Prague court ready to proceed with Marilyn Monroe exhibits theft trial


Prague’s municipal court is expected at the start of July to start proceedings in the trail of a gang which organised the theft of items from a Marilyn Monroe exhibition being staged in Prague, the Czech News Agency reported Saturday. Rare photographs documents, including for example a letter inviting her to the birthday party of president John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and other display items from the exhibition about the screen goddess were taken in May 2013 when items were being shipped from Florence, Italy, to Prague. Organisers pondered whether to go ahead with the Prague event following the theft but it was eventually held with more than 50,000 visitors attending. Some of the stolen items were recovered by police as they closed in on the alleged thieves a few months later.