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Marilyn Monroe portrait will be at the Jersey museum

New Marilyn Monroe painting unveiled

A new portrait of Marilyn Monroe has been unveiled at the Jersey Museum, to mark her 84th birthday.

The screen icon died in 1962, but local collector David Gainsborough Roberts has kept her memory alive with an exhibition at the museum.

The Marilyn exhibition has been a great success and now has a new attraction.

The portrait was painted by local artist Lisa Kennedy and unveiled by the principal of Highlands College Professor Ed Sallis.

Marilyn Monroe
The Marilyn painting was by Jersey artist Lisa Kennedy

A lookalike model of Marilyn, Suzie Kennedy, was at the unveiling to show some of the stars costumes, and cut a specially made birthday cake.

You'll be able to see the new portrait at the museum, where it will form a part of the exhibition.

David Gainsborough Roberts, a long time collector of Marilyn memorabilia said that her popularity is increasing all the time.

"She brought a great deal of joy to everybody, her name is incredibly big, we're running the Marilyn exhibition until the end of the year and next year it's going to the American exhibition in Bath.

"Marilyn has just got bigger and bigger every year," said David.

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