Gli ultimi giorni di Marilyn Monroe Kindle ✓ giorni


Gli ultimi giorni di Marilyn Monroe This is billed as a book that dispels the myths and conspiracy theories about Marilyn Monroe s death On the whole it seems to do that and yet there is a lack of sources no footnotes for any of the assertions despite the author casting doubt on previous books or persons who claimed to know MM One of the problems I had with it was that despite the author telling us that his subject was a great actress which he doesin the section dealing with the coverup at her death and the aftermath This is billed as a book that dispels the myths and conspiracy theories about Marilyn Monroe s death On the whole it seems to do that and yet there is a lack of sources no footnotes for any of the assertions despite the author casting doubt on previous books or persons who claimed to know MM One of the problems I had with it was that despite the author telling us that his subject was a great actress which he doesin the section dealing with the coverup at her death and the aftermath he doesn t actually show that In fact, to me her ability was trivialised and the book concentratedon her spending on food, booze, clothing and other items There were a lot of itemised bills, which were possibly included to add versimilitude but I would have found itconvincing if there had been attributed sources for the various statements.The other issue that he downplays all the very serious sexual abuse to which MM was subjected, both as a child it seems that because the boarder who took her into his room didn t actually rape her it was actually not a big deal Similarly, her being subjected to photographed sexual abuse at the Cal Neva Lodge, at the hands of some associates of his, is trivialised as mistreatment A big part of the book is to mostly exonerate the Kennedy brothers from any link to her death If the various facts about their being in completely different places during most of the alleged meetings are correct then it seems that this is mostly gossip he does agree a one night stand happened with the President though it is alleged that his brother talked too frankly to her about state matters which then made her a person of interest to the security services.For anyone not convinced that her death was accidental, produced by taking drugs prescribed for sleep disorders by two different doctors which in combination were fatal as he narrates, the material about the bugging of her house and alleged visit by Robert Kennedy on the day of her death in response to her, it seems, not seriously meant threats to reveal all at a press conference in retallation for their unkindness, might point the other way It could be argued that the book should consider these various alternative explanations and use facts to discount them rather than pick one option and steer everything towards that, especially given the lack of cited sources.All in all I can therefore only rate this as an OK read, that is, 2 star Marilyn Monroe A name we have all heard of at sometime in our lives A symbol of beauty, talent and most famous..sex However this star wasthan just a symbol of her looks, she was a symbol of change.Keith Badman pulls together Marilyn s last few years in this wonderfully written book Starting from her birth, Badman sets the setting for Marilyns life telling of her troubled childhood Keith takes through the ups and downs that came with having a schizophrenic mother, and going from fos Marilyn Monroe A name we have all heard of at sometime in our lives A symbol of beauty, talent and most famous..sex However this star wasthan just a symbol of her looks, she was a symbol of change.Keith Badman pulls together Marilyn s last few years in this wonderfully written book Starting from her birth, Badman sets the setting for Marilyns life telling of her troubled childhood Keith takes through the ups and downs that came with having a schizophrenic mother, and going from foster home to foster home Marrying young at age 16, Monroe escaped her childhood and headed toward adulthood After her divorce, she began to chase her dream, a dream that we all know her for nowbeing an actress Badman shows Monroe s road to stardom from interviews with close friends, and casting directors, helping us get a multi perception on who Marilyn really was With a tragic end to Marilyn s life, Badman takes us through every scandal or possible scenario in her life Did Marilyn and JFK really have an affair Was she murdered, or was it suicide Read this book to find out everything you want to know about Marilyn Badman does a great job of pulling resources as well as doing his own research to make Marilyn s lifeaccurate I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a biography, because Marilyn was such a fascinating person, and Badman brings her back to life in this book My review is probably for people who know the basics or maybe evenof the Monroe saga and so far only covers the first 21 pages LOL Because so far I have only read the bit about her childhood What annoys me most is these there is so much crap out there and here FINALLY is the ULTIMATE truth Naturally no biographer can say the FACT which is that the ultimate truth is NEVER TO BE FOUND, it is simply not there