Thursday, March 30, 2017

Photo Series: Marilyn Monroe and Her Literary Connections Part 1

     I always find literary connections to iconic pop figures interesting. I'm sure readers can appreciate these photos I'd like to share, the first in a two part series featuring the iconic, Marilyn Monroe. Little known, or less regarded, anyway, is the fact that Marilyn was a reader and a fan of such powerhouses as James Joyce, Walt Whitman, and Samuel Beckett. Her library included work by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck and more. She also journaled frequently and wrote poetry. According to an article published by The Independent, her personal copy of James Joyce' Ulysses sold for over $9,000 at a 1999 Christie's auction. 

(Eve Arnold, 1955)

 (John Florea, 1951)

(John Florea, 1951)

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