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Monday, 8 November 2010

Marilyn Monroe - The Personal Archives

There is no more recognized actress of the twentieth century than Marilyn Monroe. She starred in some of the greatest films ever made and had relationships with some of the most famous men in the world. Even after death she has continued to be surrounded by interest and controversy. Through over 170 beautiful photographs and approximately 20 rare and removable facsimile documents, "Marilyn Monroe: The Personal Archive" will uncover the private life of the star, revealing her crippling stage fright, insecurity, difficult childhood and her ambition to be the greatest actress the world had ever known.

I have never been a fan of Marilyn Monroe, I have seen pictures of her and believe she was an icon of her time, but have never been one of her followers. However, this book would be a great present for Monroe fans everywhere. There are beautiful photographs of Monroe which accompany the detailed text which describes her well publicised life.
Included within the book are a number of pockets including Facsimile Items - these are a variety of memorabilia including personal letters, scripts, photographs, telegrams and sketches. I think these items add an extra interest to the book, giving fans extra information and insight into the lady who they idolise.
A book Marilyn Monroe fans will adore in their collection and treasure.
Thank you to Carlton Books for sending me a copy to review.

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