Marilyn Monroe is the subject of a new exhibition opening up in London.
To commemorate 50 years since the untimely death of Marilyn Monroe, an exhibition showcasing a collection of imagery and memorabilia will be held in The Getty Images Gallery in London between the 5th of March and the 23rd of May.
Showcased in London for the first time the ‘Marilyn’ exhibition will feature a number of original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, alongside unique and iconic photographs. Also included will be imagery from Monroe’s early years as an aspiring actress through to her rise to fame. Accompanying the photographs will be original film costumes from the legendary collection of David Gainsborough Roberts, owner of one of the largest collections of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the world. Original video will also be shown ensuring Marilyn offers an unrivalled glimpse into the life of one of the world’s most famous stars.
‘We are extremely excited to present our Marilyn exhibition, offering the public unparalleled and rare access to Marilyn’s life through the iconic imagery from Getty Images’ extensive archival collection. David Gainsborough Roberts has kindly loaned us Marilyn’s dresses which the public can see in London for the first time ever, making this exhibition a perfect tribute to one of Hollywood’s greats,’ says Louise Garczewska, Director Getty Images Gallery.
The Getty mages gallery is located at 46 Eastcastle St, London, W1W 8DX.
A smaller exhibition will also be on display at Getty Images Gallery in Westfield Stratford City at a slightly later date of March 23rd until June 3rd 2012.
This is one exhibition we here at East 73rd will definitely be attending ... can’t wait!!!
Sarah x x