Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy

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: Her Year of Joy
Author:Elizabeth Winder
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ISBN:1250064961
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages

Marilyn in Manhattan: Her Year of Joy Reviews

  • Diana
    Mar 12, 2017
    In Marilyn in Manhattan , Winder paints an illuminating and sensitive portrait of Marilyn Monroe during her brief time living in New York City during late 1954-1955. Through the recollections of those that knew her best, we learn about the fragile, intelligent human behind the sexual glamour that h...
  • 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 ...
  • KarnagesMistress
    Feb 07, 2017
    I received this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways. It is an advance reading copy....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jim
    Mar 19, 2017
    Very enjoyable read of Marilyn Monroe's year in NYC after leaving Fox. I have read over 15 books on Marilyn and did not know this much detail of her time in Manhattan. Learned quite a bit of this time and Marilyn in this nicely written book. I would think anyone interested in Marilyn or this time pe...
  • Terri Keaney
    Mar 26, 2017
    The book was good. Poor M Monroe was a tortured soul. She just wanted to fit in and be loved. She loved her pills too much!...
  • 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...