Film historian F.X. Feeney has died aged 66, The Wrap reports. As well as being movie critic for LA Weekly, Feeney was an expert on Orson Welles and contributed to a number of books from art publisher Taschen, including their compact ‘Movie Icons‘ series, writing an introductory essay, Marilyn Monroe: Enchantress, for her 2006 monograph featuring images from the Kobal Collection – as reviewed by Sirkku on the Monroe Book Blog.
Hardly a year goes by without a new pictorial biography of Marilyn hitting bookstores. This latest, budget-priced tome has just been released on Amazon.com, and will probably soon be made available elsewhere. It’s 80pp in total, and its dimensions are 10.7 x 8.8 x 0.6 inches. ISBN is 1472351355.
Here’s a quick review, plus some photos from Fraser Penney:
“Got this new American book today by Parragon Books, with text by Gabrielle Mander. It’s a picture book with images from The Kobal Collection. Nothing new but lovely done mainly focusing on her films, marriages etc very nicely written.”