The following is a list of some of Marilyn's favorite things. Like anyone else, Marilyn's tastes changed over the years, so not all of these "favorites" were long-term loves in Marilyn's life.

ACTORS: John Barrymore, Marlon Brando, Charlie Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Olivia de Havilland, Marie Dressler, Clark Gable, Great Garbo, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Ginger Rodgers, Will Rogers, and Richard Widmark.

ARTISTS: Botticelli, El Greco, Goya, Michelangelo and Picasso.

BOOK: How Stanislavsky Directs by Michael Gorchakov

CANDY: Tootsie Rolls

COLORS: beige, black, red and white.

DRINK: Dom Perignon 1953

FILM PERFORMANCE: The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Don't Bother to Knock (the breakdown scene) (1952)

MUSICIANS: Louis Armstrong, Earl Bostick, Ludwig von Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

PHOTOGRAPH: Cecil Beaton's photo of her in white dress

PLAYS: A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman

PLAYWRIGHTS: Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams

PERFUME: Chanel No. 5

POETS: John Keats, Walt Whitman


RESTAURANT: Romanoff's

SINGERS: Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra

STORE: Bloomingdale's

WRITERS: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, J.D Salinger, George Bernard Shaw, Thomas Wolfe

This information is taken from the book, "The Unabridged Marilyn: Her Life from A to Z" by Randall Riese and Neal Hitchens.