Friday, May 28, 2010

marilyn reading

Aren't these pictures just gorgeous? I had to seriously stop myself from including every image I could find of Marilyn Monroe reading in this round-up.

Aside from just how lost she seems in what she's reading (I love that picture of her on the couch with the books of the floor! It reminds me of some of the positions you find kids in when they're reading books that they're really into), I love that there are images of her reading everything from scripts to Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, from a picture book to James Joyce's Ulysses.

Yes, indeed, these images make me happy.

via little girl things

via drx


  1. you know what's crazy?
    we have this photo blown up in our dining room...

    no joke.


  2. Marilyn was a heavy reader-something very far away from the supid blonde image she built a career upon. Her picture are always amazing, she is a forever icon.

  3. fantastic post. what gorgeous photos.

    xo Alison

  4. I imagine these pictures are pretty much the closest thing we have to an idea of Eve. There is certianly beauty personified when a woman is lost in the arms of a book.

  5. I love this post! What great finds - I'd love to share some of these on my blog, too. She is such a doll.



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