The very touching "Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days". Narrated by James Cobourn, it's an open and honest look at what took place in the last few months of Marilyn's life, and the problems she was having while filming her final film. It's practically a day by day, sometimes an hour by hour account of the events leading to Marilyn's death. Her many missed days on the set of due to poor health and assorted maladies, caused the cast and crew many problems. But..she was Marilyn, and the stars, her Doctors, Susan Strassberg,and others close to her during her last days speak about those very emotional days. Some of these interviews alone, are keepsakes from greats no longer with us. There is also never-before-seen footage and some wonderful scenes of Marilyn interacting with the children of the film. Other great footage, includes the famous Birthday party scene for President Kennedy, and the nude scenes she did in the pool for the film.
Immediately following the documentary there is an edited, reconstruction of the scenes shot for the film. This film, also starring Dean Martin, "Something's Got To Give", which was to be a remake of the Grant/Dunne film "My Favorite Wife", finally saw an audience as "Move Over Darling" with James Garner and Doris Day.
This is an absolute must for MM fans. It's a piece of cinematic history to be treasured. It may also be purchased as part ofMarilyn Monroe: Diamond Collection- a fabulous set.
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The DVD runs nearly 2 hours in total.
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