THE MARILYN MONROE - EXHIBITION COLLECTION        Die Privatkollektion Ted Stampfer  



GERMANY: 16.12.2018 - 12.01.2020 (nach Verlängerung)

Historisches Museum der Pfalz, Speyer
Historical museum of the Palatinate, Speyer

Die Sonderausstellung präsentiert Idol und Mythos einer ganzen Epoche – die Schauspielerin, Sängerin und Stilikone Marilyn Monroe. Die Ausstellung lenkt dabei den Blick auf eine bisher unbeleuchtete private Seite dieser ungewöhnlichen Frau, die selbst 56 Jahre nach ihrem Tod im Jahr 1962 nichts von ihrer Faszination verloren hat und deren Einfluss in vielerlei Hinsicht bis heute spürbar ist. Das Historische Museum der Pfalz in Speyer präsentiert ab 16. Dezember 2018 rund 400 ausgewählte Einzelstücke unter anderen aus dem ursprünglichen Privatnachlass von Marilyn Monroe sowie von ihren Zeitzeugen. Heute sind diese Teil der exklusiven Privatsammlung Ted Stampfer, der weltweit größten Sammlung in ihrer Art und Zusammenstellung. Gezeigt werden persönliche Kleidungsstücke, Accessoires, Pflege- und Stylingprodukte, Requisiten, Privatbriefe und Filmdokumente sowie Fotografien, die erstmals in Deutschland in dieser Kombination zu sehen sind. Ergänzt wird die Ausstellung um Einzelstücke internationaler Sammler. Die Ausstellungsbesucher tauchen in Marilyn Monroes Welt ein und folgen ihre wichtigsten Entwicklungsstufen und Lebensabschnitte. Sie begegnen dabei besonderen Ausstellungstücken, die sowohl Zeugnis über ihr Leben und Wirken ablegen, als auch über ihr Streben nach Emanzipation berichten.


The exhibition takes a look at a hitherto unexamined private side of this exceptional woman, who is as fascinating as ever and still influential even fifty-six years after her death in 1962. Starting on December 16, the Historical Museum of the Palatinate in Speyer will be presenting 400 select individual items, among others, from the personal estate of Marilyn Monroe and contemporaries, which, among others, are now part of Ted Stampfer’s exclusive private collection, the largest collection of its kind and makeup in the world. Personal articles of clothing, accessories, care and beauty products, props, personal letters, and documentary clips and photographs will be on display in this combination for the first time ever in Germany. Items from international collectors will round out the exhibition. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to explore Marilyn Monroe’s world and follow the most important stages of her career and life. They will come across exceptional exhibited objects that both document her life and impact and illuminate her pursuit of emancipation.

The official trailer to the Marilyn Monroe Exhibition:

TV News; TV legend Frank Elstner visits the Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Speyer
German TV Station reports on the visit of TV legend Frank Elstner in the Historical Museum and his enthusiasm for the Marilyn Monroe exhibition.
RNF TV Frank Elstner Marilyn Ausstellung[...]
MP3-Audiodatei [58.7 MB]

World Premiere in Speyer:


Marilyn's white leather mules with heel, worn in famous photo shoots with Sam Shaw and Eve Arnold between the years 1955 - 1957.



Slide show to the press activities and press conference to the Marilyn Monroe exhibition in Speyer.

08.09.2018. - 05.01.2019

Yealife - Holiday Plaza, Shenzhen, China

玛丽莲·梦露性 - 图标背后的女人



玛丽莲·梦露性感了一个世纪的女神她的一颦一笑至今依旧牵动着世人金发红唇、美人痣还有随风飘起的白色连衣裙是她永恒的记号然而性感只是她骨子里的一部分前卫的思想让她更具知性你也一定好奇这个曾风靡全球的传奇女人过着怎样的生活. 此次展出是该展览首次呈现在世人面前,400余件展品出自泰德·斯坦普费尔的私人收藏。大部分展品均是以前从未展出过的梦露私人物品。


Marilyn Monroe is sexy for a century of goddess. Her smile has still touched the world's blond lips, beautiful eyes and white dresses that are floating in the wind. Her eternal mark is sexy. It is just a part of her avant-garde thinking. Let her be more intellectual. You must also be curious about the life of this legendary woman who has been popular all over the world.

