Marilyn Monroe Show Opening in London (Photo Gallery)

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Photo by M. Garrett/Getty Images

We’ve contemplated Was Marilyn Monroe the Greatest Celebrity of All Time? and had, until recently, been busy speculating whether the re-imagining of Marilyn will lead to an Oscar statuette for Michelle Williams over Meryl Streep and Viola Davis.

But, over on the other side of the Atlantic, the Getty Images Gallery has been busy assembling images and memorabilia to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of the icon’s tragic passing. Costumes worn by, and photographs of the glamorous actress/muse will be on display from March 9 – May 24, 2012. Admission is free.

For some images from the exhibition of the current titleholder of “Greatest Celebrity of All Time,” check out the gallery below: