08/03/2012 03:38 EDT | Updated 08/05/2012 08:07 EDT

Marilyn Monroe: Follow In Her Footsteps Around Her California Haunts 50 Years After Her Death

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On Aug. 5, 2012, the world will remember the 50th anniversary of the death of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. California has long commemorated her memory with tours, exhibits and behind-the-scenes looks into the life of one of the world’s most iconic celebrities. Today there are more attractions related to her life and film career than ever.

From toasting Monroe and the glamorous movie-making era she represents at the Beverly Hills Hotel's famed Polo Lounge, to recreating your own Old Hollywood film shoot on Newport Beach, become immersed in the Golden Age of film while exploring California. Here are just a few key places to stop on your own Marilyn-inspired tour of California.

Marilyn Monroe: 50 Years Since Her Death