Marilyn Monroe Exhibit:  American Icon


The Hollywood Museum is pleased to announce the premiere of a new Marilyn Monroe exhibit with “Marilyn Monroe: American Icon,” quite possibly the largest Monroe exhibit ever. The exhibit was announced by the Hollywood Museum, located in the historic Max Factor Building.

“Marilyn Monroe: American Icon” showcases hundreds of items representing the public and private life of Marilyn Monroe. Costumes from “Let’s Make Love,” “The Prince and The Showgirl,” and “How To Marry A Millionaire, ” along with Monroe’s personal evening cape, worn to the 1955 world premiere of the James Dean film “East of Eden” highlight this exhibit. Monroe’s personal film scripts for “Niagara” and “How To Marry A Millionaire” are also featured. Several Monroe worn gowns designed by Oscar winning designer William “Billy” Travilla are on display, along with many other famous film worn and publicity gowns. Clothing, including dresses, accessories and furs from Marilyn’s personal wardrobe, makeup, books from her home library and furniture from her final residence in Brentwood are exhibited as well. Many of Monroe’s personal documents, including her Screen Actors Guild membership card, bank statements and signed bank checks, and many other personal items are also on display.

As Seen On “Entertainment Tonight”

“Marilyn Monroe: American Icon” was showcased on Entertainment Tonight’s live broadcast on Wednesday, August 6, 2008.