Following a series of sensationalist biographies of the Marilyn Monroe in recent years, this comprehensive, meticulously researched volume brings an important fresh perspective to the many controversies in her life, and will serve as an essential sourcebook of documentary and photographic evidence. "The Brief History of Marilyn Monroe" reveals a different side of Marilyn from the celluloid invention. Michelle Morgan has also interviewed every single person accessible who knew or was related to Marilyn in any way, including the main players in her life - family and friends, as well as work colleagues, and more casual acquaintances. "A gorgeous collection offering a fascinating insight into Monroe's personal life". ("Woman & Home"). "This candid and often surprising study of the screen legend provides another view of her". ("Red").