Marilyn Monroe
The Getty Images Gallery presents Marilyn, a collection of imagery and memorabilia to commemorate 50 years since the untimely death of Marilyn Monroe. Reuters

A collection of unseen images and memorabilia of Marilyn Monroe will be on display at the Getty Images Gallery marking 50 years since the untimely death of the star.

For the first time to be held in London, the exhibition which will be open from 9 March until 23 May will feature a number of original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon, alongside unique and iconic photographs.

A display of her early days to the rise of stardom can be viewed here. Along the photographs will be original film costumes and dresses from the legendary collection of David Gainsborough Roberts, owner of one of the largest collections of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia in the world.

"We are extremely excited to present our Marilyn exhibition, offering the public unparallelled and rare access to Marilyn's life through the iconic imagery from Getty Images' extensive archival collection. David Gainsborough Roberts has kindly loaned us Marilyn's dresses which the public can see in London for the first time ever, making this exhibition a perfect tribute to one of Hollywood's greats," Louise Garczewska, Director, Getty Images Gallery, was quoted in the Gallery site.