They Knew Marilyn Monroe

Famous Persons in the Life of the Hollywood Icon

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About the Book

Taking an innovative approach to the life and legend of Marilyn Monroe (1926–1962), this biographical dictionary concentrates on her circle of friends, acquaintances and coworkers—1618 in all. Distilled from hundreds of celebrity biographies are references to, and quotes about, the iconic Hollywood sex symbol from such diverse personalities as architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Israeli diplomat Abba Eban, beat poet Jack Kerouac, novelist Somerset Maugham, jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, counterculture guru Timothy Leary and evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson, to name but a few.
All of these remarkable people have, in one way or another, crossed paths with the magnificent Monroe. The entries in this volume (with source listings for further reading and research) confirm the fact that Marilyn Monroe remains a figure of enduring fascination five decades after her death.

About the Author(s)

Les Harding, a former academic librarian, has written numerous articles and book reviews and more than a dozen books. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.

Bibliographic Details

Les Harding
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 189
Bibliographic Info: chronology, filmography, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6637-5
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9014-1
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1

Introduction      2

Chronology      7

Filmography      13

THE DICTIONARY      15

Notes      167

Bibliography      169

Index      179

Book Reviews & Awards

“a strong pick for those who want to learn more about Monroe, and her ties with Hollywood”—Midwest Book Review; “fascinating information about many aspects of Monroe’s career, influence, and life”—ARBA.