January 23, 2013
Here's a photograph of Arthur Miller and Marilyn Monroe, from 1956. That year, I was manager of the Gotham Book Mart, and Ms. Monroe was preparing to marry one of New York City's leading creative intellectuals. She phoned the G.B.M. and asked me to send her the entire Modern Library, from Random House, some 750 volumes as I recall. She told me she wanted to adequately prepare for marrying such a smart man.