Marilyn Monroe Movie Poster Book

Marilyn Monroe Movie Poster Book

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During her short life, Marilyn Monroe became a superstar in the movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Between 1947 and 1961, she appeared in nearly 30 films. Like most actors, she started at the bottom in minor roles. After years of small parts, her performances in "The Asphalt Jungle" and "All About Eve" (both 1950) drew the attention of 20th Century Fox which signed her to a seven-year contract. From then on, she was on her way to the top, landing her first leading role in "Don't Bother to Knock" (1952), followed by a lead role in "Niagara," a melodramatic film noir. Over time Monroe demonstrated that she was more than a sex symbol. She had great comedic ability in "Some Like It Hot" (1960) and was more than the "dumb blonde" in "Bus Stop" (1956). The "Marilyn Monroe Movie Poster Book" showcases-and celebrates- Monroe's successful film career by presenting more than 50 never-before-published posters and lobby cards, all in full color and in chronological order. In addition, there are a special image gallery of Marilyn's early roles and posters from foreign releases and compilation films. It's a must have for ardent Monroe fans, young and old. By section, films represented are: Image Gallery of Early Roles: "The Shocking Miss Pilgrim" (1947), "Dangerous Years" (1947), "You Were Meant for Me" (1948) and "Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948). Posters: "Ladies of the Chorus" (1948), "Love Happy (1949), "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), "Hometown Story" (1951), "As Young As You Feel" (1951), "Love Nest" (1951), "Let's Make It Legal" (1951), "We're Not Married" (1952), "Don't Bother to Knock" (1952), "Monkey Business" (1952), "Niagara" (1953), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953), "River of No Return" (1954), "There's No Business Like Show Business" (1954), "The Seven Year Itch" (1955), "Bus Stop" (1956), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), "Some Like It Hot" (1959), "Let's Make Love" (1960) and "The Misfits" (1961). Lobby Cards: "Ladies of the Chorus" (1948), "A Ticket to Tomahawk" (1950), "The Asphalt Jungle" (1950), "All About Eve" (1950), "The Fireball" (1950), "Hometown Story" (1951), "Love Nest" (1951), "Gentlemen Prefer Blonds" (1953), "River of No Return" (1954), "Bus Stop" (1956), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), "Marilyn" (1963) Foreign Release Posters: "Love Happy" (1949), "Asphalt Jungle" (1950), "Don't Bother to Knock" (1952), "Niagara" (1953), "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), "How to Marry a Millionaire" (1953), "River of No Return" (1954), "The Seven Year Itch" (1955), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), "Some Like It Hot" (1959), "Let's Make Love" (1960), "The Misfits" (1961), "Marilyn" (1963). Compilation Film Posters: "Marilyn" (1963).show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 202 x 253 x 12mm | 278g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 1507733771
  • 9781507733776
  • 1,397,002