Art & Culture — 21 March 2012
The 50 year itch – Marilyn Monroe still wowing the crowds
Photo credit: Baron/Stringer & Getty Images

The Getty Images Gallery is currently showing a new exhibit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe.

Marilyn will be open until 23 May at the Eastcastle Street gallery, with a smaller show running from 23 March until 3 June at Getty’s gallery at Westfield Stratford City.

The exhibit features hundreds of photographs, from the rarely seen to the utterly iconic, spanning her career from her early days as the innocent brunette starlet Norma Jean Baker through to the legendary blonde bombshell she would eventually become.

The exhibition is also a chance to see up-close some of the most famous dresses worn by the star in many of her films.

Visitors don’t just have to look at the images on show either. Prints will be available to buy and take home with prices starting at around the £60 mark.

Monroe may have been dead for half a century but a mere glance at some of these evocative photos leaves us in no doubt as to why she still has such a hold over the public’s imagination.

Getty Images Gallery is open between 10.00-17.30 from Monday to Friday and 12.00-17.30 on Saturday. The Westfield gallery is open from 10.00-21.00 from Monday to Friday, 09.00-21.00 on Saturday, and 12.00-18.00 on Sunday. Entry to either is free.

Marilyn
Until 23 May

Getty Images Gallery
46 Eastcastle Street
London
W1W 8DX

Underground: Oxford Circus
Cost: Free

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