Biographies belong to fiction shelves And most of these who toot their My review is probably for people who know the basics or maybe evenof the Monroe saga and so far only covers the first 21 pages LOL Because so far I have only read the bit about her childhood What annoys me most is these there is so much crap out there and here FINALLY is the ULTIMATE truth Naturally no biographer can say the FACT which is that the ultimate truth is NEVER TO BE FOUND, it is simply not there Biographies belong to fiction shelves And most of these who toot their own horn are utter crap Another thing I immediately paid attention to is that there is simply NO SOURCES listed Yes, he gives thanks but I would like to know where he got the info he claims to be true For example he acts like Stanley Gifford being her father is his discovery, whilst, in most part, I think it isor less established I have a letter from James Dougherty saying Gifford was her father AND Marilyn knew it Badman does giveinfo on Gifford trying to adopt her which is interesting but when I leafed the book WHERE IS THE SOURCE For a book that quotes MM saying consider the source and she did say that but Mr Badman does not quote the exact place, I just remember it too it is unforgiven to use a method where he is not giving people a CHANCE to concider the source His list of books really has some dubious characters as well One of these examples is Mr Kinnel Kimmel being the star boarder and the aunt who punished her for telling on him when he made advances on her he tellsabout his profession without a source BUT the discovery of the star boarder being Mr Kimmel Kinnel is fairly new and first appeared in Donald H Wolfe s book in 1998 If I recall the year right He never gives credit to Wolfe orcorrectly, as I understand, Mr Roy Turner whose discovery it was, and he gave the info to both Spoto and Wolfe when only Wolfe chose to use it and that was the one major breakthrough in his otherwise very inaccurate book One should always acknowledge and credit the ones who came before and not act like all discoveries are their own, especially if they are such big ones Another thing that annoys me big time is that biographers usually male downplay the trauma that her childhood caused her Okay, so it was not 12 foster homes but for a child never to be able to grow steady roots, never to feel SOMEONE loves her unconditionally except for aunt Ana who also had to send her away , to have been in an orphanage and the one person she trusted to take her there CAN cause her to remember these few places and being forced to marry at 16 as 12 and the orphanage as a gloomy place And then to have been taken sexually taken advantage to boot you don t need to lose your virginity to have been a victim of that and as for me I don t have a hard time believing AT ALL that a young, vulnerable girl would be taken advantage One study claimed every fourth female has suffered something like that in their childhood forgive me I don t have the source right here D or maybe I am just cynical We do know she exaggerated and even lied, but we also know sometimes our memories turn happy memories into extreme bliss and sad memories sometimes to utter torment However, one sad memory I just don t buy is that she remembers Christmas 1926 when she made her way to the tree and only got a cheap trinket while other kids got nice toys I don t buy I DON T believe a six month old could make her way anywhere, let alone feel left out even if it came from her own mouth My kid was happy to just play with the wrappings until he was two So whether this really came from herself I don t recall it you can always use common sense Or maybe Mr Badham does not have children As I said she DID lie look at Belmont interview she says her mother is dead even as late as that Whether she lied to gain pity or to protect ppl s privacy is not the point, the point is she DID lie Another problem is Gladys I have read from A Miller s book she tried to suffocate her and that was adopted by Barbara Leaming In no other book has it been Gladys, always Della Now Badman says it WAS Della, but that Gladys tried to kill her three times and MM talked about it all the time where is the source How did she try to kill her Where are the interviews about MM saying someone else besides Della tried to do it Maybe Miller confused Della with Gladys Could happen Anyway, before I see or hear an interview from MM herself saying ALSO Gladys tried to kill her or the suffocator was Gladys, I believe what SHE said and that it was Della we have witnesses for that The Bolenders heard the hassle as she broke the door and died soon after in a mental hospital Here for some reason at least I believe Mariyn s memories unlike the Xmas sstory might have happened, but someone has then told her later , Della was going mad and we do have adult witnesses Also, Badman does not mention Lester was also an orphan but adopted by the Bolenders, nor Bolenders claim they wanted to adopt her whether true or not but Gladys wouldn t let them These are all speculations and depends who you believe was she felt left out in a strictly religious home or did the nice Bolenders take good care of her and wanted to adopt her If Gladys indeed lived there too here he