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My Week With Marilyn by Colin Clark
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Nov 18, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: autumn-2011, biography, published-2000, radio-4, fradio

** spoiler alert **

Book of the Week. Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Read by Samuel Barnett. Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

blurb - In 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark (younger brother of Tory MP Alan and son of Kenneth 'Lord Clark of Civilisation') worked as a 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl. In this memoir, Clark recalls how, during filming, he became Monroe's confidante and helped her to escape from the pressures of stardom.

Thanks to Naomi B, I now know there is a film due out this winter , which looks far more fun to encounter than this book because of the casting. Colin Clark, you are a shameless name-dropper and treasure-hunter - blergh.
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Reading Progress

November 18, 2011 – Started Reading
November 18, 2011 – Shelved
November 25, 2011 –
page 1
0.63% "Colin is summoned to Marilyn's home at 1.30am. Sitting alone together in the dark, he learns some of her darkest fears and glimpses the steely strength that has driven her to become the most famous film star in the world."
November 25, 2011 –
page 2
1.26% "Initially suspicious (she accuses him of being Laurence Olivier's spy), Marilyn relents when the author tells her, 'I'm on your side, Miss Monroe'."
November 25, 2011 –
page 3
1.89% "Defying her co-producer's strict instructions, Marilyn escapes with Colin for a day out in the Windsor countryside and persuades him to go for a skinny dip."
November 25, 2011 –
page 4
2.52% "Marilyn summons Colin to her home at 1.30am. Sitting together in the dark, he learns her darkest fears and glimpses the steely ambition that has made her a world famous film star."
November 25, 2011 –
page 5
3.14% "Helping Marilyn cope with a tragic event, Colin realises their friendship must end: too many people claim her as their property to allow him to stay close to her for much longer."
November 25, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Hayes Get out... that is not Kenneth Branagh! Maybe it's his father, KB, Sr.

Bettie☯ Thank you Fan

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