• Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

  • American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) posing on a rooftop circa 1951. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)

  • Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

  • 1956: EXCLUSIVE American actor Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) reacts while American actor Don Murray carries her on his shoulder on the set of director Joshua Logan's film, 'Bus Stop'. They are surrounded by a crowd in bleachers. Monroe is wearing a cowboy hat, a blouse and a slit skirt. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • 1954: EXCLUSIVE Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) arriving at the premiere of the film 'There's No Business like Show Business'. (Photo by M. Garrett/Murray Garrett/Getty Images)

  • American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) out for a cycle ride with her third husband, American dramatist Arthur Miller (1915 - 1905), 13th August 1956. (Photo by Harold Clements/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

  • Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

  • Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

  • 1954: Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson or Norma Jean Baker, 1926 - 1962) being photographed by Baron at her home in Palm Springs. (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

  • NEW YORK CITY - MARCH 1955: American actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) leans over the balcony of the Ambassador Hotel in March 1955 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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“Marilyn” opens at the Getty Images Gallery

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15 February 2012
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The Getty Images Gallery is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Marilyn, a collection of imagery and memorabilia to commemorate 50 years since the untimely death of Marilyn Monroe. 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."