All the Available Light
A Marilyn Monroe Reader
By Yona Zeldis McDonough (Editor)
(Touchstone Books, Paperback, 9780684873923, 240pp.)
Publication Date: August 2002
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From her troubled family beginnings to the infamous $13 million auction held at Christie's in New York City, "All the Available Light" paints an unforgettable portrait of Marilyn as you've never seen her before.
This extremely rare cover photo was taken c. 1954, on the set of "The Seven Year Itch.
author of Blonde Like Me: The Roots of the Blonde Myth in Our Culture
All the Available Light does what no other book on Marilyn has been able to do: instead of plodding linearly through her facts and myth, pinning her identity under the lightbulb of interrogation, this rich group of essays produces a diffraction pattern, projects a three-dimensional image, delivers her to us like a hologram.
Patricia Kennealy Morrison author of Strange Days: My Life With and Without Jim Morrison Sparkling and startling insights into the person and persona that both were Marilyn Monroe -- this collection reminds us all of what we too often forget: that under every lambent icon dwells a living, breathing, hurting, joyous human soul.
Molly Jong-Fast author of Normal Girl All the Available Light glistens with luminescent essays from many glowing greats. This anthology shines more light directly on the face of America's greatest star.