LIFE Remembering Marilyn (Life (Life Books)) (英語) ハードカバー – 2009/10/13
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From a hard childhood lived largely in foster homes, she ascended to the highest of Hollywood heights-
a screen icon beyond compare. And then she died young under mysterious circumstances, tragically
cementing her legend. The life story of Norma Jeane Baker, the girl who would become Marilyn Monroe, is as thrilling, glamorous and dramatic as anything seen on the big screen, and the camera was there to capture every chapter. With intimate, rarely seen photographs of a pretty little child growing up in California during the 1930s right through to the classic imagery of the movie star in the 1950s and '60s made by LIFE's legendary team of photographers, this book is a warm portrait of a woman who was majestic and vulnerable in equal measure. These pages prove beyond any doubt: There has never been another like Marilyn, and there never will be.
However, it is not "magazine" or "coffee table" sized, as one might often expect from Life Books.
This needs to be stated here, because the listed dimensions are nonsensical,
and are therefore apt to be justly ignored (0.6 x 6.6 x 0.3 inches on the date of this review…
not dissimilar to a linguini noodle).
I'd have reported the discrepancy under "update product info", but that isn't a flexible option,
in this regard, and so I've reluctantly rated this at one-star,
since most of us read those first, or even exclusively!
The brevity of this well-written and generously illustrated account of Marilyn Monroe's fabled but foreshortened life will, however, leave some readers gasping, as I was, for more details of the larger-than-life personalities and earth-shaking events that made these times remarkable and memorable. But no single book could possibly cover so much ground. Fortunately, though, a multitude of writers following Miss Monroe's demise, have addressed this issue, providing a plethora of biographical detail on the life and times of Hollywood's ultimate, and still reigning, Queen. Many of these works are available from Amazon Books.