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Paju
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I thought a little Marilyn Monroe book survey would be interesting. I just made this up myself smile1.gif

1. How many Marilyn books do you have? 17, if I counted them right. Plus the Marilyn Monroe paperdolls "book" by Tom Tierney and The Immortals by Michael Korda.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Donald Spoto's biography. My mom got it for me when I was eleven and just starting my Marilyn obsession for real smile1.gif

3. What book are you going to get next? James Haspiel's Marilyn: The Ultimate Look At The Legend. I just ordered it today, it should arrive in 3-4 weeks jumpymm.gif

4. Any books you regret buying? None actually. The Immortals isn't good but then again I don't really count it as a real Marilyn book rolleyes1.gif

5. What book do you dream of getting some day? Sam Shaw's Marilyn Among Friends for sure biggrin.gif

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): The Marilyn Encyclopedia by Adam Victor (because there's a lot of information alphabetically so it's easy to find what you're looking for, plus there are a lot of beautiful pics); The Marilyn Handbook by Mike Evans (because it's just a perfect little package of Marilyn info and pictures); Donald Spoto's Biography of Marilyn Monroe (because I trust this one a lot). Btw, now I'm mad at myself for setting such a difficult question angry.gif laughing.gif It's just so hard to pick only three books.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: Hehe, since I'm the first I can recommend anything. I'm picking The Marilyn Encyclopedia because like I said in my previous answer, it has both lots of info and lots of pictures... It just has it all! syimarilyn_161_733.gif

8. Throw rocks at one book: I really hate Blonde. I can't think of anything good to say about it *throws rocks at Blonde* (and even though I hate it I'm going to read it this summer and actually finish it this time - I couldn't finish it last time because I hated it too much)

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? Well, Spoto's book is special because that's where it all started. And I remember so well how I first found a Haspiel book: I was visiting my relatives in another city and we went shopping. I saw this book that looked so good I just had to get it. It was Haspiel's Unpublished Marilyn smile1.gif And I remember gazing The Marilyn Encyclopedia in a bookstore every time we went to Helsinki. And then I finally could buy it! biggrin.gif I don't know if any of this is actually that interesting, I hope you guys have better stories.
It's your turn now! biggrin.gif
chris
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? 309 books

2-What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Sandra Shevey " Le scandale Marilyn" en français "The Marilyn scandal" I bought it myself in Paris in 1989.

3-What book are you going to get next? for the moment nothing I hope to get one day the book of Stacy.LOL

4-Any books you regret buying? Blonde by Oates

5-What book do you dream of getting some day? this one of Stacy


6-Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): Marilyn encyclopedia by Adam Victor it is for the most complete Donald Spoto for the timelines and the details Milton's Marilyn for all

7-. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: The DD group by David Marshall

8- Throw rocks at one book Blonde for the same reasons I couldn't read it I tried many times but I couldn't

9- Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? I'm so pleased to get the Hollywood Farewell after such long years but thanks to my books I discovered Marilyn's world and I get some of my best friend

Chris
Marloes
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
11, but I just started collecting books 1,5 years ago, so I think my collection is going to get pretty big... biggrin.gif Oh and I got 2 poster books from 1988.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
It was 'Goddess' or 'Milton's Marilyn'. I am not quite sure... I think it was Milton's book unsure.gif I got all the books I have myself.

3. What book are you going to get next?
James Haspiel's Marilyn: The Ultimate Look At The Legend. I ordered it a month ago, so it should be in soon... I hope.

4. Any books you regret buying?
'Marilyn' by Jay Harrison. Not a quite exciting book, one of the first books I bought actually.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
I was dreaming of 'Marilyn Among Friends' but I got that book last week, so now 'The Complete Last Sitting' by Bert Stern is what I am hunting for laugh.gif

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
1) The Marilyn Encyclopedia, for all the facts in it.
2) Marilyn Among Friends by Sam Shaw, drooling over the pictures.
3) Milton's Marilyn by Milton H. Greene, his pictures are stunning.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
Marilyn Among Friends, the pictures are just gorgeous. But hey, I'm a picture freak.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Uuuh. Don't know.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
All my books. I adore the books I have. Except 'Marilyn' by Jay Harrison. But since a year I pick books about Marilyn very carefully. I want to have a cool book collection. Books are an obsession to me: when I was looking at it, I saw I was buying about one Marilyn book a month. That's crazy huh? ohmy.gif
wootness
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
I currently have 26 MM related books.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
If I remember correctly it was Clark Kidder's Cover to Cover, my dad bought it for me.

3. What book are you going to get next?
I am waiting for the new Eve Arnold book to be released, it will be the next book I buy.

4. Any books you regret buying?
I dont think so, I adore all my books.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
I really want to get Marilyn By Moonlight

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting I love this book because this is my favorite sets of photos ever taken of Marilyn. This book contains all the shots from the 3 sessions and has a lot of wonderful insight into the shoot.

Milton's Marilyn Milton Greene took some of the most beautiful pictures of Marilyn and this book show cases some of his best shots. I havent had a chance to read the text, but I am sure after I do... I will love it even more.

Marilyn: The Ultimate Look At The Legend James Haspiel has some of the most beautiful pictures of Marilyn in this book. Again like Milton's Marilyn I havent had a chance to read it yet, but it is still one of my top books based just on the pictures.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
I would have to reccomend the Christies Catelog from the 1999 auction. It is a fabulous book filled with 100's of images of the personal property of Marilyn. It gives you a nice feel to Marilyn's personal life.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
I havent come across a book I didnt like...

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Most of my books are picture books or books with a lot of pictures... I like to open my books and look at the pictures when I get depressed. They help cheer me up. Marilyn's beautiful smile can make anyone feel better.
Mandydolphin
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
50

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
It was Goddess and I bought it myself.First I borrowed a copy of a classmate and then I bought my own

3. What book are you going to get next?
Marilyn The New York Years:Sam Shaw

4. Any books you regret buying?
The many lives of MM:Sarah Churchwell

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Marilyn,A Hollywood Farewell

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
1)Goddess:Anthony Summers(this book made me interested in Marilyn's life)
2)The complete Marilym:Adam Victor(although not always correct a great book with lots of information)
3)The personal property of MM:Christies(it makes me feel close to Marilyn).

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
Marilyn,the ultimate look at the legend:James Haspiel

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Blonde

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
I really wanted to get the Christies book but I couldn't get it anywhere until I was in Ny and just happen to see a copy.I kept it with my in my handluggage because I was too scrared that my luggage would get lost and I would lose my precious book.And Goddess is also special.That was my first book.
Tara
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
19, and one on the way. I used to have more, but have moved a lot and had to let some go.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
Conversations With Marilyn by WJ Weatherby. My dad gave it to me when I was about 13.

3. What book are you going to get next?
I'm eagerly awaiting my copy of MM: A Composite View, by Edward Wagenknecht.

4. Any books you regret buying?
Joe And Marilyn: A Memory Of Love by Roger Kahn. Fortunately, I didn't buy it myself.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Right now I have my sights set on George Carpozi's MM: Her Own Story.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
MM: The Biography by Donald Spoto. Overall I think it's probably the best biography.
Conversations With Marilyn - the first MM book I read.
The Unabridged Marilyn - a huge book, full of facts.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
My Story by Marilyn Monroe

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Ted Jordan's Norma Jean: A Love Story

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Conversations With Marilyn, again. My first MM book, I read it one summer in Ireland. I didn't know many people there and reading it made me feel less lonely. That's how I became a fan.
Nina
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? +/- 200

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Goddess by Anthony Summers. I bought it by myself.

3. What book are you going to get next?
Still waiting for the new Eve Arnold book. I've ordered it the last week.

4. Any books you regret buying?
40 Days with Marilyn Monroe by Lembourn.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
I'm still looking for Leigh Wiener's Marilyn, A Hollywood Farewell but it's hard to get. I also wanted to have Stacy's book because I can tell you for sure, you'll call this your Marilyn Bible laugh.gif

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
Marilyn Monroe, The Biography by Donald Spoto. Well, of all existing biographies I think this one is the best researched. So far there have been no better one be published.
The DDGroup, An Online Investigation Into the Death Of Marilyn Monroe by David Marshall. Oh god, I love this book! It asked the right questions and I wish I would have been discovered this group much earlier. I like to know each others opinions and thoughts about the circumstances around her death.
Christies Catalog I find it great to see what things Marilyn loved to have around her, she had many things I really like too. I'm not so interested in knowing, what bra's she had, but what books she reed, the records she loved to hear, those are things I found very exciting.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: Marilyn, An Untold Story by Norman Rosten. Even if it's a small one, it's one of my fav. Inside are Norman's memories about a wonderful Marilyn he knew, some of her poetry and other little facts.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
The Murderer of Marilyn Monroe by Leonore Canevari

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? Conversations with Marilyn by W.J. Weatherby. It's a long time ago I've stared to read it the first time but couldn't because my english wasn't that good. I find it hard to read and put it away... and later, I started again and thought... oh, you had such a great book in your shelf, it's a pitty I didn't find out earlier laugh.gif and when I read Goddess the second time, I disliked the book! Something never happend before. And I remember the moment, when I had the first time the Christies Catalog in my hands. I had tears in my eyes watching all her personal things...
Fav
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
About 42 give or take a few on the plus side of things.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
Goddess by Anthony Summers. Bought it myself.

3. What book are you going to get next?
Hmm, nothing in mind at the moment. Have toyed with the idea of the Norman Rosten book. Always on the lookout for the next new book with new photos but I guess they will run out eventually.

4. Any books you regret buying?
Not totally. I regret reading the text of the Bert Stern Last Sitting book. Creepy. I also regret seeing the photos she did not want to be published as it was disrespectful of her.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Nothing on the horizon at the moment.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

Goddess: The secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
This was my first introduction to details of the life of Marilyn Monroe. I was a teenager when I read it and it made a huge impact on me.

Marilyn - The Ultimate Look At The Legend
You really feel like you get close to Marilyn with this book. It is wonderful to hear a story about her from this perspective as you almost think 'hey it could be me!' if I had lived in that era, in NY etc etc lol. I love the first hand experience stories. They are just charming and it brings that point in time to life for me.

