Here are a few photos of the Marilyn Monroe exhibit at the 7th Annual Norma Jean Gala. This event raised over $400,000.00 for Uplift Family Services at Camp Hollygrove programs for at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Thank you to ChadMichael and his company OhMannequin for donating mannequins and items for this exhibition.
Note: Hollygrove spells Marilyn Monroe’s given name as Norma Jean (no E) because this is how her name was spelled when she was originally registered as a new resident at the orphanage.
Marilyn’s overcoat, summer dress and beaded necklace. The coat was shown with the green dress in the 1999 Christie’s catalog for the first Marilyn Monroe estate auction on page 105. The coat and necklace were sold by Christie’s in 1999. The dress was sold by Julien’s in 2005 at the Marilyn Monroe auction. Marilyn wore this overcoat as she exited Polyclinic Hospital on July 11, 1961.
Marilyn’s evening cape from the East of Eden premiere, sold by Julien’s in 2005 at the Marilyn Monroe auction.
Marilyn’s green Pucci blouse, sold at the 1999 Christie’s auction.
Marilyn’s wool jacket with mink collar. The fur sold at the 1999 Christie’s auction.
Marilyn’s wool skirt from Let’s Make Love.
An orange negligee robe worn by Marilyn for publicity photos.
Marilyn’s gown from Let’s Make Love.
A Marilyn Monroe director’s chair, used on the Bus Stop set.
The gala tent.
The water tower on the former RKO Studios lot, seen from the gala.