Marilyn - the strength behind the legendary Monroe
The spotlight shines on the emancipation of women in the 1950s through the example of the most photographed women of the 20th century -- the actress, singer and style icon Marilyn Monroe. The exhibition educates about the strength behind the exceptional phenomenon known as Marilyn Monroe, who, even 53 years after her death in 1962, still elicits a fascinating impact on society.
The Liechtenstein National Museum presents 400 pieces from Monroe's estate, now part of the private collection of Ted Stampfer, the largest collection of Marilyn Monroe originals of its kind. Shown are: her personal, high quality articles of clothing; accessories; beauty, skincare and styling products; film props; personal and film company documents; and photographs that are being unveiled publicly for the first time. The collection is complemented by individual pieces from other international collectors.
The exhibition allows visitors to dive into Monroe's world and walk through the most important chronological stages of her life. They can view special exhibits that bear witness to both the life and work of this extraordinary woman, as well as those that display her metamorphosis into emancipation. The items on exhibit show how she used her beauty and self-determination to rebel against the male-dominated film industry. This courageous behavior led to, among other things, better contract terms and the ability to have more say over her career, plus to establishing her own film production company - another way she became more independent.