This unique exhibition is on view for the first time in the world. More than 400 objects from The Private Collection of Ted Stampfer are on display in this exhibition. Most of them originate from Marilyn’s personal estate and has been never presented before. 

FINLAND / Special Exhibition:

8.6. — 2.12.2018 - Vapriikki Museum, Tampere, Finland

(86.000 Visitors)



Museum Centre Vapriikki is the awarded Museum of the Century in Finland. It was rewarded at the Cultural Gala of the Century in October. „Vapriikki in Tampere is of this day. Fresh, broadly networked, multi-facial, situaed in the middle of the everyday life of the city’s inhabitants“, was the opinion of the jury.

The exhibition in the Vapriikki Museum allows visitors to get close to the sensitive and intelligent woman behind the legend of Marilyn Monroe. Witty, creative and determined, Marilyn was very deliberate about building her career and image. The camera loved Marilyn. The sensual movie star soon became the embodiment of beauty adored by all and a fashion icon whose style is still admired today. The Vapriikki exhibition dives into Marilyn’s world: its outward beauty, success and glamour, but also its other side – the star’s lonely internal world, full of misfortune.


17th May 2017 - 5th Nov 2017




(Italian Pavillon,  5*Hotel Barrière Le Majestic):             24TH MAY 2017

PRESS CONFERENCE, Palazzo degli Esami, Rome:  16TH MAY 2017

VIP OPENING Palazzo degli Esami, Rome:                  16TH MAY 2017


The exhibition is dedicated to the woman who has become the icon and the myth of Hollywood cinema presents in the prestigious venue of the Palazzo degli Esami, with objects which tell her story very closely. Thanks to the collaboration of the major international collectors and the recent intentions among these, it was possible to configure the most important exposure to Norma Jeane Baker's life.

Overall, these major loans revive Monroe's great story, allowing them to enter the private life and starting from the great dreams of a simple, not particularly fortunate girl. The lively exposition of so many personal effects and objects that emanate an incredible charm brings the visitor closer to the person and her intimacy. Dresses, accessories, cosmetics, symbols of her lifestyle and of that age, selected pieces from other great movie stars, or representations of her, screenplays, movie contracts from her home-based production, film footages or clips of Movies, even unpublished or publicized photographs, images that illustrate the main moments of Marilyn's career and private life. So many elements that lead to a much more articulate personality than the icon in the movies.

The exhibition also reports about the great determination of a woman able to go against the stream and to be unique in a male dominated world.It follows a portrait that strikes far beyond physicality, that is, of a personality that has been able to combine the even more frivolous aspects of existence with the hardness and seriousness that work imposes. The exhibition reveals the instinct of a real manager step by step. A Marilyn not to be missed, one that goes beyond myth and survives as a very current figure. A woman we would define perfectly emancipated today.

Exclusive Press Conference – Imperdibile Marilyn

The main press conference of special exhibition Imperdibile Marilyn, was placed during the Film Festival in Cannes and hold in the Italian Pavilion of 5*Hotel Barrière Le Majestic in front of the Palais de Festival. The conference, presented by Curator Ted Stampfer and Fabio DiGioia attracted a great interest by international guests, among others, film producer Dan Real and Dr. Antonio Gellini, actor, producer and founder of the World Film Institute and Family Film Award.


Exhibition Opening Night – Imperdibile Marilyn:

Impressions of the exhibition – Imperdibile Marilyn:

Press Preview, Rome – Imperdibile Marilyn:

The images of the hold press preview in Rome show Ted Stampfer in various interviews and with special guests: Mr. Giuliano Montaldo (Italian film director, screenwriter and actor), Mr. Giorgio Dell’Arti (journalist, writer, radiologist and historian) and Mr. Fabio Di Gioia, Grandi Eventi.


