Tag Archives: Norman Mailer

Marilyn in ‘The Lady’

The Lady is best-known in the UK as a weekly magazine for upper-class women in search of a butler. It was with some surprise that I saw Marilyn on the cover this week…    

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Variations on Marilyn

  The myriad imitators of Marilyn Monroe have been much-discussed of late. Perhaps the most interesting analysis comes from The AV Club, considering past film portrayals in The Goddess, The Sex Symbol, Insignificance, and Mister Lonely; Marilyn-inspired characters in The Munsters and … Continue reading

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Mailer’s Marilyn Still in Demand

Norman Mailer‘s 1973 photo-biography, Marilyn, comes 8th in Bookfinder‘s list of the most in-demand, out-of-print books. The book was a bestseller on publication, and it is still easy to find used copies at reasonable prices. For those with money to … Continue reading

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Liz Smith on Mailer’s ‘Marilyn’

Liz Smith reviewed the new, deluxe Mailer/Stern book, published by Taschen, in her column this week: “Monroe’s admirers hope this latest batch of Bert Stern photos do her justice. Many of the 3,000-plus shots he took are iconic works of … Continue reading

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Mailer’s Marilyn, Reappraised

    Alex Carnevale has posted a critical review of Norman Mailer’s 1973 book, Marilyn, over at This Recording: “He re-enacts Marilyn’s abuse as a child, giving it the texture of fiction, and presents it as a fait accompli…Throughout he styles his … Continue reading

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Taschen Publishes Stern, Mailer

A new, limited edition book featuring photographs by Bert Stern and text by the late Norman Mailer will be published by Taschen in August. It is 278 pp long; 36.5 x 44 cm; hardcover, boxed with print. All 1712 copies … Continue reading

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What Norman Mailer Left Behind

This framed collage – including a badge from Norman Mailer‘s 1969 NYC mayoral bid, and a photo by Bert Stern, used in Mailer’s controversial book, Marilyn (1973) - is one of the author’s personal items being auctioned this spring, along with … Continue reading

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Time Magazine Archive

Time magazine now offers a vast online archive. You can search for Marilyn-related articles dating back to the 1950s, including two cover stories from 1956 and 1973. To search the archive, click here Thanks to Fav at ES

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When Marilyn Hid From Norman Mailer

In a few clips about Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, the narrator states that Mailer had visited the Miller home, but Marilyn was not there. It turned out she was upstairs sequestered in a bedroom because she did not want … Continue reading

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