Biographies
Marilyn Monroe - Donald Spoto 1993
Marilyn Monroe Private & Undisclosed - Michelle Morgan 2007
Goddess The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe - Anthony Summers 1985
Marilyn Revealed -  Ted Schwarz 2009
Marilyn: The Last Goddess - Jerome Charyn 2009
Marilyn (The Classic & The Biography) - Norman Mailer 1973
Marilyn Monroe Norma Jeane's Dream - Katherine E. Krohn 1997
Marilyn Monroe - Maurice Zolotow 1960
Marilyn Monroe Revised Edition - Maurice Zolotow 1990
My Story - Marilyn Monroe - Ben Hecht - Foreward by Joshua Greene 2007
My Story - Marilyn Monroe - Ben Hecht - Milton Greene 1974
Joe and Marilyn - Roger Kahn 1986
Norma Jean The Life of Marilyn Monroe - Fred Lawrence Guiles 1969, 1993 softcover
Legend The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe - Fred Lawrence Guiles 1984
The Marilyn Scandal - Sandra Shevey 1987
Marilyn Monroe A Life of the Actress - Carl Rollyson 2013
Marilyn Monroe - Barbara Leaming 1998
Marilyn Monroe - Graham McCann 1988
Marilyn Monroe: una bibliografia - a bibliography - Frederic Cabanas 1992
Marilyn Monroe Pocket Book - Julie Mars 1995
Will Acting Spoil Marilyn Monroe - Pete Martin 1956
Marilyn - William C. Taylor (Spanish) 2000
Marilyn Monroe Pocket Essential - Paul Donnelley 2000
Marilyn Monroe - Javier Cuesta (Spanish) 2006
Marilyn Her Own Story - George Carpozi 1973
The Secret Life of  Marilyn Monroe -  J. Randy Taraborrelli (August 2009 Release)
The Genius and the Goddess - Jeffrey Myers 2010
Marilyn Monroe: L'enfer de la gloire - Frederick Valmont & Christian Dureau 2009
Marilyn in Words Pictures and Music - Richard Havers and Richard Evans 2010
MarilynMonroe: Private and Confidential - Michelle Morgan 2012


Information based Marilyn books
The Marilyn Encyclopedia - Adam Victor 1999
The Unabridged Marilyn A to Z - Randall Riese & Neal Hitchens 1987
The Ultimate Marilyn - Ernest Cunningham 1998
Marilyn People - Ernest Cunningham 2003
Marilyn Handbook - Mike Evans 2004
Marilyn Monroe - Marie Clayton 2004
Images of Marilyn Monroe - Parragon Inc 2007
Marilyn Her Life & Legend - Susan Doll 1990
Marilyn Monroe Cover to Cover - Clark Kidder 1999
Marilyn Monroe Cover to Cover Second Edition - Clark Kidder 2003
Marilyn Monroe Collectibles, Memorabilia Guide - Clark Kidder 1999
The Complete Films of Marilyn Monroe - Ricci & Conway 1990
Blonde Heat - Richard Buskin 2001
Monroe - James Spada 1982
Marilyn Monroe Quotes/Trivia - Nicotext 2007
Marilyn Monroe (Book & Cds) - edel CLASSICS GmbH 2007
Marilyn Monroe in the Movies: A Retrospective - Timothy Knight 2010
Circling Marilyn: Text Body Performance - Clara Juncker 2010
Marilyn Monroe 50th Anniversary Edition - Marie Clayton 2012


