Marilyn Monroe writings to be published

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A set of never-seen-before colour pictures of Hollywood siren Marilyn Monroe relaxing on the set of her classic comedy film "Some Like It Hot" will go under the hammer. (Photo: chinanews.cn)


Writings by America's sex icon Marilyn Monroe, including handwritten documents and diary-style entries, are set to be published this fall, publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux announced Tuesday.

"Fragments" will consist of poems, correspondence, rare photos and reflections on third husband Arthur Miller and other men in Monroe's life.

The writings date from 1943, when Monroe was a teenager, to near the end of her life. Monroe was married three times and was found dead in her Los Angeles home in 1962 at age 36, which was still a mystery.

"She was a great reader and someone with real writing flair," editor Courtney Hodell said. "There are fragments of poetry that are really quite beautiful, lines that stop you in your tracks."

"I think the book will show that she was a really thoughtful person with a real interior life," Hodell added.

The book has happy moments as well, she said, but paints a portrait of Monroe "as being curious and questioning, and having this interior dialogue."

Hodell declined to say whether Monroe referred to Joe DiMaggio, her second husband, or President John F. Kennedy, with whom she was rumored to have had an affair.

Source: Xinhuanet/Agencies
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