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Hollywood Museum Celebrates Life of Marilyn Monroe

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"Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit - Hollywood Legend," back by popular demand at The Hollywood Museum, celebrates the fabled actress' life with the nation's largest exhibit of authentic memorabilia (including new acquisitions) presenting an intimate look at her life and legacy.

Open now through Sept. 8, 2013, the scope of the exhibition encompasses Marilyn's costumes, jewelry, furs and accessories from her films; publicity gowns and personal wardrobe; her 1961 Fleetwood Cadillac limousine; original Marilyn Monroe artwork, photographs and documents from her private files; and many of Marilyn's personally owned artifacts.

marilyn"Fans of all ages flock to Hollywood from around the world each year to honor Marilyn's life and memory," said museum founder and president Donelle Dadigan. "The Hollywood Museum is proud to host this definitive and meaningful Marilyn retrospective which includes never-before-seen items."

Monroe would have been 87 years old on June 1, 2013 and her legendary image still lives on as a superstar and ultimate icon of glamour and beauty.

"This museum is considered the perfect home for this exhibit since it is actually here where the legendary Max Factor originally designed Marilyn's on-screen hair and coloring," said Dadigan. "When you walk into the 'FOR BLONDES ONLY ROOM,' you feel Marilyn Monroe's presence."

The Hollywood Museum, in the Historic Max Factor Building, is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. in the heart of Hollywood.

"Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit" displays the million-dollar dress Marilyn wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio, one of the highlights of The Hollywood Museum's permanent collection.

In addition to THM's permanent collection, items from the
Scott Fortner Marilyn Monroe Collection and the Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection are featured in this exclusive exhibit, including film costumes from The Prince and The Showgirl, There's No Business Like Show Business, and clothing and furs from Marilyn's personal wardrobe, includingthe brilliant green Pucci jersey top.

Highlighting the exhibit are exclusive photos by world-renowned photographer
George Barris, who shot Marilyn's last photo sitting while collaborating on a book at the time of her death 50 years ago. Barris Photography: www.inhollywoodland.com

This exhibit also includes original works of art by famed celebrity artists
LUDVIC, original photographs and a vast photograph collection of her childhood, family and early modeling career when she was still Norma Jeane Baker.

The Hollywood Museum has the most extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia in the world. The museum, featuring four floors of breathtaking exhibits, is home to more than 10,000 authentic showbiz treasures- one of a kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, stars' car collections and personal artifacts, posters, and vintage memorabilia from favorite films and TV shows. The museum also showcases the history of Hollywood and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

For more information, visit the museum's Web site at
www.thehollywoodmuseum.com .

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