Exhibition Preview: Marilyn @ Getty Images Gallery

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Exhibition Preview: Marilyn @ Getty Images Gallery
Marilyn Monroe photo session at Hollywood agent Johnny Hyde's backyard (708 w. Palm Drive) on May 17, 1950 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Marilyn Monroe photo session at Hollywood agent Johnny Hyde's backyard (708 w. Palm Drive) on May 17, 1950 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Marilyn Monroe being photographed by Baron at her home in Palm Springs. Photo by Baron/Getty Images
Marilyn Monroe being photographed by Baron at her home in Palm Springs. Photo by Baron/Getty Images
Marilyn Monroe gets ready to go see "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" in her hotel room on March 24, 1955 at the Ambassador Hotel in New York. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Marilyn Monroe gets ready to go see "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof" in her hotel room on March 24, 1955 at the Ambassador Hotel in New York. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Monroe out for a cycle ride with her third husband, American dramatist Arthur Miller, 13 August 1956. Photo by Harold Clements/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Monroe out for a cycle ride with her third husband, American dramatist Arthur Miller, 13 August 1956. Photo by Harold Clements/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death. Cue various memorials to the blonde bombshell, including this year’s Cannes’ poster.

London’s getting in on the act too, with an exhibition dedicated to the Hollywood star at the Getty Images Gallery.

Marilyn includes imagery from Monroe's early career as an aspiring actress, through her rise to becoming an established star. Alongside the unique and iconic photos from the Getty archive, there’ll be original film costumes and dresses on display. These items, from the legendary collection of David Gainsborough Roberts (he's got one of the largest collections of Monroe memorabilia in the world), have never been shown in London before. You can also glimpse rare, original video of Monroe.

Fittingly for an actress that became such a commodity, prints of Ms Monroe will be available to purchase at the gallery.

Marilyn is at the Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1 from 9 March to 23 May. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-5.30pm and Saturday 12-5.30pm. Admission is free. Visit www.gettyimagesgallery.com to find out more.

Last Updated 02 March 2012