Difficult to choose the 3rd but : Marilyn Mon Amour
Purely for the photos. The beach shots are amazing. Full of life, grace and vitality, the freshness of those photos never lose that feeling of energy and beauty. You can never grow tired of looking at them.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
Marilyn Mon Amour by Andre De Dienes. The text is interesting enough but the photographs are wonderful.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Marilyn Monroe Confidential by Lena Pepitone. I am standing as judge and jury to a book I have never read, so on reputation alone, I vote for this and am glad I've not handed over money for it.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
My Christies auction catalogue from '99. I recall standing in the queue at Christies in London and queueing for about 3 hours to get in. I got talking to several Marilyn fans around me and the staff there about the catalogue. It cost a lot of money to get it, somewhere around £50 I think but I recall the exact moment standing on the stairs to go in to view her belongings that I decided to put the order in for it. I received it several weeks later and it was worth every penny. Viewing Marilyn's belongings at close quarters was beyond magic and that book helps me to remember that special day as there was no way I was going to be able to actually afford any of the items in it. For those reasons alone, it is special to me.
Robby
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
I have 59 books.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
Donald Spoto's biography, I bought it from my own pocket money.

3. What book are you going to get next?
I don't know, I have quite a big list!

4. Any books you regret buying?
Sam Toperoff's 'Queen of Desire', it's incorrect and insulting.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
I can't choose!

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
Donald Spoto: Marilyn Monroe, it's the best biography I have read to date.

The Unabridged Marilyn: Neil Hitchens and Randall Reise, for all the facts.

The Marilyn Encyclopedia: Adam Victor, for the pictures and facts.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
I quite like 'Unabridged Marilyn'.


8. Throw rocks at one book:
Sam Toperoff's 'Queen of Desire'. It started off good, but later on it was insulting, I really can't believe the writer was so obsessed with MM's sexlife.

9. Any interesting stories about your books?

I was at the local bookshop in our town, which NEVER has books about Marilyn. And when I browsed some books at the 'Low Prices Books' corner, I saw 'My sister: Marilyn' and I really wanted it, so I asked my mum and father, and they bought it for me, and I am so happy with it laugh.gif .
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EDITED: October, 28, '08
Natalie
This is a fun idea! throb.gif

1. How many Marilyn books do you have? I have almost seventy...and that's not counting books I bought because they had photos/chapters/mentions of MM! jumpymm.gif

2. What was the first book you got? "Marilyn Among Friends" My mom had seen me ooh-ing and ahh-ing over it in a window display and bought it for me for Christmas long ago.

3. What book are you going to get next? Depends on what I find!

4. Any books you regret buying? "MM: Murder, Cover up" by Milo Speriglio because he talks too much about himself!

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
"Marilyn, A Hollywood Farewell" because it seems so sought after, it has peaked my curiosity.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
1. Marilyn Among Friends because it was my very first MM book
2. The Christie's auction catalog because it has tons of lovely photos of MM's belongings
3. The big Marilyn boxed set by Andre De Dienes because I had to work hard to be able to afford it!

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: "Marilyn the Biography" by Norman Mailer, strictly for the photos!

8. Throw rocks at one book: I think I'd throw rocks at "Marilyn's Last Words" Because I don't believe the transcripts of the "secret tapes" have any credibility. Although it's been a while since I've read that book, so I could be wrong! rolleyes1.gif

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? Everyone close to me has contributed to my MM book collection at some point!
Margherita
QUOTE(Natalie @ Dec 22 2005, 04:25 AM) *
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

I've had about 20, about 5 have been lost or stolen, but luckily not the best ones, only some minor cash-makers.

2. What was the first book you got?

I don't quite remember was it Janice Andersson's "Marilyn" or Bert Stern's "Last Sitting". - The first book I ever read about Marilyn was Norman Mailer's "Marilyn" but I borrowed it from library.

3. What book are you going to get next?

Some glamorous picture book, and maybe Michelle Morgan's new one.

4. Any books you regret buying? I don't regret on buying any of the big picture books.But yes, some of the low quality books thrown full of not very interesting pictures (as a whole) with actually nothing to say, meaning obviously do the book only for money - but those are the books somebody sneaked from me or some of them I've left somewhere, so I don't care...


5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
A book that would contain all the pictures taken during the shooting of The Misfits. I especially like pictures of Marilyn and Clark Gable together. But I don't know does such book exist?

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):


1. George Barris: "Marilyn - Norma Jeane", because of the pictures and the Pacific Ocean-feeling, the Gloria Steinem's text has little to give
2. Bert Stern: The Last Sitting" - it's so cool
3. Andre de Dienes: "Marilyn Mon Amour", this book is a fabulous piece of art in itself, even if the young woman in the pictures weren't Marilyn, it would be great with the quality of the pictures and their style and shockingly acute feeling, but as it is Marilyn, it's just overwhelming to look at the joy of life and energy in them, and yes, the last pages of the book are rather sad, Marilyn walking in dark alleys hair cut short, pale, melancholy. Is it afterwisdom to think that she might have somehow foreseen her future?

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: Randall Reise: The Unabridged Marilyn from A to Z



[b]9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? They've all inspired me a lot, and I don't even tell all the people I meet I have these books, becaus these Marilyn-books are my dearest books, and I don't want to borrow them, people don't allways return the books they've borrowed.
My late father also liked to seize through all the new books I had bought, they allways gave him inspiration too.
Many times when I've been depressed I've started to read or look at the pictures in some Marilyn book, and it's allways inspiring. Beauty of course, and then something else, vibrance, mystery, style.
suusmarie
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? About 300.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Marilyn Among Friends from Sam Shaw and Norman Rosten. I saw it just after my interest in Marilyn had begun (I was 12 then) and my mom bought it for me.

3. What book are you going to get next? I just ordered a signed copy of the Spoto biography.

4. Any books you regret buying? Not really. I am such a book-a-holic that I even want the bad ones in my collection blush.gif .

5. What book do you dream of getting some day? The 1953 Marilyn Monroe Story from Franklin-Palmer.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): 1. The biography by Donald Spoto, aldo not entirely flawless it remains a great book, written with respect in my opinion. 2. The 1999 Christies Auction book, which gives an very different impression of MM the person thru her belongings. 3. The Haspiel books, not for the text but for the great photos.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: Norma Jean by Fred Lawrence Guiles, the 1969 edition. This is probably the second best biography written on her I think.

8. Throw rocks at one book: I really dislike Slatzer and his works yuk.gif .

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? One day I was standing in an Amsterdam bookstore on the look-out for MM books. I decided to ask the shop-owner if he had any. As I asked about MM books a man turned to me and said he was Guus Luyters, author of some MM books. We got into conversation which ended in me visiting him at his home were we talked about MM for hours and I looked at his collection. He finally gave me a dummycopy and the printsheets of one of his books and signed some others mf_w00t1.gif !! It was a good day biggrin.gif !!


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hollywoodcinderella
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
22 and growing!

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
The Marilyn Album - bought it at K-Mart for $10 AUD as a Christmas present to myself in 2004. Tho - I remember looking through my mum's bio of her [goddess] when I was a kid

3. What book are you going to get next?
Marilyn: Unseen Archive or An Evening with Marilyn

4. Any books you regret buying?
Hm.... none so far. Im steering clear of "I slept with Marliyn" books tho, those don't interest me.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Marliyn Monroe: The Life The Myth

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
The Marliyn Handbook - Jammed paked with info & photos -- i just love it! and The Last Sitting -- Love the photos, esp close um and you can see her freakles/age spots. It says ture beauty to me. and lastly.... Marilyn Among Friends - this book always makes me smile becasue she looks so happy and carefree.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: If your new to Marliyn and want to learn about her, I saw the Marliyn Handbook. It's so easy to read and has a time line in the front and back covers which is great for easy reference. Lots of nice photos and photos relating to her after her death etc. Just a great little book!

8. Throw rocks at one book:
I havent read Blonde, and I have no intention of. I saw the film and I was so dissapointed. AWFUL, so I assume the book is too.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
I got the last sitting for $12 USD on eBay. I was so thrilled! It was listed as "FOUR BOOKS ON MARILYN MONROE" and it was included in it. I bid of the lot of 4 books [i think the others were marliyn confidential, monroe life in pictures and a film book] for $17.21 USD and told the guy im only after the last sitting and if i can have that one shipped to Australia [cheaper than all 4 books and i wasnt really interesed in the others or i had them already], he said sure and i'll only charge you $12 for the last sitting - was soooo happpy!
Kiddo
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
6... not so many, but I definitely are going to get hold on more... When I was younger I used to borrow the books at the library...

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
This Danish book called "Marylin Monroe - som jordbær med fløde" (means "Marilyn Monroe - like strawberries with cream")... I got it really cheap and I actually bougt two copies so that I could cut pictures out of one of them and hang them up on my wall : blush.gif

3. What book are you going to get next?
I just ordered the "Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda" book and really look forward to get it!

4. Any books you regret buying?
No, I don't have enough to regret any of them rolleyes1.gif

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Hmm... The Christie's auction catalog...

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
1: Donald Spoto's Marilyn Monroe book
2: Marilyn Among Friends by Sam Shaw and Norman Rosten
3: The Marilyn Handbook by Mike Evans

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
I don't think anyone has recommanded Spoto's book yet...

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates... I started reading it, but didn't finsh because I didn't like it... But one day I should maybe try to read it...

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Well, today I just bought Spoto's book and Marilyn Among Friends in a second-hand book store for like no money. Spoto's book is devided into two books here in Denmark. I got these two books and the Among Friends one for like 11 £ mf_w00t1.gif
LostHurlyFan
Hey guys
I thought a little Marilyn Monroe book survey would be interesting. I just made this up myself

1. How many Marilyn books do you have? I have over 50 books close to 60

2. What was the first book you got? The first book I bought for myself was George Barris's book

3. What book are you going to get next? Marilyn in Art Book and A few others

4. Any books you regret buying? NO not at all

5. What book do you dream of getting some day? Box set of Some like It Hot

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): Bert Stern's The Last Sitting!! Marilyn to me is just stunning!

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM. Each one has something different to add. But I would have to say Donald Spoto's biography about Marilyn.

8. Throw rocks at one book: Sarah Chuchills book about Marilyn soooooo boring!!

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? No not really. blush.gif
Garbo20
unsure.gif I only have one book.



sugar_kane
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

Five

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?

Marilyn Monroe - unseen archive, bought myself.

3. What book are you going to get next?

Probably James Haspiel next cause Ive read parts of it after seeing it in a bookstore in town and it looks quite interesting.

4. Any books you regret buying?

Not really, but am I the only one who didnt particularly like Anthony summers book much?? maybe cause it wasnt one I read first....

5. Throw rocks at one book:

The few books i've come across from people in mm life that have sold their story. I didnt bother buying or reading though...

