Lipton’s Journal/January 3, 1955/188

From Project Mailer

Perhaps The secret of Marilyn Monroe’s[1] success is that she has a just-after-fuckedmaking-love look instead of a ready-to-fuckedmaking-love look. Thus she gives the imagefeeling of sensual after-pleasure and accomplishment, rather than anticipation and uncertainty.


  1. Mailer’s biography of Monroe (1926-62), Marilyn: A Biography, sold more copies than any of his other books, save The Naked and the Dead.