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Tara
post Nov 21 2006, 05:44 PM
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Music

224) Beethoven: His Spiritual Development by J.W.N. Sullivan
225) Music For The Millions by David Ewen
226) Schubert by Ralph Bates
227) Men Of Music by Wallace Brockaway and Herbert Weinstock

Plays

228) The Potting Shed by Graham Greene
229) Politics In The American Drama by Caspar Nannes
230) Sons Of Men by Herschel Steinhardt
231) Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin (MM auditioned for the movie, but Judy Holliday got the part)
232) Untitled & Other Radio Drams by Norman Corwin
233) Thirteen By Corwin, by Norman Corwin
234) More By Corwin, by Norman Corwin
235) Long Day's Journey Into Night by Eugene O'Neill (a second copy)
236) Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951
237) Theatre '52 by John Chapman
238) 16 Famous European Plays, by Bennett Cerf and Van H. Cartmell
239) The Complete Plays Of Henry James
240) 20 Best Plays Of The Modern American Theatre, by John Glassner
241) Elizabethan Plays by Hazelton Spencer
242) Critics' Choice by Jack Gaver
243) Modern American Dramas by Harlan Hatcher
244) The Album Of The Cambridge Garrick Club

European Poetry

245) A Shropshire Lad by A.E. Houseman
246) The Poetry & Prose Of Heinrich Heine by Frederich Ewen
247) The Poetical works Of John Milton, by H.C. Beeching
248) The Poetical Works Of Robert Browning (H.C. Beeching?)
249) Wordsworth by Richard Wilbur
250) The Poetical Works Of Shelley (Richard Wilbur?)
251) The Portable Blake, by William Blake
252) William Shakespeare: Sonnets, ed. Mary Jane Gorton
253) Poems Of Robert Burns, ed. Henry Meikle & William Beattie
254) The Penguin Book Of English Verse, ed. John Hayward
255) Aragon: Poet Of The French Resistance, by Hannah Josephson & Malcolm Cowley
256) Star Crossed by Margaret Tilden
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post Nov 21 2006, 10:08 PM
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post Nov 21 2006, 10:19 PM
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I am in awe... I don't think I could ever read that many books in my lifetime, and she read them all by the age of 36. People who refuse to believe Marilyn was anything more than a dumb blonde should see this list. (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/blush-anim-cl.gif)
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post Nov 22 2006, 04:20 AM
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^ Yeah, what is she reading in your signature, BTW?
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post Nov 22 2006, 06:41 PM
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QUOTE(meztisa @ Nov 22 2006, 03:20 AM) [snapback]120534[/snapback]
^ Yeah, what is she reading in your signature, BTW?


It looks like 'How To Improve Your Thinking Ability' (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

American Poetry

257 and 258) Collected Sonnets by Edna St Vincent Millay (2 editions)
259) Robert Frost's Poems by Louis Untermeyer (Marilyn befriended Untermeyer during her marriage to Arthur)
260) Poe: Complete Poems by Richard Wilbur (a 2nd copy?)
261) The Life And Times Of Archy And Mehitabel by Don Marquis
262) The Pocketbook Of Modern Verse by Oscar Williams
263) Poems by John Tagliabue
264) Selected Poems by Rafael Alberti
265) Selected Poetry by Robinson Jeffers
266) The American Puritans: Their Prose & Poetry, by Perry Miller
267) Selected Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke
268) Poet In New York by Federico Garcia Lorca
269) The Vapor Trail by Ivan Lawrence Becker (inscribed to Arthur by the author, there is also a note to MM)
270) Love Poems & Love Letters For All The Year
271) 100 Modern Poems, ed. Selden Rodman
272) The Sweeniad, by Myra Buttle
273) Poetry: A Magazine Of Verse, Vol.70, no. 6

Politics

274) The Wall Between by Anne Braden
275) The Roots Of American Communism by Theodore Draper
276) A View Of The Nation - An Anthology : 1955-1959, ed. Henry Christian
277) A Socialist's Faith by Norman Thomas
278-279) Rededication To Freedom by Benjamin Ginzburg (2 copies)
280) The Ignorant Armies by E.M. Halliday
281) Commonwealth Vs Sacco & Vanzetti, by Robert P. Weeks
282) Journey To The Beginning by Edgar Snow
283) Das Kapital by Karl Marx
284) Lidice by Eleanor Wheeler
285) The Study Of History by Arnold Toynbee
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post Nov 22 2006, 06:53 PM
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I have one to add to American Poetry: Norman Rosten's Songs For Patricia. She picked up that book when she first met the Rostens and Norman gave her the book.
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post Nov 22 2006, 11:06 PM
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QUOTE(Paju @ Nov 22 2006, 05:53 PM) [snapback]120552[/snapback]
I have one to add to American Poetry: Norman Rosten's Songs For Patricia. She picked up that book when she first met the Rostens and Norman gave her the book.


