Monroe exhibition to open in Prague despite theft of memorabilia

An exhibition of Marilyn Monroe imagery and memorabilia to commemorate the sex-symbol of the 1950s will open at Prague Castle as planned despite the fact that some of the items were stolen during their transport to Prague, organizers said on Thursday. The theft of a truck carrying part of the memorabilia to be put on display made news headlines on Wednesday raising questions as to whether the exhibition would take place. The Armentano company and the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum which are loaning the artefacts said the lost items could be replaced in time. Among the artefacts to be put on display are film costumes, personal belongings, unpublished photographs and excerpts from the actress’s diary. The exhibition will open next Saturday and run until mid-September.