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Marilyn Monroe: Portraits of a Legend by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953

On the 50th anniversary of her death (at a far too-young 36), presents a series of warm, casually intimate photos of Marilyn Monroe by the great Alfred Eisenstaedt.
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    Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress. PHOTO: Alfred Eisenstaedt (1953).

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When she died in 1962, Marilyn Monroe's library included "The Fall" by Albert Camus; a book of lectures by J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atom bomb; stories by Chekhov; Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment"; Sherwood Anderson's "Winesburg, Ohio"; two books by Theodore Dreiser; three books by Bertrand Russell; lots of plays; "Moses and Monotheism" by Sigmund Freud; and "Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert. Those are all part of Marilyn Monroe's library as cataloged by volunteers on the website LibraryThing.

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Marilyn Monroe by Alfred Eisenstaedt | 1953

I can get high yeah I can get high like I could never come down call it a curse or just call me blessed if you cant handle my worst you aint gettin my best - Marilyn Monroe