even gives the source that IS a new finding Moving on to the actual bit he is concentrating on, and hoping it gets better Plus to the style of writing, it is an interesting and fast read Almost done despite some minor flaws, and doing what most biographers do omitting stuff to suit their purposes the agenda they probably have chosen before starting to write the book and choosing sources accordingly the rest of the book seems to be better researched than the beginning An example of omitting when he lists people who said she was happy and in no way suicidal, he mentions Norman Rosten Actually, Rosten said that at the time she did sound happy, but SO happy, that something was off and he should have noticed it again, if I remember correctly Also George Barris is among these people Yes, Barris did say she was happy and would not have killed herself but Barris has always believed she was murdered something Badman does not mention cause it does not click with what he tries to prove Also he claims Arthur Miller was surprised and thought it was an accident, when I have understood that Miller always thought the accident WOULD happen sooner or later accident OR suicide which would not make him surprised Badman does have some dubious characters he seems to trust James Bacon among others and most funnily, the UFO expert Dr Donald Burleson There were , but I forget should always write them down , and if I were him I would not give Ted Jordan enough credit to even mention his name, even though he does not believe him Further, he could have mentioned WHY Jordan definitely never even knew Marilyn Jordan s first mistake is on the first page of his book, that they met when Norma Jeane was in the Blue Book Modelling Agecy in 1943 and 17 years old when NJ did not even join the Agency before 1945 This already would have proved him a fraud, among dozens of other mistakes, but Badman does not mention them It is important to discredit people like Slatzer and Jeanne Carmen, since they have been in all these documentaries and books so much, and clearly Slatzer HAD done is own research like any other fan and had maybe gathered some info that SOME biographers wanted into their hands and in exchange for that gave him the creditabiilty he so cravedso discrediting them is a must if one wants to convince people, but since Jordan was not out therethan in his own book plus maybe two others he was the key witness to Marilyn having been reborn in the book Healing of the Soul a fact that speaks for the kind of books that use him as a source , but since is basically nothing but a fame craving vulcher with nothing important to say, It is always better not to give him the time of the day Even if you choose to believe Marilyn had a red diary but in this case he is mentioned even though Badman doesn t even believe Jordan actually had it in his posession, so why bother Also one thing I don t undestand is how he claims both Wilder and Negulesco were usually very friendly and loving towards her and Wilder s cruel words which he uttered before he knew she was dead were surprising Negulesco s cruel words he doesn t even mention I have always understood Wilder s was a love hate relationship with her he was impatient and angry but loved the results of her work and that Negulesco never really respected or liked her at all Another weird thing is that when talking about Marilyn s father he uses ONE source that says she called him and he wouldn t have none of her He must know there are at least three people who say she pulled the same phone stunt some people believe she got so much sympathy from Dougherty the first time it really IMO happened that when in need of comforting she did it with others too Natasha and Skolsky Anyway, how people FEEL of certain people in her life that cause controversy, such as the Strasbergs and Greenson are always a matter of opinion and how one feels about their actions or what they choose to believe, so I am not gonna dwell on that or this will not be a review but a book in itself I am by no means an expert when it comes to Marilyn s death, and frankly, I am farinterested in her life than in how she died However, I have to admit that Badman s conclusion is the one I believe in, and have for some time Also his conclusions when it comes to her relationship with the Kennedys is the same one I believe, although he said JFK had her picture in his room I always remember it was their father, Joseph same with his conclusions when it comes to her relationship with Joe and whether they had plans to remarry are the same as mine Not gonna give too many spoilers and say what these conclusions are Anyway, all this is all but speculation, and I am not saying he is right, but it was interesting to see his opinions were the same as mine The book is an interesting read and there ARE some new interesting stuff and info I just wish the sources would bespecific Sometimes they are non exixtent And for me A trustworthy person I believe in is not a source I might not believe that person, for all I know it could be Lena Pepitone P Otherwise, I would recommend everyone interested in her last years to read this, it is also quite respectful to Marilyn and her memory, which is something I always like in a MM bio NOTE I have