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Marloes
Do you guys know the book 'Marilyn' by photographer Andre DeDienes? It's available by Taschen. The original book is EUR 200.00 and I really wanted it for a long time. But now Taschen has published the book in a small version. That is only EUR 30.00! Isn't that great? I bought it yesterday in the local bookstore. The book has amazing photographs of the beginning of Marilyn's career 'till she was a becoming the huge moviestar. In the book you can read DeDienes memoires about Marilyn. I think it's always great the hear people who personally knew Marilyn, speak about her. The pictures in the book are almost all published before, but still it's eyecandy to have on your bookshelf and to go through sometime. I love it banana.gif

I also bought the book 'Legandary Loves: Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe', wich is published in Germany and Holland (for the Dutch around here: you can buy it at De Slegte and other voordeelboeken winkels). I bought it for EUR 0,75! Isn't that a bargain? thumbup1.gif

Hugs,
Marloes

Edit: I've added a picture of the book
Paju
That's great! syimarilyn_161_733.gif
I once saw the big 200 € version of the book in a bookstore and it was HUGE! I flipped through it but it was too expensive for me. How small is the smaller version? I could maybe afford that one... banana.gif
~Paju~
Mandydolphin
That's cheap Marloes.Where did you get it?It's got all the same pictures in it as the big one?I also thought that 200 was a lot of money but 30 is a normal price.Hope you can give me some info to get my hands on a copy.
Meikkuli
Yeah....smile1.gif I was kinda annoyed that they started selling these things separately since I paid over 200 euros for it...well, I guess it was my stupidity laugh.gif
Aaanyways, I think the book is exactly the same but they sell it separately. Also they sell what was in the box set, I.e. Andre DeDienes´s diary which they published in his handwriting, errors and all. I found that really interesting.
I bet it is really easy now to find these items since they published them. Paju, at least Suomalainen bookstore had that diary one (with a "mag" of MM magazine appearences including Me Naiset) for like 20 euros. Go take a look.
Merja
Nina
I was also a little bit sad that they began selling the things seperated because I've asked myself for what I payed so much money - guess it was for the kodak-box laugh.gif - however, I agree - 29.99 EUR for the book is ok.

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Marloes
To Mandy:

I have messured the book: it's 25x31cm (met een liniaal laugh.gif ), it was EUR 29,99 and I bought it at a Plantage Boekhandel, that's one of the better bookstores here in our little country. It's got all the same pictures as the big version, but this version doesn't have the beautiful box, the handwritten diary and the booklet with all the covers with Marilyn on it. But that saves you EUR 170,01, so you might as well print the covers, search on the internet for the handwritten diary and get crafty making the box yourself laughing.gif (that's not as nice as having the real one, but well). Good luck finding it! It's an awesome book!

Hugs,
Marloes
Mandydolphin
Marloes,thank you so much for messuring the book(I had to laugh so hard)and your review.clapping.gif throb.gif thumbup.gif

I will go and try to find the book and will let you know asap when I've found and bought it.
suusmarie
I bought it last friday in a bookshop in the beginning of the Utrechtstraat (vanaf Rembrandt-Plein gezien). I saw it in the shopwindow as I passed the shop, stopped in my trackes and went in to buy it! I never saw the name of the bookstore thought... blush.gif
Anyway, they had more copies left in case the other thing doesn´t work out..

hug.gif Suusmarie
nansou
That is great news, though I wish I could afford the big version : it must be so great to have HUGE pictures of Marilyn !
Mandydolphin
Thanks Suusmarie clapping.gif.I will go and see if I can get it there.I live very close to the centre.
Mandydolphin
I FOUND IT AND BOUGHT IT!!!Thank you Marloes and Suusmarie for giving me the information. throb.gif
suusmarie
That´s great Mandy biggrin.gif ! Enjoy the book!

hug.gif Suusmarie
Norma
I bought the book for 34 euros (at Akateeminen kirjakauppa in Helsinki) yesterday and I throb.gif it! The photos are amazing! jumpymm.gif
la mite
j'ai acheté l'agenda 2005 dedienes, il est tellement beau, que je suis allé m'acheté le livre à la Fnac, pour 29€.
comme vous tous, je le trouve très beau, et enfin abordable point de vue tarif!!

