National Portrait Gallery celebrates Monroe

London’s National Portrait Gallery is hosting an exhibition looking at British photographers’ images of Marilyn Monroe.

The famous film star is featured in a number of images and magazine covers at the event, which is a must for fans staying at central London hotels over the coming months.

Admission is free and the exhibition is marking 50 years since the actress died from a drug overdose.

Called Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair, it features photographs taken between 1947 and 1962 and include Monroe is many different locations in the UK and overseas.

Images include a portrait taken by Antony Beauchamp in 1952 featuring Monroe posing in a yellow bikini, while other photos show the work of Larry Burrows, who took a number of pictures of the star when she visited Britain for four months during the 1950s.’s review of the show explained: “The exhibit captures the quintessential American sex symbol in a variety of settings.”

The exhibition is on until March 24th and the National Portrait Gallery is close to a number of London Underground stations including Charing Cross, Leicester Square and Embankment.

London’s National Portrait Gallery is also showing an exhibition looking at the life and death of the famous Lost Prince.

On until January 13th 2013, the exhibition will focus on the short life of Henry Stuart and visitors will be able to see a unique collection of objects linked to the prince, with many on loan from the Royal Collection as well as portraits by Holbein, Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver.

Admission to the Lost Prince exhibition costs £11.70 for adults and £10 for concessions.

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