Thursday, 8 March 2012

Marilyn Photos and Dresses at the Getty Gallery! Xx



     The Getty Images Gallery presents 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 features a number of original dresses 
and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, 

Images above: Getty
alongside unique and iconic photographs.
                              Marilyn  includes imagery from Monroe's early years 
as an aspiring actress through to her rise to international stardom.

                            Accompanying the photographs are 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


 David Gainsborough Roberts told me that his interest in Collecting
started when as a small boy of 5 years old he was given a piece of wood
that belonged to Horatio Nelson. When he found out the Nelson had
actually touched this piece of wood it enlivened his interest in collecting
belongings of the famous, and these Dresses of Marilyn's are just a very
small part of his incredible Collection.                                 
                                      David Gainsborough Roberts and Me

Me and David's Agent Victoria Wolcough 
The European Fine Art Foundation Ambassador

David Gainsborough Roberts and Suzie Kennedy
David Gainsborough Roberts, Suzie Kennedy and Me

                                    Original video is 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."

                                       Getty Images Gallery
                                        46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

                                              Monday - Friday: 10am - 5.30pm
                                             Saturday: 12 - 5.30pm

                                             T +44 (0) 20 7291 5380

                                        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. 

The Dresses

Costume from Lillian Russell Photo in 
Life Magazine December 1958
by Richard Avedon
Marilyn used the still photograph 
to publicise her career more than any other actress.
This now Legendary article had a two page introduction written by her 
husband Arthur Miller describing the images 
'as a kind of history of man's fantasy so far a seductresses are concerned'.
The photographs included images of Marilyn dressed as 
Clara Bow, Jean Harlow Theda Bara and Marlene Dietrich

 If you want to see the other pictures from 
this series the best place to look
is a fabulous blog A Very Lush Budget
which describes itself as
On this particular post you can see the marvellous quote from Marlene
“Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.”
Marilyn Monroe as Lilian Russell, taken by Richard Avedon in 1958 for 
the “Fabled Enchantresses” special in LIFE magazine.

Black Silk Jersey Dress with Black Taffeta bow by Ceil Chapman

Costume from  There's No Business Like Showbusiness 1954
Marilyn Plays Hat Check Girl and
sultry singer Vicky Hoffmann 
Clip from 'There's no Business Like Showbusiness' showing the Dress above.

Suzie Kennedy as Marilyn Monroe
 Me and Suzie Kennedy as Marilyn Monroe
We are standing in front of the dress on the left in this scene
from 'Some Like it Hot'! X
 Peter Ogunsalu and Suzie Kennedy

Peter is Film Producer Extraodinaire
works with Stephen Woolley @ Number 9 Films on the upcoming Great Expectations
with Helena Bonham Carter
and watch out for Bel Ami starring the amazing Robert Pattinson, 
Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman
Recently shot in London
Check the trailer to his film Geography of the Hapless Heart

starring Bonnie Wright and Douglas Booth
below on YouTube

The Excellent Photo of Marilyn with Laurence Olivier
whilst they were filming The Prince and the Showgirl
check the Trailer to the film
'My Week with Marilyn'

The Back of David Gainsborough Robert's Jacket

Me and Peter Ogunsalu

Dress Topshop, 
Click to BUY £46

Waistcoat Ted Baker, Bag Vintage Nancy, Smythson

More Beatiful Shots of Marilyn

These two images are not in the Exhibition, but I just LOVE
them of Marilyn! Xx

Above by Richard Avedon

And let me leave you with some of her Wonderful Quotes on 
this which is International Women's Day

'I'm very definitely a woman and I enjoy it.'

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, 
I am out of control and at times hard to handle. 
But if you can't handle me at my worst, 
then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” 

'I am invariably late for appointments - 
sometimes as much as two hours. I've tried to 
change my ways but the things that make me 
late are too strong, and too pleasing.'

'If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere.'

'A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe,
 and leaves before she is left.'

'I restore myself when I'm alone. '

'I believe that everything happens for a reason.
                                  People change so that you can learn to let go, 
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
 you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, 
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.' 

'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better 
to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.' 

'I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot.'

Until next time J Xx

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