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At your fingertips is the most lavish and comprehensivecollection of Marilyn Monroe photographs ever assembled—more than half of whichhave never been published before. Norma Jeane Baker’stransformation into one of the most emulated and iconic Hollywood stars is anepic American story—one that careens from a troubled childhood into the brightnational spotlight before descendAt your fingertips is the most lavish and comprehensivecollection of Marilyn Monroe photographs ever assembled—more than half of whichhave never been published before. Norma Jeane Baker’stransformation into one of the most emulated and iconic Hollywood stars is anepic American story—one that careens from a troubled childhood into the brightnational spotlight before descending into an irrevocable depression. In thisstunning, one-of-a-kind volume, David Wills offers a captivating photographicjourney through Monroe’s meteoric rise and tragic downfall. Featuring thehighest-quality images of Marilyn available anywhere in the world, from candids to film stills to modeling headshots, the images inMarilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis will reawaken casual fans and collectorsalike to Marilyn Monroe at her living best. ...

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ISBN : 9780062036193
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Marilyn Monroe: Metamorphosis Reviews

  • Julie
    2019-04-04 16:13

    Metamorphosis is a very beautiful - and big! - coffee-table type of book about Marilyn Monroe. The photographs are chronologically divided into sections so we get to follow her "transformation" from Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe. It is packed with full page pictures aswell as some quotes about her, made by various people who were connected to her in one way or another.I don't think "hardcore" fans of this wonderful woman will find much new info in this book, but the pictures are very enjoyable anyway. If you expect rare photos and new information, you'll probably have to look elsewhere, but if you just want to admire the beautiful pictures and read what some of the people around her had to say, then this is perfect!

  • Lee Anne
    2019-04-25 08:08

    Absolutely gorgeous coffee table book about that most photogenic of stars. You might think the world doesn't need another MM book, but this one is quite well done, with saturated colors and a layout that presents Marilyn chronologically from slightly chubby starlet to voluptuous goddess to sad eyed actress. Worth a browse at the very least.

  • D.R. Haney
    2019-03-29 10:14

    Gorgeous book. Some of the photos are familiar, while other familiar photos have been weirdly discarded in favor of unremarkable rarities, but there's more than enough stellar stuff to compensate, and it's all been put together with loving care. This is the sort of book that people have in mind when they speak with apprehension about the disappearance of print. Vive le livre!

  • Emma
    2019-04-11 15:02

    It was interesting to hear what people had to say about her. She seemed like a really sad and lonely person.

  • Carla
    2019-04-08 10:08

    Great book plenty of high quality photos.Lovely introductory text by the author, David Wills. 'Few people have left such a photographic legacy' as Marilyn has. There is a perfect visual adaptation to each passing decade of the star.The text is secondary, as it is basically a photobook, as I said; but there are quotes by Marilyn herself, other stars such as Elizabeth Taylor or Marlon Brando, some of her co-stars such as Jane Russell or Jack Lemon, directors as Billy Wilder, artists as Andy Warhol, photographers as Eve Arnold, friends such as Norman Rosten, Ella Fitzgerald or Allan Whitey Snyder, ex husbands or other celebrities as Jackie Kennedy.Stunning coffee table book and highly recommended for any Marilyn fan.

  • Agnieszka
    2019-03-28 16:24

    bardzo ładne stare zdjęcia, dobrej jakości.nigdy wcześniej nie widziałam marilyn monroe jako nastolatki oraz późniejszych metamorfoz.'wszędzie się spóźniała' - ale jak już się pojawiła, była gotowa do działania (lepiej niż poprawnie przychodzić na czas i siedzieć bezmyślnie).'była nieszczęśliwa pod maską, którą dla siebie stworzyła' - uśmiechała się przy ludziach, zawsze, była współczesną gejszą do towarzystwa i sama z siebie ją zrobiła, czuła ze wszytsko dzieje się obok niej, trochę Zelda.perfekcyjna, narcystyczna, urocza jak dziecko, inteligentna chociaż ukrywała to pod bezbronnością.jakbym ją znała

  • Martha
    2019-03-30 13:56

    An archive of Marilyn Monroe photographs from key photographers with reflections on Marilyn from her friends, work associates and admirers. Her last interview is printed at the end of this tribute. I have a few memories of this American icon from my own childhood. Mostly, from "Look" and "Life" magazines. As a teenage babysitter in the 60's, I saw most of her movies late at night. No one comes close to Marilyn Monroe in allure, unthreatening sensuality and photogenicity. I don't think anyone ever will..................................

