Having read Lois Banner's biography of Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, I was intrigued when I came across The Empty Glass in a magazine. The fact that it was about the mystery of Monroe's death, but it was a novel, was very interesting. The cover also attracted me. It is eye-catching and… Continue reading The Empty Glass by J. I. Baker
There are countless books on Marilyn Monroe already - so why another? And why did I choose to read this one? The author of Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, Lois Banner, is a prominent American feminist scholar and historian, and teaches history at the University of Southern California. The inside cover of this book, as… Continue reading Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox by Lois Banner
I've almost finished a new biography of Marilyn Monroe, to be published in August to coincide with the 50th anniversary of her death. Feminist scholar and historian Lois Banner wrote Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox over a number of years, interviewing an enormous cast of people who knew the beautiful and tragic star. Her… Continue reading Was Marilyn Monroe a Feminist?