Good thinking Paju. There are a few books which don't seem to be on the list, which I'm pretty sure Marilyn read. But then she did move around a lot, so maybe they didn't make it to the auction.

Some more:

Politics, Ctd.

286) America The Invincible by Emmet John Hughes
287) The Unfinished Country by Max Lerner
288) Red Mirage by John O'Kearney
289) Background & Foreground - The New York Times Magazine: An Anthology, ed. Lester Markel (a friend of MM)
290) The Failure Of Success by Esther Milner
291) A Piece Of My Mind by Edmund Wilson
292) The Truth About The Munich Crisis by Viscount Maugham
293) The Alienation Of Modern Man by Fritz Pappenheim
294) A Train Of Powder by Rebecca West
295) Report From Palermo by Danilo Dolci
296) The Devil In Massachusetts by Marion Starkey
297) American Rights: The Constitution In Action, by Walter Gellhorn
298) Night by Francis Pollini
299) The Right Of The People by William Douglas
300) The Jury Is Still Out by Irwin Davidson and Richard Gehman
301) First Degree by William Kunstler
302) Democracy In America by Alexis De Tocqueville
303) World Underworld by Andrew Varna
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post Nov 23 2006, 02:33 AM
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Here are some from her collection (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/coolio.gif)
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post Nov 24 2006, 10:46 AM
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Thanks suusmarie. I certainly have not seen those books before in picture form.
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post Nov 26 2006, 11:24 AM
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Wow! I had never seen those books. It´s interesting to see that she read a book named: the failure of success.
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post Nov 26 2006, 01:06 PM
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I wonder how someone kept track of what MM read. Are all of these books she owned? Because then it would be easier to know what she read. I mean, I can't even remember all the books I've read, and she read so much.
Oh and I can't put the list on my site just yet... because I don't have a site anymore. My host stopped hosting abruptly and now I'm looking for a new home for my site.
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post Nov 26 2006, 04:52 PM
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Prayer

304) Catechism For Young Children (1936, so may be from Norma Jeane's childhood)
305) Prayer Changes Things (1952, inscribed to MM - perhaps from Jane Russell?)
306) The Prophet by Kahlil Bibran (a second copy?)
307) The Magic Word L.I.D.G.T.T.F.T.A.T.I.M. by Robert Collier
308) The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (a third copy?)
309) His Brother's Keeper by Milton Gross (3-page extract from Readers' Digest, Dec 1961)
310) Christliches ergissmeinnicht by K. Ehmann
311) And It Was Told Of A Certain Potter by Walter C. Lanyon (1922, so may be from childhood. Several newspaper poems and prayers tipped in.)
312) Bahai Prayers (inscribed to MM, 'Marilyn Monroe Maybeline. A gift for my darling Maybeline, with all my love, Charlzetta' - dated 1961.)

Psychology

313) Man Against Himself by Karl A. Menninger
314) The Tower And The Abyss by Erich Kahler
315) Something To Live By, by Dorothea S. Kopplin
316) Man's Supreme Inheritance by Alexander F. Matthias
317) The Miracles Of Your Mind by Joseph Murphy
318) The Wisdom Of The Sands by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
319) A Prison, A Paradise by Loran Hurnscot
320) The Magic Of Believing by Claude M. Bristol
321) Peace Of Mind by Joshua Loth Liebman
322) The Use Of The Self by Alexander F. Matthias
323) The Power Within You by Claude M. Bristol
324) The Call Girl by Harold Greenwald
325) Troubled Women by Lucy Freeman (who later wrote 'Why Norma Jean Killed Marilyn Monroe')
326) Relax And Live by Joseph A. Kennedy
327) Forever Young, Forever Healthy by Indra Devi
328) The Open Self by Charles Morris
329) Hypnotism Today by Leslie Lecron & Jean Bordeaux
330) The Masks Of God: Primitive Mythology, by Joseph Campbell
331) Some Characteristics Of Today by Rudolph Steiner
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post Nov 26 2006, 06:11 PM
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I really am impressed how she wanted to improve herself.Ok,she didn't go to schools a lot but this wide range of books shows (well,at least to me) that she was seriously going to "feed her brains",educate herself and not just settle to be an another dumb blonde.

