Andre de Dienes, the fashion photographer and former fiance of Marilyn Monroe, details his relationship with the star, including many private moments shared between the two. The text is from de Dienes' secret memoirs, which were discovered after his death in 1988. Never before published, the memoirs tell a story of love and friendship from the point of view of someone who knew Marilyn intimately, describing the transformation from Norma Jean Dougherty to Marilyn Monroe -- the evolution of a sensitive, ambitious girl into a deeply troubled Hollywood megastar. From an inside perspective, they shed light on a little-known side of Marilyn. Includes an extensive selection of black and white photographs of Monroe, taken from de Dienes' portfolio. Also included is a separate collection of reproductions of Monroe magazine covers from the 1940s and 1950s. Other keywords: women in film

Item number 28371
Category Book
Type Biography
Dimensions Standard
Language English
Country of origin Germany
Related people Andre De Dienes (Author)
Shirley T. de Dienes (Author)
Marilyn Monroe (Subject)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection