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MAILER, NORMAN - Marilyn

Title: Marilyn
Description: Spring Books, London, 1989. Square quarto; hardcover, with illustrated boards; 270pp., with many full-colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; a few superficial scratches to rear panel of dustwrapper with one or two small scrapes and slight wear to upper edges, especially on head of spine; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine. This book is really two books. It is a biography and it is also a pictorial retrospective of an actress whose greatest love affair was conceivably with the camera. "Marilyn", written by renowned author Norman Mailer, is a major biography, a full attempt to understand a beautiful, complex and tragic woman. Mailer gives us an insight into her contradictions, that few biographers could offer, and reveals the many different facets of her personality, in a way that will fascinate both men and women. During her short life Marilyn Monroe was the most sought-after photographic subject in the world. Lawrence Schiller was one of the photographers who had taken some of her finest pictures. Years later, he arranged an exhibition using the stills from many of the photographers who had worked with her. Called MARILYN MONROE - the Legend and the Truth, it was seen by hundreds of thousands of people in the United States and Japan. Arranged here to form a photographic essay, a remarkable counterpoint is offered to Mailer's text. In this superb work, there are two histories, one in words, the other in photographs. Without doubt, these two elements come together in the shape of an elusive search for that most mercurial charm - the identity of a lovely if seldom simple woman.

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Price: AUD 27.50 = appr. US$ 19.03 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 31342


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