Tony Curtis: Hollywood's most famous 'pretty boy,' a moniker he spent his whole life running from, but there was nothing effeminate about him. Even in Some Like It Hot, where he was prettier than Marilyn Monroe, whom he was courting while being forced to dress in drag, he was hysterically macho. - Ronni

Tony Curtis: Hollywood's most famous 'pretty boy,' a moniker he spent his whole life running from, but there was nothing effeminate about him. Even in Some Like It Hot, where he was prettier than Marilyn Monroe, whom he was courting while being forced to dress in drag, he was hysterically macho. - Ronni

Marilyn Monroe, 1954.

Marilyn Monroe, 1954.

Marilyn Monroe - Folio biographies - Folio - GALLIMARD - Site Gallimard

Marilyn Monroe - Folio biographies - Folio - GALLIMARD - Site Gallimard

Marilyn Monroe- with her natural brunette. i think she looks even better this way. Amazing.

Marilyn Monroe- with her natural brunette. i think she looks even better this way. Amazing.

Original publicity still for the 1953 film Niagara is what Warhol based his pop art Marilyn

Original publicity still for the 1953 film Niagara is what Warhol based his pop art Marilyn

Ally wants teal and black room, with black and white pics of actresses like Marylin and Audrey

Ally wants teal and black room, with black and white pics of actresses like Marylin and Audrey

Marilyn Monroe. One of many wonderful photographs chosen by Norman Mailer for his book Marilyn, 1973.

Marilyn Monroe. One of many wonderful photographs chosen by Norman Mailer for his book Marilyn, 1973.

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In an excerpt from Marilyn In Manhattan: Her Year of Joy, author Elizabeth Winder captures Marilyn Monroe's 1954 escape to Connecticut, where the iconic actress redefined her look.

In an excerpt from Marilyn In Manhattan: Her Year of Joy, author Elizabeth Winder captures Marilyn Monroe's 1954 escape to Connecticut, where the iconic actress redefined her look.

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