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Marilyn Monroe exhibition comes to Suffolk

‘Timeless’, a unique exhibition of images of Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe, will be at Bury St Edmunds historic Moyse’s Hall until September.

This stunning collection of rare vintage photographs and limited-edition prints has been hand-curated by Kudos Memorabilia for Moyse’s Hall, featuring some of the 20th Century’s greatest photographic artists and celebrating the remarkable life and career of Marilyn Monroe.

This new exhibition will be a rare opportunity to explore stunning portraits from Monroe’s early years as an aspiring actress and model through to her dazzling rise to international stardom. Alongside works from photographic luminaries like Alfred Eisenstaedt, Philippe Halsman, Cecil Beaton, Bert Stern, André de Dienes, George Barris and Milton Greene, the collection will also feature one of Marilyn’s treasured personal possessions, which was displayed in the living room of her famous Brentwood home, on 12305 Fifth Helena Drive, right up until her untimely death on August 5th, 1962. 

Brian White from Kudos Memorabilia, who are specialist collectors of high-end Hollywood memorabilia, comments on what inspired them to build this collection;

“Her ethereal beauty, clarity of expression and emotional transparency all combine to portray a woman, who was simultaneously radiant, vulnerable, provocative, transcendent and yet somehow tangibly real. For us, Marilyn represents the pinnacle of female celebrity portraiture.” 

Situated in the beautiful Moyse’s Hall, this will be the first time many of these images will have been seen together in their original form. Highlights include original vintage photographs, shot and processed when Marilyn was alive, images that were once part of famous curated collections and historic limited edition prints produced and signed by the original photographic artists. This is a rare chance to witness such an extensive collection in the UK.

“Marilyn Monroe is a unique and iconic celebrity, who invariably draws an extremely passionate response, whenever her photographic collaborations are shown” says Brian.

As the legendary photographer, Elliott Erwitt, once quipped, “Marilyn Monroe had the most extraordinary ability of always looking good for the camera… It’s really very difficult to take a bad picture of her!”

Marilyn Monroe: Timeless runs until Sunday 30th September 2018. The exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, 12pm – 4pm with admission only £5 for adults and £3 for children at Moye’s Hall, Bury St Edmunds.

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