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See Rare Photos of Marilyn Monroe (and Norma Jeane) at This New SaMo Exhibit

George Barris

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If you're a secret Marilyn Monroe historian or simply love all things retro fashion, clear your calendar this Saturday, July 25. From 6pm to 9pm. Andrew Weiss Gallery in Santa Monica will debut Marilyn Monroe: The Making of a Legend. We hear the gallery will hold "the world's largest archive of Marilyn Monroe original photography," offering an exclusive showcase of seven renowned photographers spanning the starlet's 17-year career.

Images will range from a young Norma Jeane Baker's first professional photoshoot in 1945 with legendary photographer William Carroll to the very last photographs taken of Baker's stage persona Marilyn Monroe in 1962 by George Barris. Some photos have apparently been "locked away for 50 years," so you definitely don't want to miss this.

Andrew Weiss Gallery

2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90404 (310) 246-9333 Visit Website