- Tapa blanda: 752 páginas
- Editor: Cooper Square Publ Inc; Edición: Cooper Square P (1 de julio de 2001)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0815411839
- ISBN-13: 978-0815411833
- Valoración media de los clientes: 3 opiniones de clientes
Marilyn Monroe: The Biography (Inglés) Tapa blanda – jul 2001
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This is a book that wound up teaching me a great deal about Hollywood, the social history of California, the movie business, the trials of female actors in American show business and the life of a woman who has been so mythologized that often the real woman is obscured from actual view.--Erica Jong "The Instrumentalist "
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A biography of the screen legend employs thirty-five thousand formerly sealed documents--letters, diaries, and other papers--to examine virtually every aspect of Monroe's life and death.Ver Descripción del producto
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Relata cómo llegó a relacionarse con las altas y corruptas esferas del poder y con la mafia. Tenía poderosos enemigos, como Hoover y peligrosísimos amigos, como Frank Sinatra. Cuando les estorbó, la mataron.
La biografía de Spoto refleja la sociedad norteamericana de aquella época tan bien como el Cine Negro.
El número de datos que da Spoto es tal que no puede leerse la biografía de un tirón; hay que digerirla.
Antonio de Miguel.
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It's true that his research and careful representations are far above any of the others who've attempted to present her in a realistic manner but, no one else has addressed her true wit, her remarkable ability to handle press and fans with just the right amount of cupidity and humour. Mr. Spoto has provided a genuine 'study' of a woman who had a phenomenal talent, a remarkable resilience and a stunning drive for acceptance as a smart and able actor, person and sensitive woman.
I've found myself feeling disgust and fury regarding the manipulation of a vulnerable and trusting human being by those who descended upon her only to enrich themselves as well as derive ego-based satisfaction in their proximity to fame. Her various psychiatrists were not merely incompetent but malevolent and greatly affected her fragile state of mind when she most needed support and encouragement.
I realize now, that I've taken a short break from completing this book, mainly due to my unwillingness to know more about her final days and the grim environment erected by those upon whom she depended. She was truly one of a kind and had an astonishing strength under conditions that few would have managed to survive. Her honest desire to achieve as an actor rather than a base and cliche'd character was repeatedly thwarted by those who had no interest in her as a person and no concern for her long-term career.
I'm saddened by the knowledge of her mistreatment and her eventual death, whatever the circumstances. I feel certain that when I do complete reading this, I'll feel both distraught by and grateful for the experience. Throughout the hours that I've spent reading, I've repeatedly felt astonishment at the brilliant manner in which Mr. Spoto offers us a deep and caring story of a woman who was many years before her time. Kudos, Bravo, Mr. Spoto and....thank you.
Marilyn was bright and enjoyed learning. She studied at the Actors Studio and took courses in literature at UCLA. She became hooked on booze and drugs and was found dead in her bedroom in August 1962. Spoto discounts a serious affair with JFK and his brother Robert Kennedy.
This is a long biography that is very detailed. It gives a good insight into post World War II American culture and draws a clear picture of the troubled and tragic Marilyn Monroe. Dr. Donald Spoto's biographies are always well written and this biography is no exception. Recommended.
Spoto's respect for his subject comes through. He sees- rightly in my view- that Monroe was a woman of extraordinary accomplishments.
My favourite Monroe book remains Sarah Churchwell's "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe"