50 years later and Marilyn is still going strong

August 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
― Marilyn Monroe

 Whether you are a Marilyn Monroe fan or not, there are some things about the star that are certainties: she was incredibly beautiful, she was extremely well marketed, there is a vast amount of material written about the star’s life, and you are guaranteed to know someone who has an interest in Marilyn.

 How does a star from the 1950s still remain so popular in today’s society? Perhaps it was her voluptuous blonde pin-up girl image, possibly her varied and disastrous love life which supposedly includes trysts with both the Kennedy brothers, or maybe it was the suspicious nature of her death? Whatever it is there is certainly something about Marilyn that has kept the public’s interest ignited.

 In accordance with the 50th Anniversary of Monroe’s death, Novel Lines Bookshop recently purchased a collection of books on Marilyn Monroe, the range being indicative of both the wealth of material on Marilyn and the wide range of interest her life sparked in so many different ways. The books cover:

  • Photographic records by renowned photographers such as Eve Arnold, Milton H. Greene, Cecil Beaton and Richard Avedon.
  • Events surrounding her death to suit the investigative and the conspiracy theorists            
  • Film career
  • Letters, documents and tapes
  • From the view-point of co-workers, friends and family
  • The men in her life
  • Hollywood glamour and fashion           

If you are interested in any of our Marilyn Monroe books, please check out the website catalogue:  http://www.novellines.com.au/monroe.html or email us with enquiries annejolly@novellines.com.au

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