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by Richard Buskin

  • ISBN: 0823084140
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Richard Buskin
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Other formats: doc lit mbr lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Billboard Books; First Printing edition (October 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 256 pages
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Along with an introduction by the late Jack Lemmon, the book includes interviews with Ginger Rogers, Jean Peters, Billy Wilder and others, and covers not just films and screen tests, but television appearances on shows and in ads.

Buskin has done a great job covering her life and her films in his enumeration of Marilyn's career in Blonde Heat. Marilyn is long gone, but her films remain, and what seems universally agreed upon is how she loved the camera and it loved her back. Marilyn was simply born for the camera. unfulfilled promise is why she still remains so elusive, so enigmatic.

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Richard Buskin's new biography, Blonde Heat, gives her career a look-in. Trying to write about Marilyn Monroe seems to undo even the shrewdest of authors: Marilyn is to literature what Macbeth is to the theatre. Norman Mailer is an obvious victim of the curse of Marilyn: his two books about Monroe, the 'novel-biography' Marilyn and the pseudo-memoir Of Women and Their Elegance, certainly catch Mailer with his intellectual pants down. Joyce Carol Oates, who in general is nobody's fool, doesn't fare much better.

Looks at the films of Marilyn Monroe offering plot summaries, behind-the-scenes facts and opinions .

About the Author: Richard Buskin, the author of 11 books, has been a full-time freelance journalist for popular music, film, television, and cultural affairs for over 15 years.

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These include Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe, Classic Tracks: The Real Stories Behind 68 Seminal Recordings, Die Trying: One Man’s Quest to Conquer the Seven Summits with adventurer Bo Parfet, Dream in Color: How the Sánchez Sisters are Making History in Congress with Congresswomen Linda and Loretta Sánchez, Effortless Style with celebrity fashion stylist June Ambrose, Inside Tracks . Richard has lectured journalism students at Chicago’s Northwestern University and PACE students at National-Lewis University.

Marilyn Monroe and the Camera. London: Schirmer Art Books, 2007. Belzer, Richard, & David Wayne. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992. Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe. New York: Billboard Books, 2001. Dead Wrong: Straight Facts on the Country's Most Controversial Cover-ups. New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2012. The Films of Marilyn Monroe. Illinois: Publications International, 1992. Capell, Frank A. The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe. New York: The Herald of Freedom, 1964.

Blonde Heat ) The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe; Looks . During his career, Buskin wrote more than twenty non-fiction books on various subjects.

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Looks at the films of Marilyn Monroe offering plot summaries, behind-the-scenes facts and opinions, reviews, and public reaction.
Reviews about Blonde Heat: The Sizzling Screen Career of Marilyn Monroe (7):
"Blonde Heat" is enjoyable as a thorough appreciation of Marilyn Monroe's film career, an overview of the waning days of the Old Hollywood from the vantage point of Twentieth Century-Fox and a fun look at pop culture, 40s- and 50s-style.
Of course, what's most important is the book's star, Marilyn, and Richard Buskin's research and interviews reveal the part of her legacy that's rarely, if ever, discussed-- her acting. The reader learns the origins of her unusual mannerisms and how and why her acting skills evolved. The book also traces her increasing assertiveness over the direction of her ultimately too-short film career.
You don't have to have seen many of Marilyn's films to find this book entertaining. In fact, "Blonde Heat" should make you want to go out and rent all of her movies, even the ones that she had bit parts in!
Bravo, Richard, for a job well done!
This well-illustrated book covers each of Monroe's films, including factual info and anecdotes. Good comments from people who worked with her.
Any pictorial story of Marilyn Monroe has popularity and this book is no exception. Her allure makes her energy seem to jump off the page, engaging the reader. Someone had checked this title out from our library and returned it without some of the photos. So I bought a replacement copy because Marilyn is such an American iconic figure. Sybil Blazej, Librarian, artist, dog walker
Do you enjoy seeing Marilyn Monroe�s movies? If so, this book will add to your pleasure by providing details that you do not know about what was going on behind the scenes in the casting and shooting of the films.
The book encompasses Ms. Monroe�s movie career and official television appearances. While the bulk of the book is about her film roles, you will also get speculations about where she may have played as an extra, details of screen tests that did and did not lead to roles, and the training she received at the studios and in private sessions. The ups and downs of her studio contracts are also covered.
For each film, you will get a rating of the film�s quality from the author, credits, cast, some photographs, the plot, behind-the-scenes facts and opinions, critics� views, public reaction, and how the film did financially. For the best films that Ms. Monroe appeared in (like The Asphalt Jungle, All About Eve, Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, The Prince and the Showgirl, and Some Like It Hot), there is much more detail. Ms. Monroe appeared in a number of clunkers, and they are outlined as well.
This book has 61 black-and-white illustrations and 39 color ones. They display an appealing young women who emerges into a beautiful one, who then transitions into a sex symbol, and begins to show the strain and sags of an aging woman. This silent story is the most eloquent one in the book.
A joke about Ms. Monroe from her youth was that everyone always knew she was going to be a big star. She was always late for her casting calls, so everyone else had to wait on her. Apparently, this quirk was connected to being very uncomfortable performing in front of the cameras and wanting to prepare thoroughly for each scene.
Unfortunately, the appeal of Ms. Monroe for many is more from her troubled personal life than from her acting. How could such a lovely woman be so unloved? How could such a success kill herself at 36? This book sheds little light on those important aspects of her life. If you are a fan of Ms. Monroe, the woman, you will probably find other books about her more rewarding, including her autobiography.
If you want to know more about the movie roles, this is your book. It is the first complete look at that part of her life.
What�s most important to you? How does your work contribute to your getting it?
Love others . . . and yourself!
There have been hundreds of books written about the late Marilyn Monroe, but few have been comparable to this filmography style book in terms of quality. Richard Buskin has thoroughly researched each of Monroe's films. It is a resource comparable to the website imdb.com because of the extensive cast listings for each film. In addition, Buskin has reviewed them and provided rare behind the scenes information. This includes some of the most rare early films including Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!, Dangerous Years, and a few screen tests. The book is filled with photographs as well. Finally, the book is divided into sections, each outlining that specific time in Monroe's life. These brief but effective markers serve as mini-biographies. Overall, this is a great resource for any Monroe fan.
While the book is a wonderful insight into Monroes movies, it doesn't follow through. He should have taken one step further. He should have given a daily log of her filming as to when and what certain scenes were filmed, something like the new book on Judy Garland. Also, many scenes were deleted in NIAGARA; BUS STOP and several others, he doesen't go into detail about exactly what scenes were cut, where they should have been placed and WHY they were cut. He cites just a few of these, but there were many, many more. For instance, I have read that over 20 minutes were cut from THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS. Where there any of her scenes? If so, what were they. Even if she wasnt't in the scenes it would have been interesting to know what they were. There were big gaps in NIAGARA and I had read that her best scenes were cut. FINE..WHAT WERE THEY?? Mr. Ruskin should have investigated and reported them. Until a complete book is written about the exact making of her films (only her major ones), I won't be satisfied. Perhaps Mr. Ruskin can write a supplemntary to BLONDE HEAT and include all the missing links.

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