Rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and more Hollywood icons with their pets (Exclusive)

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Hollywood stars has a long history of sharing their love for their animals, and two new commemorative books are paying homage to some of the industry's legends and their pets.

"Hollywood Dogs" and "Hollywood Cats" are two gorgeous coffee table books released by ACC Art Books this summer, and we can't get enough of the iconic black-and-white photos littered throughout the pair of books, which are perfect for pet lovers.

There's Marilyn Monroe posing with one of her beloved furry friends in 1961, Elizabeth Taylor with a cat in her dress pocket in 1953, Frank Sinatra sharing a moment with a dog on set in 1957 and Anne Francis getting dangerously close to an oversized cat -- a lion! -- one year earlier in 1956.

Other Hollywood icons included in the new releases include Joan Collins, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall and Diana Dors.

For an exclusive peek at some of the historic imagery featured in "Hollywood Dogs" and "Hollywood Cats" available only on AOL, click through the gallery below:

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Elizbeth Taylor in 1953, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Marilyn Monroe in 1961, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Judy Garland in 1938, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Frank Sinatra in 1957, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Joan Collins in 1957, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Anne Francis in 1956, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Rock Hudson in 1965, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Heather Angel in 1934, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Lauren Bacall in 1944, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Diana Dors in 1958, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Mary Martin in 1941, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in 1945, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Josephine Baker in 1931, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Keenan Wynn, Janet Leigh and Tony Cutris in 1952, as seen in "Hollywood Cats"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Carole Lombard in 1939, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

William Powell and Myrna Loy in 1939, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

Fred MacMurray in 1959, as seen in "Hollywood Dogs"

(Credit: ACC Art Books)

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