Prior to the advent of television, newsreels were an essential part of the movie going experience. Shown at theatres prior to the feature, these short news films brought current events of the world visually to movie-watchers. As the most publicized woman of her generation, everything Marilyn Monroe did made headlines, and in the process she graced numerous newsreels. This collection brings together for the first time many of those newsreels as well as the original trailers of all her greatest films. Trailers teased the audience with highlights of forthcoming attractions and were usually edited to capture the viewer's attention, often utilizing superimposed descriptive text that seemed to explode from the screen. With films like Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes or Don't Bother to Knock, one needn't go to far to get people's attention; simply showing Marilyn Monroe walk, talk, smile, or slip into something more comfortable was enough. In essence, these newsreels and trailers enable viewers of today to witness exactly the same thing that audiences did in the postwar era. As if that wasn't enough, this DVD set also includes 24 of Marilyn's finest vocal numbers as well as a gallery of movie posters and stills. All in all, it's an incredibly satisfying collector's piece that showcases Miss Monroe's enduring power as a symbol of the eternal feminine.