Marilyn Monroe on the balcony of the Ambassador Hotel in New York in 1955.

After our recent post on collecting movie memorabilia, we decided to zone in on one particular film star and an exhibition which is currently running.

In London’s Getty Images gallery, an exhibition documenting Marilyn Monroe’s transition from aspiring actress to Hollywood icon is on show. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of her death this year. Included are an archive of unseen photographs, rare video footage and memorabilia including dresses worn by the star.

Arriving at the premier of ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, 1954.

The exhibition entitled Marilyn will be on display from now until May 23 at Getty Images Gallery, 46 Eastcastle St  London W1W 8DX.