Thursday, May 28, 2015

'Queens of Drama' Stars Model Original Wardrobe of the Late Marilyn Monroe at the Hollywood Museum

L-R Lindsay Hartley, Donna Mills, Chrystee Pharris and
Crystal Hunt.
In honor of Marilyn Monroe's birthday, The Hollywood Museum has brought international collectors together to showcase an unprecedented exhibit from June 1st to Sept 6th. Among the items on display will be Monroe's childhood, film costumes, public appearance gowns, personal clothing, jewelry, furniture, make-up, medication (found on the nightstand, the night of her death), memorabilia and much more. An advance viewing was held at The Hollywood Museum on Wednesday, May 27 featiromg Queens of Drama stars Lindsay Hartley, Donna Mills, Chrystee Pharris and Crystal Hunt modeling some of Marilyn's wardrobe.

Lindsay is wearing one of Marilyn's favorite every day outfits. Donna is wearing the reproduction of the famous "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" dress worn by the actress who played Marilyn Monroe in The women of Camelot. Crystal is wearing a dress from the movie Let's Make Love. Chrystee is wearing Marilyn Monroe's famous USO down that she wore to visit the troops.

For the exhibit, Donelle Dadigan (Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum and owner of the Max Factor building) has purchased and secured the copyrights to hundreds of never before seen rare photos of Marilyn Monroe, uncovered by the son of Monroe photographer, Milton Greene. The images include promotional photo shoots as well as candid images taken with friends and colleagues such as Milton Berle, Maurice Chevalier, Sammy Davis, Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Louella Parsons, Billy Wilder, Frank Sinatra, etc.

Queens of Drama airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on Pop.

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