Getty Images to Open Archive for New West End Musical Exposure

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Getty Images is joining forces with a major new West End musical Exposure, which is aiming for a world premiere in spring 2012; some of its content will be integrated into the musical production, including such rare images of stars as the recently unearthed photos of Marilyn Monroe.

In press materials, the show is characterized as a contemporary Faustian tale: "a musical odyssey that dissects the power of photography for good or evil. It takes one click of the shutter to change people’s lives, so the choice of the protagonist, Jimmy Tucker is ultimately our own: to endorse the ephemeral pursuit of fame and fortune or to do something meaningful, like the exposure of injustice and poverty." In a press statement, Exposure creator Mike Dyer commented, "It will be wonderful to have my vision fleshed out by these marvellous photographs. I’m absolutely thrilled to have the research and support that Getty Images can provide, to help us uncover some visual gems that will make the show visually stunning."

Matthew Buston, vice-president of Getty's Hulton Archive, added, "Getty Images is thrilled to be able to be involved with such an exciting venture as Exposure. Having seen the project grow and develop from its initial conception, we had no hesitation in wanting to be a part of what we see as a ground-breaking musical and, coupled with our world class imagery, a visual as well as aural feast. We are privileged to be associated with such an inspired production and, ultimately, to be in a position to help bring Mike Dyer’s vision to life."

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