Reading With Marilyn … in Hollywood

Marilyn features twice in Esquire‘s list of the 125 Best Books About Hollywood: firstly, Eve Arnold’s monograph, and then – perhaps more contentiously – Norman Mailer’s. “Never mind Mailer’s standard metaphysical hooey,” Alex Belth writes, “there’s a lot of smart commentary on Marilyn Monroe’s movies and cultural impact to be had here.”

Marilyn is also mentioned in numerous other books on the list – here’s a select few…

  • By Myself by Lauren Bacall
  • Conversations With Wilder by Cameron Crowe
  • All About All About Eve by Sam Staggs
  • An Open Book by John Huston
  • A Life by Elia Kazan
  • Robert Mitchum: Baby I Don’t Care by Lee Server
  • Montgomery Clift by Patricia Bosworth