Getty Images Gallery opens Marilyn Monroe exhibition

. March 8, 2012 . 0 Comments

The Getty Images Gallery presents Marilyn, a collection of imagery and memorabilia to commemorate 50 years since the untimely death of Marilyn Monroe, on view 5 March – 23 May. Showcased in London for the first time, the exhibition will feature a number of original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, alongside unique and iconic photographs.Marilyn will include imagery from Monroe’s early years as an aspiring actress through to her rise to international stardom. Accompanying the photographs will be original film costumes and dresses 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.Louise Garczewska, Director, Getty Images Gallery says: “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.”

A smaller exhibition will also be on display at Getty Images Gallery in Westfield Stratford City at a slightly later date of 23 March to 3 June 2012.

Getty Images Gallery is London’s largest independent photographic gallery with unique access to one of the greatest photographic collections in the world. With archives holding millions of negatives, prints and transparencies from the 1850s to the present day, and vast contemporary libraries featuring the most creative photographers of the moment, our aim is to make this incomparable collection accessible to all.

Getty Images Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX
T +44 (0) 20 7291 5380
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www.gettyimagesgallery.co.uk

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