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THE SECRET LETTER OF MARILYN MONROE. Research book with unpublished revelations on the last days of the actress.

A few days before her death, Marilyn Monroe writes a letter to Truman Capote, hides it and nothing is known about it... until now.

Frederic Cabanas

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The purpose of this crowdfunding is to publish a book, of an edition limited to 1,500 volumes, in English and Spanish.

Characteristics:
_ Title: The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe
_ Author: Frederic Cabanas
_ Genre: Essay, biography
_ Edition: 164 pages, 165x240 mm, hardcover and dust jacket
_ Language: English edition and Spanish edition

The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, by Frederic Cabanas

The book is an essay about the last days of Marilyn Monroe's life based on an unpublished document that, surprisingly, came to the hands of Frederic Cabanas, an internationally renowned marilynophile living in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain. It is a letter written by Marilyn herself, the week before she died, addressed to her friend and prestigious writer Truman Capote.

Frederic Cabanas has spent a good part of his life collecting objects related to Marilyn Monroe. When the letter amazingly reached him, he did not hesitate for a moment of its authenticity, and he immediately began to investigate. After six years of intense work and jealous caution, he is ready to make the truth known.

This “secret letter” is probably the most relevant writing left by Marilyn Monroe, and will add a new chapter to her future biographies. The text is not only revealing by the facts it describes, but also allows knowing first hand what the famous actress's feelings were at the highest yet toughest moment of her life.

The letter has remained hidden since it was written, almost 60 years ago, inside the case of a Montblanc pen, and now comes to light. It looks like a novel, but it is a real fact. The Cabanas book will announce the existence of the letter, its journey and, above all, its content, which speaks of President J. F. Kennedy, among other prominent characters of the time.

May all this be known, and may the world have a more truthful idea about who Marilyn Monroe was and how she lived. It is in your hands.

About the author: FREDERIC CABANAS

His main vocation is that of a plastic artist (painter and sculptor), and that is why one day, inevitably, he was fascinated by the image of Marilyn Monroe. Since then, 40 years ago, he collects objects related to her, especially books. He is proud to say that he has the world's largest library of publications on this mythical woman, and that he has even helped to enlarge it by writing and editing four books himself: Marilyn Monroe in Spain, The 30 faces of Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn 3-D, and Marilyn Monroe. A Bibliography. Currently, he directs the Cal Gerrer Museum, in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, where there is a permanent exhibition about the actress.

About the rewards

Of course, the star reward is the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, which will be published in both English and Spanish. Each person can choose the version that suits him or her, as well as if he or she wants the copy signed or dedicated by the author.

Marilynophiles, in addition, will enjoy a series of objects related to the actress (postcards, pins, t-shirts...), as well as other books written by Frederic Cabanas on this icon of the twentieth century.

We also offer tours guided by Frederic Cabanas himself to his collection of objects, or basic tickets to see the Cal Gerrer Museum in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain, where this unique collection is exhibited.

Those who want to make a more substantial contribution will even be included with names and surnames in the book as honorary patron, forever putting on record their contribution to the memory of Marilyn Monroe in a publication that must mark a before and an after.

What will we allocate your contributions to

To cover in part some of the main expenses of the edition:

  • The production of the physical book: design, layout, photographic rights and printing (1,500 units).
  • The English translation.

The Cabanas Foundation contributes the rest of the budget.

If we manage to collect more money than originally planned, we will use it to increase the book’s circulation.

Planned calendar

The book will be presented at the Cal Gerrer Museum in Sant Cugat, Barcelona, Spain on April 18, 2020. From then on we will begin to deliver the rewards.

Links of interest

Instagram of Cal Gerrer Museum (In Catalan)
Facebook of Cal Gerrer Museum (In Catalan)

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THANKS FOR THE COLLABORATION

Marilyn postcard signed by the author.

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30€
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THE BOOK (national shipping)

· The book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe in Spanish or English (national shipping).

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40€
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THE BOOK, SIGNED OR DEDICATED (national shipping)

· The book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (national shipping).

