Author(s): Gary Vitacco-Robles
This is the hardback version. Goddess... Legend... Icon... You thought you knew her...but never before like this. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, & chaos to become a psychological, cultural, & spiritual phenomenon of the Twentieth Century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, & posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies. Psychotherapist & author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes & redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film & stage performances in Volume One of this definitive biography. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times & through her relationships with literary, entertainment, & political figures. Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed & sensitive biography that intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, & have a family. Volume One examines the first thirty years of Monroe's life and her impact on the culture, providing a deeper understanding of the remarkable woman and the lasting impression she left behind. Based upon interviews, diaries, & personal files-void of sensationalism-Icon: The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe dispels many myths & reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, & enduring star.