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This book has a very strong feminist slant, of which I would normally approve, but in this case it did feel as though it affected Joan Mellen's views of the films somewhat (she dismisses Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, for example, and has little good to say about Some Like It Hot) - it is a fascinating and penetrating analysis of Monroe's roles, nevertheless. The biographical material is obviously covered in far greater depth elsewhere, but the critical exploration of the films is the heart of the bo ...more
Joan Mellen is the bestselling author of twenty books, including A Farewell to Justice, her biographical study of Jim Garrison s New Orleans investigation of the Kennedy assassination. She has written for a variety of publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Baltimore Sun. Mellen is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in ...moreMore about Joan Mellen...