Marilyn Monroe Exhibit to Open in London's National Portrait Gallery this September


If you’re going to be in London come late September, you might want to drop by the National Portrait Gallery for an exhibit showcasing Marilyn Monroe’s connections with the UK. Read more after the jump!

Cecil Beaton photographing Marilyn Monroe in 1956. Photo by Ed Pfizenmaier. Courtesy National Portrait Gallery via Aesthetica Magazine

There’s no denying that American Hollywood star and blonde bombshell Marilyn Monroe has been revered all over the world not only for her beauty, but also for her contributions in film and music. She has been the subject of many artworks by generations of international artists, including some portraits taken by British photographers.

Just in time for her 50th death anniversary, the National Portrait Gallery will be opening an exhibition come late September, focusing on her links with the United Kingdom. To be specific, Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair will highlight her 4-month stay in Britain. The actress was with her new husband, playwright Arthur Miller, and was set to shoot The Prince and the Showgirl with Laurence Olivier.

If you’re a Marilyn Monroe fan and have plans to visit London very soon, you might want to include this exhibit in your itinerary, and immerse yourself in portraits, rare magazine covers, vintage prints, and other Marilyn-in-Britain memorabilia:

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair
29th September 2012 until 24th March 2013

National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place, London, WC2H 0HE

All information for this article were sourced from Aesthetica Magazine.

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