Rare Monroe items to be displayed at U.K. exhibition

Entitled simply Marilyn, the collection features rarely seen pictures and a dozen original costumes – including the famous red gown she wore in 1953 movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

The dresses were loaned by U.S. collector David Gainsborough Roberts and are believed to form the largest Monroe collection in the world.

London’s Getty Images Gallery director Louise Garczewska says, “(It’s) a perfect tribute to one of Hollywood’s all-time greats. We are extremely excited to present our Marilyn exhibition, offering unparalleled and rare access to her life.”