MM--Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe is our supreme icon of glamour, vulnerability, personal magnetism, and the American dream, and her legend continues to grow four decades after her death. MM—Personal is a new look behind the veil of that legend, reproducing the most fascinating relics from her private archive—once thought to have been lost, and never before revealed to the public—to clarify, qualify, or reverse many common conceptions about the “blond bombshell.”
Praise for MM - Personal:
"MM-Personal offers a fascinating glimpse into an impossibly famous celebrity going about the business of living."
--Wall Street Journal
"MM-Personal is filled with wonderful photographs . . . most accessible."
-Larry McMurtry for the New York Review of Books
"The book, a luscious glossy thing, is studded with photos, many of them Monroe's personal items-including artwork she purchased just before her death. . . . the overall vibe of the book is wrenching, because it clarifies Monroe's humanity, her working life, her normal day-to-day existence."
- Liz Smith
"With each turn of the page comes a new surprise. You don't have to be an MM fanatic to get lost in this book."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Aula - LibraryThing
Short but indepth look at Marilyn Monroe's life. The photos of bills, receipts and letters, among other items, give for a very personal and 'real' look into the life of a true modern icon. Banner's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bookswoman - LibraryThing
I like most biographies of Marilyn and I've read several over the years. This one is very different, it is more a photo biography than a written one. The problem I had with it was the huge build-up in ... Read full review