Jane Gardam has ruined me for any other writer maybe
Rare photo of Marilyn Monroe in New York completing hair and costume tests for The Misfits, 1960.
"I’ll clean my room…in exchange for your immortal soul"
[puppet rubs hands together]
"Laura showed me a tiny room off a corridor that had been Miss Shevin’s private space, and which has been preserved, because no one could bear to dismantle it. Its walls are densely covered with small paintings and drawings, some of extremely high quality. A bookcase is tightly filled with old books, some rare and many on horticulture. (When Cohen bought a vacation house, in Croton Harmon, Miss Shevin, which her characteristic quickness, became an expert gardener.) A Persian carpet, a cot covered with a blue-and-white Indian spread, where Miss Shevin napped, and a plain wooden desk at which she wrote letters and which she would clear for lunch—brought from home and eaten with her husband—complete the furnishings of the little room, which so clearly evokes its owner and the time she lived in."
—“The Book Refuge,” in this week’s New Yorker