Special Interest Books
Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? - Pamela Keogh 2010
Fragments - Marilyn Monroe, Bermard Comment, Stanley F. Buchthal 2010
Color Me Marilyn - Emanuel Emanuele 2010
Marilyn Monroe Poems - Lyn Lifshin 1994
My Sex is Ice Cream The Marilyn Monroe Poems - Nellie McClung 1996
Marilyn Monroe: A Life of an Actress - Carl Rollyson, Jr. - 1987
all the avaliable light: a marilyn monroe reader - Yona Zeldis McDonough 2002
The Some Like it Hot Cookbook - Abbeville Press 1996
The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe - Sarah Churchill 2004
Marilyn in Art - Roger G. Taylor 2006
Marilyn Monroe 3-D - Frederic Cabanas 2002
The 30 Faces of Marilyn Monroe - Frederic Cabanas 2004
Marilyn in Spain A Life Documented - Frederic Cabanas 2005
Candle in the Wind - Elton John & Bernie Taupin 1974
Marilyn Lives! - Joel Oppenheimer 1981
All About Eve - Sam Staggs 2000
Marilyn's Men - Jane Ellen Wayne (Dedication to Robert Slatzer) 1992
Marilyn Monroe: The Healing of a Soul - Adrian Finkelstein 2007
They Knew Marilyn Monroe - Les Harding 2012
The Secret Letters: of Marilyn Monroe & Jacqueline Kennedy - Wendy Leigh 2004
Coffee With Marilyn - Yona Zeldis McDonough (Foreward by Gloria Steinem) 2007
Immortal Marilyn: Depiction of an Icon - De Vito John 2006
American Monroe: The Making of a Body Politic - S. Paige Baty 1995
Some Like It Hot: Official 50th Anniversary Companion - Laurence Malson 2009
Marilyn Monroe: Your Personal Fashion Consultant - Michael Feder and Karan Feder 2009
Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood icon was styled by William Travilla  - Andrew Hansford with Karen Homer-2011
Marilyn in Fashion - Christopher Nickons 2012


Marilyn Lived Here
Hometown Girl - Eric Woodard 2004
Marilyn Monroe in Hollywood - Marsha Bellavance-Johnson 1992
Marilyn Addresses - Michelle Finn 1995
Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe's Brentwood Hacienda: The Story of Her Final Months - Gary Vitacco-Robles 2000
Marilyn's Footsteps - Michelle Morgan 2012


Marilyn Quote Books
Marilyn on Marilyn - Roger G. Taylor 1983
Marilyn In Her Own Words - Neil Grant 1991
Marilyn Monroe Quote Unquote - Janice Anderson 1995
Seductive Sayings: Marilyn Monroe Her Own Words on Sex, Fame, Hollywood and Marilyn - Herb Boyd 1994


Photographers
Marilyn Intimate Exposures - Susan Bernard 2011
Marilyn Monroe - Bert Stern and Norman Mailer 2011
Marilyn August 1953 The Lost LOOK Photos - John Vochun and Brian Wallis 2010
Marilyn - Andre de Dienes, Taschen 80th Birthday Edition 2006
Marilyn Book Set- Andre de Dienes Taschen 2005
Marilyn Mon Amour - Andre de Dienes 1985 & 1993
Andre de Dienes Marilyn - Andre De Dienes & Steve Crist 2011
An Evening with Marilyn - Douglas Kirkland 2002
Marilyn Monroe The Last Sitting, Bert Stern's Favorite Photos of an American Icon - Bert Stern 2006
Eros Volume One, Number Three - Bert Stern Photographs, Autumn 1962
The Complete Last Sitting - Bert Stern 2000
The Last Sitting - Bert Stern 1982
But That's Another Story - A Photographic Retrospective of Milton H. Greene 2008
Milton's Marilyn - Milton H. Greene 1994 large  & 1998 small hard cover version
Marilyn Monroe (Book & CD's) Milton Greene, edel Classics GmbH 2007
The Birth of Marilyn - Joseph Jasgur 1991
Falling for Marilyn - Jock Carroll 1996
Marilyn Monroe - Eve Arnold 2005
Marilyn Monroe An Appreciation - Eve Arnold 1987
Bernard of Hollywood Marilyn - Susan Bernard 1993
Marilyn The New York Years - Sam Shaw 2004
The Joy of Marilyn - Sam Shaw 1979
Marilyn Among Friends - Sam Shaw & Norman Rosten 1987
Marilyn and Friends - Sam & Larry Shaw 2007
Norma Jean Marilyn Monroe 1945 - Photography by William Carroll 2004
Marilyn Monroe From Beginning to End - Earl Leaf Photographs, Michael Ochs Archives 1997
Marilyn March 1955 - Photographs by Ed Feingersh, Michael Ochs Archives 1990
Marilyn - Ed Feingersh, Michael Ochs Archives (French) 1992
Marilyn in New York Ed Feingersh - Lothar Schrimer 2008
Marilyn Norma Jeane - George Barris, Gloria Steinem 1986
Marilyn Her Life in Her Own Words - George Barris 1993
Finding Marilyn - David Conover 1984
Norma Jean 1945 by William Carroll 2004
Sam Shaw: A Personal Point of View - Lorie Karnath 2011
Marilyn by Magum - Gerry Badger 2012


