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So Bad It's Good

Color Me Marilyn

Art can function as therapy under the right circumstances, so maybe if poor Ms. Monroe had had an (extremely) advance copy of the coloring book she inspired, things might have turned out differently for the beloved icon.

Hollywood-based artist Emanuel Emanuele offers up 64 line drawings of the actress, depicting the star of such films as The Seven Year Itch and Some Like It Hot in tableaux both on-screen and off; each unfilled illustration is accompanied by a factoid-y caption. The pages are sequenced chronologically, allowing readers/color-inners to follow Tinseltown's most famous blonde from film sets to movie premieres to her infamous “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” performance at Madison Square Garden. Each page is perforated and printed on one side only for easy rip-and-frame action. Pick up a copy (and a watercolor brush, colored pencil, marker, crayon — your choice!), then learn a little entertainment lore while lowering your stress level.

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  • The coloring book takes a star turn.

    Courtesy of Running Press
So Bad It's Good
Color Me Marilyn
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