Marilyn in Manhattan

Marilyn in Manhattan

Her Year of Joy

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Baker & Taylor
Takes a look at Marilyn Monroe's happy time in the Big Apple, during which she took classes with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, befriended the greatest actors and writers of her day and broke her contract with Fox Studios to form her own production company, a groundbreaking move that revolutionized the entertainment industry.

McMillan Palgrave

A city, a movie star, and one magical year.

In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane’s engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette and slips off her wig revealing a tangle of fluffy blonde curls. Marilyn Monroe was leaving Hollywood behind, and along with it a failed marriage and a frustrating career. She needed a break from the scrutiny and insanity of LA. She needed Manhattan.

In Manhattan, the most famous woman in the world can wander the streets unbothered, spend hours at the Met getting lost in art, and afternoons buried in the stacks of the Strand. Marilyn begins to live a life of the mind in New York; she dates Arthur Miller, dances with Truman Capote and drinks with Carson McCullers. Even though she had never lived there before, in New York, Marilyn is home.

In Marilyn in Manhattan, the iconic blonde bombshell is not only happy, but successful. She breaks her contract with Fox Studios to form her own production company, a groundbreaking move that makes her the highest paid actress in history and revolutionizes the entertainment industry. A true love letter to Marilyn, and a joyous portrait of a city bursting with life and art, Marilyn in Manhattan is a beautifully written, lively look at two American treasures: New York and Marilyn Monroe, and sheds new light on one of our most enduring icons.



Baker
& Taylor

Takes a look at Marilyn Monroe's happy time in the Big Apple, during which she took classes with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, befriended the greatest actors and writers of her day, and broke her contract with Fox Studios to form her own productioncompany.

Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, c2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250064967
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 WIN
Characteristics: xv, 283 p. :,ill., ports. ;,25 cm.

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Sep 10, 2017

Just finished and admire this exploration of the actor, Marilyn Monroe, and her ‘joy’ in Manhattan. Well, I enjoy MM’s work and Manhattan, which is a must if you are going to relate to this work by Winder. I was introduced to a myriad of rich characters eccentric, and interesting which surrounded Monroe at that time. The book is well written, interesting in a voyeuristic way, and I felt happy that the actor had this time, this success, in an otherwise difficult life. People really are more interesting than the fiction around them, especially beautiful and female people.

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