Marilyn: Norma Jeane

Title

Marilyn: Norma Jeane

Authors

Gloria Steinem

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Document Type

Book

Description

The book delves into a topic many other writers have ignored—that of Norma Jeane, the young girl who grew up with an unstable mother, constant shuffling between foster homes, and abuse. Steinem evocatively recreates that world, connecting it to the fragile adult persona of Marilyn Monroe. Her compelling text draws on a long, private interview Monroe gave to photographer George Barris, part of an intended joint project begun during Monroe’s last summer. Steinem’s Marilyn also includes Barris’s extraordinary portraits of Monroe, taken just weeks before the star’s death.

Publication Date

1986

Publisher

Holt

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2015 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History | Nonfiction

Marilyn: Norma Jeane

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