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She kept ‘Ulysses’ in her car and had been reading it for a long time. She said she loved the sound of it and would read it aloud to herself to try to make sense of it–but she found it hard going. She couldn’t read it consecutively. When we stopped at a local playground to photograph she got out the book and started to read while I loaded the film. So, of course, I photographed her. ~ Eve Arnold.

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Marilyn Monroe Photos: Candid Shots Of The Woman Behind The Starlet

❝ ℳarilyn…WONDER WHAT SHE WAS THINKING...SHE LOOKS VERY DEPRESSED AND SAD HERE...SURE SHE HAD HER DARK MOMENTS LIKE ALL OF US...WE FORGET EASILY EVEN THE BEAUTIFUL, FAMOUS AND RICH ARE JUST HUMAN AND WILL HAVE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS LIKE ALL OF US

Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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The Sexiest Photo Shoot Of All Time

Giggly girl Douglas Kirkland on November we were alone, off came the robe, and there was a very bare Marilyn.... I was holding the camera so she had to get to me." - Douglas Kirkland, to Popular Photography magazine