Remembering Marilyn Monroe

MarilynAugust 5, 2014 is the 52nd anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe. Over the years, she has become one of the most celebrated and controversial Hollywood icons. Her life has inspired other artists like Madonna, Elton John and Andy Warhol and her life continues to interest fans all over the world. Many books have been published over the years by various writers – Norman Mailer, Gloria Steinem, Joyce Carol Oates and Marilyn, herself. With so many choices, it may be hard to choose, so here is a selection available right here at the library!

Marilyn Monroe: the Biography by Donald Spoto
My Story by Marilyn Monroe with Ben Hecht (e-book)
MM- Personal: From the Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe by Lois Banner
Marilyn and Me: Sister/Rivals/Friends by Susan Strasberg
Blonde Heat: the Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe by Richard Buskin
Joe and Marilyn: Legends in Love by Davis C.Heymann

One last thought – Marilyn made just 29 films during her career and became the ultimate symbol of Hollywood glamour. Check out some her great films from the library.

~ Manju Sharma, Reference Librarian