Exclusive Images: Private Viewing of Marilyn Monroe Memorabilia & Imagery

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The Getty Images Gallery is hosting an exposition in London commemorating 50 years since Marilyn Monroe’s untimely passing by showcasing original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, and with rare imagery ranging from her early days as an aspiring actress to her rise to fame as one of the biggest stars of our time. 

Marilyn MonroeVictoria Wolcough and David Gainsborough Roberts at the Marilyn Monroe private viewing at the Getty Images Gallery – Image courtesy of Getty Images.

 

50 Years Marilyn Monroe Costumes London Getty ImagesGeneral view of original dresses and costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe at the Getty Images Gallery in London, England on March 7, 2012. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

Marilyn Monroe London England Getty Images GalleryGeneral view of original dresses and costumes worn by Marilyn Monroe at the Getty Images Gallery in London, England on March 7, 2012. Image courtesy of Getty Images.

 

  Original Gowns Dresses Costumes Marilyn Monroe Getty Images Original dresses and costumes at the Marilyn Monroe private viewing at Getty Images Gallery in London on March 7, 2012. Image courtesy of Getty Images

 

Costumes Dresses Getty Images Gallery Marilyn MonroeOriginal dresses and costumes at the Marilyn Monroe private viewing at Getty Images Gallery in London on March 7, 2012. Image courtesy of Getty Images

  Marilyn Monroe Rare Images Getty Images Gallery London, EnglandMarilyn Monroe Images on display at the Getty Images Gallery in London, England on March 7th. Image courtesy of Getty Images.
 

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.”

 

Marilyn Monroe Louise GarczewskaLouise Garczewska during an interview at the Marilyn Monroe private event at Getty Images Gallery. Image courtesy of Getty Images


Getty Images Gallery London Private Viewing Marilyn Monroe David Gainsborough Roberts David Gainsborough Roberts with Marilyn Monroe lookalike Suzie Kennedy at the Marilyn Monroe private viewing at the Getty Images Gallery in London on March 7, 2012. Image courtesy of Getty Images 

 

Prints of Marilyn Monroe will be available to purchase at the Getty Images Gallery. Please click here to view the ground-breaking imagery that will be on display in the exhibition. 

  • A private viewing will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2012.  
  • Marilyn runs from Friday March 9 to Sunday May 26, 2012 and admission is free. 
  • The Getty Images Gallery is situated in central London, just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-5:30pm and Saturday 12pm-5:30pm. 

 

All images courtesy of Getty Images

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