The Hidden Marilyn Monroe

 Keynote Address: The Hidden Marilyn Monroe, Professor Lois Banner

The Cube, ACMI, 9.30am – 11am, November 12, 2016


As one of the founders of the field of feminist teaching in the US, Californian based Professor Louis Banner speaks about The Hidden Marilyn Monroe. Drawing on her extensive research into Marilyn’s personal and career history, Professor Banner examines the many faces of Marilyn and the contradictions between her public and private personas.

Lois Banner. U.S. Fulbright Commission, Distinguished Chair, University Of Uppsala, spring semester, 2017, forthcoming; Professor, University of Southern California Fall, 1983‑spring 2014

Published works: Marilyn:The Passion and the Paradox (London and New York, Bloomsbury, 2012). Favourably reviewed in the New York Times, Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Globe, and newspapers throughout the United States, Great Britain and Australia.  Featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Translated into Polish and featured in India. Featured on best seller lists for Los Angeles Times and London Times, where it was honoured as one of the best books of 2012. MM Personal (Harry Abrams, January, 2011) Translated into French, German, and Italian.   Widely reviewed throughout the US.  Best illustrated collection of original documents, Western Association of Women Historians.