-Even though the book is based on the controversial topic of the murder of Marilyn Monroe (whether or not you agree with what is written), personally one of the books I enjoyed reading was The assassination of MM, I thought it was a pretty thorough account of her life, biography wise.
Ms-Monroe
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
9 I think. I'm not around my collection so I'm not able to count them.

2. What was the first book you got?Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
Marilyn Among Friends by Sam Shaw and Norman Rosten. It was given to me as a Christmas present years ago.

3. What book are you going to get next?
Platinum Fox

4. Any books you regret buying?
I got 4 novels from a second hand shop and Norma Jean by Ted Jordan was one of them. It's a piece of trash.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Platinum Fox, Conversations with Marilyn, The Last Sitting and the Marilyn Handbook

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):
Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, My Story and Marilyn Among Friends

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
I'm too lazy to scroll up and see all the books that have been recommended. I will recommend Private and Undisclosed.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Norma Jean by Ted Jordan.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Marilyn Among Friends was my very first MM book so it means a lot to me because of that. Coffee with Marilyn and the Secret Letters of MM and JK mean a lot because they were both gifts that were given to me because the gift givers thought of me as soon as they saw them. Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed and My Story mean a lot to me because my fiance bought them for me because he said I loved to see me happy smile1.gif
abeautifulchild
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? 38

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?
It was Norman Mailer's Marilyn! A first edition copy too (apparently)! I found it in an antique shop in SLC, Utah when I was visiting family and the owner of the shop was a big MM fan, he said he had been a fan since 1953 ( shock.gif ) and has been collecting mostly since her death. I also got Marilyn Among Friends by Sam Shaw and Norman Rosten there at another time; both books were in mint condition! He also had great framed, big photographs of Marilyn as Jean Harlow and Lillian Russell but they were both $300 and up so I couldn't get them no.gif
I'm going back to UT to visit again this summer, I hope this guy has some new stuff for me!

3. What book are you going to get next?
Sam Shaw's 'Marilyn Monroe As The Girl'

4. Any books you regret buying? No, because I would like to read everything about Marilyn ever written if possible!
Edit: YES! THE LENA PEPITONE BOOK IS COMPLETE SHIT! I learned the hard way.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day? A Hollywood Farewell by Leigh Weiner, Marilyn Monroe as The Girl: The Candid Picture Making of The Seven Year Itch by Sam Shaw, Marilyn Monroe: The Life, The Myth, Christie's Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, Taschen's Some Like It Hot

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

Not in any particular order-

1. Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words by George Barris and Marilyn Monroe- His Santa Monica beach shoot is my favorite of all Marilyn photographs, also I love hearing about 'her life in her own words.'

2. Cursum Perficio: The Story of Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda and Her Final Days- I love reading about Marilyn's home, I know she loved it and it was so important to her. Also, the Marilyn of the 1960s is completely fascinating to me. Marilyn really comes alive in this book and anyway, everyone should buy it because part of the proceeds will be going to a children's charity!

3. Marilyn: The Untold Story by Norman Rosten- This book is Marilyn the person, not the legend. One of the best I have ever read and possibly my favorite.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
throb.gif Marilyn: The Untold Story by Norman Rosten!
Edit: Oops, I see it has already been recommended...
Oh well, it's still my best recommendation anyhow!

8. Throw rocks at one book: See Q#4!

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)? See Q#1! And also- once I was really down in the dumps and I was forced to go to this Salvation Army-type store with a friend and I did not want to go: turns out I happened to find Michelle Morgans' Private and Undisclosed (!!! It was so odd, since that is a fairly new book too!) among heaps of cheap romance novels! It couldn't have come at a better possible time too, I was naturally so happy and surprised! jumpymm.gif
Tiina
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

47 books.

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?

The first book I got was Spoto’s. I got it as a birthday present. It's a second hand book.

3. What book are you going to get next?

Richard Buskin’s Blonde Heat has been on top of my list for a very long time. I actually ordered it already but then my order was cancelled! I think next time when I’ll make a book order I will definitely include this one in it. And maybe I will finally even have it! laugh.gif

4. Any books you regret buying?

Bert Stern’s Last Sitting was a bit of a disappointment to me. Some of the photos were presented in odd colours which didn’t do any justice to Marilyn. I also got a bad vibe from the text. And since I was going to buy the Complete Last Sitting in the future anyway, I decided to sell this book. I also regretted buying and sold Kidder’s A Comprehensive Guide To The Memorabilia Of An American Legend. It’s not a bad book at all, but I already had Putting A Price On The Priceless Performer and so I realized that I didn’t really need them both. The person who bought it from me was very happy as she had been looking for that book for a very long time and that made me happy too. jumpymm.gif

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?

Frederic Cabanas’ Marilyn Monroe in Spain is one of my dream books which I will hopefully be able to add into my collection soon! And of course I dream of those huge boxes that contain lots of stuff on top of the book; Andre de Dienes/Steve Crist: Marilyn and Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

Christie's: Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe is probably my favourite, because it’s so unique and beautifully made. throb.gif It was quite pricey and it’s still the most expensive book I have in my collection, so I always take very, very good care of it (I flip it through with gloves lol!). It has a lot of sentimental value to me as well. Even if it was an expensive buy, I was actually able to get a brand new copy for a nice price and from a very friendly person who happened to be a real Marilyn fan as well. We changed many emails even after the order was completed and he shared me his novel he had written about Marilyn that he hadn't yet shared with anyone before and that was really cool. smile1.gif

Norman Rosten: Marilyn, An Untold Story is a book I really enjoyed reading. It’s beautifully written and gives a unique look into Marilyn, the person. It showed me the Marilyn who I love and admire.

