On The Passing OF Artthur MIller

GORDON NEAVILL aa3401 at wayne.edu
Sun Feb 13 15:08:56 EST 2005

I've heard the Marilyn Monroe-Modern Library story for 
years, but I've never seen any documentation for it--even in 
Arthur Miller's autobiography, which I skimmed looking for 
references to the ML.  About a year and a half ago I asked 
an acquaintance who was visiting Arthur Miller to ask him 
about it, but I don't think he ever did.

If anyone can cite a reference linking Marilyn Monroe to the 
Modern Library, I'd love to know  about it!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2005 14:33:22 -0500
>From: John Krygier <jbkrygier at owu.edu>  
>Subject: Re: On The Passing OF Artthur MIller  
>To: ModLib List <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>On Feb 12, 2005, at 11:46 AM, JOSEPH HILL wrote:
>> Who was it that told me or,where did  I read that he 
bought a complete
>> set of the Modern LIbrary for Marilyn  Monroe,to improve 
her mind?
>Richard Burton allegedly acquired an entire set of 
Everyman's Library
>books for Liz Taylor when they wed.  I actually saw one of 
the books for
>sale on ABE or some similar site: it was rebound in cheezy 
red leather.
>As the ML had just under 400 titles, and the EL nearing 
1000, I am
>assuming Mrs. Burton was more intellectually deficient than 
Mrs. Miller.
>john k.
Gordon B. Neavill
Associate Professor
Library and Information Science Program
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI 48202
aa3401 at wayne.edu 

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