Admission: Invite Only
Address: 511 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017 USA
Event Description: An exclusive first-look at the $4 million Marilyn Monroe “Golden Dreams” Exhibit, featuring original historic color separations of Marilyn Monroe in The Norma Jeane Suite, her former residences with Joe DiMaggio.
The “Golden Dreams” Color Separation Collection includes 21 original large format film positives and negatives created in 1950 to produce Monroe’s “Golden Dreams” calendars. In 1949, a then-unknown Monroe modeled nude for under the name “Mona Monroe” to hide her identity. Monroe’s picture, titled “Golden Dreams,” was selected for the 1951 calendar line which sold an estimated 9 million copies throughout the 1950s and was purchased by Hugh Hefner in 1953 to use Monroe’s Golden Dreams image as “Sweetheart of the Month” in the first ever issue of Playboy Magazine.
Guests are welcomed to receive a site tour of the collection which will be on display for a limited time in the beautifully redesigned Norma Jeane Suite. This is the first time the full collection will be on display in New York City, a city which played a key role in Monroe’s career and personal life.