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Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe

The most ambitious Monroe biography yet - a two-volume opus, with this first tome covering the enduring actress' first 30 years, and clocking in at 788 pages
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 09, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- BearManor Media proudly announces the forthcoming release of ICON: THE LIFE, TIMES, & FILMS OF MARILYN MONROE VOLUME 1 by Gary Vitacco-Robles.


You thought you knew her...but never before like this.

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) survived a childhood marked by abuse, neglect, & chaos to become a psychological, cultural, & spiritual phenomenon of the Twentieth Century. Her remarkable life, brilliant film career, & posthumous legend have been deconstructed in over 600 biographies.

Psychotherapist & author Gary Vitacco-Robles reframes & redefines the fascinating woman behind the iconic image through an analysis of her psyche and an appreciation of her film & stage performances. After a decade of meticulous research, Vitacco-Robles offers a treasure trove of facts comprehensively documenting each year of Monroe's inspiring life within the context of her tumultuous times & through her relationships with literary, entertainment, & political figures.
Monroe is resurrected a half-century after her tragic death in this detailed & sensitive biography which intelligently explores her passionate desires: to be loved, become a serious actress, & have a family.

Based upon interviews, diaries, & personal files--and void of sensationalism--Icon: The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe dispels many myths & reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, & enduring star.
The second volume, scheduled for release early this summer, will cover the final 6 intriguing years of Monroe's life in over 1,000 pages.

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ISBN: Softcover: 1-59393-554-4. Hardcover: 1-59393-555-2 Price: Softcover: $39.95. Hardcover: $49.95

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About BearManor Media: BearManor Media is a small press that publishes BIG books. We pride ourselves on publishing quality entertainment biographies, so we often put out the first book on unique subjects. BearManor Media specializes in books with nostalgic themes like How Fibber McGee & Molly Won WWII; Your Friend and Mine, Andy Devine; and George Raft: The Man Who Would Be Bogart.

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