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Marilyn Monroe exhibit at The Hollywood Museum

by Linda Miller Modified: June 11, 2013 at 10:05 am •  Published: June 11, 2013

If you’ll be near Hollywood, Calif., this summer, check out “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit – Hollywood Legend,” back by popular demand at The Hollywood Museum.

The exhibit celebrates the fabled actress’ life with the nation’s largest exhibit of authentic memorabilia, including new acquisitions, presenting an intimate look at her life and legacy.  Marilyn would have been 87 years old, but her legendary image lives on. August marks the 51st  anniversary of her death.

The Hollywood Museum, in the historic Max Factor Building, is at 1660 N Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood.

The exhibit includes Marilyn’s costumes, jewelry, furs and accessories from her films; publicity gowns and personal wardrobe; her 1961 Fleetwood Cadillac limousine; original Marilyn Monroe artwork, photographs and documents from her private files; and many of her personal artifacts.

“Fans of all ages flock to Hollywood from around the world each year to honor Marilyn’s life and memory,” said 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.”  

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Marilyn Monroe

“This museum is considered the perfect home for this exhibit since it is actually here where the legendary Max Factor originally designed Marilyn’s on-screen hair and coloring,”  Dadigan said. “When you walk into the ‘FOR BLONDES ONLY ROOM,’ you feel Marilyn Monroe’s presence.”

Also on exhibit is the million-dollar dress Marilyn wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio. It is one of the highlights of The Hollywood Museum’s permanent collection. In addition to the permanent collection, items from the Scott Fortner Marilyn Monroe Collection and the Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection are featured in the exhibit, including film costumes from “The Prince and The Showgirl,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and clothing and furs from Marilyn’s personal wardrobe, including the brilliant green Pucci jersey top.

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

The exhibit also includes original works of art by famed celebrity artists,  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 exhibit continues through Sept. 8.

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by Linda Miller
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Linda Miller always has loved makeup and fashion, especially shoes and handbags. She admits to owning more lipsticks and glosses than many makeup artists, but she's not giving up a single tube. When she got the opportunity to move from...
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