This book is filled with quotes from famous people both from Marilyn’s time and today. There are four chapters in this book – Venus, Vixen, ValentineThis book is filled with quotes from famous people both from Marilyn’s time and today. There are four chapters in this book – Venus, Vixen, Valentine and Victim, and there is a epilogue that contains some of Marilyn’s own quotes as well. The book is peppered with the photographs, sadly they are mostly very famous ones, but they illustrate the text beautifully. The quotes come from people like – Elizabeth Hurley, Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Bill Blass, Marlon Brando, Rock Hudson,William Travilla, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon and more.
All the quotes are interesting, not all are flattering but this is a great little book and well worth adding to your collection....more
April VeVea adds another book to the must haves on Marilyn Monroe. Not a biography as such but it does contain a biographical timeline, starting in 19April VeVea adds another book to the must haves on Marilyn Monroe. Not a biography as such but it does contain a biographical timeline, starting in 1926 and ending in 1962, it lists all the known things that Marilyn did on particular days, so if you wanted to check out a particular date, you just open the book to the correct year and see if anything is recorded.
Obviously not every date in her life is accounted for, but some of the dates included do lay to rest some of the false claims made over the years.
As this is a self-published book, there are spelling mistakes in it and there are some formatting errors, however the content more than makes up for it, there are things included here that I never knew, and I have been collecting books and information on Marilyn for over 20 years, that alone shows the level of research conducted by the author....more
James Turiello makes the case as to why Marilyn Monroe should have received an Oscar in her lifetime and why she should be honored now.
While, like mosJames Turiello makes the case as to why Marilyn Monroe should have received an Oscar in her lifetime and why she should be honored now.
While, like most Monroe students I feel that Marilyn was overlooked for an Oscar especially for her portrayal of Cherie in Bus Stop, Mr Turiello argues why she should have been given one by comparing her films to the films that actually won, and after watching her performances in Bus Stop and the Misfits, you could right;u argue that she should have at least been nominated.
But Hollywood was and still is a place where you had to be in the right clique and play the game in order to be nominated and Marilyn did not play the game, instead she left to form her own production company, which probably raised the hackles of every studio boss in town.
Did she deserve an Oscar for one or more of her performances? Well that's a matter of personal opinion.
Now as she was not honored in her lifetime Turiello calls for an honorary Oscar to be bestowed upon her, however the Academy does not give out Oscars posthumously, unless of course an Actor dies within the same year (think Heath Ledger).
This is a nicely presented book and the author clearly would like to see Monroe given an Oscar, but the book does have flaws and he makes simple mistakes with some facts and quotes.
The problem with making errors with quotes is all to easy these days as there are so many fake ones floating around the internet, but I know for a fact that the author consulted with one of the World's leading Monroe experts, who advised him on the quotes in the book and he still published one he had been advised were completely wrong and it is that lack of respect for both his subject and the person he consulted that will stop me from recommending this book to other Monroe fans. ...more