Marilyn in Manhattan

Marilyn in Manhattan

A city, a movie star, and one magical year.In November of 1954 a young woman dressed plainly in a white oxford, dark sunglasses and a black pageboy wig boards a midnight flight from Los Angeles to New York. As the plane's engines rev she breathes a sigh of relief, lights a cigarette and slips off her wig revealing a tangle of fluffy blonde curls. Marilyn Monroe was leaving...

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Title:Marilyn in Manhattan
Author:Elizabeth Winder
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ISBN:1250064961
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

Marilyn in Manhattan Reviews

  • Amanda
    Feb 13, 2017
    This book was the first I've read about the life of Marilyn Monroe and I loved it. In this book Marilyn's year of living in New York really seems to have been the best time of her life. She loved the social life and makes friends everywhere she goes. Marilyn is supported by the Greene and Strasberg ...
  • Amy Morgan
    Feb 09, 2017
    I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. There are so many things I can say about this book that I just don't have time to write them all down. So in order to shorten it up a little bit I will just say that this book was one of the best portraits of Marily...
  • Debbie Krenzer
    Feb 19, 2017
    Who isn't obsessed with Marilyn? Gone way before her time. I've read a lot of stuff about Marilyn, but I had no idea that she had spent almost a year in New York during a disagreement with her studio. She was tired of the sex kitten roles and she wanted to be an actress. Which is where she started h...
  •  wade
    Apr 02, 2017
    This is a biography about the most important and to the author the happiest years of Ms. Monroe's life. This is the year that she breaks away from Fox studio where she has been typecast into "dumb" blonde roles. She wants badly to be taken seriously for her acting. She moves from Hollywood to New Y...
  • Leslie
    May 14, 2017
    It's refreshing to read a book that has a positive take on Marilyn, and portrays her as a real person. This book looks at Marilyn as an artist, a sensitive woman who was willing to risk it all to pursue her dream of being a serious actress. It relies a little too much on the testimony of a few peopl...
  • Lorri Steinbacher
    Feb 27, 2017
    This is a lovely and heartbreaking portrait of a curious, passionate, and smart woman who was trying so hard for people to really see her. It's evident in this book that it might have been otherwise for Marilyn and the year that she spent in Manhattan may have been the closest she came to authentici...
  • Caroline
    May 26, 2017
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and was a little skeptical even after reading the good reviews here...but now I'm totally on board, and have a little crush on Marilyn Monroe, too! This is the first book I've read about her, so I needed to find a couple other sources to learn more about her l...
  • Lisa Mcbroom
    Mar 21, 2017
    What could go wrong with 2 of my favorite things? Marilyn Monroe and NYC? Elizabeth Winder author of the wonderful Pain and parties in New York (about another favorite of mine Sylvia Plath) takes a year that Marilyn spent with photographer Milton Greene and wife Amy. Winder is a real talent in takin...
  • Kristen Dutkiewicz
    May 17, 2017
    I took a little bit of time on my lunch break each day to step back in time and read about Marilyn Monroe's (forgotten) year in New York. After spending years playing the blond bombshell in typically over the top roles, she set off to New York to find herself, and while surrounded by good friends, s...
  • Sarah Duggan
    Jun 17, 2017
    A fun, frothy read that challenges Marilyn Monroe's sex kitten stereotype by delving into her year of artistic soul searching. Despite her many flirtations and sloppy personal habits, Marilyn is a secret intellectual, devouring Russian literature and studying at the Actor's Studio. Still reeling fro...