Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Not-so-dumb Blonde

Arguably the physical ideal of womanhood, married to the godlike Arthur Miller,and star of some of cinema's most enduring movies, Marilyn Monroe was a great self-improver and read frequently: any where, any time, any place, and in any position.





6 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

Apparently Monroe was actually reading Ulysees when the photographer took her picture. He was busy loading film and she was taking a break reading the book. She mentioned that it was so hard that she was only reading bit and pieces at a time.

Vintage Reading said...

I love those pictures of Marilyn. I really want to know what the books are!

Dew of Hermon said...

Great blog, puts a whole new complexion on the phrase 'doing it by the book'. Glad to have found you !

the Ape said...

These are amazing. Thanks!

The English Writer said...

Brilliant pictures - a side to her most people wouldn't consider. K.

A Bookish Space said...

I really love these photos, and as The English Writer says above, they really show another side of MM that I really didn't know about.