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The author of the book: Lawrence Schiller
ISBN: 0385536674
ISBN 13: 9780385536677
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Edition: Nan A. Talese
Date of issue: May 29th 2012

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An intimate memoir recalling a young photographer's relationship with Marilyn Monroe just months before her death, with extraordinary photographs, some of which have never been published.

"With the precision of a surgeon, Schiller slices through the façade of Marilyn Monroe in his unflinching memoir. Revealing and readable, it’s a book I couldn’t put down." —Tina Brown

When he pulled his station wagon into the 20th Century-Fox studios parking lot in Los Angeles in 1960, twenty-three-year-old Lawrence Schiller kept telling himself that this was just another assignment, just another pretty girl. But the assignment and the girl were anything but ordinary. Schiller was a photographer for Look magazine and his subject was Marilyn Monroe, America's sweetheart and sex symbol. In this intimate memoir, Schiller recalls the friendship that developed between him and Monroe while he photographed her in Hollywood in 1960 and 1962 on the sets of Let's Make Love and the unfinished feature Something's Got to Give, the last film she worked on.

Schiller recalls Marilyn as tough and determined, enormously insecure as an actress but totally self-assured as a photographer’s model. Monroe knew how to use her looks and sexuality to generate publicity, and in 1962 she allowed Schiller to publish the first nude photographs of her in over ten years, which she then used as a weapon against a studio that wanted to have her fired—and ultimately succeeded. The Marilyn Schiller knew and writes about was adept at hiding deep psychological scars, but she was also warm and open, candid and disarming, a movie star who wished to be taken more seriously than she was.

Accompanying the text are eighteen of the author’s own photographs, some never previously published. Many writers have tried to capture her essence on the page, but as someone who was in the room, a young man Marilyn could connect with and trust, Schiller gives us a unique look at the real woman offscreen.

"In this short, splendid memoir, Lawrence Schiller offers us another cut on the scintillating diamond that is Marilyn Monroe. In clear honest straightforward prose, Schiller allows us to dwell in the heart of another time. He captures Marilyn, both in photographs and words, and in so doing he gives us intimate access into one of the great stories of the 20th century: the complicated cocktail of joy and sadness that goes along with both beauty and fame." —Colum McCann

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Ebook Marilyn & Me: A Photographer's Memories read Online! The ubiquitous Lawrence Schiller was born in 1936 in Brooklyn, and grew up in San Diego. After graduating from Pepperdine College, he went to work for Life Magazine and the Saturday Evening Post as a photojournalist. His photographic abilities, both technical and artistic, laid the foundation for what has become nothing less than an astonishing career.

Schiller first made his name by photographing popular culture icons such as Sophia Loren, Richard Nixon, Timothy Leary, O.J. Simpson, James Earl Jones, Barbara Streisand, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Joe DiMaggio and Clint Eastwood, just to name a few.

He moved easily through contrasting public worlds, developing stories for Life Magazine while shooting nude photographs for Hugh Heffner and Playboy Magazine. Schiller was always at the forefront, and always at the right place at the right time, experiencing historical events and developing relationships that would launch his career onto a path of success in a variety of mediums.

He published his first book, “LSD”, in 1966. Since then he has published eleven books, including W. Eugene Smith's “Minamata” and Norman Mailer's “Marilyn”. He collaborated with Albert Goldman on “Ladies and Gentleman, Lenny Bruce” and with Norman Mailer on “The Executioner's Song” and “Oswald's Tale”. He has directed seven motion pictures and mini-series for television.

From 1996 through 2002, Mr. Schiller published four books that became national bestsellers: “American Tragedy”, “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town”, “Into the Mirror”, and “Cape May Court House”. All made the New York Times Bestseller List. “American Tragedy”, “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town” and ‘Into the Mirror” were made into television mini-series for CBS . Mr. Schiller produced and directed each of the motion pictures.

Other motion picture credits are: “Double Jeopardy”, “The Plot to Kill Hitler”, “The Executioner's Song”, “Peter the Great”, ‘Murder: By Reason of Insanity”, “Her Life As a Man”, “The Patricia Neal Story”, “Child Bride of Short Creek”, “Marilyn, The Untold Story”, “The Winds of Kitty Hawk”, “Hey, I'm Alive”, “The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald” and “The Man Who Skied Down Everest”.

Lawrence Schiller’s projects have won countless awards, including seven Emmys and an Oscar for his work over the years. He is a consultant to NBC News and has recently written for The New Yorker and George magazines.

Schiller's haunting and beautiful portfolio of photographs of Marilyn Monroe is from the last professional photo session of the sex goddess, while making “Something’s Got to Give” in 1962. She was fired from the movie and was dead two months later. Almost a half a century has passed since May 1962, and still these astonishing, daring, and beautifully crafted photographs - never available as limited editions, until now - continue to captivate and enthrall us.

His collection of images chronicling America in the 1960's is an important document of our time. With daring forthrightness, a decade of turmoil, creativity and entertainment is unrolled before our eyes. Schiller's uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time, affords us the privilege of surveying all of this history, captured with succinct and powerful images that have defined and continue to define the national conversation.

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