traduction:

I bought the diary 2005 dedienes, it is so beautiful, that I went bought the book to me in Fnac, for 29€.
how you all, I find it very beautiful, and finally accessible tariff point of view of!!
mels
I found it in a bookstore last weekend.. Hell, I wasn't even looking for it LOL! Needless to say... I bought it wink3.gif
Paju
I decided I'm going to get this book. Yes, I'm also planning to get Milton's Marilyn but since I'm working again, I can spend some of my money to MM stuff, right... right? yes.gif yes.gif yes.gif
Now I'll only have to decide which book to order first (Milton or this one). I'm also trying to find Sam Shaw's Marilyn Among Friends somewhere - Merja or Norma, do you have an idea where I could find it? (Suomalainen does not have it anymore)
~Paju~
Mandydolphin
I have both books and love them both.But imo if I had to pick one I would go for Milton's Marilyn.
But that's just my opinion.I'm curious what other people have to say about that.
the_Mmmm_girl
hi Paju how are youuuuuuuuuuu???? I have both books too and I'd recommend the De Dienes book over Milton's since Milton's Marilyn doesnt have any rare pictures and some of the pics are very very small anyways... the biggest pictures are the size of a square pocket book and some of the pics posted here on ES are really, better quality :(
Meikkuli
Paju,
Since Among Friends is out of print I guess you cannot order it from any bookstore - my best bet would be ebay (They have several copies I think) or used books dealers that work for barnes and noble and/or Amazon. banana.gif
Paju
Thanks Merja. But then there's that problem with credit card... :(
~Paju~
Paju
Guess what... I ordered deDienes's Marilyn! banana.gif
They said it's possible that I could get it this week. I'm so excited syimarilyn_161_733.gif
~Paju~
Mandydolphin
The expensive one or the cheaper one??I hope you will get it soon and enjoy it!!
Paju
I got mine today! syimarilyn_161_733.gif banana.gif w00t.gif
Mandy I ordered the cheaper one (35 €), but it's enough for me smile1.gif I really love it. Andre de Dienes is among the top three of my favorite MM photographers (the other two are Milton Greene and Sam Shaw) so it's no wonder that I'm in heaven wub.gif The pictures are truly beautiful. I'm gonna go and spend some more time with my new book throb.gif
~Paju~
Norma
It's so nice that you got the book, too! I just can't get enough of the photos, especially the Tobey Beach pictures! jumpymm.gif
Paju
I'm in love with the book. It's been some time since I last got a Marilyn book (last December), so this is extra special also for that fact. And it is so beautiful! w00t.gif If someone here doesn't have that book yet, and loves or at least likes de Dienes' pics, and has about 35 € to spare, I definitely recommend getting this book as soon as possible! I guarantee you won't regret it smile1.gif There are some smaller photos but most of them are big and definitely HQ. I'm crazy about all those beautiful pics syimarilyn_161_733.gif
~Paju~
marilyn
clapping.gif my mom bought the book for me today clapping.gif
It's soo great i love the picstures in it they're so huge.
I'm soooo happy
strawberry
I keep seeing it in a gallery/art shop that sells photography books. It's a little too expensive for me as I have absolutely no allowance whatsoever, especially now as Christmas is coming, but I've asked for it so I help my mother is a good Santa Claus and buys me it this year! I'm really desperate for it, as De Dienes' pictures are some of my favourites, and I was eyeing up the full, boxed version in Borders for a while. Now that's a little too pricey for me =D
MissIndepndnt831
I also just bought the book "Marilyn" by Andre De Dienes. It is such a great book, I couldn't put it down from the time I got it. Although it's not much literature, the pictures are gorgeous and what he has to say is interesting. It's nice learning about Marilyn in different perspectives of people who knew her. I don't know what the Euro translates to in American dollars, but I bought mine for $40 at a bookstore here.
hazy
Ahhhh, I just saw this book at Barnes and Noble!


I asked my boyfriend for it for Christmas.


