Several photographs taken of Marilyn earlier in her life—the ones she especially liked—show her reading. by laurel
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laurel Several photographs taken of Marilyn earlier in her life—the ones she especially liked—show her reading.
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Life...is she leaving her love??? by Nikiboy
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Nikiboy Life...is she leaving her love???
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She has life in her eyes... by jan
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She was an artist and her life was her canvas by loretta
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loretta She was an artist and her life was her canvas
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Marilyn Monroe, “The Last Sitting,” 1962.  “[Marilyn] went off into the bathroom and changed, and came out, lifted up one of the layers so that you could see through it, and she said, ‘How’s this for 36?’”    The scar apparent on her stomach is from a gall-bladder surgery that the actress underwent earlier the same year. by HARVEST
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HARVEST Marilyn Monroe, “The Last Sitting,” 1962. “[Marilyn] went off into the bathroom and changed, and came out, lifted up one of the layers so that you could see through it, and she said, ‘How’s this for 36?’” The scar apparent on her stomach is from a gall-bladder surgery that the actress underwent earlier the same year.
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She thought her dog was the only one who liked to swing! by sinnamongirl
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sinnamongirl She thought her dog was the only one who liked to swing!
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she liked to call them her pink flamingo shoes: painting by janethillstudio by greta
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greta she liked to call them her pink flamingo shoes: painting by janethillstudio
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Show her how much you care with this perfect symbol of everlasting love. the infinity necklace will take her breath away especially when given to her in a little tiny box. The best part is she'll think of you every time she wears it. $75.00 by Max & Chloe
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Max & Chloe Show her how much you care with this perfect symbol of everlasting love. the infinity necklace will take her breath away especially when given to her in a little tiny box. The best part is she'll think of you every time she wears it. $75.00
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She loved life and it loved her right back by terra
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terra She loved life and it loved her right back
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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid. by lesa
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lesa 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid.
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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid. by maria.t.rogers
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maria.t.rogers 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken - Boy hears for the first time in his life, by the use of early hearing aid.
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Ciara Announced She is Pregnant & Show Her Baby Bump by kim rose uk
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kim rose uk Ciara Announced She is Pregnant & Show Her Baby Bump
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Ciara Announced She is Pregnant & Show Her Baby Bump -1 by kim rose uk
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Ciara Announced She is Pregnant & Show Her Baby Bump - by kim rose uk
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Marilyn flashes a brilliant smile. It's hard to believe that just four years earlier, she was Norma Jeane Dougherty, the wife of a Merchant by fay
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fay Marilyn flashes a brilliant smile. It's hard to believe that just four years earlier, she was Norma Jeane Dougherty, the wife of a Merchant
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Marilyn Monroe. Photographed by Richard Avedon. One of my favourite photographs of Monroe. The expression on her face kills me. #monroe by yvonne
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yvonne Marilyn Monroe. Photographed by Richard Avedon. One of my favourite photographs of Monroe. The expression on her face kills me. #monroe
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Marilyn Monroe. Photographed by Richard Avedon. One of my favourite photographs of Monroe. The expression on her face kills me. #monroe by Angela Gayle
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Angela Gayle Marilyn Monroe. Photographed by Richard Avedon. One of my favourite photographs of Monroe. The expression on her face kills me. #monroe
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An over-the-sink cutting board would make my life easier!  Especially ones with colanders built in.  Genius ;) by demife
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demife An over-the-sink cutting board would make my life easier! Especially ones with colanders built in. Genius ;)
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DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. 

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. 

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. 

Buy her another cup of coffee. 

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. 

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. 

She has to give it a shot somehow. 

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. 

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. 

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. 

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. 

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. 

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. 

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. 

