When Marilyn Met the Queen: Marilyn Monroe’s Life in England

Pegasus. May 2022. 320p. ISBN 9781639361496. $28.95. BIOG
Fans of Marilyn Monroe and the Golden Age of Hollywood will enjoy this slice of the actress’s life that she spent in England in 1956. Morgan (The Little Book of Marilyn) gives us Monroe’s fellow stars’ experiences with her and the experiences of the everyday citizens in the UK who hoped to get a glimpse of the star out on the streets. While covering a relatively short period between July and November, the book is chock full of history, personal anecdotes, and beautiful details. Readers will be able to visualize every moment of the star’s life as she filmed The Prince and the Showgirl alongside powerhouse Sir Laurence Olivier and the clashes between them on set. While highly detailed, this book is an effortless read that will take readers back in time and make them want to watch their favorite Marilyn Monroe film.
VERDICT An enjoyable peek into the past that provides insight into Monroe’s life and the zeitgeist of 1950s England. Film buffs and fans of the era will enjoy Morgan’s biography, as will any reader interested in Monroe and her enduring legacy.
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