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)

The one name, the one man, who epitomizes kustom cars is George Barris. A man who started working on cars during World War II, George is still promoting shows, handing out trophies and still kissing the trophy girls. In the 1950s, George and his brother Sam developed what came to be known as the "Barris look." All of the cars to come out of their shop in southern California exhibited a certain cleanliness of line and sophistication that had more in common with sophisticated coach-built European cars than American hot rods of the same period. At the same time that George and Sam were building some very famous cars like the Hirohata Merc and the Polynesian, George started to photograph their cars and write stories for magazines like Rod&Custom. Not only does George Barris write as an expert on custom cars, in many cases he was the builder of the car he's describing.

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