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The Hollywood Museum Honors Marilyn Monroe’s Life And Legacy

The Hollywood Museum presents Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit an exhibition on view through September 8.

“Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit – Hollywood Legend,” back by popular demand at The Hollywood Museum, celebrates the fabled actress’ life, opening on her birthday, Saturday, June 1, with the nation’s largest exhibit of authentic memorabilia (including new acquisitions) presenting an intimate look at her life and legacy. If alive, Marilyn would be 87 years old and her legendary image still lives on as superstar and ultimate icon of glamour and beauty. The scope of the exhibition encompasses Marilyn Monroe’s costumes, jewellery, furs and accessories from her films; publicity gowns and personal wardrobe; her 1961 Fleetwood Cadillac limousine given as a gift from Darryl Zanuck; original Marilyn Monroe artwork, photographs and documents from her private files; furniture from her final home in Brentwood; and many of Marilyn’s personally owned artefacts. The Hollywood Museum, in the Historic Max Factor Building, is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood.

“Fans of all ages flock to Hollywood from around the world each year to honor Marilyn’s life and memory,” says Museum Founder and President Donelle Dadigan. “The Hollywood Museum is proud to host this definitive and meaningful Marilyn retrospective which includes never-before-seen items.”

“Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit” displays the million-dollar dress Marilyn wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio. One of the highlights of The Hollywood Museum’s permanent collection, this dress was made famous when she entertained the troops during USO shows in Korea in 1954. In addition to THM’s permanent collection, items from the Scott Fortner Marilyn Monroe Collection and the Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection are featured in this exclusive exhibit, including film costumes from The Prince and The Showgirl and There’s No Business Like Show Business, clothing and furs from Marilyn’s personal wardrobe, including the brilliant green Pucci jersey top, along with Marilyn’s personal cosmetics, private documents, annotated film scripts and hand picked furnishings from her Brentwood California home.

Highlighting the exhibit are exclusive photos by world-renowned photographer George Barris, who shot Marilyn’s the last photo sitting while collaborating on a book at the time of her death 50 years ago. George Barris Photography:

This exhibit also includes original works of art by famed celebrity artists LUDVIC, original photographs, including the legendary “red velvet” nude photographs shot by Tom Kelly, and a vast photograph collection of her childhood, family and early modeling career when she was still Norma Jeane Baker; and much more.

The Hollywood Museum In the Historic Max Factor Building
1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 464-7776