Happy Birthday Marilyn

Marilyn Monroe would have turned 85 years old on June 1, 2011. In recognition of this momentous occasion, the Andrew Weiss Gallery and the Marilyn Remembered Fan Club are pleased to present an exciting new exhibit titled simply, “Happy Birthday Marilyn.” It will run June 1, 2011 through August 13th, 2011 at the gallery.

In honor of Marilyn’s birthday Marilyn Monroe fans around the world were invited to send birthday greetings to the screen legend and become part of an historic exhibition combining personal wishes with one of the world’s most in-depth collections of Marilyn photographs. The photos span her entire life, from the very first images to the last, taken by renowned photographers Bill Carroll, Milton Greene, Tom Kelley, Bert Stern, and George Barris.

This exhibit is the first ever of its kind to include the world-wide Marilyn Monroe community. Cards and letters were sent by fans from across the globe for this exhibition. Digital birthday cards received are being presented in video format on a big screen television in the gallery. View the video on YouTube.com here.

Images below show some of the cards that were sent for this exhibit. To see more photos, visit the Marilyn Monroe Collection fan page photo gallery here.

Images below show some of the original Marilyn Monroe photographs currently on exhibit at the Gallery.