From the Author
Not just another book on Marilyn Monroe. Quite unique!
You'll find over 300 of Marilyn Monroe's magazine covers pictured (nearly all in color) in my book, representing about thirty countries around the world. Each cover description includes the title of the magazine, date of publication, approximate value, cover photographer's name (if known) and country of origin. In addition, interesting anecdotes, quotes and descriptions are included for every cover. A lot of these quotes and anecdotes are totally new material on Marilyn, as extracted from the many hundreds of vintage magazines in my collection. A wonderful foreword has been written by Mamie Van Doren. The covers are arranged chronologically to show the metamorphosis (if you will) of Norma Jeane into Marilyn Monroe. These represent the years of 1945 to 1962 in Marliyn's life, showing her from age nineteen to thirty-six. The covers begin when Norma Jeane was still a budding young actress/model with curly brunette hair and progress, as Marilyn gets her hair straightened and gradually lightened to a shimmering blonde. You'll find the book quite remarkable I believe. Many collectors have reported that they are buying two copies of my book - one to use as a reference and the other to put away. A percentage of the net profits of this book will be donated in Marilyn's name to the Children's Aid Society of New York City. Enjoy it and let me know what you think. Thank you Amazon for giving me this opportunity to say a few words about my book. Readers, please look for my upcoming book on Marilyn Monroe Collectibles, which will provide a price guide to nearly every conceivable Monroe item ever made.
About the Author
Clark Kidder is a highly sought-after appraiser of Marilyn Monroe items and has written Marilyn Monroe: Cover to Cover, 1st Edition, and Marilyn Memorabilia, among other titles. He owns an extensive collection of Marilyn Monroe collectibles.
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