Her sex-symbol image aside, Marilyn Monroe was an avid reader of 20th-century literature and was often photographed curling up with a book, as in this Peter Stackpole shot taken at her Hollywood home in 1953. see more: on.life.com/xC4MhA
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Are The Stars Out Tonight?
Died too young
Marilyn Monroe photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953.
Marilyn Monroe by Bert Stern,1962. Before side rolls were Photoshopped.
Marilyn Monroe, 1953
Not published in LIFE. Marilyn Monroe, 22, takes dance lessons, Hollywood, 1949.
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Marilyn in the beginning of 1952
Marilyn Monroe by Milton Greene, 1953
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Not published in LIFE. Marilyn Monroe, 24, in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1950.
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