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THE BOOK, SIGNED OR DEDICATED (international shipping)

· The book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (international shipping).

Estimated delivery April 2020
50€
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THE BOOK, SIGNED OR DEDICATED + INVITATION TO THE CAL GERRER MUSEUM (national shipment)

· The book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (national shipment)
+ 2 tickets to the Cal Gerrer Museum in Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona, Spain

Estimated delivery June 2020
60€
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THE BOOK, SIGNED OR DEDICATED + MARILYN T-SHIRT

· The book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (international shipment)
+ Marilyn T-shirt with author's design (color and size to choose)

Estimated delivery April 2020
70€
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“BRONZE” PACK (national shipment)

· A numbered collector's edition of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (national shipment)
+ 4 tickets for a special Marilyn Monroe Guided Tour with F. Cabanas (quarterly, upon reservation)
+ The book The 30 Faces of Marilyn Monroe, (Spanish or English). Frederic Cabanas reproduces, with drawings, a small fragment of each of the 30 films that Marilyn starred throughout his career.

Estimated delivery April 2020
80€
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“MARILYN FANS” PACK (international shipment)

· Two volumes of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe: its edition in Spanish (original) plus the version translated into English. Both numbered collector's edition with different covers and back covers, signed or dedicated (international shipment)
+ 5 postcards and a pin by Marilyn Monroe

Estimated delivery April 2020
100€
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“SILVER” PACK

· A numbered collector's edition of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (national shipping).
+ 4 tickets for a special Marilyn Monroe Guided Tour with F. Cabanas (quarterly, upon reservation)
+ A Marilyn T-shirt with author's design (color and size to choose)
+ The book The 30 faces of Marilyn Monroe, (Spanish or English). Frederic Cabanas reproduces, with drawings, a small fragment of each of the 30 films that Marilyn starred throughout his career.

Estimated delivery April 2020
120€
0 backers
“GOLD” PACK (MARILYN COLLECTOR)

· A numbered collector's edition of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (worldwide)
+ 4 tickets for a special Marilyn Monroe guided tour by F. Cabanas (quarterly, upon reservation)
+ A Marilyn T-shirt with author's design (color and size to choose)
+ A set of five postcards from Marilyn
+ The book Marilyn Monroe in Spain, (Spanish or English). This book, with 312 pages and 1,000 full color illustrations, gives a new vision of Marilyn from a Spanish perspective. With the help of different publications and collector's items, the reader deepens into Marilyn's public and private life.

Estimated delivery April 2020
150€
3 backers
VIP (with mention in the book)

· A numbered collector's edition of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (worldwide)
+ Your name and surname printed on the book as honorary patron
+ 2 reserved seats at the presentation of the book
+ A serigraph reproduction of an original work of Marilyn Monroe, size 43×33 cm (two different models available), signed and numbered by the author
+ The book Marilyn Monroe in Spain, (Spanish or English). This book, with 312 pages and 1,000 full color illustrations, gives a new vision of Marilyn from a Spanish perspective. With the help of different publications and collector's items, the reader deepens into Marilyn's public and private life.

Estimated delivery April 2020
160€
1 backer
VIP “PLUS” (with mention in the book)

· A numbered collector's edition of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (worldwide)
+ Your name and surname printed on the book as honorary patron
+ 2 reserved seats at the presentation of the book
+ 6 more volumes of the book in Spanish or English (to give to friends, to make corporate gifts, for Fan Clubs, etc.)

Estimated delivery April 2020
200€
1 backer
VIP “PLUS PREMIUM” (with mention in the book)

· A numbered collector's edition of the book The Secret Letter of Marilyn Monroe, signed or dedicated, in Spanish or English (worldwide)
+ Your name and surname printed on the book as honorary patron
+ Honorary membership card of the Cal Gerrer Museum, permanent and for the whole family
+ 2 reserved seats at the presentation of the book
+ 10 more volumes of the book in Spanish or English (to give to friends, to make corporate gifts, for Fan Clubs, etc.)

Estimated delivery April 2020
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