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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:

Hollywood, 1953. "Actress Marilyn Monroe at home."

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1953.

Marilyn Monroe, publicity for "The Prince and The Showgirl". Photo by Milton Greene, 1956

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