Named Top Film Book 2015 by Huffington Post
The true story is finally told about Jeanne Eagels, legendary Broadway star as Sadie Thompson in Somerset Maugham’s Rain, celebrated silent movie actress, and Academy Award-nominated superstar in The Letter. She lived a life of renown, yet her rise to fame, her romances, her triumphs, her relentless perfectionism, and her fragile health propelled her into increasingly erratic behavior and a shocking climax that stunned the entire world. Illustrated with nearly 150 rare and unseen photographs.
Tara Hanks is the author of Wicked Baby (2004) and The Mmm Girl (2007). She also writes about popular culture for a variety of magazines and websites, and she maintains the Everlasting Star Updates blog, dedicated to Marilyn Monroe. Happily married with two teenage sons, she resides in Brighton, England.
Eric Woodard is the author of both Hometown Girl (2004), a photo guide to Marilyn Monroe-related Los Angeles addresses and locations, and Film Fashions by Travilla Paper Dolls: Marilyn Monroe (2012.) He has also assisted/contributed to several Marilyn Monroe biographies, art books and documentaries. Eric has also worked as an archivist and historian for the Estate of award-winning costume and fashion designer William Travilla.