Jun 5, 2013 07:40 America/Chicago
HOLLYWOOD, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit – Hollywood Legend,” back by popular demand at The Hollywood Museum, 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. If alive, Marilyn would be 87 years old and her legendary image still lives on as superstar and ultimate icon of glamour and beauty. August marks the 51st Anniversary of her passing. The Hollywood Museum, in the Historic Max Factor Building, is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood.
The scope of the exhibition encompasses 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 Marilyn’s personally owned artifacts.
“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.”
“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,” says Dadigan. “When you walk into the ‘FOR BLONDES ONLY ROOM,’ you feel Marilyn Monroe’s presence.”
“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. 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, 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 the last photo sitting while collaborating on a book at the time of her death 50 years ago. Barris Photography: www.inhollywoodland.com
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.
Additional Marilyn commemorative events planned:
Saturday, August 3, 1-3 PM – Meet & Greet with collectors Greg Schreiner, Scott Fortner and THM President Donelle Dadigan at The Hollywood Museum
Sunday, August 4, 1-3PM – George Barris Book and Photo Signing at The Hollywood Museum
Monday, August 5, TBD – “Marilyn Remembered” Annual Memorial Service, co-sponsored by The Hollywood Museum, at Westwood Mortuary