TELEVISION: SYBIL IN A WONDERBRA

A NEW HBO MOVIE TELLS US MARILYN MONROE WASN'T ONE WOMAN BUT TWO

Astounding desirability does not ensure happiness or even a sense of self-worth; in fact, astounding desirability can be a crippling burden. This is the moral of Marilyn Monroe's life, at least according to the countless essays, more than a dozen biographies, five movies, three documentaries and one Elton John song devoted to the subject of Monroe's misery. Is there an American left--with the possible exception of Norman Mailer--for whom she hasn't been completely, irrevocably demystified, for whom a brand-new TV movie could possibly be enlightening?

HBO clearly thinks there are many such viewers. The network's latest self-produced offering is Norma Jean...

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