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Marilyn Monroe Photos Stolen Before Prague Exhibition

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MARILYN MONROE PHOTOS
In this 1955 publicity photo, actress Marilyn Monroe is shown as the girl upstairs in director Billy Wilder's "The Seven Year Itch." The bombshell actress continues to be a successful celebrity brand even 50 years after she died, with a new digital emphasis to complement the wealth of photos, fashion, films and other cultural touchstones she left behind. (AP Photo, File) | AP

PRAGUE — A publicist for an upcoming Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Prague says that photographs of the star have been stolen.

Alice Titzova of the PR agency 2media says the photos, stolen late Monday, were to be on display starting May 30 at the Prague Castle.

Titzova says mannequins and display cases which were part of the exhibition also disappeared. There was no word Wednesday whether the exhibition will be delayed or canceled.

The collection of various items including Monroe's dresses, shoes, photographs and diaries was assembled by curators at the Salvatore Ferragamo museum in Florence, Italy last year to mark the 50th anniversary of Monroe's death.

After Prague, the exhibition was to be moved to Tokyo.

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