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Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most celebrated and enigmatic film stars in history, she transformed herself from ordinary girl next door, Norma Jeane Baker into a glamorous and universally-recognised screen goddess. This comprehensive exhibition brings together authentic artefacts, clothing and other objects belonging to, or worn by Marilyn. More than 20 original film costumes from some of Marilyn’s greatest films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and Love Nest feature alongside numerous dresses and accessories from Marilyn’s personal wardrobe.
The ground-breaking collaboration with Twentieth Century Fox allows unprecedented access to 12 of the films Marilyn completed with the studio, including glamorous studio portraits, wardrobe test photographs, lobby cards and film posters. Curated by Bendigo Art Gallery, the costumes, personal clothing and artefacts have been drawn from private collections around the world and have never been seen before in Australia.
To complement the exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery has secured Seward Johnson’s iconic eight metre high sculpture of Marilyn Monroe, Forever Marilyn, which is on display at Charing Cross, corner of View Street and Pall Mall.
This sculpture has been seen in Chicago and Palm Springs, USA and makes its international debut in Bendigo.
Exhibition tickets can be purchased online.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 5 March through to Sunday 10 July 2016 and is open every day.
Tickets are single entry, timed tickets. Entry times commence at 10am and then at 30 minute intervals through to 3.30pm Sunday to Thursday and 5.30pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Once inside the exhibition, customers can stay as long as they like prior to the Gallery closing at 5pm daily. Please note there are no pass outs from the exhibition.
Customers must choose the date and entry time carefully as once purchased, tickets cannot be changed. There are no refunds or exchanges, except as provided for under the LPA Ticketing Code of Practice.
Exhibition ticket prices
Concession tickets include Seniors and Heath Care Card holders, pensioners and full time tertiary students. Proof on entitlement must be presented on entry to the exhibition.
Gallery Member (Bendigo Art Gallery and PGAV) $16
Children aged 5 to 18 years $12
Children under 5 are free and do not require a ticket
Family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children $60
For group bookings contact Box Office on (03) 5434 6100 or email
The exhibition catalogue can be purchased online when buying tickets. Please note that the catalogue cannot be purchased as a single item. The cost of the catalogue is $35. At the time of purchase you will receive a voucher that can be redeemed for the collection of the catalogue at the time you visit the exhibition.
The exhibition catalogue will also be available for purchase from the Gallery Shop during the exhibition.
My weekend with Marilyn
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