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Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit At Hollywood Museum

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The Marilyn Monroe exhibit is back at the Hollywood Museum, and it’s an absolute a must-see if you’re a fan of the famous bombshell. The retrospect, which will run through the end of September, features the largest and most extensive collection of authentic of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the country.

There are already a number of Monroe’s items on display as part of the museum’s permanent collection, including the 1961 Cadillac limousine given to her as a gift by producer Darryl Zanuck, her personal makeup case, the black beaded dress she wore while entertaining troops in Korea during a 1954 USO show, and a number of other noteworthy items.

In addition, this exciting new collection also includes lots of  Marilyn items that have never been viewed until now. Personal as well as publicity wardrobe and clothing items, furs, private documents, furniture from her Brentwood estate, cosmetics, film scripts annotated by Monroe  herself, and  many other artifacts owned by the late actress. Also on display will be the gorgeous, million dollar dress that she wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio.

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“Fans of all ages flock to Hollywood from around the world each year to honor Marilyn’s life and memory. The Hollywood Museum is proud to host the definitive and meaningful Marilyn retrospective, which includes never-before-seen items,” says The Hollywood Museum founder and president, Donelle Dadigan. “This museum is considered he perfect home for the exhibit, since it is actually here where the legendary Max Factor originally designed Marilyn’s on-screen hair and coloring. When you walk into the ‘For Blondes Only Room,’ you feel Marilyn Monroe’s presence.”

In addition to the already fabulous display of memorabilia, there will be several commemorative events during the month of August. Fans can take part in the annual “Marilyn Remembered” memorial service in Westwood (date and time to be announced), a meet-and-greet with Dadigan and collectors Greg Schreiner  and Scott Fortner on Saturday, August 3, and a book and photo signing with photographer George Barris on Sunday, August 4. Barris, a dear friend of Monroe, would not only photograph her hundreds of times throughout the course of her career, he would be the last person ever to do so before her passing in 1962.

The Hollywood Museum, located inside of the historic Max Factor building, is the official museum of Hollywood. The museum highlights Hollywood’s greatest legends by showcasing the largest collection of authentic  memorabilia in the world. For tickets to this event, visit The Hollywood Museum.
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WHEN: Now through September 8, 2013

WHERE:
Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028

TICKETS: $15 Call 323-464-7776

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