The new Vanity Fair has published an exhaustive photo article aimed at Marilyn Monroe obsessives called “The Marilyn Files.” It’s basically the contents of two filing cabinets — letters, invoices, financial records, mementos, minutae — that chart the story of her life. Photographer Mark Anderson took two years to photograph all this stuff. Presumably he and whomever owns the material are looking to cash in at Sotheby’s.

Behold — Marilyn Monroe’s
1961 IRS tax form. An income of $28 grand and change during the first year of the Kennedy administration wasn’t too shabby as long as you didn’t go nuts, but it wasn’t that flush either, especially for a movie star. Here’s an expense list for that period.