Since the Tupac hologram wowed crowds at Coachella earlier this year, holographic performances by deceased celebrities have been the talk of the town. Currently, Marilyn Monroe looks like the next in line to open up her career as a performer, spokesperson, and computer avatar.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, a company called Digicon Media is planning to conduct this resurrection. The concert, titled Virtual Marilyn Live – A Musical Celebration of the Birth of the Pop Icon, is reported to be in its very early stages. A venue still needs to be secured and copyright kinks need to be worked out before this eerie show can take flight.
The concert will be held before the end of the year, with live artists invited to perform along side the virtual hologram. Marilyn’s computer avatar will be used first in the concert, and depending on the success of that, in many more appearances.
Along with this new idea of holograms, Marilyn Monroe is being remembered this year at the Hollywood Museum. “Marilyn Monroe: the Exhibit” features never-before-seen pictures of the icon by photographer George Barris, her million dollar dress she wore on her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio, pieces from her personal wardrobe and other items including cosmetics, film scripts, and private documents.