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Rare Marilyn images on view

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A unique set of images and memorabilia focused around screen legend Marilyn Monroe has been unveiled in London, in the run-up to the 50th anniversary of the star's untimely death in August 1962.

Hosted by Getty Images Gallery, the exhibition features a number of original dresses and costumes worn by Marilyn alongside iconic photos.

1954: Marilyn Monroe arriving at the premiere of the film 'There's No Business like Show Business'. (Photo by M. Garrett/Murray Garrett/Getty Images)

The images trace the actress' rise to stardom from her early years as an aspiring actress to her status as an international sex symbol.

Original video clips and movie costumes, from the legendary collection of David Gainsborough Roberts, owner of one of the largest collections of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the world, are also on display.

1954: Marilyn Monroe being photographed by Baron at her home in Palm Springs. (Photo by Baron/Getty Images)

Louise Garczewska, director of Getty Images Gallery, said: “We are extremely excited to present our Marilyn exhibition, offering the public unparalleled and rare access to Marilyn’s life through the iconic imagery from Getty Images’ extensive archival collection. David Gainsborough Roberts has kindly loaned us Marilyn’s dresses which the public can see in London for the first time ever, making this exhibition a perfect tribute to one of Hollywood’s greats.”

circa 1951: Full-length portrait of Marilyn Monroe standing in a two-piece polka dot bathing suit and heels. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Marilyn runs from Friday 9 March to Sunday 23 May 2012. Admission is free.

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