Based on primary documents such as letters and interviews with people very close to Marilyn, this biography tells the tale of her life, focusing mainly on Marilyn’s sexual and psychological aspects. It provides details into how she developed her image and what led her to become America’s most compelling sexual icon in history.
This book describes the influence of Marilyn Monroe’s fashion, from her sweet, innocent look early in her career to her more revealing sexual image later on. It is an excellent source for understanding how her “look” became famous in itself and had a great impact on the public’s vision of her as a sex symbol.
This book goes into depth on Marilyn’s personality and how her image conflicted with her character. She was a mature, sexual individual with a “dumb blonde” persona on the outside, but what most people don’t see is that she was truly an intelligent person with a childlike soul. If you are interested in getting to know the “real” Marilyn, this is the book to read.
Just six weeks before her tragic death, Marilyn attended her final photo-shoot with famous photographer of the 60’s Bert Stern. With nearly 2,600 photos displaying her fashion, portraits, and nudes, this book documents the eternal image of Marilyn that she was so famous for.
This book contains never-before published photos of Marilyn, covering key aspects of her life, from her first photo-shoot in 1946 through all of her acting career. According to the book’s review on Amazon.com, Bruno Bernard’s photos of Marilyn are “synonymous with Hollywood glamour and sex appeal” and are therefore another excellent source for understanding her sexual image.