90 jaar Marilyn / De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

90 jaar Marilyn

GENERAL INFORMATION

Age category-

Indication entrance fees

- Adults-
- Kids-
- seniors / 65+-

FROM / TO

01/10/2016 - 05/02/2017

LOCATION

De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam
Gravenstraat 17
1012 NL Amsterdam
Netherlands

EXTRA INFORMATION

In the year that she would have turned 90, De Nieuwe Kerk will reflect on a great style icon: Marilyn Monroe. From October 1 until February 5 2017, the exhibition about her life and legacy, including numerous personal items from her house at 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood, California, can be visited.


Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood, 1953. Photo Alfred Eisenstaedt / The LIFE Picture, Collection / Getty images

After her death, her belongings were stored in their entirety by her heirs and remained unmoved for decades. 37 years later the auctioning of her belongings began, first at Christie’s in New York and then at a number of other auction houses. A considerable amount was purchased by Monroe collector Ted Stampfer and these are the items presented in this exhibition. The private objects, including famous articles of clothing, accessories and personal documents, together with photos and film clips, afford a unique and intimate view of the woman, both in and outside the camera’s gaze.

This biographical exhibition opens up Marilyn’s world; the successful and glamorous external appearance as well as her often lonely inner world, full of setbacks, as well as her witty, creative and progressive personality. Determined to make an extraordinary career in her own way, she gained prestige that still captures the imagination of many. Her saying ‘I don’t mind living in a man’s world, as long as I can be a woman in it’ says a lot about who she was and who she wanted to be; about her time and the world in which she lived.

Images 1&2: Photograph of Norma Jeane Baker aka. Marilyn Monroe in the beginning of her modeling career, 1945. Photographer: David Conover, Copyrights Ted Stampfer Images 3&4: Marilyn in a scene oft he movie Bus Stop (1956). Photograph by Milton Greene. Copyright owner: Ted Stampfer
Images 1&2: Photograph of Norma Jeane Baker aka. Marilyn Monroe in the beginning of her modeling career, 1945. Photographer: David Conover, Copyrights Ted Stampfer Images 3&4: Marilyn in a scene oft he movie Bus Stop (1956). Photograph by Milton Greene. Copyright owner: Ted Stampfer
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