Marilyn Monroe Exhibit

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By James MacLean

Marilyn: The Exhibit

By Popular Demand! Now Extended Through September 22nd, 2012!

This year marks  the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing and the Hollywood Museum will be hosting a huge exhibit for Marilyn, opening on June 1, 2012.

Highlighting the exhibit will be works by guest author / photographer George Barris, best known for his work with Marilyn Monroe and the last photographer to have a session with her before her death. He will exhibit never-before-seen pictures of Marilyn.

Some of Marilyn’s extensive collection at the Hollywood Museum includes:

  • Marilyn Monroe’s million-dollar honeymoon dress, worn on her honeymoon for her marriage to Joe DiMaggio.  This was Marilyn’s favorite gown designed by Ceil Chapman, hand beaded in Marilyn’s signature style. Marilyn wore this gown on numerous occasions including a USO tour to entertain 10,000 troops in Korea in 1954.
  • Marilyn’s famous cream colored, beaded costume worn in the 1957 film The Prince and the Show Girl.
  • Personal wardrobe items including the lime green Pucci blouse Marilyn Monroe wore in the last ever photos of her taken alive, together with Marilyn’s favorite furs and accessories.
  • The evening cape worn by Marilyn to the 1955 world premiere of the James Dean classic East of Eden.
  • Furniture and artwork from Marilyn’s Brentwood home, including the solid wood dresser that was next to Marilyn’s bed in her bedroom the night she died.
  • Never before seen photographs of Marilyn Monroe taken by her close personal friend George Barris.
  • NBC’s critically acclaimed “Smash” will have a special costume display featuring their Marilyn Monroe dresses.
  • The famous “Red Velvet” photographs by photographer Tom Kelly. Shot in 1949, Marilyn was still a struggling actress, delinquent in her monthly car rental payments and on the brink of having her car repossessed. To earn quick money, Marilyn agreed to pose at a typical “day rate” for what would become this legendary photo shoot.
  • Original works of art by famed artist Robert A. Delgadillo and LUDVIC.
  • Max Factor ‘s “Marilyn Monroe” makeup room where he created the famous “Marilyn Monroe blonde” hair including Marilyn’s makeup case and other personal items on display.
  • A prescription pill bottle and the Decodron vial found next to her bed at the time of her death.
  • A vast photograph collection of many never-before-seen photos of Marilyn’s childhood, family and early modeling career, including an array of photographs showing how Monroe lived, worked and played in Los Angeles.
  • Original Magazine and newspaper articles conveying Monroe’s popularity and the kinds of coverage accorded both her career and personal life.
  • Rare family photographs of Marilyn Monroe.
  • Marilyn Monroe’s annotated film scripts, personal letters, invoices, receipts and financial accounting documents, showcasing in great detail the personal and very private life of the greatest film star of all time.
  • An original Ralph Emerson Jr. High School photo showing a young Norma Jeane.
  • Marilyn’s personal Kodak Brownie camera from her childhood.
  • And much more…

Get info and tickets here!


The Hollywood Museum

1660 Highland Ave at Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028

(323) 464-7776


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James MacLean

About James MacLean

Inspirational, accomplished and passionate. Those are just a few words to describe luxury marketing guru James MacLean, who has transformed the celebrity product placement industry through events such as GRAMMY’S /Latin Grammy's, Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, American Country Music Awards, Golden Globes, Spike TV Video Game Awards, BET Awards, NAACP Image Awards, Sundance Film Festival and Grand Prix Monaco. He continues to set the pace and raise the bar in only the most glamorous settings around the globe.