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Marilyn Monroe Day by Day A Timeline of People, Places, and Events

Pages: 288
Size: 6 x 9
By Carl Rollyson

From hefty biographies and fact-based novels to photograph collections and memoirs, more books have been written about Marilyn Monroe than any other female over the past century. However, no biography—regardless how authoritative—can contain all of the facts and events of an individual’s life, and Marilyn’s is no exception.

In Marilyn Monroe Day by Day: A Timeline of People, Places, and Events, Carl Rollyson provides a documentary approach to the life and legend of this singular personality. With details of her childhood, her young adult years, her ascent to superstardom, and the hour by hour moments leading to her tragic early death, this volume supplements—and, in some cases, corrects—the accounts of previous biographies. In addition to restoring what is left out in other narratives about Marilyn’s life, this book also illuminates the gaps and discrepancies that still exist in our knowledge of her. Drawing on excerpts from her diaries, journals, letters, and even checks and receipts—as well as reports of others—Rollyson recreates the day-to-day world of a woman who still fascinates us more than fifty years after her death.

In addition to the calendar, Rollyson also profiles important figures in Marilyn’s life and includes a brief biography of the actress, providing a context for the timeline. An annotated bibliography of books and websites highlights the most reliable sources about Marilyn. With its vivid recreation of the key events in her life, Marilyn Monroe Day by Day is the perfect book for fans who can’t get enough of this cultural icon.
This sounds very interesting. I love that type of detailed information but I'm more of a big picture person myself, so this would be a great reference book for me smile1.gif
Joan Newman
Sounds like a winner to me too. Thanks. Can't wait. thumbup1.gif
Very interesting!! It looks promising!
Thanks for sharing, Tara
Thanks Tara
Does anybody have this? What do you think of it, is it good?
Just added this to my Christmas/birthday list today so fingers crossed. Surprised no one has discussed it as Michelle and Tara feature on the review so would gave expected something here. Perhaps both are busy x
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