Life, The Myth (like Tara said - a DREAM to own)
An Evening with Marliyn - got it! woot!
Marliyn's 35th Anniversaty Edition
Marliyn Monroe from Beginning to End
The Complete Last Sitting
Milton's Marilyn
The Unpublished Marliyn
Christies Catalouge
annette
I have a long wish list too, but I guess the books I want the most are:

Marilyn Mon Amour
Milton´s Marilyn
The Ultimate Look at the Legend
Marilyn Memorabilia
Be Marilyn
Katri^
"The Clark Kidder one?" <- Yes! I think I'm going to buy it soon. smile1.gif
And The Complete Last Sitting has to wait, I don't have enough money. smile1.gif
missmarilyn
I have so many that I can't remember but I know this is on top of my list:
The Christies Auction Book from 1999
Paju
I just added Christie's catalogue and Complete Last Sitting to my wish list biggrin.gif
annette
I´m so happy, I was in Montreal during the holidays and found the Marilyn Encyclopedia at a bookstore on sale for only 15 Canadian dollars! What a great bargain smile1.gif
Robby
This is an old topic, but I never posted my wish-list. This isn't my complete wishlist, as I can't remember everything right now laugh.gif!

- The Marilyn Monroe Story - Joe Franklin & Laurie Palmer
- An Evening With Marilyn - Douglas Kirkland
- Hometown Girl - Eric Monroe Woodard
- Marilyn By Moonlight - Jack Allen
- Marilyn Memorabilia - Clark Kidder
- Marilyn Monroe: The Life, The Myth - Rizzoli
- Marilyn: Her Life And Legend - Susan Doll
- James Haspiel books
- The Complete Last Sitting - Bert Stern

Ileana
Ooooh, I'd really love the Christie's catalogue too, but there's always a pair of shoes fighting its way to the top of the wish list laughing.gif
hollywoodcinderella
QUOTE(hollywoodcinderella @ Dec 23 2006, 08:36 PM) *
The Clark Kidder one? I saw that in my book store - small paper back (but LOADED with stuff) the other day! I actually sat on the floor reading it, got a bit worried that the book shop owner must of thought i thought i was in a library LOL Wanted to buy it, but put it on my will get soooon list ;-)
My wish list consists of a few, but right now but im searching for is:

Marilyn The Life, The Myth (like Tara said - a DREAM to own)
An Evening with Marliyn - got it! woot!
Marliyn's 35th Anniversaty Edition
Marliyn Monroe from Beginning to End
The Complete Last Sitting
Milton's Marilyn
The Unpublished Marliyn
Christies Catalouge


My updated list! I have gotten most of these in the past year!

Marilyn The Life, The Myth (like Tara said - a DREAM to own)
An Evening with Marliyn - got it! woot!
Marliyn's 35th Anniversaty Edition
Marliyn Monroe from Beginning to End
The Complete Last Sitting
Milton's Marilyn
The Unpublished Marliyn
Christies Catalouge
Hometown Girl

I just got the unpublished Marilyn today in the mail from eBay - its filled with AMAZING photos, espically ones in color towards the end. *hugs*
Paju
Wow, you've gotten some really nice books!
I should update my list too. I've gotten some, some I still want, and there are also some books I haven't mentioned earlier but should definitely be on my wishlist.
Bobby
Looking through these lists makes me realise one thing, I need more money! I think it will be some time before I own every item from my wish list.

The Marilyn Encyclopedia (Adam Victor)
Marilyn: Cover to Cover (Clark Kidder)
The Complete Last Sitting (Bert Stern)
Quote Unquote (Janice Anderson)
Milton's Marilyn (Milton Greene)

...And in a perfect world, the Christie's Catalogue too. Alright, I suppose in a truly perfect world, I want to possess every Marilyn book ever published. Is that so much to ask?! blush.gif

Good luck to all of you in your quest to complete your wish list.

