Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn

DVD - 2013? | Widescreen ed
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Two boxes of Marilyn Monroe's private writings were discovered in the home of her acting coach, 50 years after her death. Watch as actors read her letters onscreen in a fascinating and illuminating film.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2013?]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVDN 791.43028 L9416L 2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in
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video file,DVD video,region 1

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akirakato
Feb 23, 2019

Directed by Liz Garbus in 2012 based on the 2010 non-fiction book "Fragments" by Stanley F. Buchthal and Bernard Comment, this 107-minute documentary delves into the life of Marilyn Monroe.
Revealing her white panties, the footage of Monroe's dress billowing over a subway grate was shot twice: the first take was shot on location outside the Trans-Lux 52nd Street Theater, then located at 586 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.
During the location shot, the overexcited crowd shout to Marilyn to show more of her undies.
Her husband, Joe DiMaggio, watched her playing the same act over and over again while the crowd cheered her up.
Being a typically possessive Italian-American, Joe appeared displeased and, among other reasons, this incident in part led to their divorce.

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Nursebob
Dec 17, 2018

Nothing new by way of history lessons, but what IS fresh in Garbus’ film is Marilyn as an intelligent, savvy, and insightful mind who yearned for the spotlight even as it terrified her, and whose carefully cultivated sex kitten persona (she actually read books on anatomy in order to master that jiggle) would eventually turn on her like a Frankenstein creation. Typecast almost from day one, dismissed as an airhead, and scapegoated by directors and studios alike, her rising star set far too soon prompting feminist author Gloria Steinem to quip, “When the past dies there is mourning, but when the future dies our imaginations are compelled to carry it on.” Thus Garbus adds yet one more layer to the mythos surrounding a matinee idol who was never given the chance to show the world her true face.

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Derringer
Jan 25, 2016

If Marilyn Monroe were alive today she'd be 90 years old.

Now 50 years after her death, this well-produced documentary takes yet another look at Marilyn Monroe, as a Hollywood legend, whose image still remains recognizable, even by today's younger generation.

And just like actor Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe's well-established screen-charisma still continues to endure while so many others of her generation have faded away into obscurity.

Through vintage film clips and countless stills (as well as contemporary celebrities (sometimes annoyingly) reciting passages from Monroe's personal diaries and letters), this fairly insightful documentary is certainly worth watching as it offers the viewer a surprisingly close-up look at all of the glamour and all of the tragedy that was, indeed, Marilyn Monroe (who died in 1962 from a barbiturate overdose).

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ManMachine
Jan 09, 2016

Yep. Believe it, or not - Since her tragic death (at the age of 36) back in 1962 - Approximately 1000 books have been published on the life, the loves, the highs, and the lows of Marilyn Monroe.

To this very day, Marilyn Monroe's phenomenal, manufactured screen-charisma has endured like no other Hollywood actor's of her (or any other) generation ever has.

Through vintage footage, stills (as well as drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries, and letters written by Monroe), this celebrity-documentary recaps Marilyn's life in a nutshell as contemporary actors discuss her prevailing appeal and recite (sometimes with too much embellishment) from her writings.

Competently directed by Liz Garbus, "Love, Marilyn" is, most certainly, well-worth a view to all, regardless of whether one is a die-hard Marilyn Monroe fan, or not.

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Audrey1976
Mar 31, 2015

Excellent HBO documentary. Underneath all of the glamour and fame, Marilyn's story really was tragic. She was a vulnerable woman that was taken advantage of by powerful people. Reveals what has long been suspected that Joe Dimaggio was probably the love of her life, and Arthur Miller was a total jerk. A must see.

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duane767
Jun 23, 2014

A moving, touching, and emotional tribute and ode to Ms. Monroe. Haven't quite seen anything like it.

aaa5756 Jan 24, 2014

HBO has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

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