Marilyn Revealed: The Ambitious Life of an American Icon

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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At the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe died a Hollywood movie star and became an American legend. This work combines the actress's personal confessions, along with interviews with friends and contemporaries, to reveal the truth behind this Hollywood icon.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Norma Jean
Meeting the Constant Loverp. 11
The Real Normal Jeanp. 25
Even Norma Jean Had a Daddyp. 42
In Hollywood, All Things Were Becoming Possiblep. 46
Meanwhile, on the Other Side of the Continentp. 52
Norma Jean Grows Upp. 65
Never Work with Children or Dogsp. 78
Growing Up Too Happyp. 83
The Better the Story, the Greater the Publicityp. 92
Grace Finds Her Manp. 101
Not Quiet an Orphanp. 104
Steal a Life, Be a Starp. 112
Becoming a Modelp. 130
Andre and Gladys and Jimp. 139
Howard Hughes Sends His "Pimp"p. 147
The End of Norma Jean Doughertyp. 155
Welcome to Hollywood Whoever You Are
Enter Hedda and Louella, the Wicked Witches of Show Businessp. 161
The First Six Months of Marilyn Monroep. 179
702 North Crescent Drive Beverly Hillsp. 187
Politics Pollutes the Film Industry
HUACp. 195
The Cheviot Hills Country Club, August 1947p. 202
The Ryman/Carroll Ranchp. 210
Joe Schenckp. 219
JOhnny Hyde, Love Happy, and Oh That Wiggle When She Walkedp. 233
She Got Naked and Almost Nobody Noticedp. 244
Truth Can Be a Real Nuisancep. 256
I'm Going to Make You a Starp. 261
Milton Greene-The First Timep. 269
The Asphalt Junglep. 271
Begging for Workp. 291
All About Evep. 293
Not an Actress but a Starp. 307
Sid Skolsky and the "Schwabadero"p. 312
DiMaggio, the Greatest Romantic the Publicists Ever Createdp. 317
The Soon-to-Be Mrs. DiMaggiop. 337
Courtshipp. 345
Niagara and Robert Slatzerp. 350
Gladys Returnsp. 369
The Industry Loves Her-Mostlyp. 373
The Jack Benny Programp. 380
How to Marry a Millionairep. 383
River of No Returnp. 396
Bed and Boredp. 413
There's No Business ...p. 427
The Seven Year Itchp. 436
The Divorcep. 458
The Wrong Door Raidp. 461
Hey, Girl, Do You Want to Make a Movie?p. 474
Beginning the Downward Spiralp. 486
Nobody Understands Mep. 489
Dirty Little Secretsp. 496
HUAC/Kazan/Miller and the World Outside Hollywoodp. 507
Some Like It Hotp. 537
Let's Make Lovep. 543
Reality Checkp. 551
The Misfitsp. 557
Something's Got to Give, Jackp. 567
A Moment of Reflectionp. 589
Countdown to Overdosingp. 593
And Then She Diedp. 600
A Pause for Confusionp. 618
What Went Wrongp. 623
Immediate Aftermathp. 628
Marilyn's Autopsyp. 637
Last Will and Testamentp. 641
Postscript: The Reinvestigation Twenty Years after Her Deathp. 645
Selected Bibliographyp. 651
Indexp. 655
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