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The Marilyn Encyclopedia

4.44  ·  Rating Details  ·  153 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Through astute research and crisp writing, Victor traces Marilyn Monroe's path to legendary status, touching on her relationships, clothing, surgeries, films, and every other aspect of her life. 350 photos, 250 in color.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by The Overlook Press
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Carla
Mar 11, 2016 Carla rated it really liked it
Shelves: marilyn-monroe
4.75 stars!
This mark is basically because I've got tye feeling it may miss something...
but it is a fav book & a must for any MM fan!
Advice: this is not a novel-read book.
Manna
Feb 26, 2014 Manna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While there are a few inaccuracies it is still a must-own for every Marilyn fan. Perfect for later reference.
Shannon
Mar 31, 2009 Shannon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Marilyn fans
Recommended to Shannon by: my mom
Shelves: not-a-story
If you are looking for a story of Marilyn Monroe's life, this isn't it. I still recommend it, but it is what it claims: an encyclopedia about her.

The author has done a wonderful job of representing the facts as facts while presenting theories as, well, theories.

It's nice book to pick up and read a portion here and there, but not particularly straight through. It's well-written and will keep you entertained, but it is a lot of information to absorb.

Definitely a must read for Marilyn fans or thos
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Jesika
Mar 15, 2010 Jesika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It is an encyclopedia and it lives up to its title. I would have given it 5 stars if it contained the picture of MM dead. That photo does exist and I own it in another book of MM. Boo on the encyclopedia for not getting that one in there.
Melanie
Dec 07, 2008 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Everything you could ever want to know about such an amazing icon is in this book. I wouldn't recommend reading it straight through, but it's a great resource for nearly everything Marilyn.
aj
Jan 23, 2008 aj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book because it's a compilation of Marilyn, her movies, pictures from photo shoots and movie stills, her associates, etc.
Kirika Michelle
Oct 04, 2012 Kirika Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very detailed, great photos, this is one of the ultimate Marilyn resources.
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