not bothered to read this through at least not yet so excuse me all the grammar errors and stuff like if I remember right will try and correct and check the facts, but since I am not a biographer I don t have to P Before I write one of my own, that is D Till then I am allowed to accuse biographers of not checking their sources and making the same mistake myself, right I definitely would not recommend this book to someone just starting to learn about Marilyn The timeline kind of jumps around, which, even being familiar with Marilyn s life, at times was confusing and hard to follow Also, the author is constantly reminding the reader that his opinion is different than other researchers biographers, which only needs to be stated once, if at all, given the fact that there have been literally thousands of bios written about Monroe Also, having read multiple book I definitely would not recommend this book to someone just starting to learn about Marilyn The timeline kind of jumps around, which, even being familiar with Marilyn s life, at times was confusing and hard to follow Also, the author is constantly reminding the reader that his opinion is different than other researchers biographers, which only needs to be stated once, if at all, given the fact that there have been literally thousands of bios written about Monroe Also, having read multiple books on Marilyn, Jack and Jackie Kennedy, there are things he denies which I am farinclined to believe are true having read them in separate books about the subjects As narrator, he could have maintained acohesive timeline and his continual use of the words obviously or naturally often went unexplained or were unnecessary Overall an interesting read but not the best Marilyn biography by any means, as I stated, especially if you are a Marilyn newbie and don t know much about her life this is meant for fans who already have information about Marilyn, her early years implied in the title , timeline and rumours in existence about her life Though it is lacking, it is a quick and interesting read though I wouldn t take the author s opinions at face value as, I suppose, with any biography on its own however this book in specific, I found his logic for denying certain information often naive and not well founded Some of this book makes sense, some of it makes little sense, especially about her death. I cannot say I wholly enjoyed this book I am quite the fan of Marilyn and this book simply didn t hit the mark for me The writing was reasonable save for the odd spelling mistake or missing word.The writer seems to gloss over some very serious aspects of Marilyn s treatment namely at the Cal Neva Lodge Sexual mistreatment is not what I would call that I think we need to go a bit further there.He also seems to be writing the book solely to exonarate the Kennedy s Now whilst the evidence ca I cannot say I wholly enjoyed this book I am quite the fan of Marilyn and this book simply didn t hit the mark for me The writing was reasonable save for the odd spelling mistake or missing word.The writer seems to gloss over some very serious aspects of Marilyn s treatment namely at the Cal Neva Lodge Sexual mistreatment is not what I would call that I think we need to go a bit further there.He also seems to be writing the book solely to exonarate the Kennedy s Now whilst the evidence can potentially exonarate them it can also implicate them and not enough is made of that.The writer believes that Marilyn died by way of an accidental drugs overdose rather than any kind of conspiracy This is all well and good with the theory being that the doctors covered it up to save their own careers etc This doesn t delve into some of the other theories for Marilyn s death and a good book ought to explore all theories before reaching a conclusion.The author seems to have reached his personal conclusion first without actually showing us how he reached it He then uses the evidence which fits his conclusion and leaves out anything that doesn t On a whole somewhat disappointing La dinamica delle ultime ore e degli ultimi minuti di vita di Marilyn Monroe estremamente vaga Ma dopo anni di ricerche, e dopo aver separato i fatti dalle invenzioni e la verit dalle bugie, sono fermamente convinto di poter finalmente sciogliere un enigma che perdura da cinquant anni come mor Marilyn Monroe, la pi grande star del cinema, la pi leggendaria icona sexy del mondo Keith Badman Tesifu un suicidio TesiMarilyn fu uccisa per volere dei Kennedy, a causa delle sue amicizie compromettenti e della sua inaffidabilit Keith Badman non crede n all una n all altra versione Per questo ha trascorso cinque anni a ricostruire gli ultimi giorni della diva e a vagliare centinaia di documenti, riuscendo a illuminare quelle zone d ombra su cui fino a oggi si facevano solo ipotesi e congetture infanzia negata, aborti, tentativi di suicidio, festini erotici, dimagrimenti improvvisi, depressione, abuso di barbiturici e alcol, frequentazioni con i boss della mafia e con i fratelli Kennedy, relazioni sentimentali e scappatelle False voci sulla diva circolavano sicuramente anche mentre era in vita quando una volta, nel , le chiesero che cosa ne pensasse, lei si limit a replicare Considerate la fonte Tenendo a mente queste