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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Marilyn Monroe, "The Last Sitting", by Bert Stern, 1962  At age 36, taken 1 week before her death. During her final photoshoot before her death, Bert Stern created some stunning photographs of Marilyn Monroe. However, on the photos that Marilyn didn’t like, she smeared her red lipstick over the negative images to deter them from being published. After her death, Stern developed those photos and they came out more beautiful than ever. by graciela
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graciela Marilyn Monroe, "The Last Sitting", by Bert Stern, 1962 At age 36, taken 1 week before her death. During her final photoshoot before her death, Bert Stern created some stunning photographs of Marilyn Monroe. However, on the photos that Marilyn didn’t like, she smeared her red lipstick over the negative images to deter them from being published. After her death, Stern developed those photos and they came out more beautiful than ever.
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Marilyn sings to the troops in Korea, 1954. She was quoted as saying that it was the highlight of her life, and that it was freezing cold, but she didn't feel a thing except good. by CarolinaBarbosa
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CarolinaBarbosa Marilyn sings to the troops in Korea, 1954. She was quoted as saying that it was the highlight of her life, and that it was freezing cold, but she didn't feel a thing except good.
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Marilyn: Her Life & Legend $35.00 by One Kings Lane
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One Kings Lane Marilyn: Her Life & Legend $35.00
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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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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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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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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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Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence.  She spent her life between the British royal household and her homeland in Africa until her death in 1880. by Maria da Graça Rodrigues
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Maria da Graça Rodrigues Lady Sarah Forbes Bonetta Davies (photographed by Camille Silvy, 1862) She was born into a royal West African dynasty, and was orphaned in 1848, when she was around five years old, when her parents were killed in a slave-hunting war. In 1850, Sarah was taken to England and presented to Queen Victoria as a “gift” from the King of Dahomey. She became the queen’s goddaughter and a celebrity known for her extraordinary intelligence. She spent her life between the British royal household and her homeland in Africa until her death in 1880.
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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 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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The hurt she can't hide overflows to a knife. She writes on her arm, wants to give up her life. by tia
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tia The hurt she can't hide overflows to a knife. She writes on her arm, wants to give up her life.
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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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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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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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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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Queen Sophie of the Netherlands. She was buried in her wedding dress because she said her life ended the day she got married. by hillary
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hillary 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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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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