Author: Adam Victor
Publisher/Date: The Overlook Press (c. 1999)
Format/Condition: New large paperback book in Near Fine condition: light edgwear; covers lightly rubbed. 342 pages, index. Dimensions: 8.5 x 12 x 1.1 inches. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white and color.
Description: Marilyn Monroe's status as the greatest icon of the twentieth century is rarely disputed, but the real Marilyn in many ways has remained a mystery. Her life has been pondered by everyone from film scholars and historians to novelists and pop culture mavens, creating endless pages of biography, analysis, adoration, invective, and speculation ever since her mysterious death in August 1962. The ultimate Marilyn Monroe reference book includes information on her life and times, films, anecdotes, and snippets of gossip, as well as a catalog of her clothes, a medical history, facts about her relationship with the Kennedy family, and hundreds of photos and illustrations.
With Adam Victor's astute research and crisp writing, as well as hundreds of photographs (including shots by top photographers Eve Arnold, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Milton Greene, among others), the facts of Marilyn's amazing life are represented in full and, of course, there is complete information on Marilyn's lovers, songs, and films, including credit listings. "The Marilyn Encyclopedia" is the second-to-none resource on Marilyn Monroe.