An in-depth new exhibition celebrating the life and legacy of Marilyn Monroe has opened in Sydney. Marilyn: The Woman Behind the Icon is an Australia-first showcase and the landmark display features over 200 single pieces of personal artifacts. Visitors can expect comprehensive insight into the iconic film star’s life through stories, moments and personal memorabilia. Handwritten notes, personal letters, and the actress’s personal possessions will also feature in the exhibition. You can catch it at Sydney Town Hall until September 24, 2023.
Marilyn: The Woman Behind the Icon exhibition
Expect a beautiful collection of treasures that will give you a deeper look into the mystery behind the icon. The exhibition traces her journey from childhood to her meteoric rise to fame and her untimely death.
Born in 1926 as Norma Jeane, the actress filmed her first movie when she was just 21, only adopting the name Marilyn Monroe when she turned 30. She went on to star in classics like The Misfits (1961), Some Like It Hot (1959) and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Decades down the line, the fascination around the star still continues around the world.
“With rare insights and exclusive access to Marilyn’s personal belongings, this exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the private world of this cultural icon,” collection owner and curator, Ted Stampfer said.
Tickets to the exhibition are now on sale and you can snag yours here.