Love, Marilyn

Love, Marilyn

Streaming Video - 2013
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Of all the stars in Hollywood's history, no one had a more potent mix of glamor and tragedy than Marilyn Monroe. Through performed readings of her personal papers, this film explores the life and personal thoughts of this seminal movie star.
Audience: Rated PG
Publisher: [United States] : Cinedigm : Made available through hoopla, 2013
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 107 min.)) : sd., col

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Derringer
Jan 25, 2016

If Marilyn Monroe were alive today she'd be 90 years old.

Now 50 years after her death, this well-produced documentary takes yet another look at Marilyn Monroe, as a Hollywood legend, whose image still remains recognizable, even by today's younger generation.

And just like actor Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe's well-established screen-charisma still continues to endure while so many others of her generation have faded away into obscurity.

Through vintage film clips and countless stills (as well as contemporary celebrities (sometimes annoyingly) reciting passages from Monroe's personal diaries and letters), this fairly insightful documentary is certainly worth watching as it offers the viewer a surprisingly close-up look at all of the glamour and all of the tragedy that was, indeed, Marilyn Monroe (who died in 1962 from a barbiturate overdose).

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Jan 09, 2016

Yep. Believe it, or not - Since her tragic death (at the age of 36) back in 1962 - Approximately 1000 books have been published on the life, the loves, the highs, and the lows of Marilyn Monroe.

To this very day, Marilyn Monroe's phenomenal, manufactured screen-charisma has endured like no other Hollywood actor's of her (or any other) generation ever has.

Through vintage footage, stills (as well as drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries, and letters written by Monroe), this celebrity-documentary recaps Marilyn's life in a nutshell as contemporary actors discuss her prevailing appeal and recite (sometimes with too much embellishment) from her writings.

Competently directed by Liz Garbus, "Love, Marilyn" is, most certainly, well-worth a view to all, regardless of whether one is a die-hard Marilyn Monroe fan, or not.

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Audrey1976
Mar 31, 2015

Excellent HBO documentary. Underneath all of the glamour and fame, Marilyn's story really was tragic. She was a vulnerable woman that was taken advantage of by powerful people. Reveals what has long been suspected that Joe Dimaggio was probably the love of her life, and Arthur Miller was a total jerk. A must see.

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duane767
Jun 23, 2014

A moving, touching, and emotional tribute and ode to Ms. Monroe. Haven't quite seen anything like it.

aaa5756 Jan 24, 2014

HBO has done it again very well done documentary series. This movie was interesting, informative, and worse seeing!! I recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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aaa5756 Jan 24, 2014

“Respectability is the punishment of the wild.”-Margaret Mitchell

aaa5756 Jan 24, 2014

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill

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