Marilyn Monroe 51st Anniversary Memorial Special Events This Weekend at The Hollywood Museum

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The Hollywood Museum hosts two exclusive events in tribute to Marilyn Monroe’s 51th Anniversary Memorial and to highlight "Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit," the largest exhibit of authentic Marilyn items spanning Monroe’s illustrious life. The weekend features a Meet & Greet with Marilyn collectors, Greg Schreiner and Scott Fortner, on Saturday, Aug. 3, and a Book Signing with celebrity authors, Lois Banner, Douglas Kirkland & James Spada on Sunday, Aug. 4.

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Fans of all ages flock to Hollywood from around the world each year to honor Marilyn’s life and memory. The Hollywood Museum is proud to host this meaningful Marilyn retrospective. - Museum Founder and President Donelle Dadigan

The Hollywood Museum hosts two exclusive events in tribute to Marilyn Monroe’s 51th Anniversary Memorial and to highlight Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit, the largest exhibit of authentic Marilyn items spanning Monroe’s illustrious life. The exhibit includes a special exhibition of items from Scott Fortner The Marilyn Monroe Collection and The Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection. The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building is located in the Historic Max Factor Building at 1660 N. Highland Ave at Hollywood and Highland.

    Marilyn collectors, Greg Schreiner and Scott Fortner, will be featured in a “Meet & Greet” on Saturday, August 3 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Marilyn fans will hear the history and the unique stories behind the intriguing items in Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit from the experts. Greg Schreiner is President and a founding member of Marilyn Remembered, the longest running fan club, and owner of The Greg Schreiner Marilyn Monroe Collection, one of the largest collections in the world. (For Information: Greg Schreiner). Marilyn collector Scott Fortner is the owner of Scott Fortner The Marilyn Monroe Collection and has lectured internationally about Marilyn Monroe’s legacy and life. (For Information: Scott Fortner).

    The second exclusive event of the Marilyn Monroe Memorial Weekend at The Hollywood Museum is a special book signing with Authors Lois Banner, Douglas Kirkland and James Spada on Sunday, August 4 from 1pm to 3pm.

  •     Lois Banner is an author and professor at the University of Southern California, who recently wrote Marilyn: The Passion and the Paradox, a book that takes you inside Marilyn’s life from her early childhood memories through her return to Hollywood.
  •     Douglas Kirkland has worked for Look Magazine and Life Magazine throughout his photography career. He has also worked on many motion picture sets including, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Titanic, Moulin Rouge and Australia. Not only is Kirkland a photographer, but he has also written many books including An Evening With Marilyn, which includes a series of Marilyn, pictures shot by Kirkland, together with intimate details of the photo shoot.
  •     James Spada author of Marilyn Monroe: Her Life in Pictures, is best known for his illustrated coffee-table books about Streisand, Robert Redford, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Midler, Shirley MacLaine and Warren Beatty, and Jane Fonda.

The Marilyn Monroe Memorial weekend will culminate with the annual “Marilyn Remembered” Memorial Service, co-sponsored by The Hollywood Museum, at Westwood Mortuary on Monday, August 5, the anniversary of her passing. Marilyn fans from around the world are expected to attend all three events in Hollywood, California.

Note: Limited edition posters by photographer George Barris, RAD and artist Ludvic artwork are available for sale at the Museum.

Where:    The Hollywood Museum
1660 Highland Ave at Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028                                                                                                            (323) 464-7776
For The Hollywood Museum info: http://www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com
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Exhibit Info: “Marilyn Monroe: The Exhibit” runs June 1 - September 8, 2013
                            Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM

About the Hollywood Museum

The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, has the most extensive collection of Hollywood Memorabilia in the World. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is the home of more than 10,000 authentic Showbiz Treasures, one of a kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts, and vintage collectibles from favorite movies and TV shows. The museum includes costumes from Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Jean Harlow, Elvis Presley, and Michael Jackson; props from films like Gone With The Wind, Twilight: New Moon, Star Trek, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and TV shows such as High School Musical 2, Dancing with the Stars, Glee, and more. The Hollywood Museum is located in the Historic Max Factor Building on the corner of Hollywood & Highland, where Max Factor, the legend of movie makeup, worked his magic on motion picture stars since 1935. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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