Marilyn-Countdown in Rome:

Last steps before the opening, including a lot of champagne bottles of Dom Perignon (one of our sponsors, and Marilyn's favorite champagne) in "standby modus". Finally, we finished the installation of the last showcase prepared for Marilyn's David di Donatello Award. It is Italian's highest movie award made by BULGARI what Marilyn received in 1959. For the first time this award is given to a Marilyn exhibition!!! - what a honor for exhibitor Ted Stampfer. Thanks to all collaborating lenders and partners.


1. October 2016 - 05. February 2017
(91.000 Visitors)

90 jaar Marilyn - Omzien naar een iconische vrouw

90 Years Ms Monroe - Reflecting on a Female Icon

De Nieuwe Kerk, Hermitage Amsterdam (c) Ted Stampfer, A.Eisenstedt Marilyn (c) getty images

This year she would have turned ninety. Happy Birthday, Marilyn! This extraordinary exhibition celebrates an icon of style for all generations with a special focus on her private life.

The exhibition shows a selection of pieces from the Ted Stampfer Collection and four collaborating lenders, including pieces never presented before. The show is placed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in one of Amsterdam’s most impressive historical monuments – De Nieuwe Kerk. For decades, the famous Royal church in the heart of the city has been known for its high-profile exhibitions about art, photography, and inspiring individuals and cultures. It is one of the most popular exhibition venues in the Netherlands. It also plays a role of national significance, hosting royal ceremonies, official gatherings, and cultural events. On the 2nd of February 2002, De Nieuwe Kerk was the stage for the church wedding of the Prince of Orange, Willem-Alexander and Máxima Zorreguieta. The event was widely broadcast with millions of viewers both in the Netherlands and around the world watching this fairytale event. Willem-Alexander was officially inaugurated as King on the 30th of April 2013. For the two days following the event, De Nieuwe Kerk opened its doors to the public to enjoy the wonderful investiture celebrations and flowers.


June 1,  - Sept. 19, 2016
(~50.000 visitors)

Marilyn Monroe - La donna oltre il mito

Marilyn Monroe - The woman behind the myth

Plakat (c) Fondazione Torino Musei. Image Palazzo Madama (c) Ted Stampfer

The exhibition shows a selection of pieces from the Ted Stampfer Collection and four collaborating lenders. The exhibition is placed in Turin, Italy, in the famous Palazzo Madama, its history begins in the Roman age, to which date back, as remains of the praetorian door, the two towers later conglobed in the baroque façade of the building. All showcases are placed on a glazed floor, which gives visitors an awesome look to the Roman excavation below. After the press conference and opening on 31. May the exhibition was opened on June 1st (Marilyn`s 90th birthday) to the public. Thanks to all collaborating partners and lenders to work with us again to remind on Marilyn in a respectful way.

National Museum, Principality of Liechtenstein
26th March 2015 - 10th January 2016

MARILYN - DIE STARKE MONROE ! (Click here for German version) 
(Click here for English Version)
MARILYN MONROE - UNE FEMME FORTE ! (Click here for French Version)

(c) Marilyn, A.Eisenstedt, Getty images / Landesmuseum Liechtenstein(c) Ted Stampfer
Radio-Interview Ted Stampfer
Eröffnungsrede Ted Stampfer
TV-Beitrag Focus LOCAL TV

Ausstellungseröffnung, Landesmuseum Liechtenstein /
Exhibition opening, National Museum of Liechtenstein March 25, 2015


(v.l.n.r.) Leihgeber und Ausstellungskurator Ted Stampfer, Direktor Prof. Dr. Rainer Vollkommer, Martina Sochin D’Elia, Liechten-steinisches Institut und Dr. Aurelia Frick, Regierungsrätin für das Ministerium für Äusseres, Bildung und Kultur.

(l.t.r.) Ted Stampfer, lender and exhibition curator, Director Prof. Dr. Rainer Vollkommer, Martina Sochin D’Elia, Institute of Liechtenstein and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Education and Culture Dr. Aurelia Frick.


