*Marilyn: Beyond the Beauty & the Stereotype

A Boze Hadleigh Brown Bag Lunch Talk
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Bring your appetite for Hollywood dish to this noontime talk by gay author Boze Hadleigh, who will discuss two of his latest books on icon and actress Marilyn Monroe: Marilyn Forever: Musings on an American Icon by the Stars of Yesterday and Today (2016) and Marilyn: Lost Images from the Hollywood Photo Archive (2018).

Some pre-program factoids to consider are:

  • Contrary to suicide rumors, Marilyn Monroe had many plans and had negotiated a better contract with her studio.
  • She preferred to stay in on a Saturday night with a book, rather than attend a Hollywood party.
  • She bravely questioned her own sexuality.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Boze Hadleigh is a Hollywood historian and the author of two dozen books. The Los Angeles Times labeled him "a pop culture dynamo." Hadleigh speaks five languages, has visited 63 countries, holds a master's degree in journalism, and has even won on Jeopardy! He lives in Beverly Hills, California and Sydney, Australia.


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