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Marilyn Monroe Reading

by Maureen Puffer-Rothenberg on April 6, 2010 in Odum Library

Slate.com and Magnum Photos post these wonderful photographs of libraries and people reading, from around the 1940’s to the present.

#13 is a  photo of Marilyn Monroe hanging out at a playground, reading a book, in a bathing suit.

#20 is James Dean reciting James Whitcomb Riley‘s poetry.

Here’s a snapshot of the reading room in the old Valdosta State College Library, when the library was in Powell Hall:

Reading Room in the old Valdosta State College library (Powell Hall)

Photo courtesy of VSU Archives


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