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Saturday, August 06, 2005

Norma Jean, Literary Critic

Yesterday was Marilyn Monroe's 43rd death anniversary. Almost inevitably, there's another book out, purporting to record her last thoughts, some of which revolve around -- good heavens! -- literature:

"While Monroe often came across on screen as a ditzy blond (sic), in her tapes, she discusses Freud's Introductory Lectures ('God, what a genius,' she remarks. 'He makes it so understandable'), and author James Joyce (' ... Joyce is an artist who could penetrate the souls of people, male or female'), and says she has read all of Shakespeare."


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