Biographic: Marilyn2020-03-20T12:40:15+00:00

Biographic: Marilyn

The ‘Biographic’ series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots.

Most people know that Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) was a Hollywood icon, and at one time the most famous movie star on the planet. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that she lived in 43 different homes; that she performed as a singer to an audience of 100,000 servicemen in Korea; that her dress from The Seven Year Itch sold at auction for $4.6 million; and that she was born in the same year as Harper Lee, and was reading her novel To Kill a Mockingbird at the time of her death. Biographic: Marilyn presents an instant impression of her life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the actor behind the movies.

Author Information

Katie Greenwood
Katie Greenwood has a first-class honours degree in Art History and Visual Culture from Brighton University, and is the author of Biographic: Degas and Biographic: Cézanne. She works researching and licensing visual content for publishers and digital platforms, on subjects ranging from art and design to social history and photography, and generating original book concepts. She lives in Brighton, England.