Marilyn 1962

Marilyn 1962
Marilyn 1962
Parution : 
04/05/2016
Collection : 
Essais - Documents
MARILYN 1962 

Eunice, Whitey, Agnes, Ralph, Ralph again, but also Paula, Inez, Larry, Evelyn, Cherie, Bert and Pat. Marilyn Monroe spent her last months with these people in Los Angeles in 1962. Acquaintances, fellow actors, close friends… in fact almost all were employees. Housekeeper, make-up artist, masseur, psychoanalyst, coach, accountant, photographer, body double, publicist… An army of shadows comprising allies from the early days as well as new recruits; some outspoken, some discreet; great professionals and hangers-on. An entourage for want of a family, and in its midst are latent rivalries, suspicions, betrayals and sometimes genuine friendship.
90! Had she survived the night of 6th August 1962, Marilyn Monroe would be celebrating her 90th birthday in June 2016. Who were these twelve people, the witnesses of her last hours, and what relationship did they have with the woman who died at 36, universally adored but all alone in her sparsely furnished house in Brentwood? Some refused to betray her confidence, others have benefitd from a fleeting connection with the icon. Almost all are now dead. Twelve protagonists in this “true novel” of Marilyn’s last months in 1962.
 
 
Film lover, collector and Marilyn Monroe specialist Sébastien Cauchon carried out interviews with the great photographers who immortalised the star (Bert Stern, Bob Willoughby, George Barris, Douglas Kirkland…) for several magazines (Paris Match, Première, Gala, Télérama, Studio…) and chronicled the memories of Larry Schiller, one of the last photographers to photograph the actress, for the August 2015 cover story of French Vanity Fair. Co-author of Marilyn de A à Z (Tana Ed.), he is Director of Communications for UniFrance, which promotes French cinema around the world. 
Eunice, Whitey, Agnes, Ralph, Ralph encore, mais aussi Paula, Inez, Larry, Evelyn, Cherie, May et Pat. C’est à leurs côtés que Marilyn Monroe vécut ses derniers mois à Los Angeles en 1962. Des amis, des collaborateurs, des proches… en réalité quasiment tous ses employés. Une armée des ombres à la hiérarchie mouvante, composée d’alliés des débuts et de nouvelles recrues. Un entourage à défaut d’une famille. Que signifi ait pour eux côtoyer la plus grande star d’Hollywood, jamais à court de paradoxes ? Qui étaient-ils et quels liens avaient-il tissés avec celle qui mourut à trente-six ans, adulée de tous, mais seule dans sa maison de Brentwood à peine meublée ? Une plongée au coeur des coulisses d’un monde disparu à travers douze personnages, héros du roman vrai des derniers jours de Marilyn Monroe.
216 pages
Format :
135 x 215 mm
EAN : 
9782234081123
Prix : 
18.00 €

L'auteur

Sébastien Cauchon

Cauchon
Cinéphile et collectionneur, spécialiste de Marilyn Monroe, Sébastien Cauchon a signé des entretiens avec les grands photographes de la star pour de nombreux magazines. Il est directeur de la communication...