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Title:
Marilyn--her life in her own words : Marilyn Monroe's revealing last words and photographs
Author:
Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Citadel Press, 2001.

©1995
Physical Description:
xvii, 163 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Secausus, NJ : Carol Pub. Group, 1995.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780806522401
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A beautifully illustrated celebration of the Marilyn America continues to adore. On her thirty-sixth birthday on June 1, 1962, author George Barris, internationally renowned photojournalist, arrived on the set of Some Like It Hot to interview and photograph Marilyn. They had first met eight years earlier and become good friends; now they agreed to realize Marilyn's dream of putting together a picture book-autobiography. The two began with high hopes and some lengthy, substantive talks included here, but the project was never completed: Just two months after they'd begun, the quixotic Marilyn was found dead. It remains Barris's belief that she did not die by her own hand, but was, in fact, murdered.

Had she lived, Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 75th birthday on June 1, 2001. Here, with a new appreciation from her old friend George Barris, is a loving remembrance and farewell to a woman whose spirit still touches us all.


Author Notes

Amy Alexander is a contributing writer for the Boston Globe and a media columnist at africana.com. She has been a staff writer for the Miami Herald and was the 1992 recipient of the California Newspaper Publishers Award for her coverage of the Los Angeles riots. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
1. Phillis Wheatleyp. 3
2. Sojourner Truthp. 11
3. Harriet Tubmanp. 18
4. Ida B. Wells Barnettp. 26
5. Mary Church Terrellp. 35
6. Madame C. J. Walkerp. 39
7. Mary McLeod Bethunep. 43
8. Zora Neale Hurstonp. 51
9. Alberta Hunterp. 59
10. Bessie Smithp. 65
11. Hattie McDanielp. 69
12. Marian Andersonp. 73
13. Ella Bakerp. 82
14. Josephine Bakerp. 85
15. Dorothy Westp. 95
16. Katherine Dunhamp. 98
17. Mahalia Jacksonp. 101
18. Dorothy Heightp. 105
19. Rosa Parksp. 108
20. Billie Holidayp. 115
21. Gwendolyn Brooksp. 122
22. Fannie Lou Hamerp. 128
23. Lena Hornep. 134
24. Ella Fitzgeraldp. 141
25. Ruby Deep. 147
26. Shirley Chisholmp. 153
27. Eartha Kittp. 159
28. Leontyne Pricep. 164
29. Maya Angeloup. 167
30. Lorraine Hansberryp. 176
31. Odettap. 183
32. Toni Morrisonp. 186
33. Audre Lordep. 194
34. Sonia Sanchezp. 200
35. Barbara Jordanp. 204
36. June Jordanp. 212
37. Betty Shabazzp. 217
38. Johnnetta Colep. 222
39. Mary Frances Berryp. 227
40. Marian Wright Edelmanp. 231
41. Tina Turnerp. 235
42. Charlayne Hunter-Gaultp. 241
43. Aretha Franklinp. 245
44. Nikki Giovannip. 250
45. Angela Davisp. 256
46. Alice Walkerp. 264
47. Susan Taylorp. 273
48. Whoopi Goldbergp. 277
49. Oprah Winfreyp. 281
50. Florence Griffith Joynerp. 290
Select Bibliographyp. 295
Picture Acknowledgmentsp. 297
Indexp. 299

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