Marilyn: Norma Jeane

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New American Library, Nov 1, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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In this sensitive, provocative portrait of Marilyn Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth--the child Norma Jean--and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon that has never died. 16 pages of full-color photos.

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I found it refreshing to view the story and legend of Marilyn from a feminist woman's viewpoint. The author did a very good job is sharing Marilyn's story as an orphan, sex symbol and icon. It made ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynn Dixon - Goodreads

This book was somewhat informative but it did keep me turning or shall I say scrolling on to the next screen. I read it on Kindle and most of these things, I felt that I already knew about this very ... Read full review


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Jesse Sage and Liora Kasten are directors of the American Anti-Slavery Group ( Sage has appeared on NPR, BET, and Pacifica Radio, and was recognized by "Fast Company "magazine as one of its "Fast 50" social innovators for his development of the activist web-portal Kasten has worked with slavery survivors in India and Sudan, and helped organize a nationwide advocacy campaign to stop genocide in Sudan.
Gloria Steinem is best known for her outspoken advocacy on behalf of women.

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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