Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed

Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed


By (author) Michelle Morgan

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  • Publisher: Robinson Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 30mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1780331282
  • ISBN 13: 9781780331287
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 16 PAGES
  • Sales rank: 154,648

Product description

Following a number of sensationalist biographies of Marilyn Monroe in recent years, this comprehensive, meticulously researched volume brings an important fresh perspective on the many controversies in her life. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Marilyn Monroe and the Golden Age of Hollywood. This new edition of "Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed" has been thoroughly revised and expanded to include an additional 60,000 words. It reveals a very different Marilyn from the celluloid invention. For the first volume, Michelle Morgan interviewed approximately 100 people who knew or were related to Marilyn in some way, including key figures in her life - family and friends, as well as work colleagues, and more casual acquaintances. This new edition includes information gleaned from many more interviews, as well as additional family background and many new stories. "Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed" is the most comprehensive Monroe biography yet. It covers her trip to England in great detail and gives the true story behind the making of "The Prince and The Showgirl". Praise for the 2007 hardback illustrated edition of "Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed": "A gorgeous collection offering a fascinating insight into Monroe's personal life". ("Woman & Home"). "A touching portrayal of the star in her more private moments". ("Empire"). "This candid and often surprising study of the screen legend provides another view of her". ("Red").

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Author information

Michelle Morgan is the founder and President of the UK fan club, the Marilyn Lives Society, established in 1991. She has appeared on BBC national news, Sky News and regional UK radio, as well as answering questions in one-hour live internet chat for the BBC. She is also author of Marilyn's Addresses, a gazetteer of locations in Marilyn's life; and lives in Northamptonshire.