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"MARILYN" OPENS AT THE GETTY IMAGES GALLERY
New exhibition to feature original dresses alongside unique images of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe
London, 2 February 2012: 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.”
Prints of Marilyn Monroe will be available to purchase at the Getty Images Gallery. Please click here to view the ground-breaking imagery that will be on display in the exhibition.
A private viewing will be held on Thursday 8 March 2012.
Marilyn runs from Friday 9 March to Sunday 23 May 2012 and admission is free.
The Getty Images Gallery is situated in central London, just a stone’s throw away from Oxford Circus. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am-5.30pm and Saturday 12pm-5.30pm.
A smaller exhibition will also be on display at Getty Images Gallery in Westfield Stratford City at a slightly later date of 23 March to 3 June 2012.
About Getty Images Gallery
Getty Images Gallery is London’s largest independent photographic gallery and was founded in 1996. Located on Eastcastle Street, just a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, the Getty Images Gallery showcases stunning exhibitions on a regular basis. The majority of the imagery on display in the Gallery is taken from Getty Images’ archival and contemporary libraries and is available to buy as fine art prints in a variety of sizes and framing options.
About Getty Images
Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, video and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.co.uk to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
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