Tiina
I just updated my wish list on Magical's forum today so I might as well post it here too. jumpymm.gif

- Andre de Dienes/Steve Crist: Marilyn [ILLUSTRATED] box set
- Frederic Cabanas: Marilyn Monroe in Spain
- Marilyn Monroe, Ben Hecht: Nuoruuteni
- Richard Buskin: Blonde Heat. The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe
- James Haspiel: The Unpublished Marilyn
- Douglas Kirkland: An Evening With Marilyn ordered marilynbybrandon_190.gif
- Adam Victor: The Marilyn Encyclopedia
- Eve Arnold: Marilyn - An Appreciation ordered jumpymm.gif
- Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot
Katri^
Here's my list:

- Sam Shaw; Marilyn among friends
- Jock Carroll: Falling for Marilyn, the lost Niagara collection
- Richard Buskin - Blonde Heat; The Sizzling career of Marilyn Monroe
- James Haspiel - Young Marilyn
- James Haspiel: The Unpublished Marilyn
- Bob La Brasca: Marilyn Fifty-Five
- Jenna Glatzer: Marilyn Monroe Treasures
- Christie's catalogue
- Milton's Marilyn
abeautifulchild
The 30 Faces of Marilyn Monroe

All of James Haspiels' books

Marilyn: The Untold Story by Norman Rosten

The Last Sitting by Bert Stern
Bobby
New wishlist:

The Marilyn Encyclopedia (Adam Victor)
Cover to Cover (Clark Kidder)
The Last Sitting (Bert Stern)
Quote Unquote (Janice Anderson)
Milton's Marilyn (Milton Greene)
Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words (George Barris)
The Ultimate Look at the Legend (James Haspiel)
The Films of Marilyn Monroe (Richard Buskin)


I'm confident I'll have at least three of those eight books by the end of the month.
Bobby
The Marilyn Encyclopedia (Adam Victor)
Cover to Cover (Clark Kidder)
The Last Sitting (Bert Stern)
Quote Unquote (Janice Anderson)
Milton's Marilyn (Milton Greene)
Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words (George Barris)
The Films of Marilyn Monroe (Richard Buskin)
The Mmm Girl (Tara Hanks)


Updated list. I've got my hands on James Haspiel's The Ultimate Look at the Legend but I'd forgotten to add Tara's book to my original list so in terms of numbers, I'm no closer to completing my wish list. Ah well.
Katri^
Yay biggrin.gif I can take one of the books off my list! I'm going to get the Complete last sitting for my birthday! I'm so excited clapping.gif
Ileana
My two main ones right now are the 1952 Life cover and the Christie's catalogue throb.gif
abeautifulchild
Oh I am dying for the Christie's Catalogue too!
Tiina
To me the Catalouge is definitely the most precious book in my collection. throb.gif
abeautifulchild
I've crossed 5 books off my wishlist, so I am over the moon! banana.gif
I got Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda: The Story of Her Final Months by Gary Vitacco-Robles (I can't wait to start this book! I love the Brentwood house and I know that it meant a lot to Marilyn so this has got to be a very interesting read), Legend: The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe by Guiles (now I wish I had ordered Norma Jean instead, but oh well...), Conversations with Marilyn by WJ Weatherby (I've been wanting this one for so long!), Why Norma Jean Killed Marilyn Monroe by Lucy Freeman, and Marilyn Monroe Confidential: An Intimate Personal Account by Lena Pepitone ( blush.gif I have to read this for myself! I've heard that it's a bunch of BS, but it can be interesting to read a book authored by someone who was around Marilyn a lot).

I've spent the last hour or so looking through all the threads in The Book Club here on ES, and now I want The Ultimate Look at the Legend by Jimmy Haspiel even more! And I'm still wishing for The Complete Last Sitting and the Christie's Catalogue the most of all!- but I think I'm going to have to wait for my birthday :( 4 months to go!
Bobby
Lucky you Alex! I really enjoyed Weatherby's book (the only one of your new five that I have) and I hope you like it too, sure you will.

Enjoy thumbup1.gif
abeautifulchild
Cool, Bobby! Now I'm looking forward to reading it even more laugh.gif

I have to add something else to my wishlist (from reading the posts about it on here): The Unabridged Marilyn
nicky62
Oh I want the ebay book with the avedon pics !!!
Paju
I just completely edited my wish list, it's on the first page of this thread.
Bobby
QUOTE(Bobby @ May 10 2008, 10:11 AM) *
The Marilyn Encyclopedia (Adam Victor)
Cover to Cover (Clark Kidder)
The Last Sitting (Bert Stern)
Quote Unquote (Janice Anderson)
Milton's Marilyn (Milton Greene)
Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words (George Barris)
The Films of Marilyn Monroe (Richard Buskin)
The Mmm Girl (Tara Hanks)
The Christie's Catalogue

Updated list clapping.gif
Tara
I take it you won Buskin's book then, Bobby! clapping.gif
Bobby
I sure did, thanks again biggrin.gif

I really need to start reading at a quicker pace. I've bought or own four times as many Marilyn books as I've actually read!!
chris
For me my wish list is
the book by Laurie Palmer and Franklin
and the Requiem

