Thursday, August 5, 2010

In Memory: Marilyn Monroe.

Some of my favorite Marilyn Monroe trivia:
In Marilyn Monroe personal library she had over 400 books on topics ranging from art, history, psychology, philosophy, literature, religion, poetry, and gardening. Many of her books, auctioned in 1999, had her pencil notations in the margins.

Her dog named Tippy was given to her by foster father Albert Bolender. Her final, unfinished film, Something's Got to Give (1962), the dog was also named Tippy.

Often carried around the book, "The Biography of Abraham Lincoln."

Was an outstanding player on the Hollygrove Orphanage softball team.

Wore glasses.

My favorite Marilyn Monroe movie is, How to marry a Millionaire(1954). The story is about three New York models who move into a Manhattan penthouse apartment looking for eligible millionaires to marry. All three fall in love with men who may not be as rich as they were hoping. Now they have to decide to marry for.. love or money?


  1. Awesome pic of Marilyn that you posted Dawn. Thank you.

  2. Dawn, I love How To Marry a Millionaire too. But I think my very favorite with Marilyn is Bus Stop. It's a wonderful play anyway, and I think she really got to show some acting chops in that one. She was also a real asset to a favorite of mine (I LOVE Ethel Merman), There's No Business Like Show Business. If you've never caught her in that one, definitely put it on your list.

  3. Monty, Thank you and your welcome. I kinda posted that one out of a hat. :)

    Beck, I agree.. "Bus Stop" is also a good movie. I do not think I have seen the film, "There's No Business Like Show Business".
    I will add it to my "gotta see" of films.


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