Marilyn, Her Life In Her Own Words gave me chills. I got tears in my eyes while reading this book. To me this is more than a book, it’s like you get to have a private conversation with Marilyn herself.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:

Roger Taylor’s Marilyn In Art. I have the second edition and I love it, I flip it through again and again. These books are so unique. I wish I will some day be able to have the first edition as well!

8. Throw rocks at one book:

From my collection I’d throw rocks at Summers’ book. It’s just so scandalous and not very respectfully written. I only bought it because it was the first book I ever read about her, so it has some sentimental value to me.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?

Read my answers under question six. balloon.gif
Katri^
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

13, not very many

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?

It was Spoto's, and it was a gift.

3. What book are you going to get next?

I don't really know biggrin.gif Maybe Eve Arnold's Marilyn Monroe, or Sam Shaw's Marilyn among friends

4. Any books you regret buying?

Not really. I don't have that many books.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?

Christie's book! I could have bought it for my birthday, but then I decided to get The complete last sitting, because I had been dreaming of getting that someday so... Anyways, Christie's is very high on my list of "buy this when you have money".

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

Well, the first one is without a doubt Marilyn Monroe - Private and undisclosed. I enjoyed reading it so much! The way it was written was so great, and the interviews, and pictures and all... The book #1 for me!

And then... Marilyn Monroe: her life in her own words. : ) It's such a sweet book! I love Barris's photos, and I really loved reading the text, you know, it all was from Marilyn. It was wonderful to read about her life actually from her point of view.

Then Platinum Fox. I really liked the "behind-the-scenes" kind of feeling. I just enjoyed reading it!

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
Hometown girl. : ) It is a very unique book. I love even looking at it! It is a very special book to me, I love it.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Sarah Churcwell's The Many lives of Marilyn Monroe. I don't know if it's actually a bad book, but I didn't have patience to read it. Just difficult language to me, even though I read it in Finnish biggrin.gif

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Well, I got my first MM book from my dad's friend. I never actually met him, and he didn't need to book and my dad had told him that I'm a huge MM-fan.
When I was coming from Tampere (where I had seen the Marilyn musical), my brother called me and told me that there was an MM-book waiting for me biggrin.gif I was so excited. That book is very special, because it was my first MM book that I actually owned.
lorelei
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?  5

2. What was the first book you got? THE 1ST I'VE READ WAS "GODDESS" BUT THE 1ST I'VE BOUGHT WAS A BOOK BY SPOTO.

3. What book are you going to get next? DON'T KNOW EXACTLY - THE FIRST I'D SEE IN A SHOP

4. Any books you regret buying? NO. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT MARILYN - BOOKS WITH NO TRUE FACTS HAVE TRULLY FANTSTIC PHRASES ABOUT MARILYN.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?SOME OF THE EARLIEST BIOGRAPHIES

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): "GODDES" BY SUMMERS - I ADORE IT - SINCE READING THIS BOOK I'VE BECOME A MARILYN FAN. OTHER TWO FAVS I HOPE I'LL FIND SOMEDAY.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: HARD TO - BOOKS IN RUSSIAN ARE HARD TO FIND AND HARD TO READ TO NON RUSSIAN-SPEAKING PEOPLE, SO I DON'T KNOW

8. Throw rocks at one book: SOUNDS STRANGE BUT IT'S BOOK BY SPOTO. I DON'T KNOW WHY BUT I EVEN DIDN''T FINISH READING IT.

9. Any interesting stories about your books: "GODDES" AGAIN. IN RUSSIA IT WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO AND IT WAS NOT POPULAR, I'VE READ IT IN LIBRARY. THEN I WAS TRYING TO FIND EVERYWHERE BUT NO SUCCESS AND I'VE LOST THE LAST HOPES BUT ONE DAY (DON'T KNOW HOW HE DID IT) MY BOYFRIEND BROUGHT ME THAT BOOK. I WAS HAPPY AS NEVER BEFORE))))  I KNOW "GODDESS" ALMOST BY HEART)
Kowalczyk
QUOTE(Garbo20 @ Nov 29 2007, 05:41 PM) *
unsure.gif I only have one book.



Thank God I'm not the only one! And I haven't even finished it yet... unsure.gif
filthy22
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

15 I think, and counting....

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?

First book I 'read' was an art book of Marilyn and Elvis, the name escapes me but it was fabulous. The next was W.J. Weatherby's Conversations with Marilyn Monroe. I borrowed both books from the library. The first book I bought was Donald H. Wolfe The Assasination of Marilyn Monroe.

3. What book are you going to get next?

Currently reading Fred Lawrence Guiles Norma Jean. Next, again, will be Weatherby's Conversations with Marilyn. I havn't read it in years and look forward to reading it again now i know more about her. marilynbybrandon_190.gif

4. Any books you regret buying?

No, not really. My brother bought me the Liz Evens book Who killed Marilyn Monroe? - which is not about MM but about a donkey named after her! haha

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?

Bert Stern's Last Sitting. I love the pictures! Other than that, any decent recommended book about her.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

This is going to be hard...

