Saturday, September 5, 2009
Close your eyes. Think of an actress who may have had an understandably desperate need to prove that she had a brain as well as a physical presence. Yes, you guessed it. Beginning this little project of unearthing photos of actors and their reading matter, I'd no idea that Marilyn Monroe would prove to have been one lady who was most often photographed in this most civilized of pastimes. As you can see, there were few occasions when she wasn't captured on film without a book--sometimes flirtatiously bold, other times ludicrously dressed, but mostly endearingly real and transported by her reading.