General Photo & Information books
Remembering Marilyn (LIFE) - Robert Sullivan 2009
Marilyn by Moonlight - Jack Allan 2000
Marilyn An Illustrated History - Sandra Forty 2013
Young Marilyn Becoming the Legend - James Haspiel 1994
Marilyn The Ultimate Look at the Legend - James Haspiel 1991
Marilyn The Ultimate Look at the Legend - James Haspiel 2006
The Unpublished Marilyn - James Haspiel 2000
Marilyn Her Life in Pictures - Martin Howard 2013
The Platinum Fox - Cindy De la Hoz 2007
Marilyn Monroe UPI Photographs - Roger Baker 1990
Marilyn at Twentieth Century Fox - Lawrence Crown 1987
Forever Marilyn - Marie Cahill 1992
Marilyn Monroe A Pictorial Treasury of film Stars- Joan Mellen 1975
Marilyn 35th Anniversary Edition w/ CD - Jay Harrison 1997
The Marilyn Album - Nicki Giles 1991
MarilynMonroe (Movie Icons Series) - F.X Fenney 2006
Marilyn Monroe a never ending dream -  Guus Luijters 1983
Marilyn Monroe - Giuliana Muscio (Spanish) 2004
Marilyn Monroe - Janice Anderson 1983
Unknown Marilyn: Insights into the Life of an Icon - Gebundene Ausgabe 2008
Marilyn Monroe And The Camera - Lothar Schirmer, Foreward by Jane Russell, Interview by Georges Belmont 1989
Marilyn A Life in Pictures - Diana Karanikas Harvey 2002
Marilyn Monroe - John Kobal 1974
Marilyn - Kathy Rooks-Denes 1993
Marilyn Monroe The Life The Myth - Rizzoli 1996
Marilyn Monroe: A Life in Pictures - David Thomson and Anne Verlhac 2007
Marilyn and Friends - Charles-Henri Favrod 2005
Marilyn Monroe: Un hommage photographique - Ward Calhou & Benjamin DeWalt 2008
Marilyn Monroe: Photographs of a Legend - Nick Yapp 2009
Marilyn Monroe Metamorphosis - David Wills 2011
Marilyn - Henry-Jean Servat 2012
Marilyn; NYC 1955 - Peter Mangone, James Danziger 2012

Fiction
Hello Norma Jean - Sue Dolleris
Marilyn's Mindset - Stuart Coates 2010
Marilyn Monroe Shades of Blonde - Carole Nelson Douglas 1997
The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog and His Friend Marilyn Monroe - Andrew O' Hagan 2010
The Immortals - Michael Korda 1992
The Marilyn Diaries - Charles Casillo 1995
Misfits County - Arthur Winfield Knight 2008
The Mmm Girl Marilyn Monroe by Herself - Tara Hanks 2007
Life Among the Cannibals - David Marshall 2009
Norma Jeane's Wishes in Time - Stuart Coates 2008
What She Knew - KR Dickerson 2008


Personal Accounts of Life & Times with Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe Confidential - Lena Pepitone & William Stadiem 1979
The Secret Happiness of Marilyn Monroe- James E. Dougherty 1976
To Norma Jeane with Love, Jimmie - Jim Dougherty, LC Van Savage 2001
My Sister Marilyn - Berniece Baker Miracle & Mona Rae Miracle 1994
Too Close to the Falls - Catherine Gildiner 1999
Diary of a Lover of Marilyn Monroe - Hans Jorgen Lembourn 1977
Norma Jean My Secret Life With Marilyn Monroe - Ted Jordan 1989
Conversations with Marilyn - W.J. Weatherby 1976
A Different View of Marilyn - Al Carmen Guastafeste 2003
The Prince, The Showgirl and Me - Colin Clark 1996
Marilyn & Me - Susan Strasberg 1992
Marilyn: An Untold Story - Norman Rosten 1973
Marilyn Joe & Me - June DiMaggio & Mary Jane Popp 2006
Inside Marilyn Monroe - John Gilmore 2007
Marilyn Monroe Photographs 1946 - 1962, Text by Truman Capote, Schirmer's Visual Library 1994
Marilyn and Me - Lawrence Schiller - 2012


Covering Marilyn's Death
Marilyn A Hollywood Farewell - Leigh Wiener 1990
Why Norma Jean Killed Marilyn Monroe - Lucy Freeman 1993
The Marilyn Tapes - E.J. Gorman 1995
The Marilyn Conspiracy - Milo Speriglio 1986
The Life & Curious Death of Marilyn Monroe - Robert F. Slatzer 1982
The Marilyn Files - Robert F. Slatzer 1992
The Murder of Marilyn Monroe - Leonore Canevari, Jeanette van Wyhe, Christian Dimas, Rachel Dimas 1992
Crypt 33 - Adela Gregory & Milo Speriglio 1993
Marilyn The Last Take - Peter Harry Brown & Patte B. Barham 1992
The Strange Death of Marilyn Monroe - Frank A. Capell 1964
The Last Days of Marilyn Monroe (and British version) The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe - Donald Wolfe 1998
Marilyn The Last 24 Hours - Allan Silverman 1999
The DD Group - David Marshall 2005
Marilyn Monroe Murder by Consent: A Pyschologist's Journey with Death - Jack V. Hattem 2007
Marilyn Monroe: The FBI Files - Federal Bureau of Investigation & Marilyn Monroe 2007
Misplaced Loyalties: The Assassinations of Marilyn Monroe & the Kennedy Brothers - Victor E. Justice 2005
Marilyn's Last Words: Her Secret Tapes & Mysterious Death (and British version) Victim: The Secret Tapes of Marilyn
Monroe - Matthew Smith 2004
Who Killed Marilyn Monroe (PI Grace Smith Investigations) - Liz Evans 2002
Marilyn Monroe: The FBI Files (Moments of History) - Tim Coates 2003
The Final Years of Marilyn Monroe The Shocking True Story - Keith Badman 2010


Her Movie Books
Some Like It Hot - Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond 1959 paper back
Some Like It Hot - Alison Castle 2010
The Misfits - Arthur Miller 1961
The Misfits - Arthur Miller & Serge Toubiana 2000
Bus Stop - William Inge 1956


Auction/Collection books of Marilyn's Personal Property
Marilyn Monroe The Personal Archives - Cindy De La Hoz 2010
The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe - Christies 1999
Marilyn The Dream - Maite Minguez Ricart 2002
MM-Die Ikone Marilyn Monroe - Snejanka Bauer 2010
The Property from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe - Julien's June 4th, 2005
Marilyn Monroe The Red Velvet Images - Butterfields Los Angeles, Thursday, March 22, 2001
Marilyn Monroe The Halcyon Gallery Catalog - Eve Arnold 2005
The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe: The Berniece & Mona Miracle Collection - Sotheby's Auction, March 1, 2001
The Marilyn Monroe Treasures - Jenna Glatzer 2008
MM Personal: The Private Archive of Marilyn Monroe - Lois Banner, Mark Anderson 2011
Marilyn - Stefania Ricc & Sergio Risaliti 2012


Marilyn's Bio's in Comic Book Form
Marilyn Monroe - Steven Spire 1991
Son of Celluloid - Clive Barker 1991
The Marilyn Monroe Conspiracy - Todd Loren 1991
Monroe & DiMaggio - Alfonso Alfonso 1992
Marilyn Monroe: Suicide or Murder? - Jay Sanford 1993
Tragic Goddess: Marilyn Monroe - Adam Post 1995
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