This book is really two books. It is an extraordinary biography by Norman Mailer, and it is also a BRILLIANT pictorial retrospective of actress Marilyn Monroe whose greatest love affair was conceivably with the camera.
COLLECTOR’S 1973 first edition hardcover book with original unclipped dust jacket - Marilyn, a Biography: Pictures by the World's Foremost Photographers.
Produced by Lawrence Schiller. Designed by Allen Hurlburt. Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap, New York, N. Y. ,Copyright: 1973, first edition, second printing. ISBN 0448010291. Not ex-library.
Profusely illustrated, STUNNING full page and duo page color plates and black & white taken by 24 world renown photographers:
Lawrence Schiller, Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Bruce Davidson, Bert Stern, Douglas Kirkland, Eve Arnold, George Barris, Philippe Halsman, Sam Shaw, Inge Morath, Tom Kelley, Lee Lockwood, John Vachon, Elliot Erwitt, Bob Henriques, Cornell Capa, Andres de Dienes, Bob Willoughby and more.
Contains some of the best and last images ever taken of Marilyn (most of them exclusive to this book and not to be seen elsewhere). Numerous pictures taking on various Hollywood movie sets, several from "The Misfits". When first published, this book was the subject of Time and Life Magazine cover stories, and was on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Norman Mailer, one of America's most important writers of the second half of the Twentieth Century. Mailer, the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, first writer to explore the relationship between Monroe and Bobby Kennedy. Mailer's text is clear and piercing, his eye into Monroe's life is both penetrating and compassionate, one of the most literary and artful examination of Marilyn Monroe's life to be found.
Born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962 she was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.
Quarto heavy hardcover, unclipped dustjacket $19.95, original beige linen cloth, dark brown spine title, front stamped title, 270 pp, 10 3/4" x 9 1/2". Pages FINE, bright and clean. Binding tight. Fine vintage condition overall.
Pages fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear-mostly light rippling. Cover near fine/bright/clean/minimal shelfwear includes light bow. DJ mostly good/bright/clean/general shelfwear includes mostly edge chipping-few edge tears (few clear taped-longest 2.2" ) some spine end tears.
Do not pass up this magnificent book; will make a FABULOUS gift!!