A Marilyn Monroe biographer will speak at the Rancho Mirage Public Library on Monday, a library spokeswoman said today.
Lois Banner, a feminist historian and professor of history and gender studies at the University of Southern California, will appear as part of the library’s “Meet the Author” series, library spokeswoman Susan Cook said.
Banner published a biography of Monroe, “Marilyn: The Passion and Paradox” in July.
Monroe died 50 years ago last August at age 36.
“Dr. Lois Banner brings a scholar’s unique and fresh perspective to Miss Monroe, utilizing ignored and previously undiscovered materials. The result is what Booklist calls `a profoundly redefining bombshell biography’ of this troubled but incredibly talented actress,” Cook said.
Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
Seating is first-come, first-served.