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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.


  1. Clicked on the link. Great stuff. Loved the fact that it took a second to recognize one of the costumes - the one that is not from a movie but from the Life magazine photo shoot when she portrays Lillian Russell. Thanks.

  2. Yes, that costume was the best surprise!

  3. Hi Melinda, I'll try and get you a signed catalogue (if they have one of course). I'm planning to go within two weeks, yeah!!!!

  4. Thanks Marco. That would be great. I have someone else who has offered to try as well. Not sure when they are going though.

  5. Bonjour à tous
    Je possède une enseigne de discothèque sérigraphie
    sur plaque d' aluminium, dans son film ( sept ans
    de réflexion ) 2 m de haut sur 1,93 de largeur .

    Seule enseigne car faite par un artisan.

    Pouvez-vous demander à Monsieur Roberts,
    si cela l'intéresse ?

    Je peux envoyer une photo .

    Merci d'avance .

  6. Hi Melinda,
    Sorry for my poor english....
    Thanks for you amazing website and for all the info.
    I'm french but i leave in Québec city (Canada) since 7 years. I go to France in September for see my family and i read on your website this info of the Marilyn Exhibit at Jersey Museum. Sure, i go visit this exhibit !!!! If you don't have your signed catalogue, i trying for you.
    Very thanks for all the info. Thanks to you, i think i go in Connecticut for the"Blonde for ever"....
    Very sorry for my english....

    PS: Do you speak French ??

  7. I'm glad you like the website. You are so lucky to go to the exhibit. I haven't received a catalogue yet but I have a couple people trying for me. Thanks for your offer. Unfortunately, I don't speak french :(

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  9. Thank you to Marco for getting a program for me signed by David!

  10. I would like my collection exhibits outside my country.
    Marilyn fans and know what they are asking for my collection.
    I like to talk to David Gainsborough Roberts. Do you know your e.mail?
    If you want to see my site: and my facebook: Collection Maite Minguez, you can know me better.
    a greeting