This book, the first to tell Marilyn Monroe’s story entirely in photographs (with extended captions), chronicles the public and personal life, the triumphs and tragedies, of the movie star who has captured the public imagination like no other, even fifty years after her death. The over 200 photographs, many never before seen, reveal the special qualities that made Marilyn such a legendary star. The New York Daily News called it "a labor of love."
An international bestseller, Grace reveals for the first time her loveless childhood, her wild days as an acting student in New York, her string of affairs in Hollywood with much-older men, and the test she had to submit to and the dowry her father had to pay before she could become the Princess of Monaco. Spada also reveals her disillusionment and drinking as the years went on, and presents the definitive account of her mysterious death. "Sexy, gripping, and sure to be in demand," said Publisher’s Weekly.
This New York Times bestselling biography trace’s Lawford’s traumatic childhood, his stardom at MGM and his affairs with Lana Turner, Rita Hayworth, Ava Gardner and many others. After he married into the Kennedy family, he became an intimate of the President of the United States and introduced him to Marilyn Monroe. Both of their deaths haunted him to the end of his life. Cosmopolitan called this book "a brutal, fascinating story…incredible, disturbing detail."
James Spada, the bestselling biographer of Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Onassis, has followed Barbra's life and career for forty-five years. In this updated, compulsively readable, definitive and entertaining book, based on more than 200 interviews with Barbra's family, friends and colleagues, he paints an intimate, frequently surprising portrait of a woman who continues to capture the public's imagination as few others ever have.