The pic on the front is my fave Marilyn photo throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif throb.gif
MM_Yvonne
I just bought Marilyn By Andre De Dienes about a week ago, and i was wondering if anyone else in here has this goregus book, and what your opinion is about it?.
Mandydolphin
If I'm correct there's already a topic about this book.I think Marloes started it
MM_Yvonne
oh, well since i`m unable to be here that often, i didn`t know, but i looked at it now, and i got my questions answerd, so nevermind this topic then, i appolegise smile1.gif
Marloes
QUOTE(Mandydolphin @ Feb 23 2005, 07:09 PM)
If I'm correct there's already a topic about this book.I think Marloes started it
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Yup, that was me. Here's the link to the topic: http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/mar...posts/6255.html
Nina
Yvonne, many members have it biggrin.gif - I will merge your topic with the older one wink3.gif
wootness
I am going to buy the larger version. I seen it on amazon.com for $135.
kodak
My best friend got this book for me for christmas for $55 canadian. It is a wonderful book with huge pictures. Andre's writing about marilyn is also quite interesting to read. maybe i'll scan some photos from the book sometimes
Tara
Hi all

I'm thinking of buying a De Dienes book - either the new one, Marilyn (the smaller one), or Marilyn Mon Amour. I know 'Marilyn' has more colour pics, but I can buy 'Mon Amour' for a slightly cheaper price. Do you have any words of advice for a rather cash-strapped Marilyn fan? coolio.gif
TheGirl05
I bought the book a while ago the pic are stunning i have yet to read most of it though lol
Tara
QUOTE(Tara @ Nov 26 2005, 03:08 PM) [snapback]92917[/snapback]
Hi all

I'm thinking of buying a De Dienes book - either the new one, Marilyn (the smaller one), or Marilyn Mon Amour. I know 'Marilyn' has more colour pics, but I can buy 'Mon Amour' for a slightly cheaper price. Do you have any words of advice for a rather cash-strapped Marilyn fan? coolio.gif


Well, I decided to buy 'Marilyn' in the end, and I'm so glad I did. It is such a beautiful book! jumpymm.gif
Paju
Good for you Tara! While the Marilyn book may be a bit more expensive, I think it's totally worth it. Marilyn Mon Amour is a beautiful book as well, but I still think Marilyn is better. Maybe it's because of the color pictures.
Blondie
well I have the book for 200 Euros, my cousin gave it to me clapping.gif there are only 20.000 of them and there is another book, its the diary of Dienes were he write about marilyn ...Everything is in a orange box coolio.gif
Lets see I have Number 9842

JUST AMAZING runninwild.gif
MarilynSings
A few mounth ago I went to the TASCHEN Book store in Cologne and saw a few of these large books (with box and scrapbook) for only 50 Euros!

Other great offers: The huge Andre deDienes calendar for only 7 Euros and a giant Andre deDienes poster for 5 Euros.

Of course I bought all I could handle...


Great deal! biggrin.gif
Blondie
*lOl* yeah the big calendar is great and my mum bought it for me biggrin.gif
But I think here in Essen the calendar cost 20 Euros...
TheGirl05
I recently got the 2006 diary, Its really sweet i highly recomend it
Paju
I also have the Andre DeDienes Marilyn 2006 diary, my boyfriend gave it to me on Christmas smile1.gif
Charli
I have this book! But i got it for 85 dollars (Australian currency), which I think is like 100 dollars (US currency). Which is like....uuummmmm...I have no idea! Probably 2 million dollars EURO!
LOL!LOL!LOL! biggrin.gif
I HAVE NO BLOODY CLUE!
Robby
I can buy this book for probable 32 Euro's, but that's only the book.
emelie
Does somebody know where I can by this book in Sweden? ( the small version) is it called mon amour?
Marloes
QUOTE(emelie @ Mar 26 2006, 02:53 PM) [snapback]101562[/snapback]
Does somebody know where I can by this book in Sweden? ( the small version) is it called mon amour?


That's another book than we're talking about here. Marilyn mon amour is not republished yet, I don't think they will, because Taschen published all the new books and Mon amour is from another publisher. I would try second hand bookstores if I were you, good luck! thumbup1.gif
emelie
Thankyou Marloes, I didnt know.
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