Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Hollywood Museum debuts new exhibit "Celebration of Entertainment Awards"

By Karen Ostlund 
The exhibit is a special tribute to honor Hollywood Entertainment Awards Season.
As awards season goes into high gear, The Hollywood Museum is debuting a new exhibit showcasing the Best Motion Picture and Television Award contenders.
 Celebrating the 2013 awards season, the exhibit honors the magic of movies and television in a unique showcase featuring costumes and props from the year's most popular and critically acclaimed films and television series.
2nd from right, President of Hollywood Museum Donelle Dadigan

 The exhibit is now open and runs through April 26th at The Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building, right across the street from where the Academy Awards® will be held on February 22nd.  
The Hollywood Reporter is sponsoring the exhibit. The “Celebration of Entertainment Awards.”  features:
The Dodge Challenger driven by Jake Gyllenhaal in Nightcrawler, the painter’s outfit worn by Amy Adams in Big Eyes, Frances McDormand’s floral mother-of-the-groom dress from Olive Kitteridge, and the red leather jacket worn by Viola Davis in How to Get Away with Murder, are among the many costumes, props and memorabilia on display.
It is spotlighting the magic of movies and television excellence at the height of the awards season.
Car in Nightcrawler driven by Jake Gyllenhaal

“Hollywood is the center of the entertainment world, and The Hollywood Museum, located in the heart of Hollywood, has the perfect opportunity to showcase the best of this year’s films and TV shows, paying tribute to the stars, the studios and the contributing Guilds,” said museum Founder and President, Donelle Dadigan.
“There is something for everyone of all ages at The Hollywood Museum. This is where you can discover the glamour of old Hollywood, from Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe to costumes and red carpet fashion from today’s awards contenders"
Olive Kitteridge, dress and handbag

Visitors to the museum will have an opportunity to see curated pieces from Motion Picture award-winners and nominees, including Big Eyes, Boyhood, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Foxcatcher, Nightcrawler, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Wild.
Award-winning and popular TV shows on display include Alpha House, Dancing with the Stars, How to Get Away with Murder, House of Lies, Hot in Cleveland, Mad Men, Modern Family, Portlandia, Olive Kitteridge, Ray Donovan, Silicon Valley, The Good Wife, The Newsroom, The Strain, True Blood and The Walking Dead.
Congressman LeBonge w. Aunt Lily at the opening

                  The exhibition also showcases award statuettes from the Oscars®, Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award®, Golden Globes®, Emmys®, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, People’s Choice Awards®, Independent Spirit Awards® and Art Directors Guild Awards®.

History of Entertainment Awards on display
 A look at red carpet fashion over the years is on display with dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Stone, Cate Blanchett, Lucille Ball and Barbara Stanwyck. Also presented are Judy Garland's costume from A Star Is Born (1954), (Golden Globe®, Best Actress); Oscar®-winner Shirley Temple’s costume from Curly Top (1935) and Oscar®-winner Elizabeth Taylor’s costume worn in Malice in Wonderland (1985), among many others.
Also displayed are Hannibal Lector's mask and props from Silence of the Lambs (1991), (Oscars® for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Director, Actor and Actress).
Budapest Hotel as prototype

Curated pieces from motion picture award winners and nominees include Nebraska, Captain Phillips, Her, The Grandmaster, Star Trek Into Darkness, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Fruitvale Station as well as fan favorites Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, The Conjuring and Ender's Game.
Award winning and popular TV shows on display include Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Scandal, Homeland, Mad Men, The Newsroom, Nurse Jackie, Modern Family, Grey's Anatomy, Once Upon a Time, and Dancing with the Stars.

"The Hollywood Museum has always been a showcase reflecting Hollywood's history, and this new exhibit is the perfect stage to incorporate pop culture by spotlighting the current Hollywood award season," said museum President and Founder Donelle Dadigan. "It is a tribute to each studio and Guilds that contributed to this year's Oscars®, Golden Globes®, Emmys® and guild and critics' awards."
Costumes and awards "Hot in Cleveland"

The Hollywood Museum gratefully acknowledges the contributions for "Celebration of Entertainment Awards" Exhibit from ABC, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, AMC, Annapurna Pictures, BBC Worldwide Productions, Block 2 Distributions Limited, Bootleg Productions, CBS, DWTS Productions, HBO, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Independent Spirit Awards, Lionsgate, Newline Cinema, Nurse Productions, Paramount Pictures, People's Choice Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Showtime, Significant Productions, Sony Pictures Studios, Sony Archives and Collections, Sony Pictures Television, Summit Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Television, UROK Productions, Warner Bros. and The Weinstein Company.
The Hollywood Museum is located at 1660 N. Highland, open Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm.

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