Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Unveils Legacy Of Hollywood’s Greatest Legend

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Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Jul 30, 2023

In an Australian first exhibition: Marilyn: The Woman Behind the Icon opens at the Sydney Town Hall from 1 July – 24 September 2023.

Currently the largest collection of its kind, the Marilyn Munroe Exhibition will feature over 200 single pieces of personal artifacts and will be the only public opening of this form and variety depicting her life, career, and cultural significance.

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25- Marilyn 1946, photo by Jospeh Jasgur. (c) All copyrights, Ted Stampfer

Through iconic stories, moments and memorabilia, Marilyn: The Woman Behind The Icon, celebrates the personal life of woman who grew up as Norma Jean where she rose from having a difficult childhood to international stardom defined by fame, fortune, and an untimely death.

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24- Marilyn 1946, photoby Jospeh Jasgur.Photo (c) All copyrights, Ted Stampfer (2)

Visitors will have the opportunity to see Marilyn’s handwritten notes, personal letters, and treasured possessions.

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1-Marilyn Monroe fan mail envelopes photo (c) Foto Ted Stampfer Collection

Designed to unlock the mystery behind the iconic phenomenon, the exhibition offers rare insights in her private world and the opportunity to discover the independent and hard-working woman behind it all.

The collection owner and curator, Ted Stampfer, says the exhibition will showcase a journey from Marilyn’s childhood, the rise in the film industry, and the popularity enjoyed throughout her career.

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9- Marilyn Monroe black sweater and capripants (c) Ted Stampfer Collection

“With rare insights and exclusive access to Marilyn’s personal belongings, this exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the private world of this cultural icon,” Stampfer said.

“From humble beginnings to Hollywood stardom, Marilyn Monroe remains an enduring cultural icon, whose life continues to fascinate and intrigue us to this day.

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22d-Marilyn Monroe birthday dress replica (c) Ted Stampfer Collection

Marilyn: The Woman Behind The Icon is a must-see event celebrating the life of the glamorous, fearless and independent cultural icon, Marilyn Monroe.”

Tickets to the exhibition are now on sale for general admission and VIP experiences and is suitable for all ages. For more information, please visit:

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12a-Marilyn_s white satin shoe. Photo (c) Ted Stampfer Collection


Marilyn, The Woman Behind the Icon
1 July – 24 September 2023
Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall
Tickets can be purchased via the website here or at the door


By Robyn Foyster Robyn Foyster has been verified by Muck Rack's editorial team


Robyn Foyster is the owner and publisher of the lifestyle websites, and She is the only person to edit and publish Australia's three biggest flagship magazines - The Australian Women's Weekly, Woman's Day and New Idea. Robyn was Group Publisher of Bauer Media's most successful and prestigious magazines including Woman's Day, Good Health, Grazia and ran Hearst in Australia including Harper’s BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan and madison. Voted one of B&T's 30 Most Powerful Women In Media at the Women in Media Awards Robyn was a keynote speaker at Pause 2021, Cebit & J&J Women In Leadership. Robyn was also the winner of the prestigious Magazine Publisher Association’s Editor of the Year award.



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