My Story

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 185 pages
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Written at the height of her fame but not published until over a decade after her death, this autobiography of actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) poignantly recounts her childhood as an unwanted orphan, her early adolescence, her rise in the film industry from bit player to celebrity, and her marriage to Joe DiMaggio. In this intimate account of a very public life, she tells of her first (non-consensual) sexual experience, her romance with the Yankee Clipper, and her prescient vision of herself as "the kind of girl they found dead in the hall bedroom with an empty bottle of sleeping pills in her hand." The Marilyn in these pages is a revelation: a gifted, intelligent, vulnerable woman who was far more complex than the unwitting sex siren she portrayed on screen. Lavishly illustrated with photos of Marilyn, this special book celebrates the life and career of an American icon -from the unique perspective of the icon herself."
 

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Contents

1 How I Rescued a White Piano
1
2 My First Sin
10
3 It Happened in Math Class
20
4 I Branch Out as a Siren
26
5 Marriage Knell
31
6 Lonely Streets
34
7 Another Soldier Boy
38
8 I Begin a New Dream
43
19 I Become a Cause
108
20 Upand Down Again
113
21 Back to 20th
118
22 About Men
124
23 About Women
128
24 Another Love Affair Ends
131
25 Johnny Dies
135
26 Ill Be SmartTomorrow
138

9 Higher Higher Higher
46
10 I Get Through the Looking Glass
53
11 How I Made a Calendar
57
12 I Jump Through the Paper Hoop
62
13 I Didnt Like Parties but I Liked Mr Schenck
70
14 The Police Enter My Life
80
15 The Bottom of the Ocean
87
16 My First Love
90
17 I Buy a Present
98
18 I See the World
104
27 My Joan Crawford Feud
141
28 My Fight with Hollywood
147
29 Why I Am a Hollywood Misfit
150
30 My Own Recipe for Fame
154
31 A Gentleman from Center Field
161
32 Bosom Tempest
167
33 A Wise Man Opens My Eyes
170
34 I Marry Joe
175
35 Korean Serenade
181
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Marilyn Monroe was a film actress whose seductive screen presence shot her to stardom as a sex symbol. After she was mysteriously found dead of a drug overdose at the age of 36, the movie star became a beloved pop icon. Journalist, novelist, and Oscar-winning screenwriter of Underworld, Ben Hecht (1893-1964) assisted Marilyn in the creation of My Story.

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