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Reference

332) Baby & Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock (pub. 1958)
333) Flower Arranging For Fun by Hazel Peckinpaugh Dunlop
334) Hugo's Pocket Dictionary: French-English And English-French
335) Spoken French For Travellers And Tourists, by Charles Kany & Mathurin Dondo
336) Roget's Pocket Thesaurus, by C.O. Mawson & K.A. Whiting

Religion

337) What Is A Jew? by Morris Kertzer
338) A Partisan Guide To The Jewish Problem, by Milton Steinberg
339) The Tales Of Rabbi Nachman, by Martin Buber
340) The Saviours Of God: Spiritual Exercises, by Nikos Kazantzakis
341) The Prophet by Kahlil Gilbran (4th copy?)
342) The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
343) The Secret Books Of The Egyptian Gnostics, by Jean Doresse
344) Jesus by Kahlil Gilbran
345) Memories Of A Catholic Girlhood, by Mary McCarthy
346) Why I Am Not A Christian, by Bertrand Russell

Russian Literature

347) Redemption & Other Plays by Leo Tolstoy
348) The Viking Library Portable Anton Chekhov
349) The House Of The Dead, by Fyodor Dostoevsky
350) Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky
351) Best Russian Stories: An Anthology, ed. Thomas Seltzer
352) The Plays Of Anton Chekhov
353) Smoke by Ivan Turgenev
354) The Poems, Prose & Plays Of Alexander Pushkin

355) The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (not in the Christies' catalogue. But friends of MM recall her reading it as a young actress, and she had hopes of playing Grushenka. Her own remarks in interviews make it clear that she had read the novel.)
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post Nov 27 2006, 11:45 AM
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Marilyn sure read alot! It suprises me she was such a smart woman, I don't think I could ever read all those books for my 36th birthday!

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Science

356) Our Knowledge Of The External World, by Bertrand Russell
357) Common Sense And Nuclear Warfare, by Bertrand Russell
358) Out Of My Later Years by Albert Einstein
359) Men And Atoms by William Laurence
360) Man Alive by Daniel Colin Munro (inscribed to Renna Campbell from Lorraine?)
361) Doctor Pygmalion by Maxwell Maltz
362) Panorama: A New Review, ed. R.F. Tannenbaum
363) Everyman's Search by Rebecca Beard
364) Of Stars And Men by Harlow Shapley
365) From Hiroshima To The Moon, by Daniel Lang
366) The Open Mind by J. Robert Oppenheimer
367) Sexual Impotence In The Male, by Leonard Paul Wershub

Scripts And Readings

368) Medea by Jeffers Robinson
369) Antigone by Jean Anouilh
370) Bell, Book And Candle by John Van Druten
371) The Women by Clare Boothe
372) Jean Of Lorraine by Maxwell Anderson
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Travel

373) The Sawbwa And His Secretary by C.Y. Lee
374) The Twain Shall Meet by Christopher Rand
375) Kingdom Of The Rocks by Consuelo De Saint-Exupery
376) The Heart Of India by Alexander Campbell
377) Man-Eaters Of India by Jim Corbett
378) Jungle Lore by Jim Corbett
379) My India by Jim Corbett
380) A Time In Rome by Elizabeth Bowen
381) London by Jacques Boussard
382) New York State Vacationlands
383) Russian Journey by William O. Douglas
384) The Golden Bough by James G. Frazer

Women Authors

385) The Portable Dorothy Parker
386) My Antonia by Willa Cather
387) Lucy Gayheart by Willa Cather
388) The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe by Carson McCullers (befriended Marilyn when she first moved to New York)
389) The Short Novels Of Colette (A second copy?)
390) The Little Disturbances Of Man by Grace Paley


This is the end of the Christies' list! Here are a few other books which weren't included, but Marilyn was reported either to have read or owned them. Most of this list comes from the Unabridged Marilyn, and I've added a few others that I know of.