Or better yet, date a girl who writes. by artsuneel
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artsuneel DATE A GIRL WHO READS by Rosemarie Urquico Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. Buy her another cup of coffee. Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. She has to give it a shot somehow. Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
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This programme is for the first appearance of the great singer and dancer Josephine Baker in London in 1933. She had been a legend in Paris since her first appearance, wearing little more than a feather, in La Revue Nègre in 1925. The London programme's photographs show her wearing considerably more than her famous banana skirt. by estela
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estela This programme is for the first appearance of the great singer and dancer Josephine Baker in London in 1933. She had been a legend in Paris since her first appearance, wearing little more than a feather, in La Revue Nègre in 1925. The London programme's photographs show her wearing considerably more than her famous banana skirt.
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Marilyn before her stardom. I loved her simple beauty.  Why did they wreck her life? by Puddle Duck
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Puddle Duck Marilyn before her stardom. I loved her simple beauty. Why did they wreck her life?
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Queen Sophie of the Netherlands. She was buried in her wedding dress because she said her life ended the day she got married. by albine
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albine Queen Sophie of the Netherlands. She was buried in her wedding dress because she said her life ended the day she got married.
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I might have saved her life but she changed my world! by That Long Hair Girl
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That Long Hair Girl I might have saved her life but she changed my world!
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Homemade cleaning solutions- I especially like the two "favorites" she has at the bottom of her list. by kirsten
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especially love her when she doesn't look like a skeleton. Bridget Jones!!! by esperanza
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esperanza especially love her when she doesn't look like a skeleton. Bridget Jones!!!
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Marilyn with her friend Shelley Winters November 1954 Fox-Wilshire Theater for the premier of  "How to Marry a Millionaire ?" At the cocktail party prior to the premiere (which took place at screenwriter Nunnally Johnson's home, with his wife Doris, across the street from the theater). Marilyn, tense, had drunk several  bourbon-sodas & was visibly tipsy when she crossed the screaming crowd to come in the theater. by Becky Kiesow
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Becky Kiesow Marilyn with her friend Shelley Winters November 1954 Fox-Wilshire Theater for the premier of "How to Marry a Millionaire ?" At the cocktail party prior to the premiere (which took place at screenwriter Nunnally Johnson's home, with his wife Doris, across the street from the theater). Marilyn, tense, had drunk several bourbon-sodas & was visibly tipsy when she crossed the screaming crowd to come in the theater.
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"This was taken backstage at the Almeida theatre in 1989, as part of a personal project I was doing on dressing rooms. Tilda [Swinton] was working almost exclusively with Derek Jarman at the time...Tilda was only lit by a grubby little bulb, so it's fortunate it came out how it did. She was lost in her thoughts – a lot was going on in her life at the time – so she didn't notice me until I took the first shot."  -Simon Annand by pam
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pam "This was taken backstage at the Almeida theatre in 1989, as part of a personal project I was doing on dressing rooms. Tilda [Swinton] was working almost exclusively with Derek Jarman at the time...Tilda was only lit by a grubby little bulb, so it's fortunate it came out how it did. She was lost in her thoughts – a lot was going on in her life at the time – so she didn't notice me until I took the first shot." -Simon Annand
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Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her. by paulaqwest
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paulaqwest Image by an Iraqi artist taken in an orphanage. This little girl has never seen her mother, so she drew a mom on the ground and fell asleep with her.
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Stunning: Earlier Lupita told MailOnline that she felt like a 'goddess' in her powder blue Prada gown. Now, she's a goddess with an Oscar statue for her first film. by angelique
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angelique Stunning: Earlier Lupita told MailOnline that she felt like a 'goddess' in her powder blue Prada gown. Now, she's a goddess with an Oscar statue for her first film.
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likes girl's t-shirt: Life is filled with pleasures both grand and small. Show a few of her favorite things with this personalized shirt. Customize with her name and seven activities she "likes" most. From books and sports to fashion and her trusty cell phone, you're only limited by her keen imagination. And with its fitted shape, it's designed for her maximum comfort…and blossoming sense of style. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. $9.99 by RedEnvelope
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RedEnvelope likes girl's t-shirt: Life is filled with pleasures both grand and small. Show a few of her favorite things with this personalized shirt. Customize with her name and seven activities she "likes" most. From books and sports to fashion and her trusty cell phone, you're only limited by her keen imagination. And with its fitted shape, it's designed for her maximum comfort…and blossoming sense of style. Exclusively from RedEnvelope. $9.99
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Witch Hazel on Looney Tunes - how I love her.  Especially when she runs, and hairpins scatter in the dust behind her. by darlene
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darlene Witch Hazel on Looney Tunes - how I love her. Especially when she runs, and hairpins scatter in the dust behind her.
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