Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Marilyn - Hollywood Icon: an exhibition 12 March - 31 October 2011



I am so looking forward to this new exhibition, as featured in todays Evening Standard.  It is opening at The American Museum in Britain, in Bath, next month, but there are talk about bringing it to London and I jolly well hope the do.  If not, well, I've never been to Bath - anyone fancy a trip?

The exhibition shows many of the Miss Monroe's personal possessions - everything from film costumes to her orange squeezer (one of only two things she claimed from her divorce from Arthur Miller).

There are over 65 exhibits including the pink wiggle dress from Niagara, the chiffon dress from Some Like it Hot, costumes from The Prince and the Showgirl, the aforementioned juicer, photos of her mother and a figurine of a dancer she was given during her time in an orphanage.

This promises to be an intimate portrait of a woman many were and are still in love with.

The curater states

"From the objects in the collection I've realised how much she'd gone through in her life,
only to fall to pieces at the end - a tragedy."


16 comments:

  1. That looks like such a fun exibit!

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  2. Ohhh, looks good. And is close to me for once - think there's a happy Saturday in Bath for me coming up!

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  4. There's a very touching letter from Marilyn Monroe here - http://www.lettersofnote.com/2011/01/men-are-climbing-to-moon-but-they-dont.html. Shows first hand what the curator means, I think.

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  5. Count me in on that trip! I knew that this was on in Bath and I was pondering a venture. But - I hope it does come to Town!

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  6. Planning a trip in May, when the weather is nicer. Anyone who can and wants to join, watch this space or follow me on facebook (Lisa Prest)

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  7. I hope they do bring it to London.

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  8. thanks for that! I love Bath, used to work there a lot, it's a lovely place & good for me as there's a couple of great veggie restaurants! So thank you, we'll definately make the trip at some point!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this- probably wouldn’t have heard about it otherwise! Shall have to see if I can take a trip to bath soon then! Tups x

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  10. I heard about this last month and have already told Himself we are going! Thankfully he loves visiting Bath as much as me.

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  11. Oh, I wish I lived closer! If it goes to London I will try to get a plane

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  12. Ooh I'll go to Bath with you! I used to live there, but haven't been in ages.

    Sounds like a blogger meet-up might be on the cards here!

    xx Charlotte
    Tuppence Ha'penny Vintage

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  13. Ohhhh... this exhibtion looks sooo wonderful thank you for telling us about it, I would love to go to Bath with you to this wonderful exhibition, just let me know the finer details.

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  14. You've NEVER been to Bath? That is amazing! You must go!

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  15. I have to admit that I am fascinated by her life...her intelligence was so underrated, and she struggled with such mental unrest and torment...one biography I read suggested that the fact that she was an avid journal-keeper eventually led to her murder, due to the revealing info she wrote in those journals re: JFK, the mafia, etc! I believe she was an unsung genius...

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