By Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe's snapshot is so common that we can't aid yet think that we all know all there's to grasp of her. each observe and gesture made headlines and garnered controversy. Her severe presents as an actor have been occasionally eclipsed by way of her notoriety -- and how the digital camera fell helplessly in love together with her.
But what of the opposite Marilyn? past the headlines -- and the too-familiar tales of heartbreak and desolation -- was once a girl way more curious, looking and hopeful than the only the area bought to grasp. at the same time Hollywood studios attempted to mould and suppress her, Marilyn by no means misplaced her perception, her ardour, and her humour. To confront the mounting problems of her lifestyles, she wrote.
Now, for the 1st time, we will meet this inner most Marilyn and get to grasp her in a manner we by no means have earlier than. Fragments is an unheard of number of written artifacts -- notes to herself, letters, even poems -- in Marilyn's personal handwriting, by no means prior to released, besides hardly ever obvious intimate images. those bits of textual content -- jotted in notebooks, typed on paper or written on inn letterhead -- show a lady who enjoyed deeply and strove to ideal her craft. They express a Marilyn Monroe unsparing in her research of her personal lifestyles, but additionally playful, humorous and impossibly captivating. the simple grace and misleading lightness that made her performances so memorable emerge at the web page, as does the simmering tragedy that made her final appearances so heartbreaking.
Fragments is an occasion -- an unforgettable booklet that would redefine one of many maximum stars of the 20th century and which, approximately fifty years after her loss of life, will definitively show Marilyn Monroe's humanity.
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Extra resources for Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters
And, as long as I’m on an honesty streak, I might as well tell you: I very rarely, if ever, did all the sit-ups, Hindu squats or other exercises I claimed when talking to the press. )" As for the readers who thought he was unkind in his assessments of several people … well, Lou just shrugged them off. Some readers who were wrestling fans simply didn’t like his depiction of their heroes, many of them deceased by then, and he understood that. " That he was, nevertheless, proud of the final product is a certainty.
The book was groundbreaking, in that it was the first by a prominent pro wrestler to break "kayfabe," the code of silence practiced for decades by those in the industry when discussing their profession with outsiders. Certainly, other wrestlers had written their autobiographies by then, but almost all of them presented pro wrestling as a legitimate sport. Lou was determined to present an honest, warts-and-all, depiction of his career, the first major star to do so, and he was especially pleased when he became aware of praise from an unexpected direction: from some university academics who discovered the book and pronounced it a valuable and revealing document about an interesting segment of American pop culture.
It was admittedly an inefficient system, so Lou and Charlie soon took over the reproduction, binding, and mailing operation entirely at their end. (The only "big" money we ever made with the book came when Koji Miyamoto, who was very close to Lou and Charlie, and served very ably over the years as Lou’s representative in Japan, sold it to a Japanese publishing house. The manuscript was translated into kanji, and the result was exactly the sort of product we’d originally hoped to see in the United States: a hard-back with lots of photos.