The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe

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Grand Central Publishing, Aug 25, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 576 pages
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From New York Times bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture.

When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world and the complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes is a story that has never before been told...until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian. He also reveals, for the first time, the shocking scope of Marilyn's own mental illness, the identity of Marilyn's father and the half-brother she never knew, and new information about her relationship with the Kennedy's-Bobby, Jack, and Pat Kennedy Lawford. Explosive, revelatory, and surprisingly moving, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.
 

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Contents

Norma Jeanes Foster Mother
Marilyns Mother Gladys
Dellas Terrible Fate
A Frightening Encounter with Gladys
A Newand TemporaryLife
Grace Is Norma Jeanes Legal Guardian
Grace v
Marilyn Trying to Understand Gladys
Arthur Miller
Natasha Non Grata
Giving Voice to the Voices
The Misfits
Marilyn Is Committed
How Dare You Betray Me
A Reunion with Berniece
A Second Opinion

Wayne Bolenders Fatherly Advice
Natasha
Gladys Marries
The Asphalt Jungle
Suicide over Johnny?
Early Films
Graces Upsetting Secret
A Shocking Discovery About Grace
Mrs DiMaggio
The Seven Year Itch
Sinatra
Marilyn in New York
Dr Greenson in Control
Kennedy Style
Finally Youre Here
Marilyn Fired
My Friend Is Dying
Maybe Final Curtain
AFTER MARILYN
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
SOURCES AND OTHER NOTES
MARILYN MONROE FILMOGRAPHY
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About the author (2009)

J. Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Headline News. He is the bestselling author of 14 books.

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