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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe e-book

Author:

Robert Petkoff,J. Randy Taraborrelli

Language:

English

Category:

Memoris

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Arts & Literature

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1196 kb

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Rating:

4.5

Publisher:

Hachette Audio; Abridged edition (August 25, 2009)

ISBN:

1600246516

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe e-book

by Robert Petkoff,J. Randy Taraborrelli


Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe. I would not characterize myself as an expert on the life of Marilyn Monroe, but having said that, I do know a bit about her even though I was in grade school when she passed away.

Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe. My interest in her started with seeing "Some Like It Hot" on television years ago. It intensified when I came across articles about her and interviews with people who knew her, which allowed me to understand that she was actually a bright and well informed person, and not the persona of the ditzy blond sex kitten of some of her film roles.

Randy Taraborrelli is a respected journalist, a recognizable entertainment personality, and in-demand guest on many television programs including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, and CNN Headline News. He is the bestselling author of thirteen books.

Start by marking The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe as Want to Read .

Start by marking The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. From "New York Times" bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the definitive biography of the most enduring icon in popular American culture. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother was either dead or simply not a part of her life. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in From "New York Times" bestselling author J.

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Written by J. Randy Taraborrelli, narrated by Robert Petkoff. until now. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the women so influential in the actress' life, including her mother, her foster mother, and her legal guardian.

Marilyn monroe filmography. Marilyn Monroe was so much more than just a famous movie star. She was a vulnerable soul, a generous spirit, and a brave soldier in a devastating battle with her own mind. Attempting to explain her difficult journey is the challenge I set for myself with this book. At the heart of the story, I discovered a very different kind of Marilyn, a woman far more complex and serious-and maybe even tragic-than the one I thought I knew.

Читает Robert Petkoff . Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother, Gladys Baker, was either dead or simply not a part of her life - depending on the publicity campaign of the moment. In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the powerful women so influential in the actress' life: Her mother, Gladys Baker, who gave up her daughter, Norma Jeane (Marilyn) after having two others kidnapped from her.

The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is a 2015 American made-for-TV drama film on Marilyn Monroe. The (two-hour forty-seven minute) miniseries is based on The New York Times bestseller of the same name by J. It has been nominated for three Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

A life of Marilyn Monroe dispenses the gossip – and refutes some lurid rumours – but fails to capture her essence .

A life of Marilyn Monroe dispenses the gossip – and refutes some lurid rumours – but fails to capture her essence, says Peter Conrad. Nor did Robert Kennedy arrange her murder, as Norman Mailer and other conspiracy theorists have claimed. A stealthy executioner would have been superfluous; Marilyn was only too eager to put herself out of her misery. Though Taraborrelli is an indefatigable gossip hound, he's less good at analysing Marilyn's inflammatory appeal.