1. The Mmmm girl by our very own Tara Hanks. Just finished this book and it a refreshing read! The book is a whole new perspective on MM's life and every fan should read it. It's very touching.

2. The Marilyn handbook by Mike Evans. It's a really cute book, with lots of pix and information. It's nice and light hearted, which is great if you have been reading some heavy biographys!

3. To be honest I am not sure... I have enjoyed all my MM books I guess.....maybe it's one I havn't even read yet?! blush.gif

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:

Again, The Mmm girl.

8. Throw rocks at one book:
Marilyn Monroe by Barbara Leaming. I just didn't like the book...I found it hard to get into and more of an "Arthur Miller" biography because there was so much about him haha laugh.gif laugh.gif I also think that Leaming really didn't like Marilyn that much.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
I don't think there is anything too interesting......but here goes lol
Well, WJ weatherbys book means alot, as I said before it was my first read. When I read it I was going through a bad time personally and felt I could relate to Marilyn. The book was a great comfort... and made me a huge fan marilynbybrandon_190.gif
My second story is where I found the Andre de dienes book. I'd seen it in a shop once but didn't buy it and coudn't find it since. Then a few christmases ago I walked into a clothes shop called "Topshop". They had a cute gift section with mugs and clocks and books.....and guess what I found?! Yup the De Dienes book. Who'd of thought it eh? Thats the last place i'd of looked biggrin.gif
brooke
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

43

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?

Unseen Archives - Marie Clayton. My dad bought it for me on sale at Barnes & Nobles.

3. What book are you going to get next?

I was just given My Sister Marilyn by Bernice Baker Miracle as a gift, so I'll start on that next.

4. Any books you regret buying?

Nope!

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?

Christie's - Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe!

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

Well, I own about 3 times as many books on Marilyn than I've actually read. smile1.gif Haha, but out of the ones I've read so far..

1. Marilyn Encyclopeida - Adam Victor. I just love all the information it has, tells me lots about Marilyn & I love it.

2. Marilyn - The Ultimate Look at the Legend - James Haspiel. I like James' stories about Marilyn, shows how caring she was.

3. Marilyn Monroe: The Complete Last Sitting - Bert Stern. The pictures are just lovely.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:

Eeek, I don't feel like looking through them all, but Images of Marilyn. Got it about 4 months ago, has nice, candid images!

8. Throw rocks at one book:

I haven't read a book yet that was bad!

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Not really. The other day I got a book on Marilyn by James Spader and the price was 15 dollars, but this was at a used bookstore, and the book was kind of falling apart. I really wanted it though, so I used my negotiating skills and told the guy about how it was falling apart, and he reduced the price to 1 dollar!! Needless to say, I bought it. biggrin.gif
ziggy
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
Eleven, and the screenplay for SLIH.

2. What was the first book you got?
Marilyn at Twentieth Century-Fox by Lawrence Crown.

3. What book are you going to get next?
I tried to order the one with extensive analysis on her movies and performances (I forget the title) but the bookstore couldn't find it anywhere so the order expired.

4. Any books you regret buying?
Not really. Even the dreadful ones serve a purpose.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
The as yet unwritten perfect one.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

1) The Spoto one, because it apparently is the most reliable extensive account on MM's life published so far. I also love the fact that Spoto goes a little deeper analyzing her performances and movies.

2) The Churchwell one. What's with all the hate for it? I think her way of depicting Marilyn is original and respectful. Her points are provocative and I disagree with some of them, but that only makes it interesting. It's a mesmerizing portrait.

3) Marilyn at Twentieth Century-Fox, because it focuses on her work instead of private life. The pictures are awesome. Plus, it was my first one.

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you.
Marilyn - alaston naamio by Antti Alanen. It's a gem and should be translated into ENglish this instant.

8. Throw rocks at one book.
The Summers book is a stinky piece of dirt.

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
I hardly knew anything about Marilyn when I first came across the Summers piece. I was about five, and I was so frightened by the shot of her post-autopsy picture that I woke up in cold sweat on nightly basis for several weeks (no kidding). I didn't go near the book in years.
thesims2fan
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?
Seven

2. What was the first book you got?
Goddess : The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe marilynbybrandon_190.gif

3. What book are you going to get next?
Marilyn Monroe : Private and Undisclosed

4. Any books you regret buying?
Victim : The Secret Tapes of Marilyn Monroe

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?
Marilyn by Andre De Deines. Way too pricey for the boxed version, at the moment, but will save up for it!

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

1) Goddess. First Marilyn book, and got me interested in her.

2) The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe by Donald Wolfe. Thought it was very interesting and made a strong case of the different theories.

3) The Complete last sitting - Bert Stern. Love the pictures!

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you.
Has the assassination of Marilyn Monroe been recommended? Well I thought it was pretty good!

8. Throw rocks at one book.
Marilyn Monroe by Barbra Leaming. I gave up on it. It rambled on about everyone besides Marilyn!

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
Went into my local bookshop (very small!) and no marilyn book in the biography section. But when I went to the bargain section, there were two! I was very pleased, although I had one of them I decided to get it again!! haha!! In my defence it did have a different cover!
Scottish Sugar
1. How many Marilyn books do you have?

Nearly 30

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you?

