A brilliant combination of visual-book glamour and meticulous scholarship,the most comprehensive study of Marilyn Monroe ever published.
Marilyn Monroe's status as one of the most recognizable icons of the twentieth century is undisputed--her life was both glorious and tragic, and her legacy is still pondered by everyone from film scholars to pop culture mavens. Now, with The Marilyn Encyclopedia, author Adam Victor has assembled all of the information a Marilyn fan could ever want and has written a virtual Encyclopedia Britannica of Marilyn's extraordinary legend and legacy. Fans and scholars finally have easy access to specific information on Marilyn's life and times, including complete information about her films, quotes from reviews, anecdotes, gossip, and famous sayings; entries touching on all of Marilyn's relationships (husbands, lovers, family members, directors, co-stars); catalogs of her clothing; and complete information on her recordings. Times, dates, and places; surgeries, Kennedys, and conspiracy theories--simply everything is here.
Through astute research and crisp writing, Victor traces Marilyn's inexorable path to iconhood, creating a compelling anatomy of fame in our century. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography, a list of fan clubs, web sites, and--of course--hundreds of photos and illustrations, many of them rare, some simply never seen before. Marvelously stylish and incomparable in scope and depth, The Marilyn Encyclopedia will satisfy even her most ravenous fans.
Adam Victor first encountered Marilyn Monroe at age 12, when he saw The Marx Brothers' Love Happy at his local theater. He is a successful writer and translator, writing a groundbreaking work on education in Italy among other books and researching a wide variety of projects for the BBC. In researching The Marilyn Encyclopedia, he read virtually every book ever written about Marilyn Monroe, and conducted extensive research on the Internet.