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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User Review  - Lee Miller - Goodreads

You would think it a publisher's gimmick, Gloria Steinem writing a biography to accompany newly discovered photos of Marilyn Monroe. Steinem admits it's not a scholarly biography, but she thoroughly ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul V. - Goodreads

A great look at Marilyn Monroe written by feminist icon Gloria Steinem in 1986. It's a good feminist look at what MM had to go through in her career and her life. I always thought that Clara Bow was ... 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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