Marilyn Monroe only came to the UK once in her lifetime, for four months in the summer of 1956.
She was here to film what became The Prince and the Showgirl, with Sir Laurence Olivier.
She lived in Parkside House on a large country estate in Englefield Green for the entire stay.
Accounts differ to how she spent her time in Surrey. Now we are attempting to fill in the gaps using local memories and accounts of her visit.
29 June: Marilyn Monroe and playwright Arthur Miller hold a press conference in Roxbury, Connecticut at Miller’s parent’s home, to announce their engagement. Later the same day, they cross the state line to White Plains, New York and marry in a secret civil ceremony.
1 July: They marry again in a Jewish ceremony at the home of Miller’s agent Kay Brown in Waccabuc, Westchester.
14 July: Marilyn Monroe and new husband Arthur arrive at London Airport (now Heathrow) at 10.40am. They are travelling with 27 pieces of luggage, which costs them $1,500 in excess baggage fees.
They are met by her new co-star Sir Laurence Olivier and his actress wife Vivien Leigh, in an airside reception and press conference.
They are taken on to Parkside House in Wick Lane, Englefield Green, which is to be their home for the next four months, while Marilyn films The Sleeping Prince (working title) with Olivier.
Another, this time unofficial, press photo opportunity, again with Olivier and Leigh, is held at Parkside, showing the Millers in the doorway of Parkside. Looking tired but happy, they are still in the clothes they were wearing on their arrival from the States.
15 July: The Millers are photographed relaxing in the grounds of Parkside House. They are shown dressed ready for a press conference later that evening at the Savoy Hotel in London.
The press conference at the Hotel is to publicise the Marilyn Monroe Productions film. The chair she sat on during the evening was auctioned as part of the Savoy Hotel’s refurbishment sale, 51 years later in 2007.