Unseen Archives - Marie Clayton. It was probably only a few days after becoming a Marilyn fan that I bought this book. I was shopping with my sister in Glasgow, she's an avid reader and we were in a discount book store and I saw it and she was the one who convinces me to buy it! I can't tell you how amazing it was to go from knowing practically nothing about Marilyn to having this huge book stuffed with pictures I'd never seen before smile1.gif

3. What book are you going to get next?

I really want Donald Spoto's book as I've heard so many good things about it.

4. Any books you regret buying?

No, I never regret anything to do with Marilyn that I buy.. other than how much damage it does to my bank balance lol

5. What book do you dream of getting some day?

Well like I said, I'd love Spoto's book, but I'd also love the book Bernice Miracle Baker wrote.

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

The Unbridged Marilyn, because it's more like a BIBLE than a book! Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed, the best bio on Marilyn I've ever read and The Marilyn Monroe Treasures.. I love looking at all the replica documents and treasures, I feel as if I'm that little bit closer to her smile1.gif


7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you:
Some Like It Hot by Taschen. I know it's not technically a Marilyn book, but it's awesome!


8. Throw rocks at one book:

Mmmmm any book that credits Robert Slatzer

9. Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything)?
It was a customer I knew through my part time job at a supermarket that GAVE me the Christies Auction Book.. I was astounded by her kindness, she was moving back to Australia and wanted to make sure it went to a good home. I'll never forget her and it restored my faith in the good of mankind!
mm_artiste
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? 36

2-What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Goddess by Anthony Summers, given to me by my grandma Elizabeth and it's my most treasured possession

3-What book are you going to get next? Not sure, I hope to get my hands on the latest version of The Last Sitting

4-Any books you regret buying? Marilyn, Joe and Me (the pictures are great, the story is way too self serving for the "author")

5-What book do you dream of getting some day? The Last Sitting

6-Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): Fragments, treasure trove of personal info and images. Marilyn Among Friends (1st edition), love the stories and the photography is stunning. Marilyn - August 1953, I love seeing the pictures of her and Joe together and happy.

7-. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: Fragmentsl

8- Throw rocks at one book: Spoto's book... way too salacious and was given a personal 'un' recommendation by Joshua Greene

9- Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything) Just love finding first editions in little local bookstores, it's like finding a treasure that can't be found anywhere else.
nicky62
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? 200+

2-What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Marilyn by Norman Mailer first edition a gift from my best friend

3-What book are you going to get next? Metamorphosis or any with the Avedon complete collection

4-Any books you regret buying? Nope

5-What book do you dream of getting some day? Marilyn Treasures

6-Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): The Complete Last sitting - it has all the pics I love , De Dienes the Box Set - Gorgeous Marilyn Encyclopedia almost complete info

7-. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: After the Fall

8- Throw rocks at one book: The secret Happiness of MM and Marilyn Confidential

9- Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything) I love books all in all Most were gifts from my Mom (RIP) others I saved the money for them I love talking to my friends and displaying my collection banana.gif
ZeldaZonk
1. How many Marilyn books do you have? 16, if I count "The Immortals" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (but marry brunettes)"

2. What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? The Summers book. I bought it myself, if I remember it correctly (long time ago)

3. What book are you going to get next?  Probably Marilyn by Magnum

4. Any books you regret buying? I regret the Mailer biography a bit. It's impossible to read (imho), the pictures are beautiful, but most of them are in other books I have, and in better quality.

5. What book do you dream of getting some day? The Complete Last Sitting by Bert Stern

6. Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why):

Marilyn Monroe, A Life in Pictures / Les images d'une vie (Anne Verlhac) - the pictures are wonderfully picked and the printing quality is great and my boyfriend gave it to me wink3.gif

The Spoto biography - very detailed, respectful and not a bit boring (although he seemed to have some minor problems with keeping days and dates in correct order)

The Eve Arnold book - wonderful pictures and nice to read (although also some minor memory lapses on her side)

7. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: A German book:

"Marilyn Monroe - Photographien 1945-1962" by Schirmer/Mosel. That's the little book I'd take to a lonely island with me. It has the short essay from Chameleons by Truman Capote as an introduction, followed by not quite 100 pages of nicely picked photographs; and it fits in any handbag smile1.gif

8. Throw rocks at one book: well, maybe I'd throw a bit of sand at the Mailer book. but just a little.


mberton
1- How many Marilyn books do you have? 92

2-What was the first book you got? Did you buy it yourself or did someone give it to you? Monroe: Her Life in Pictures by James Spada. Bought it myself at 14 years of age (a long time ago!).

3-What book are you going to get next? The Marilyn Encyclopedia by Adam Victor

4-Any books you regret buying? Yes - see books I would throw rocks at!

5-What book do you dream of getting some day? Just downloaded the Kindle version of Marilyn: A Hollywood Farewell, so that one is ticked off the list!

6-Name your three favorite Marilyn books (and why): Any book that details the normal, day-to-day interests of Marilyn: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe (Christie’s catalogue), Fragments and MM Personal by Lois Banner.

7-. Recommend one book that hasn't been recommended by anyone who has taken this survey before you: Marilyn: The Last Months by Eunice Murray. I know it’s controversial but I love how Marilyn’s habits and personal pursuits and interests are described in this book.

8- Throw rocks at one book: The books by Robert Slatzer, Ted Jordan and Hans Jorgen Lembourn.

9- Any interesting stories about your books (how you got them, do they mean something special to you, anything) Goddess by Anthony Summers was the first in-depth biography I read and I was drawn to understanding MM more because of this book.
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