Among Marilyn Monroe’s collection of books is the children’s book The Little Engine That Could. Auction # 522 from Christie’s 1999 auction The book was published in 1930–Marilyn would have been about 4 years old when it came out. At that time, Marilyn was living with her foster parents, Albert and Ida Bolender. According to … Continue reading Was this Marilyn Monroe’s book from childhood?
Did you know there’s going to be a lunar eclipse on the 4th of July? To celebrate, I thought I would finally give this vintage children’s book of mine a read: Vintage children’s books tell us a lot about societal values at the time of publication. This book, and others from the Miss Pickerell series, … Continue reading Miss Pickerell on the Moon