Marilyn Monroe in her apartment reading Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.
From James Haspiel, Young Marilyn: Becoming the Legend (New York: Hyperion,
1994) ©1995 James Haspiel. For temporary educational use only
A Voice from the Past
Click here to hear a recording of the poet Lord Alfred Tennyson reading his poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Tennyson was born in 1809; he published the poem in 1854, and was recorded reading it by representatives of Thomas Edison on a wax cylinder in 1890. Amazing!