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The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

by Sarah Churchwell

Paperback, 371 pages, St Martins Press, List Price: $18 |


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Sarah Churchwell evaluates Monroe's numerous roles, from sex symbol and innocent to crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, drawing on published sources to consider the plausibility of disputed facts while considering how her life reflected shifting cultural attitudes.

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Monroe's Legacy Is Making Fortune, But For Whom?

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