When Marilyn Monroe became famous in the 1950s, the world was told that her mother, Gladys Baker, was either dead or simply not a part of her life -- depending on the publicity campaign of the moment. However, that was not true. In fact, her mentally ill mother was very much present in Marilyn's world. The complex family dynamic that unfolded behind the scenes as Miss Monroe blazed a path to iconic glory is a story that has never before been told...until now.In this groundbreaking book, Taraborrelli draws complex and sympathetic portraits of the powerful women so influential in the actress' life: Her mother, Gladys Baker, who gave up her daughter, Norma Jeane (Marilyn) after having two others kidnapped from her. Her foster mother, Ida Bolender, who raised Norma Jeane for seven years -- a woman whose brash but powerful approach to parenting has been completely misunderstood. The legal guardian, Grace Goddard, who helped create "Marilyn Monroe." He also tells for the first time the potent story of Marilyn's closely guarded friendship with Pat Kennedy Lawford, sister of President John Kennedy; he sheds new light on Marilyn's so-called affair with JFK; and he reveals shocking information about Marilyn's relationship with Robert Kennedy. An epic journey told by a master storyteller, this is the final word on the life of one of the most fascinating and elusive icons of the 20th Century.
Small Black
Well written. Real insight into Marilyns life. Exposed never before heard of facts. Childhood where her mother abandoned her and father disowned her. You really get the feel of the progression from Norma Jeane to Marillyn. All she wanted was love and acceptance. Married her first husband to avoid being placed in an orphanage at 17. Joe D'Maggio was jealous of her fame and was physically abusive. Arthur Miller humiliated her publicly. President Kennedy slept with her and then refused her calls. Book reveals her vulnerability. She made a number of pReoor choices when it came to friends that used her. She became a drug addict endorsed by the studios who supplied doctors with prescription drugs. Frank Sinatra became a true friend and eventually a lover also. Reading this book I many times was astounded by what was going on in her life. Debunked the notion of a Kennedy conspiracy and any hint of her being killed. She may have accidently overdosed or committed suicide. Either was possible.
playboy
I've read every biography of Marilyn, & this is my favorite. Excellent research of a beautiful woman who, tragically, was a suicide-waiting-to-happen. Great insight into those who struggle with mental disorders. I couldn't help but wish Norma Jeane would have been content to remain that young housewife, & have a couple children, for she longed to be a mother; she may have been happier & lived much longer.....but who's to say? Great read.
Damdyagab
This is very informative that Marilyn’s life was no picnic. In real life she didn’t have sex with married men. There’s lots of myths since her death. The real Marilyn was a mentally disturbed person who would have benefited from the medications available today.
Ranicengi
I read this book because I have never understood the obsessive fascination so many people have with Marilyn...I do now! Really balanced and fair, well written...nothing sensationalist at all. Was such a treat to read, what a great bio. Wish there were more pictures!
Jorius
I really enjoyed this biography. I have always been curious about MM. This book is incredibly detailed and delves deep into her personal life. I love they he discusses her early life in such detail and the side stories of other people in her life like Sinatra, her acting coaches, etc. That's what really makes this book so interesting. He does share some opinions about her mental health, which clearly was not stable. I feel like he suggested schizophrenia, but I think that's a reach and something the author should have kept to himself. I like the photos! They were very personal. I wish there had been more. I did at times have a hard time with the organization. How the author presented the book at times it was hard to construct a timeline because he would switch between chronological presentation and organizing by topic. Well worth the read.
TheMoonix
This was a great book! Taraborrelli never fails in his revelations of who he writes about. It had some rare photographs in the book that I have never seen before, and since I am an avid Marilyn Monroe reader I have seen many photos. So many of them are the usual ones you always see. I recommend this book as it is very informative..
Hunaya
I would not characterize myself as an expert on the life of Marilyn Monroe, but having said that, I do know a bit about her even though I was in grade school when she passed away. My interest in her started with seeing "Some Like It Hot" on television years ago. It intensified when I came across articles about her and interviews with people who knew her, which allowed me to understand that she was actually a bright and well informed person, and not the persona of the ditzy blond sex kitten of some of her film roles. As time passed I picked up bits and pieces about her life and came to understand the emotional struggles she went through. I was drawn to this book because it's focus was supposedly on her personal not public life.

Well I must say I was not disappointed. Mr. Taraboraelli has written an objective, well thought out, compassionate biography which goes a long way towards understanding the stuggles Marilyn went through in her life, and the profound psychological problems she was forced to deal with, I think, quite heroically, for a long time. The fact that she was so successful as an actress and a public personality is amazing when you begin to comprehend the tragic aspects of her childhood and her obvious mental illness which manifested itself at an early age. I found myself feeling pity for her, unfortunately the tools available to her psychistrists and their own understanding of her disease were inadequate. Even today, with the medications available and the new insights into neurochemistry all too often the outcomes of treatment are unsuccessful.

I felt that the author included just enough information regarding what was going on in her career and how that influenced and was influenced by her personal struggles with her mother, grandmother and others in her life. Marilyn was certainly a flawed person and sometimes unkind and thoughtless, but overall obviously in many ways a lost personality looking to ground herself to the family she never had. I think, had she lived, she would have been recognized as a major talent as her knowledge of her craft improved. Certainly she had the skills to be a very fine actress.

One comment which I think must be made regarding the sections of the book which deal with a lot of the controversial conspiracy theories regarding her death, her relationships with the Kennedy family and others such as Sinatra and the Rat Pack. The appendix goes into great detail regarding the many interviews Mr. Taraboraelli and his associates conducted with basically everyone surround Marily who is still alive. Some of the research was done for a biography of Frank Sinatra which he wrote a while back. We have to remember that a lot the people who would be the best sources are no longer with us, at some point a researcher has to rely on second hand information and try to assess the validity of that information. I was very impressed by the thoroughness of the research and it's scope.

Honestly, and it is just my opinion, I think the author's assessment of Marilyn's death and the events leading up to it are almost certainly accurate. It is easy to embelish historical incidents with all kinds of arcance theories and connections, but inevitably it turns out that the simplest explanation which covers all the facts is the correct one.

The sad fact is that Marilyn Monroe was a person who, despite her fame and beauty and intellegence and talent, was a mentally ill person whose disease was outside the scope of treatment at the time. Additionally, she was drug adict who had access to medications due to her fame and money, and probably an alcoholic as well. Did she mean to kill herself or was it an accident? I suspect the latter but we will never know of course. Having said that I feel that Mr. Taraboraelli has gotten as close as we ever will, barring some discovery of a cache of information as yet unknown, to the true personal events of her life and death.
Randy is so thorough in his writing. He collects a wide variety of information to write his story. Easy read as his chapters are not long. Very tragic story; too bad there were not many people in her corner and mental health medicine was not what it is today. She might have been able to be helped.

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