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The List of Books Marilyn Monroe Owned

As you may know, I am putting together a recreation of Marilyn Monroe's book collection--adding the same editions of books she owned to my collection. The list of books she owned can be found in various places online--in fact, when I began this project several years ago, I would use these publicly available lists. Eventually, … Continue reading The List of Books Marilyn Monroe Owned

Marilyn Monroe’s Library Review: The Cat with Two Faces

The same edition as the one Marilyn Monroe owned. (This copy owned by Carly Maris) February's book club reading was The Cat with Two Faces by journalist Gordon Young (who wrote for the Daily Mail). The biography tells the story of WWII spy Mathilde Carré, who worked as a double-agent for both Allied and German … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe’s Library Review: The Cat with Two Faces

November’s Book from Marilyn Monroe’s Bookshelf: The Un-Americans by Alvah Bessie

Book club members voted for this month's book from Marilyn Monroe's bookshelf to be the novel The Un-Americans by Alvah Bessie. Alvah Bessie was one of the blacklisted screenwriters known as the Hollywood Ten and refused to speak before the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). He was imprisoned for 10 months in 1950. Alvah … Continue reading November’s Book from Marilyn Monroe’s Bookshelf: The Un-Americans by Alvah Bessie