Ted Stampfer mit Guido Maria Kretschmer am Set zur Vox - Doku über Marilyn Monroe

Dreharbeiten VOX: Meine Marilyn – Mit Guido Maria Kretschmer

Am 25. September widmet VOX einen ganzen Abend Marilyn Monroe in einer erstklassigen Spielfilm-Doku-Kombination. Um 20:15 Uhr zeigt der Kölner Sender den Film „My Week With Marilyn“ als Free-TV-Premiere. Im Anschluss um 22.15 Uhr präsentiert Guido Maria Kretschmer in einer zweistündigen Dokumentation die berühmteste Blondine der Welt“ und nimmt das Leben der Jahrhundertblondine ganz genau unter die Lupe. Unter anderem kommt der Marilyn-Vertraute und -Fotograf Laurence Schiller zu Wort sowie Leihgeber und Experte Ted Stampfer. (Ergänzende Infos unter: )

Treffen mit  Jacques Azagury,
führender englischer Modemacher ("Lady Diana")

Ted Stampfer begleitete Jelena Gräfin von Olnhausen zu Jacques Azagury, führender englischer Modemacher, der fast alle Kleider für Lady Di entwarf und die königliche Familie einkleidet. Jelena von Olnhausen ist Botschafterin für sein neues Parfüm.

Interessante Parallelen bestehen zwischen Marilyn Monroe und Lady Diana. Beide waren zu ihren Lebzeiten die meistfotografierteste Frau der Welt, Sie wurden oft Opfer der Presse, wussten aber dennoch stets, diese auch für ihre Zwecke gezielt einzusetzen. Beide waren Mode-Ikonen ihrer Zeit und starben im Alter von nur 36 Jahren. Der Musiker Elton John widmete im Jahr 1973 Marilyn Monroe den Song „Candle in the wind“. Im Jahr 1997 schrieb er den Song zum Tod von Lady Di um und sang ihn als Nekrolog während ihrer Beerdigung.


Exclusive exhibition photo book, Special Edition, 204 Pages, 320 Illustrations, oversize 12x12 inch (30x30cm) (Regular price 79,- Euro), Online price 59,- Euro !

Kundenrezension / Review

Omg!! Ted I received her today I cried!! The Book is beautiful!!!!!!! Thank you so much for the inscription My daughter who is a professional photo journalist was also blown away !! Really, words cannot describe how thrilled I am. Congratulations and Best Wishes and luck!!

D. Stahl, (New York)


„Ted, the book arrived safe and sound. I can't thank you enough! It was so excited to turn every page over! This book is stunning and the photos are sumptuous! Great job!“

D. Abraham, (New Zealand)


"Hallo Ted! Aruba hier. Also das Buch habe ich gestern empfangen und es ist wirklich umwerfend. I love it!! Alles ist so schoen fotografiert und abgelichtet. Wirklich ein Traumbuch! Herzlichen Dank!!!"

Ron Steens, Aruba (Karibik)


Wow.....what a beautiful book! Thank you so much for the personal dedication. I will definitely have many hours of enjoyment looking through your wonderful collection. Many, many thanks for sharing your collection with the fans like me!”

E. Freire, NJ (USA)


I just wanted to let you know that the Marilyn catalogue reached me today in perfect condition. It is simply beautiful and I would recommend it highly to all Marilyn fans. Thank you so much for being so efficient, packaging it so well and sending it so quickly. Kindest regards

L. Vidicki (New Zealand)




An exclusive and unique new exhibition photo book (bounded, in German and English language) featuring the Marilyn Monroe highlights of Ted Stampfer's private collection including many pieces of cooperating partners. With additional pictures of never before seen pieces in public exhibitions the catalog presents exclusively Ted`s collection with high quality pictures including description on 204 pages! Now available for a special price of 59,00 Euro instead regular price of 79,00 Euro, (plus shipping).

This is a Limited Edition of only 250 for sale out of the exhibition! This unique book is not available in book stores! So, place your order immediately. We accept Paypal and Wire bank transfer.  ( For more details go to KATALOG & BOOKLET )