391) The Autobiography Of Lincoln Steffens (read during The Fireball)
392-403) Carl Sandburg's 12-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln
404) The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery (Marilyn gave a copy to Joe after their wedding)
405) Poems Of W.B. Yeats (Marilyn read his poems aloud at Norman Rosten's house)
406) Mr Roberts by Joyce Cary
407) The Thinking Body by Mabel Elsworth Todd
408) The Actor Prepares by Konstantin Stanislavsky
409) The Bible
410) The Biography Of Eleanora Duse, by William Weaver
411) De Humani Corporis Fabrica (Study Of Human Bone Structure) by Andreas Vesalius
412) Essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson
413) Gertrude Lawrence As Mrs A, by Richard Aldrich
414) Goodnight Sweet Prince by Gene Fowler
415) Greek Mythology by Edith Hamilton
416) How Stanislavsky Directs by Mikhail Gorchakov (posted earlier by Felicia)
417) I Married Adventure by Olso Johnson
418) The Importance Of Living by Lin Yutang
419) Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (read during All About Eve)
420) Psychology Of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud
421) The Rains Came by Louis Broomfield
422) The Rights Of Man by Thomas Paine (read during some Like It Hot)
423) Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
424) To The Actor by Michael Chekhov (Marilyn's acting teacher from 1950-1955)
425) Captain Newman, M.D. (Novel based on Dr Ralph Greenson’s as an army doctor in Korea. Marilyn was said to be reading this on the week of her death.A film based on the book was released in 1963.)
426) Songs For Patricia by Norman Rosten (posted by Paju)
427) A Lost Lady by Willa Cather (Marilyn hoped to film this with her production company. But an earlier adaptation was so disappointing to the author, that she withdrew the film rights.)
428) Lust For Life by Irving Stone
429) The Deer Park by Norman Mailer (Hollywood-based novel. Marilyn commented on the book, ‘He’s too impressed by power, in my opinion.’ Mailer tried unsuccessfully to meet Marilyn, and after her death wrote several books on her.)
430) The Rebel by Albert Camus

PS How could I forget Arthur Miller?

431) Focus by Arthur Miller (A novel, Marilyn's favourite work by him)
432) Plays by Arthur Miller

Also...

433) Poetry by e.e.cummings (Arthur bought Marilyn a copy when they first met in 1951)
434) Leaves Of Grass by Walt Whitman

I will add more if I remember, please add any you can think of too.

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ellen sits patiently now tara has finished (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/mmmaf_116.gif) waiting for the to read list (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Nov 28 2006, 08:02 PM
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Marilyn’s Library: My Picks

This list consists of books I’ve read or would like to read, so it reflects my own favourites from Marilyn’s collection.

1) Books by Albert Camus (The Fall, The Rebel)
2) Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
3) The Prophet by Kahlil Gilbran
4) The Last Temptation Of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis
5) On The Road by Jack Kerouac
6) Sons And Lovers by DH Lawrence
7) Plays by Sean O'Casey
8) Plays Of Clifford Odets (Golden Boy, Clash By Night
9) Plays by Eugene O'Neill (Long Day's Journey Into Night, Anna Christie)
10) The Little Engine That Could by Piper Watty
11) Plays by George Bernard Shaw
12) Anything by John Steinbeck
13) The Roman Spring Of Mrs Stone by Tennessee Williams
14) Plays Of Tennessee Williams
15) Tender Is The Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
16) Books by Thomas Wolfe (The Story Of A Novel, Look Homeward Angel)
17) Winesburg, Ohio by Sherwood Anderson
18) The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
19) Short Novels Of Colette
20) Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It by Mae West
21) Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
22) Nana by Emile Zola
23) An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
24) Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
25) Anything by Dylan Thomas (his poetry is great)
26) The Sound And The Fury/As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
27) The Dubliners by James Joyce
28) Poems by Emily Dickinson
29) Anything by Dorothy Parker
30) Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham
31) The Poetry Of Shelley
32) The Poetry Of William Blake
33) The Poetry Of Edna St Vincent Millay
34) The Poetry And Plays Of Federico Garcia Lorca
35) The novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky (Crime And Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov)
36) The novels of Willa Cather (My Antonia, A Lost Lady)
37) The novels of Carson McCullers (eg Ballad Of The Sad Café)
38) The Little Disturbances Of Man by Grace Paley
39) Mr Roberts by Joyce Cary
40) The Thinking Body by Mabel Elsworth Todd
41) Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
42) Songs For Patricia by Norman Rosten
43) Focus by Arthur Miller
44) Plays by Arthur Miller
45) Leaves Of Grass by Walt Whitman

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(IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/clapping.gif) yaaaay!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks tara (IMG:http://www.everlasting-star.net/boards/style_emoticons/default/marilynbybrandon_190.gif)
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