“The largest collection of personal items, dresses, photographs, magazines, documents, etc, related to Marilyn Monroe, on the personal and private level as well as on the professional level, comes to Granada by the hand of the collector Maite Minguez.
Outfits she wore in films such as The Seven Year Itch, The Prince and the Showgirl, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Bus Stop; her own dresses and also dresses she wore for unforgettable photo sessions; objects as personal as a lipstick or the ticket to President Kennedy’s birthday celebration; personal photographs of her family, her childhood and her first marriage; magazines of which she has been the cover girl, not just during her lifetime but also from the moment the legend was born up through today. All with the idea of allowing festival goers to explore even the most hidden corners of the legend.
The main part of the collection will be displayed at the Caja Granada Cultural Centre, and the most private part of the collection, entitled FROM NORMA JEANE TO MARILYN MONROE: HER PRIVATE MEMORIES, will be in the Zaira hall of Caja Rural.”
“The street known as La Carrera del Genil will be dressed in a red carpet, to show us the way to the main venue, Teatro Isabel La Católica. And along the way we will be escorted by a series of images displayed in the street, featuring the great actors who accompanied Marilyn Monroe during her career.”
“The Granada-born designer Susana Poyatos has designed -exclusively for Retroback 2011- three outfits with the originals forms of three of the most well-known dresses from Marilyn Monroe films, but she has reinterpreted them using new materials.”