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MM loved to read

She was not just a pretty face and sex symbol. She was an avid ready and had an extensive library.

“Marilyn Monroe’s library demonstrates her range of interests. Besides classics such as John Milton, Gustave Flaubert, Walt Whitman, James Joyce, and Khalil Gibran, she read widely from contemporary authors such as John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett, Albert Camus, and Jack Kerouac. The proceeds from the sale of Marilyn’s books were donated by Anna Strasberg to the charity Literacy Partners. This was a logical choice, given Marilyn’s love of books and reading, as well as Lee Str.

Marilyn reading

Marilyn Monroe reading an article about herself while on the set of Niagara, 1952.

Marilyn reading before (or after) a party

Marilyn reading before meeting Philippe Halsman (the photographer)

Marilyn reading before (or after) a party

Marilyn reading before meeting Philippe Halsman (the photographer)

Marilyn reading a letter on set of "Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay!"

Marilyn reading "Leaves of Grass" (Eleonora Duse's photo behind her)