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Marilyn Monroe photographed by George Barris on July 13, 1962.

“…I recall the time where she - it was getting dark practically, very little light, and she was on the sand there - the beach was practically deserted, and I gave her this blanket to cover her - her legs with to try to keep warm, and she was freezing, and she said to me, “George,” she says, “George, I’m really frozen.” And I said, “Marilyn, I only have one film left in the camera. Let me just make that one picture of you and let’s call it a day, we’ll start again tomorrow.” And she says, “Okay,” and she puckered up her lips as if she’s ready to throw me a kiss and she said, “George, this is just for you.” And it was a beautiful picture. Unfortunately, it was the last picture I ever took of Marilyn.“ - photographer George Barris talking about the last photo he ever took of Marilyn, which was also her last professional photograph.

Marilyn Monroe photographed on July 13th 1962 by George Barris.

“I recall the time where she - it was getting dark practically, very little light and she was on the sand there - the beach was practically deserted, I gave her this blanket to cover her - her legs with to keep warm and she was freezing and she says to me
"George” she says “George I’m really frozen” and I said “Marilyn I only have one roll of film left in the camera, let me make that one picture of you and let’s call it a day and start again tomorrow.” and she says “okay” and she puckered up her lips as if she was going to blow me a kiss and she said “George this is just for you” and it was a beautiful picture. Unfortunately it was the last picture I ever took of her.“ - Photographer George Barris talking about the last ever picture he took of Marilyn, this was also her last professional photograph.

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Georges Jules Auguste Cain, Andrea Fossati, Constant De Bruyne, Carl Spielter, Jean Baptiste Antoine Emile Beranger, Florent Joseph Marie  Willems, Pascal Adolphe Jean Dagnan-Bouveret,  Eugene Claude,  Conrad Kiesel, Marcius-Simons Pinckne

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Jane Zhang - Dust My Shoulders Off + Famous Pieces of Art 

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A group photograph of MGM’s stars and starlets under contract, taken for the studio’s 20th anniversary in 1943.

James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Tommy Dorsey, George Murphy, Jean Rogers, James Craig, Donna Reed, Dame May Whitty, Reginald Owen, Keenan Wynn, Diana Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Esther Williams, Blanche Ring, Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Bert Lahr, Frances Gifford, Ben Blue, Chill Wills, Keye Luke, Barry Nelson, Desi Arnaz; Louis B Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, Gene Kelly, Jackie Jenkins, Van Johnson, Fay Bainter, Marsha Hunt, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main, Robert Benchley, Ann Richards, Marta Linden, Lee Bowman, Richard Carlson, Mary Astor, June Allyson, Richard Whorf, Frances Rafferty, Spring Byington, Connie Gilchrist, Gladys Cooper, Henry O'Neill, Bob Crosby, Rags Ragland.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good ExR/Les Amis afterlife reunion as much as anyone, but, think of all the other afterlife possibilties

-Valjean meeting Felix Tholomyes and punching him in the face
-Fantine meeting the Thenardiers and punching them in the face
-Eponine and Gavroche waiting for the rest of their siblings, and finally having the childhood they never got
-Fantine and Cosette. Just…Fantine and Cosette
-Georges Pontmercy watching over Marius
-And being reunited with his old friend Mabeuf, who tells him all about how his son is doing now
-Feuilly meeting his (proud) parents
-Valjean’s long-dead family welcoming Cosette as a cousin
-Anyone meeting Javert

In Honor of #InternationalWomensDay

Some Recommendations for Books Written by Female Authors:

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
This Bridge Called My Back edited by Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Passing by Nella Larsen
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Orlando by Virginia Woolf
Henry and June by Anaïs Nin
Emma by Jane Austen
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
Silas Marner by George Eliot
The History of Mary Prince by Mary Prince
My Ántonia by Willa Cather
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
Oroonoko by Aphra Behn
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
The Awakening by Kate Chopin 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Feel free to add your own :)