Monday, May 4, 2009
Marilyn Exhibit at Jersey Museum
An incredible collection of stage and personal costumes worn by the screen idol Marilyn Monroe are on display at the Jersey Museum. Many on display for the first time, this exhibition combines these iconic costumes with accessories, jewellery, keepsakes and trinkets owned by Marilyn, giving an intimate look into the life of the superstar. The exhibit runs until the end of the year.
The owner of the collection David Gainsborough Roberts will be available every Wednesday from May 13 until Nov 25 from 12 noon until 1pm. Listen to stories about Marilyn’s life, films and her iconic costumes from local Marilyn memorabilia collector, David Gainsborough Roberts. David has loaned his collection of Marilyn’s costumes and keepsakes to Jersey Museum for the Marilyn exhibition. During these talks you’ll hear more about Marilyn’s life and how David began what has grown into the world’s largest collection of Marilyn’s genuine film costumes.
Jersey is one of the Channel Islands, between the UK and France. I am so jealous for those who are able to view this collection in person. The costumes are all well-known-famous pieces not gowns you've never seen her in. How exciting! Check out the catalogue HERE it can be ordered from the Museum.
Thanks to Alex for sharing some gorgeous photos he took at the exhibit
If anyone is attending this event, especially when David will be there, please let me know. I'm interested in getting a signed catalogue and was hoping someone could help me out.