This is a SPECIAL EDITION of The Marilyn Monroe Story: The Intimate Inside Story of Hollywood's Hottest Glamour Girl. It has been 60 years, and this rare and collectible book The Marilyn Monroe Story has finally been re-released to the world! SOME LIKE IT HOT! And this book is hot! If you are a fan of Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, Classic Actresses, or Pop Culture, then you MUST add this book to your collection. It is BIG (8.5x11) and is perfect for a coffee table! All of the text and gorgeous photos from the original 1953 book have been transformed into a beautiful Special Edition that includes bonus photos and additional text. This SPECIAL EDITION is beautiful and includes additional photos, as well as exquisite images of Theda Bara, Dorothy Dalton, Betty Compson, Clara Bow, Barbara LaMarr, Jean Harlow, Lana Turner, and Ann Sheridan. The Marilyn Monroe Story reveals the heart and soul of the girl who surely was America's sweetheart and heartthrob. Her struggles for success and her studied endeavors to achieve happiness is told in a simple, frank, always warm manner. As you read, you'll laugh and sigh with the pretty, plucky girl who cracked the hard shell of Hollywood to become one of the greatest box office stars. This Special Edition was independently designed, with input from Joe Franklin, Laurie Palmer, or anyone associated with the original edition.
Joe Franklin (1926 - 2015) was an American radio and television host personality from New York City. His show began in 1950 on WJZ-TV (later WABC-TV) and moved to WOR-TV (later WWOR-TV) from 1962 to 1993. He was called The King of Nostalgia and The Wizard of Was for focusing on old-time show-business personalities. Franklin was listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest running continuous on-air TV talk show host, more than a decade longer than Johnny Carson's run Scott Cardinal walked away from a potentially mind-numbing career as a contract attorney in order to pursue a career as an Investigative and Architectural Historian. He is the recipient of numerous journalism awards and was the Producer & Director of the award-winning documentary THE LEGEND OF IVAN TORS. He is the ideator of The Cardinals, a creative collective that publishes educational books. He is also known as the principal singer and songwriter of the band Captain Cardinal & The Bluebirds.