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by Carl Rollyson (Goodreads Author)
In American popular culture Marilyn Monroe has evolved in stature from Hollywood sex symbol to tragic legend. Most books about Monroe stress the sensational events that surrounded her-this book is the first to deal honestly and critically with Monroe as an actress, evaluating her moves as crucial forces in the shaping of her identity. Through careful examination of her per ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published August 22nd 1993 by Da Capo Press
(first published January 1st 1986)
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This is something different, it doesn't cover the sensational Marilyn, it delves into Monroe the actress, and her craft. From her studies with the greats she had the unique ability to look helpless and sexy at the same time. Her acting ability has been vastly underestimated, and discussed in detail here in this book. Many colleagues, and friends with firsthand knowledge of how this artist really worked with her talent it is a refreshing look at a talent lost too soon
Carl Rollyson, Professor of Journalism at Baruch College, The City University of New York, has published more than forty books ranging in subject matter from biographies of Marilyn Monroe, Lillian Hellman, Martha Gellhorn, Norman Mailer, Rebecca West, Susan Sontag, and Jill Craigie to studies of American culture, genealogy, children’s biography, film, and literary criticism. He has authored more t ...moreMore about Carl Rollyson...