Marilyn Monroe’s Book, The Magic Barrel: Review

September's book choice was The Magic Barrel a collection of short stories written by Bernard Malamud and published in 1958. The book was well received when it was published, and Marilyn Monroe herself owned a first edition. As with many books Marilyn Monroe owned, the thematic elements are bleak and the protagonists are often left … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe’s Book, The Magic Barrel: Review

The Woman Who Illustrated Marilyn Monroe’s Pet Turtles Book

Book club members voted for Pet Turtles to be this month's book from Marilyn Monroe's reading list. Though the auction at Christie's called this a book, it really is more of a booklet or pamphlet--25 pages all about how to keep pet turtles (and no, I still have not found any evidence that Marilyn Monroe … Continue reading The Woman Who Illustrated Marilyn Monroe’s Pet Turtles Book

Put lemon on your face & other bad 1960’s beauty advice

This week I have been taking part in a little experiment, following along (to the best of my abilities) the suggested 14-day beauty routine from this book published in 1967: This book, while full of advice that we would consider to be terrible in 2020, is an interesting time capsule of information regarding what people … Continue reading Put lemon on your face & other bad 1960’s beauty advice