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The Immortal Marilyn

The Depiction of An Icon

De Vito, John, 1953-

(Book - 2007)
The Immortal Marilyn
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From the late 1940s to the early '60s, Marilyn Monroe appeared in barely thirty movies, beginning with bit parts and moving on into supporting roles for such films as The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, and Clash by Night. She soon shot to international fame and gained prominent roles in a number of classics like The Seven Year Itch, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and Some Like It Hot. By the time of her early death in 1962, she had already become established as one of the great icons of the silver screen. playwrights, filmmakers, and others looking to cash in on her tremendous impact. In The Immortal Marilyn: The Depiction of an Icon, authors John DeVito and Frank Tropea chronicle the many representations of Marilyn Monroe in the performing arts, from the 1950s to the present day. In a decade-by-decade review, the authors examine how Marilyn is portrayed in four distinct modes: as herself, as a Roman a Clef character, as a referent, and as a documentary subject. By looking closely at these individual works, the authors reveal the ways in which her persona, her history, and - most of all - her image have been appropriated for both fact and fiction. adaptations of works by Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates to an ever-growing list of documentaries, Marilyn has been the subject of countless depictions on stage, screen, radio and television. Monroe is adored, imitated, and idolised, and the enormous amount of material written about her - either directly or indirectly - proves that she will continue to be a source of interest and speculation. has come to assume, this book attempts to encapsulate and understand the enormous influence the actress had on the public and the wide range of creative talents who found her such an intriguing subject. This book includes a filmography of Monroe's work as well as a chronological iconography that list the many depictions of her in film, television, radio, and stage. As both a reference source and cultural study, The Immortal Marilyn is a unique look at one of the most alluring and enduring figures of the twentieth century.
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow, 2007
ISBN: 0810858665
9780810858664
Branch Call Number: PN2287.M69 D45 2007
Characteristics: xviii, 205, [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Tropea, Frank 1949-

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