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Castiglione Arts & Culture

Marilyn: The Woman Behind the Icon

When

Every day, 10am to 7pm Saturday 1 July 2023 to Sunday 24 September 2023

Cost

Starting from: $29

Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe this winter at the exclusive exposition held at Sydney Town Hall. Don't miss this exceptional opportunity to discover rare and captivating finds that have never been seen before in Australia, providing a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the woman behind the iconic persona.

Since her Hollywood breakthrough in the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe has been an enduring pop culture icon, known for her distinct, feminine charisma and self-created look and style that became a synonym for timeless beauty. However, Monroe was more than just a singer and style icon – she was also a smart businesswoman and emancipated figure who undoubtedly influenced the modern field of art and culture.

Featuring over 200 exhibits related to the personal life and career of the actress, the exhibition at Sydney Town Hall is uniquely curated from the 1500-piece Ted Stampfer Collection, the largest collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the world. Organized in a special combination and presented exclusively to the Australian public for the first time, the exposition features authentic artefacts, including personal clothing, accessories, cosmetics, film props, personal letters, photographs with negatives, and even objects from her final home.

The exhibition chronologically illuminates significant stages of Marilyn’s life, allowing visitors to dive into her unknown private world. Patrons can view special pieces that offer an intimate look at the duality of this extraordinary woman, who on-screen played the ‘blonde bombshell,’ but off-screen rebelled against a male-dominated film industry. Marilyn’s courageous and emancipated behaviour helped her take control of her career, leading the starlet to negotiate better contract terms and even found her own film production company.

Having been featured in sell-out exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the United States, the exhibition at Sydney Town Hall promises to be an exceptional experience not to be missed, providing a unique opportunity to delve into the timeless beauty and groundbreaking career of one of the most influential figures in pop culture history.

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