Scottish Marilyn Fan Unveils Collection in Selkirk

A lifelong Marilyn fan’s collection is going on display in Selkirk, Scotland’s Border Telegraph reports.

“From November 21-28, the General Store (to open next year) will be the temporary home for a collection of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia, posters and newspaper clippings spanning decades. Former civil servant Denis Roberts has amassed around 50 individual pieces … The display of all Mr Roberts’ memorabilia in Selkirk may seem strange to some, however, last year The Scotsman reported that DNA testing had proven that Ms Monroe (born Norma Jean Mortenson – but used her mother’s maiden name as her stage name) was a descendant of Moray’s Clan Munro.

Sue Briggs, owner of the General Store in Selkirk, wanted ‘to give people something to smile about between now and Christmas’ so has opened up her business ahead of its official opening in 2021. The exhibition will be open for free entry from 10am to 4pm each day between November 21-28, and will open until 7pm on Friday, November 27.”