That’s Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce’s Ulysses. That look on her face – a mix of befuddled interest and confused determination – is exactly how I read Ulysses. Monroe apparently kept a copy of the book in her car and stuck with the damn thing for a long time. You’ve got to wonder about this woman. She probably should have stayed far away from Kennedy and stuck a little closer to the things she really liked.
Strangely enough, it happens to be June 16th which is worldwide Bloomsday, when Ulysses is celebrated with public readings.
Via Dangerous Minds