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Riassunto: Focuses on 13 "moments" in Marilyn Monroe's life to create a fictionalized portrait of a sensitive, vulnerable girl, extending to offer insights on femininity, showbusiness, exploitation and rampant masculinity. Episodes such as her sexual abuse at the age of seven are examined.
From Kirkus Reviews: Fine, literate novel about Marilyn Monroe, in 13 set-pieces. Skirting clich‚s in the Marilyn literature, Toperoff (Lost Sundays, 1989, etc.) devises a dramatic mode of approaching the star that delivers a well-realized MM amid a fully satisfying bevy of supporting characters. The author excels at presence on the scene and dialogue that at its best has an inspired rightness. The 13 chapters include young-married Norma Jean accompanying a wisecracking friend to an abortion and putting herself out by arranging for the car, paying half the bill, and seeing her friend through the physical crisis. We watch her being ``raped'' at nine years old by her mother's boyfriend (Norma Jean's abed with a fake fever, and Mom's away for a half hour), who pretends to be taking the girl's temperature with a rectal thermometer while actually invading her vagina. Still during her teenage marriage, we are with her during a gig with a small band while she grows as a singer and learns to concentrate. If this scene is weak, it's nonetheless followed by a strong one as Marilyn's new agent/lover Johnny Hyde takes her to Hollywood's top plastic surgeon for fuzz removal and slight facial reconstruction. Then follows an amusing scene of Marilyn aloft and cabined with sportswriters in the press box at Yankee Stadium and melting such towering cynics as Red Smith and Jimmy Cannon while Joe DiMaggio fumes. And Joe fumes as Billy Wilder films Marilyn getting her skirts upblown by a New York subway. Then MM wows the Actors Studio. Arthur Miller fumes while Marilyn comes onto Frank Lloyd Wright and wants to accept Wright's high-priced plans for a Connecticut retreat. And so on, through Marilyn's last night, as she dies while talking on the phone with a talk-show host. Extremely skillful and moving. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Descrizione libro Perennial, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Dust Jacket as Issued. 1st Printing. Book shows moderate wear/ spine tight, pages clean/ covers show moderate edge wear/ corners creased/ several page tips creased/ black mark on barcode on rear cover****We ship most books within 24 hours****Customer satisfaction guaranteed****Over 22 years of experience in the book selling community. Codice libro della libreria 008876
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Codice libro della libreria G0060924047I4N00
Descrizione libro Perennial. Paperback. Condizione libro: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Codice libro della libreria 2681766783
Descrizione libro Harpercollins, 1992. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Stated First Edition. Type: Remainder Small bumped upper edge near spine, bumped tips, remainder mark on bottom edge. Interior as new. 276 pages. Codice libro della libreria 9331
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, nd (1991), c1991, 1991. 1st Edition (Advance Reading Copy), illus. soft cover, fine, 276 pp, tall 8vo, 'A fictional portrait of Marilyn Monroe.'. Codice libro della libreria 24320
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97800609240413.0
Descrizione libro Perennial, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0060924047
Descrizione libro Perennial, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1993. Soft Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 022028
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97800609240411.0
Descrizione libro Perennial, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria 13904639