Marilyn Revealed by Ted Schwarz
The Ambitious Life of an American Icon

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What made Norma Jean special was the quality she discovered when, bored with being a teenage bride with a husband in the Merchant Marine during World War II, she took her first and most enduring lover, the camera. At the age of 36, Marilyn Monroe died a Hollywood movie star and an American legend. Her rise to fame, however, had very little to do with her limited talents. Monroe infiltrated Hollywood, swarming with fake names and idealized careers, and pressed herself into its mold. Monroe's personal confessions, along with interviews with friends and contemporaries, reveal the truth behind this Hollywood icon.

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Ted Schwarz has written and coauthored more than 100 books.Among his bestselling titles are The Peter Lawford Story, The Kennedys: The Third Generation, and Rose Kennedy and Her Family.
Published October 16, 2008 by Taylor Trade Publishing. 692 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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Penning a Marilyn Monroe biography in 2009 is no easy task, following shelves full of books shamelessly exposing, mythologizing and complicating the iconic actress's memory. Schwarz (The Hillside Stra

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Drawing from FBI files and interviews with Norma Jean Mortenson's friends and acquaintances, Schwarz seeks to debunk the Marilyn myths while chronicling her dysfunctional, partially fabricated family history (questioning how long she spent in an orphanage), her pathological insecurity, her infamo...

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