Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words: Marilyn Monroe's Revealing Last Words and Photographs

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Citadel Press, Apr 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 163 pages
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A beautifully illustrated celebration of the Marilyn America continues to adore. On her thirty-sixth birthday on June 1, 1962, author George Barris, internationally renowned photojournalist, arrived on the set of Some Like It Hot to interview and photograph Marilyn. They had first met eight years earlier and become good friends; now they agreed to realize Marilyn's dream of putting together a picture book-autobiography. The two began with high hopes and some lengthy, substantive talks included here, but the project was never completed: Just two months after they'd begun, the quixotic Marilyn was found dead. It remains Barris's belief that she did not die by her own hand, but was, in fact, murdered.

Had she lived, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 75th birthday on June 1, 2001. Here, with a new appreciation from her old friend George Barris, is a loving remembrance and farewell to a woman whose spirit still touches us all.


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Marilyn is such a sensitive, beautiful, heartbreaking, soft woman. It's impossible for men not to fall in love with her. I love her myself. [June, 2012]


Lies Lies Lies
How I Wished I Had a Dad
He Put His Hand Under My Dress
Its Just Too Much Sex That You Have
Now Im Marilyn Monroe
Nice Girls Did Not Pose in the Nude
Marilyns Career Takes Off
At First It All Was Innocent and Fun
The Happiest Time of My Life Is Now
An Appreciation
Marilyn Monroes Films

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About the author (2009)

George Barris was born in Manhattan, New York on June 14, 1922. During World War II, he served in the Army as a photographer. One of his last assignments was to cover General Dwight D. Eisenhower's homecoming victory parade in New York in June 1945. After the war, he worked for Parade and other publications. He also photographed Hollywood's biggest stars. He took the last professional photographs of Marilyn Monroe, just weeks before her death in 1962. His photographs have appeared in several books including Marilyn written by Gloria Steinem and Marilyn: Her Life in Her Own Words: Marilyn Monroe's Revealing Last Words and Photographs. He died on September 30, 2016 at the age of 94.

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