Marilyn Monroe: A Day in the Life Bibliography


I used over 1,000 pages of Marilyn’s documents (999 auction listings) to write this book. You can find a link to almost every document I used here:


Because website content can change, I only used a select few that I trust. My trusted resources, beyond auction sites, are:


I have materials from archives across the country. The three that helped create this book are the: Margaret Herrick Library, William Fowler Papers at Northridge (Box 6, Folder 5; Box 21, Folder 4, Box 23, Folder 26-28; Box 23, Folder 1-5; Box 48, Folder 5) and the Arthur P. Jacobs archive at Loyola Marymount (Box 8, Folder 7-8; Box 20, Folder 3; Box 22, Folder 14), all in California.


Over the course of my life, I have read well over 400 books dedicated to Marilyn’s life. To list them all would be impossible. However, the ones that directly influenced the creation of this book are:
Banner, Lois. Marilyn: the passion and the paradox. Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2012.
Banner, Lois W. “The creature from the Black Lagoon: Marilyn Monroe and whiteness.” Cinema Journal (2008): 4-29.
Franse, Astrid, and Michelle Morgan. Before Marilyn: The Blue Book Modeling Years. Macmillan, 2015.
Leaming, Barbara. Marilyn Monroe: A Biography. Crown, 2010.
Marshall, David. The DD Group: An Online Investigation into the Death of Marilyn Monroe. IUniverse, 2005.
Miracle, Berniece Baker, and Mona Rae Miracle. My sister Marilyn: a memoir of Marilyn Monroe. iUniverse, 2012.
Monroe, Marilyn. Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Monroe, Marilyn, and Ben Hecht. My story. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
Morgan, Michelle. The Girl: Marilyn Monroe, the Seven Year Itch, and the Birth of an Unlikely Feminist. Hachette UK, 2018.
Morgan, Michelle. Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential. Skyhorse Publishing, Inc., 2012.
Slatzer, Robert F. The Marilyn Files. SP Books, 1992.
Spoto, Donald. Marilyn Monroe: the biography. Rowman & Littlefield, 2001.
Summers, Anthony. Goddess: the secret lives of Marilyn Monroe. Open Road Media, 2012.
Vitacco-Robles, Gary. Cursum Perficio: Marilyn Monroe’s Brentwood Hacienda. IUniverse, 1999.
Vitacco-Robles, Gary. Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 1 1926 TO 1955 & Beyond. BearManor Media, 2014.
Vitacco-Robles, Gary. Icon: The Life, Times and Films of Marilyn Monroe Volume 2 1956 TO 1962 & Beyond. BearManor Media, 2014.