Posted 10 years ago
From her final residence at 12305 Fifth Helena Drive in Brentwood, California, Marilyn Monroe's personal assortment of Mexican soda glass tumblers. Each unique in size, dimension and color, these glasses were likely hand-blown by Mexican tradesmen. Marilyn made several trips to Mexico in the early 1960s to purchase furniture, decorations and accessories for her new home, a small Mexican styled bungalow at the end of a quiet and secluded cul-de-sac. These tumblers were possibly purchased during one of these outings.
From the book "Marilyn: The Last Months" by Eunice Murray:
Marilyn was her natural self again when they drove to market day in Toluca. Once again she wore her casual costume of black silk slacks, colorful Pucci print blouse, soft flat shoes and a scarf over her hair. Toluca is a suburb about twenty miles from Mexico City. They drove there easily one morning, traveling in a convoy of two cars, their party composed of Marilyn and Eunice, Fred and Nieves Field, and three of the presidential guards. They would discover if Marilyn would need protection on the trip to Taxco. Eunice recalls that day with pleasure: "We had a wonderful, lighthearted time of discovering colorful handcrafted items she could buy for her home."