Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stylish Readers: Marilyn


Style Icon, Pin-up, Screen-star, Legend ... Avid Reader? Marilyn Monroe might not have been known for her reading, but read she did (um, hi, she did marry a playwright).  Reading everything from biographies of Abraham Lincoln to Milton, Hemingway to Beckett, she even had her own 400 volume library! You can find out more about this side of Marilyn in the book "Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters", written by Marilyn herself, but collected and published by Stanley Buchthal & Bernard Comment.

Just when you thought Marilyn couldn't be any more fabulous.

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14 comments:

Ka Mila said...

so cute :P

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justyna said...

so purty!

Leah said...

Love these photos. She proves that you can have beauty AND Brains! ;)

Leslie said...

I love Marilyn. I find her fascinating. Did you watch the movie My Week with Marilyn?

Allison said...

I wish I could have an apartment that fabulous to read in too! No wonder she always looks so relaxed!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'll have to check out the book! I was obsessed with her in college after writing a paper about the conspiracy theories surrounding her death (murder!).

Rebecca said...

Aww! Love these photos!

The Perfect Pear said...

i absolutely adore marilyn! :) she's such a fantastic and gorgeous girl! thanks for sharing such a lovely post!

Bostonista said...

Its so funny, Becca, because people think of her as the consumate "dumb blonde" but there are SO many pictures of her reading. I also know that she couldn't have attracted a man like Arthur Miller is she wasn't intelligent and articulate. I've always thought she was much smarter than she's ever been given credit for.

Thanks for sharing!

xo

Natalie Suarez said...

amazing! i love her :)

xx

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Nia Schindle said...

Hi love! Thanks for your continued support of my blog - you are a star! Loving this post by the way, Marilyn is always such an inspiration and these photos are gorgeous.

xx Nia

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Anonymous said...

She was a very smart woman who made money off of the dumb blonde shtick. Why she passed away she had her own production company and several projects in the works. Every move she made was calculated.

I just wish many girls knew she was smart and only ACTED dumb. She planned accordingly. Some girls just quote her and don't realize who she was.

Cara said...

I had no idea she was such an avid reader, I knew I loved her for a reason! Such a fun collection of pictures. :)

Rosaspina Vintage said...

I am so in love with the second pic, the black and white one. She looks so effortlessly chic and I'm not surprised she was an avid reader, you can tell from her eyes that she had a bright, clever mind. Very inspiring lady.
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