“I’m selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, am out of control and at times, hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe, 1953 The magazine Popular Science ran an ad in its August 1953 edition for life-size Marilyn Monroe pin-up posters. The ad was sandwiched between offers for “Bargain Carbine-style .22 Rifles,” “Build Your Own Jet Engine,” “Make Gems from Rocks,” and a “Famous Super Sniffer for Uranium Prospecting,” and called the Marilyn posters “The Best Gag Gift Ever.” For only two dollars, a man with a “den, bar, or playroom” could own this image of the bikini clad Marilyn.
Marilyn Monroe. I love how she's not super smiley. We forget that she struggled a lot with depression, and here we see a bit of the real Monroe.