March 21, 2012

Marilyn Monroe at the Getty Images gallery

A new exhibition at London's Getty Images gallery charts Marilyn Monroe's rise from aspiring actress to Hollywood icon. Drawing on a range of largely unseen archive photos, the show – which marks the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death, and runs until 23 May – includes rare video footage and a selection of memorabilia

Monroe in Hollywood agent Johnny Hyde's backyard in Beverly Hills, 1950. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

At the Ambassador hotel, preparing to see the play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, March 1955. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Monroe posing on a rooftop about three years before her rise to international stardom. Photograph: Getty Images

Marilyn Monroe on the balcony of the Ambassador hotel in New York, March 1955. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Monroe cycles alongside her third husband, playwright Arthur Miller, in August 1956. Photograph: Harold Clements/Getty Images

Monroe photographed by Ted Baron at her home in Palm Springs, January 1954. Photograph: Baron/Getty Images

Arriving at the premiere of There's No Business Like Show Business, 1954. Photograph: Murray Garrett/Getty Images

Sporting a two-piece polka dot bathing suit and heels, January 1951. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images



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