Chris
Tiina
QUOTE(Tiina @ Apr 11 2008, 06:56 PM) *
I just updated my wish list on Magical's forum today so I might as well post it here too. jumpymm.gif

- Andre de Dienes/Steve Crist: Marilyn [ILLUSTRATED] box set
- Frederic Cabanas: Marilyn Monroe in Spain
- Marilyn Monroe, Ben Hecht: Nuoruuteni
- Richard Buskin: Blonde Heat. The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe
- James Haspiel: The Unpublished Marilyn
- Douglas Kirkland: An Evening With Marilyn ordered marilynbybrandon_190.gif
- Adam Victor: The Marilyn Encyclopedia
- Eve Arnold: Marilyn - An Appreciation ordered jumpymm.gif
- Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot


My updated list contains:

* Julien's Auctions: Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe 2005 catalog
* Jack Allen: Marilyn by Moonlight, A Remembrance in Rare Photos
* Marilyn Monroe ja Ben Hecht (suom. Tutteli Lindberg, Otava 1975): Nuoruuteni
* Roger Taylor: Marilyn In Art (first edition)
* Roger Taylor: Marilyn on Marilyn
* Antti Alanen: Marilyn, Alaston Naamio (first edition)
* Adam Victor: The Marilyn Encylopedia
* James Haspiel: The Unpublished Marilyn
* Andre de Dienes collector's box
* Sam Shaw: Marilyn Monroe As The Girl
* Sam Shaw: Marilyn The New York Years
* Sam Shaw: The Joy Of Marilyn In The Camera Eye
* Bob La Brasca: Marilyn Fifty-Five
* Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot collector's box
* Edward Wagenknecht: Marilyn Monroe, A Composite View
* Susan Doll: Marilyn, Her Life And Legend
* Rizzoli: Marilyn Monroe, The Life, the Myth
* Eunice Murray ja Rose Shade: Marilyn, The Last Months
* Pete Martin: Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe?
* David Marshall: Life Among The Cannibals, The Life And Times Of Marilyn Monroe 1962-2003
* Jenna Glatzer: Marilyn Monroe Treasures
hollywoodcinderella
Another one crossed of my list today! I won a copy from ebay - the Marilyn (Andre De Dienes) box *sigh* I've always wanted a copy and its hard to find in Australia :-D Yipee for me! Hehehe!
pinup
I have always wanted the Some Like it Hot box book set
Paju
I just re-did my list again blush.gif Now the books are actually in some order!

Someone stop me! I edited my list again! Added some more books wink3.gif
Tara
QUOTE(Paju @ Nov 20 2008, 03:09 PM) *
I just re-did my list again blush.gif Now the books are actually in some order!

Someone stop me! I edited my list again! Added some more books wink3.gif


I did the same yesterday Sirrku! There's method in our madness... laugh.gif

Kowalczyk
I don't have many books so I want them all pretty much but top of the list:

Marilyn Among Friends by Sam Shaw
The Marilyn Monroe Treasures by Jenna Glatzer
Her Life in Her Own Words by George Barris
The Mmm Girl by Tara!
Platinum Fox by Cyndi de la Hoz
My Story by Marilyn and Ben Hecht
Marilyn by Andre de Dienes
Marilyn in New York by Ed Feingersh
Marilyn: An Untold Story by Norman Rosten
Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed by Michelle Morgan
My Sister Marilyn by Berneice Baker Miracle
The Prince, the Showgirl and Me by Colin Clark

I'm not counting books I am MUCH too poor to afford, haha.
hollywoodcinderella
I thought I'd post my updated list of what I'm after!

{} Marilyn in Spain
{} Hometown Girl
{} Marilyn and the Camera
{} The Complete Last Sitting
{} Marilyn The New York Years
{} Marilyn: Falling for Marilyn/Niagara
{} Marilyn's Addresses
{} Some Like It Hot

I've going to Melbourne next month to the bookstores old and new to scour for books! I hope I find at least 1 of these (well really I hope at least 4! - & the camera, complete sitting, niagara and addresses!)
Scottish Sugar
Kowalczyk, I can highly recommend Platinum Fox, it's a beautiful book full of stunning pictures. I have Marilyn at 20th Century Fox, so I thought the books would be fairly similar at first, but believe me, they're completely different, highly recommended.

April, make sure you don't pay too much for the Some Like It Hot book, I managed to get mine for £70 from amazon and it was the proper version with the replica pormpt book aswell. which was a complete steal as I regularly see it for at least £200. Just wait it out, you will find it at a decent price.

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