parole e attingendo ad appunti, interviste, fotografie, ritagli di giornale, fascicoli d archivio, ricevute, fatture e testimonianze oculari una mole di documenti, molti dei quali ritenuti da tempo perduti , Keith Badman si cala nei panni dell investigatore, con l obiettivo di separare la verit dalla finzione, le notizie autentiche dalle sciocchezze, il mito dalla realt A cinquant anni dalla scomparsa, un libro che d risposte definitive ai molti interrogativi che ancora oggi circondano Marilyn e la sua leggenda identifica il padre naturale mette fine all interminabile dibattito sul suo rapporto con i Kennedy e ricostruisce nei minimi dettagli la notte della morte e le manovre di insabbiamento che seguirono Story skims her early life tho does a fair job of it, then gets into a very in depth, detailed account of the final weeks days leading up to her death, focussing on her private public contexts leads to his somewhat open conclusion as an accidental death from an overdose He re examines some myths about this, hints at her men friend relationships, the later public enquiry into the scope of the cover up, etc I felt that he somewhat pussy footed around the topic of her relationship with the Story skims her early life tho does a fair job of it, then gets into a very in depth, detailed account of the final weeks days leading up to her death, focussing on her private public contexts leads to his somewhat open conclusion as an accidental death from an overdose He re examines some myths about this, hints at her men friend relationships, the later public enquiry into the scope of the cover up, etc I felt that he somewhat pussy footed around the topic of her relationship with the Kennedys, and he could have given a stronger opinion on those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on her barbiturates intake,e.g her psychiatrist s and her housekeeper who, unknown to her was actually a psychiatric nurse , and it was a bit thin on the ground about medical reports again, perhaps there is yetfirst hand material to be uncovered also puzzling was MM s use of Nembutal, which has to be injected yet there was no specific mention in the book of who did this All good stuff if you are an MM fan nonetheless hmmm I am not sure I finished it but was not that taken in Seemed to be a lot of going over same points again and again, that got tedious Lots of making excuses and debunking of some of the Kennedy s involvement I still believe they played a big part in her demise. I wasn t previously familiar with the subject matter, as this is first book about Marilyn Monroe I ve read This was clearly written by a super fan, and he went into crazy detail so the book was clearly well researched What put me off was the constant superior tone it was written in Use of the phrase I can now reveal was liberal and I m not sure he revealed anything which wasn t already out there maybe someone who has readabout this can clear that up NOBODY can reveal what real I wasn t previously familiar with the subject matter, as this is first book about Marilyn Monroe I ve read This was clearly written by a super fan, and he went into crazy detail so the book was clearly well researched What put me off was the constant superior tone it was written in Use of the phrase I can now reveal was liberal and I m not sure he revealed anything which wasn t already out there maybe someone who has readabout this can clear that up NOBODY can reveal what really happened or decide what did or didn t happen unless they were there No sources or credit is listed, as you would normally do if presenting something as fact This style of writing also assumes that the reader has also read all the previous biographies and books about the subject.The writer was also keen to blame anyone and everyone for Marilyn s life AND death I think it s very clear she didn t have the best start to life, and was an alcoholic and addicted to barbiturates What I found odd is that he never apportioned any of that onto her, it was ALWAYS someone else s fault, it was always someone else wronging her She chose to behave the way she did, not coming to work and so on Admittedly, her doctors were clearly to blame for not liaising with each other regarding her prescriptions The exact and excessive detail of how much she spent and where only served to prove that the writer has seen the invoices receipts It really wasn t necessary and I found it very crude I also found that sometimes he would agree with one person s account of what happened, whilst completely discounting someone else as a witness the reasons for this seemed to be simply the person whose view complemented his own preconceived theories would be the one he would favour Some extremely serious issues mainly the numerous incidents of sexual assault were merely glossed over and not investigated or taken seriously And the detail regarding her first wedding night was distasteful and unnecessary.Ultimately this book kicked upquestions than answers for me The main one being, if Marilyn Monroe genuinely did die of an accidental overdose, why on earth did everyone there that day lie about it and what were they covering up exactly I guess we ll never find out


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *