Marilyn Monroe had this book about Pet Turtles

Pinup Book Club members voted for August’s Marilyn Monroe book, and the winner is: Pet Turtles, by Julien Bronson, published in 1954! This is the same version of the book she owned. It’s 25 pages long and filled with wonderful illustrations. You may be wondering if Marilyn Monroe ever had a pet turtle. There is … Continue reading Marilyn Monroe had this book about Pet Turtles

5 Disabled Authors on Marilyn Monroe’s Bookshelf

Did you know that July is disability pride month? Being a disabled writer myself, I know only too well how often disability awareness gets overlooked, so this week I wanted to make sure that my reading list included disabled authors. I finished Fledgling by Octavia Butler, and also purchased a copy of Disability Visibility, which … Continue reading 5 Disabled Authors on Marilyn Monroe’s Bookshelf

This Day in History: Marilyn Monroe checks out of the hospital

On July 11th, 1961 Marilyn Monroe left the hospital, after having a cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal). It had been a difficult year for Marilyn, who had been in and out of the hospital over a period of 10 months, and divorced Arthur Miller in January. 500 people came to watch the event, which Marilyn Monroe later … Continue reading This Day in History: Marilyn Monroe checks out of the hospital

Eartha Kitt’s 1976 Autobiography (including link to check it out for free online!)

In Alone with Me: A New Autobiography Eartha Kitt recounts memories of her childhood, her rise to fame, and the people who impacted her life. Eartha Kitt wrote several autobiographies in addition to Alone with Me (Thursday’s Child [1956], I’m Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten [1989], as well as a health book with … Continue reading Eartha Kitt’s 1976 Autobiography (including link to check it out for free online!)

Marilyn’s family and mine: A Review of “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”

The Book Our book club finished it's first book: The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe  by R. Taraborrelli. The book itself was incredibly well researched, and the amount of effort put into pouring over documents related to Marilyn Monroe shines through incredibly in the writing. I did appreciate Taraborrelli's explanation of each document, and whether or … Continue reading Marilyn’s family and mine: A Review of “The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe”