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    DescriptionNow a major film, starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne and Kenneth Branagh. This edition combines Colin Clark's acclaimed The Prince, the Showgirl and Me and My Week with Marilyn. In 1956, fresh from Oxford, the 23-year-old Colin Clark (brother of maverick Tory MP and diarist Alan) worked as a humble 'gofer' on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that disastrously united Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. This is the story of when Clark escorted a Monroe desperate to escape from the pressures of stardom. How he ended up sharing her bed is a tale too rich to summarise! Clark's extraordinary experiences on and off set have now been turned into a major film starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Kenneth Branagh and Dominic Cooper. * Includes an exclusive introduction from Simon Curtis, director of 'My Week with Marilyn'. * Includes an exclusive interview with screenplay writer, Adrian Hodges.

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    My Week with Marilyn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Colin Clark
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007431588
    ISBN 10: 0007431589

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: APB
    BISAC V2.8: PER004000
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: APFB
    Libri: ENGM1075
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    BISAC V2.8: BIO005000
    DC22: 791.43092
    Libri: ENGM1500, MONR5000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1950
    BISAC V2.8: PER004010, BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: DNC, DNBF, ATF
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    Edition statement
    Film tie-in ed
    Illustrations note
    12 b/w plates (9pp), With index
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    01 November 2011
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    Author Information
    Colin Clark, son of Lord Clark and brother of Alan, was educated at Eton and Oxford. After The Prince and the Showgirl, he became personal assistant to Laurence Olivier before moving to Granada Television, where he produced and directed several documentary films. Colin Clark died in 2002.
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    'My favourite book of the year' Joan Collins 'This book is sheer delight...wonderfully funny...by the end of this short but richly packed chronicle, Colin Clark seems like an old friend...he is blessed with a sharp eye and an even sharper pen' Sunday Telegraph 'The marvellous traumas and stampings of feet of the stars are recorded through the eyes of a star struck youngster whose bedside prose is so sharp and polished' The Times 'The immediacy and charm of Clark's recollections are possibly more illuminating than the millions of words and pictures pumped out to expose or dish the dirt on the Monroe legend' Helen Osborne, Sunday Times 'Delightful: so observant and pleasing, and such enjoyable asides' Alan Clark (letter to Colin Clark) 'Beguiling, touching and compassionate' Melanie McGrath, Evening Standard 'An extraordinary story' Frank Johnson, Spectator 'It's the funniest account of life in the booby-hatch that's a film studio known to me...It's not that I await [his next] diaries eagerly, but I'm planning to sneak into Clark's house and read them right this minute' Spectator 'Revealing, moving and deliciously funny' Daily Telegraph