Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 24TH MARCH 2013

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29th September 2012†until†24th March 2013
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Marilyn Monroe: A British Love AffairTo mark the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death, the National Portrait Gallery is staging a free display of photographs documenting the actress's connections with Britain. Photographs and magazine covers, vintage prints and film stills trace the transformation of the world famous star from popular pin-up to acclaimed actress between 1947 and 1962. During the year 1956 Monroe spent four months in Britain for The Prince and The Showgirl and photographs by Larry Burrows for Life magazine are included in the exhibition. Pictures of Monroe in a yellow bikini, and meeting the Queen are shown along with photographs taken by Cecil Beaton and a recently acquired photograph of British Pop artist Pauline Boty pictured in front of her painting of Monroe.

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Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair† Marilyn Monroe, artwork for The Prince and The Showgirl poster © The John Kobal Foundation †

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair - Marilyn Monroe, artwork for The Prince and The Showgirl poster © The John Kobal Foundation

Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair Marilyn Monroe, artwork for The Prince and The Showgirl poster © The John Kobal Foundation†

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