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Photo at Jersey Pride in Asbury Park in 2013 by Steve Dovodio.

Marilyn At Rainbow’s End – book review.

I’ve reviewed several of Darwin Porter’s ultra-salacious celebrity tell-alls before and they have all been fascinating. In the case of Marilyn Monroe, it isn’t quite so surprising that the sex goddess of the silver screen in fact did have a lot of sex. It is who she had it with that grabs our attention.

Probably the best book so far from Darwin Porter was the J. Edgar Hoover expose’ – perhaps because of the really huge disconnect  between Hoover’s public image and his private life. The hypocrisy  of the man was breath-taking. 

With marilyn, we all already knew about her affair with JFK but I must admit, I will never again be able to watch one of her films without calling to mind the astonishing image of her going down on Nikita Khrushchev. There’s lots more. 

At times it seems as if Marilyn took every man in Hollywood to bed, along with an impressive list of the world’s power brokers on both sides of the law. Marilyn was a highly coplex personality. Both the dewy eyed innocent, only semi-aware of her own seductiveness that we saw on screen in The Prince And The Showgirl  and the half-crazed, over-medicated slut portrayed in the pages of this book were quite real aspects of that unique woman.

Porter’s book explores it all in detail and concludes with an account of her death that would certainly have gotten the author a pair of cement over-shoes or a bullet in the head, had he published it 30 years ago. Marilyn played with some very, very dangerous people and in the end, she paid a high price for it – but what a ride she had!

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Marilyn At Rainbow’s End – book review.

I’ve reviewed several of Darwin Porter’s ultra-salacious celebrity tell-alls before and they have all been fascinating. In the case of Marilyn Monroe, it isn’t quite so surprising that the sex goddess of the silver screen in fact did have a lot of sex. It is who she had it with that grabs our attention.