  • Belinda
    2019-04-21 16:00

    Fantastically gorgeous coffee table book with many rare and gorgeous photos. Interspersed with quotes about and from MM herself, with a really fantastic opening by David Wills. The photos alone would make this one worthwhile, even for a fan who has nearly everything (as I do) but the text is also really great. There are many rare photos and even the well known ones are reproduced in a beautiful manner. Highly recommend.

  • Tara
    2019-04-23 14:20

    One of the best picture books on Marilyn with selections from all her major photographers, all reproduced in very high quality. The text is secondary of course, but there is a nice introductory essay, with interesting quotes from and about Marilyn scattered throughout the book - and her final, astonishing interview with Richard Meryman at the end.

  • J.V. Seem
    2019-04-06 09:15

    My boyfriend, who played The Mad Hatter in a stage musical version of Alice in Wonderland, presented me with this book for my un-birthday.And it's a truly wonderful book. A photo book packed with tons of glossy Marilyn Monroe photos from the time she first started as a model, to the end of her life. An absolute photographer's dream. Loved it.

  • Katy
    2019-04-21 16:23

    Beautifully done. I couldn't have asked for more from a stunning photo book like this one. Watching Norma Jeane turn into Marilyn through photos is amazing, her eyes through the camera lens give away more emotion, sadness and hope than I ever realized. Absolutely a must have if you're a die-hard Marilyn Monroe fan.

  • Laura
    2019-03-27 10:14

    Normally with coffee table photography books I fall madly in love with them, this however missed the mark. Yes Marilyn is an excellent subject- gorgeous, great style hair and make up but something about the layout of this book didn't make me die hard fall in love with it.

  • Tim
    2019-03-29 14:13

    I got the brilliant version of this on Ibooks, its like the normal book but made interactive, with brilliant film clips etc. I used this book as the basis of one of my essays at university. It's just brilliant

  • Andrea Pryke
    2019-03-27 08:15

    Simply gorgeous great quality reproductions a MUST for any Monroe fan

  • Erin
    2019-03-28 13:19

    Beautiful photobook of Marilyn Monroe.It has quotes that are relevent to the images-The Images are flawless and full of glossy color.

  • Melissa Rochelle
    2019-04-07 12:11

    Sept 2012 -- Absolutely stunning book. It's filled with such beautiful photos...I can't wait to have a coffee table to just sit books like this on!

  • Heather
    2019-04-12 15:14

    beautiful pictures

  • Darren
    2019-04-12 15:02

    Some photos I hadn't seen. Great quality paper and book design.

  • Rain
    2019-04-16 15:56

    Not a lot of text, but the Marilyn interview in the back is good (and has been published before elsewhere). Worth it for the amazing prints of both older and more well-known photos.

  • Jazz Age Darling
    2019-04-01 16:21

    This book was amazing! Filled with beautiful photos of the icon, I'm sure Marilyn would approve!

  • Candace
    2019-04-23 10:23

    There are some great pictures in here. I would have liked to see more text, more stories, but the pictures are incredible.

  • Andrea
    2019-04-10 11:03

    An absolutely beautiful book.

  • Heather
    2019-04-25 08:12

    Gorgeous pictures, amazing quotations about her and from her. There will never be another like her.

  • Emily Finch
    2019-04-19 13:55

    A book with wonderful pictures of her throughout her life in Hollywood. It had lovely quotes from and about her. A wonderful piece to anyone's collection.