Marilyn Monroe's status as one of the most recognisable icons of the twentieth century lives on, most recently in the Oscar-nominated film My Week with Marilyn. but the real Marilyn in many ways has remained a mystery. Her life has been pondered by everyone from film scholars and historians to novelists and pop culture experts ever since her death in August of 1962. With astute research and crisp writing, Adam Victor sifts through the competing versions of events throughout Marilyn's life and traces a young woman's path to iconhood. The Marilyn Encyclopedia, the product of many years of research, brings order, clarity and comprehensiveness to the massive amount of material written about Marilyn Monroe. The Marilyn Encyclopedia also offers hundreds of photographs taken by some of the world's top photographers. Some of the images catch Marilyn in rare, unposed moments, in addition to the famous images the world has come to love. Complete with cross-referencing, a full bibliography and an extensive index of names, The Marilyn Encyclopedia surpasses everything that has come before it. A true testament to the legend that is Marilyn Monroe.
Adam Victor first encountered Marilyn Monroe at the age of 12, when he first saw her in the Marx Brothers' Love Happy. He is a successful writer and translator. His other books include The Elvis Encyclopedia, also published by Duckworth.