Marilyn Monroe died at age 36 on August 5, 1962. But the world's love affair with her continues.
Why is she still better known than most living movie stars? What caused that legendary combination of childlike vulnerability and irresistible sexuality? What is the truth about her marriages? Her affairs with Frank Sinatra, John and Bobby Kennedy? Her death?
In her sensitive, provocative portrait of Monroe, Gloria Steinem reveals the woman behind the myth...the child Norma Jeane...and the forces in America that shaped her into the fantasy and icon that has never died. With the accompanying luminous photographs by George Barris- the last ever taken of her, most of them previously unpublished- we see Marilyn Monroe in the final summer of her life. And we see her as we never have before.