My Week with Marilyn

Now a major motion picture starring Michelle Williams

By Colin Clark Read by Simon Prebble Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 10h 3m Sell Sheet Also available on
My Week with Marilyn and The Prince, The Show Girl and Me (Unabridged) - Colin Clark
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8 Audio CDs Tue Oct 04 00:00:00 UTC 2011 29.99 29.99 9781611202977 Add to Cart
Description
							In 1956, twenty-three-year-old Colin Clark began work as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that united Sir Laurence Olivier with Marilyn Monroe. The blonde bombshell and the legendary actor were ill suited from the start. Monroe, on honeymoon with her new husband, the celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, was insecure, often late, and heavily medicated on pills. Olivier, obsessively punctual, had no patience for Monroe and the production became chaotic. Clark was perceptive in his assessment of what seemed to be going wrong in Monroe's life: too many hangers-on, intense insecurity, and too many pills. Before long, Monroe and Clark spent an innocent week together in the English countryside and Clark became her confidant and ally. This special theatrical edition also includes The Prince, The Showgirl and Me, Colin Clark'¬ôs diary during the film's production.
Reviews

"Simon Prebble provides a sincere and authoritative tone and also offers an occasional offhand breathy vocal characterization of Monroe...Superb..." - AudioFile Magazine

"The immediacy and charm of Clark's recollections are possibly more illuminating than the millions of words and pictures pumped out to expose or dish the dirt on the Monroe legend." - Sunday Times

"Clark is both a sharp and affectionate diarist...his book has an entertaining narrative bounce." - The Guardian

"Beguiling, touching and compassionate." - Evening Standard

"An extraordinary story." - Spectator