Marilyn Monroe died at the age of 36 on August 4th, 1962. Her death is still shrouded in conspiracy theories as many people point toward political motivations that took the star down. The sex symbol might be gone, but her cookbooks are still around, and they aren’t cheap.
A pair of cookbooks once owned by Monroe hit the auction black recently. They are expected to reach up to $75,000. Those books give people a peek into Monroe’s personal life and her died, complete with her own notes in the margins.
“The New Fanny Farmer Boston Cooking-School Cook Book” and “The New Joy of Cooking” were published in the 1950s, and they are in pretty good shape as well. The hardcover books are 7 decades old, after all.
The cookbooks go up for auction June 22 at Siegel Auction Galleries. They are estimated to sell for somewhere between $50-75k.
The books also include a newspaper clipping for a recipe for cheese lasagna that Monroe wrote on as well. Another very interesting part was a paper that had her diet written on it.
According to TMZ, “Marilyn had either orange juice or stewed prunes to drink daily for her 8 AM breakfast along with toast and cereal. She went pretty carb-heavy for lunch, and had the choice of beef, chicken, lamb, sweetbread, fish or chicken liver for dinner.”
Monroe also ate milk and cracker snacks every night, with eggnog at 11:00 PM. That drink is usually reserved for the Holidays, but Marilyn Monroe apparently drank nog all year log.
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