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Marilyn Monroe's Typewriter

Marilyn Monroe's Typewriter

Usually I'm in awe of vintage typewriters because they're beautiful and hearken to a romantic bygone era of written letters and carefully taking time to express what you're thinking. Now, however, I'm in hushed awe because of who the typewriter belonged to: This was Marilyn Monroe's.


Part of the collection of photos shot by Mark Anderson after her death, the typewriter is just one of the things she left behind that you can squint at, appraise, and see the essence of the woman they once belonged to. I wonder what she composed on that typewriter, and to whom. . .

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