The Hollywood Museum Presents
"Celebration of Entertainment Awards”
The Special Award Season Exhibition is going on now through May 1st 2016
By Karen Ostlund
Red carpet photos from the opening last Tuesday by Bill Dow
The Hollywood Museum, located in the heart of Hollywood, showcases the best of this year's films and TV shows, paying tribute to the stars, the studios and every industry Guild.
|"It was the thrill of a lifetime to receive both the Golden Globe and the Academy Award and I am reliving that thrill now to have both on display at The Hollywood Museum over 50 years later," said George Chakiris (Westside Story)|
The exhibit brings to life scenes from films and TV featuring costumes, props and art, as they appeared in the film/TV show - and spotlights the magic of movies and television excellence at the height of the awards season. The exhibit runs from February 17 through May 1st. The Hollywood Reporter is the media sponsor.
“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.
Visitors to the museum will have an opportunity to see currated pieces from Motion Picture award-winners and nominees, including Trumbo, The Danish Girl, Peanuts, Youth, Brooklyn, Inside Out, The Big Short and more. Award-winning and popular TV shows on display include Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, Walking Dead, Ray Donovan, Mad Men, Veep, Transparent, Bessie, Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe, Silcon Valley, The Knick, House of Lies, among others.
In addition, The Hollywood Museum will showcase award statuettes from the Oscars®, Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, People's Choice Awards®, Independent Spirit Awards®, among others. Also highlighted is a look at red carpet fashions over the years with dresses worn by Marilyn Monroe, Sharon Stone, Cate Blanchett, Lucille Ball, Barbara Stanwyck and more.
“There is something for everyone of all ages at The Hollywood Museum. This is where you can discover 100 years of entertainment, the glamour of old Hollywood to Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley, to costumes and red carpet fashions from today's entertainment awards contenders,” stated Dadigan.
The ultimate destination for tourists and movie fans, The Hollywood Museum is located in the Historic Max Factor Building, across from where the Oscars® will be held on February 28th.
The Hollywood Museum gratefully acknowledges the following for their contributions to the “Celebration of Entertainment Awards Exhibit” Exhibit - 3 Arts Entertainment, ABC Studios, Alec Berg Inc., Altschuler Krinsky Works, Amazon, AMC, Ann Biderman Company, Anonymous Content, Asylum Entertainment, Barbary Films, Bider Sweet Productions, Bleeker Street Media, Blue Sky Studios, Canal+, CBS, Cinemax, Circle of Confusion, Crescendo Productions, Dundee Productions, Everyman Pictures, Feigco Entertainment, Film4, Flavor Unit Entertainment, Focus Features, France Télévision 2, Groundswell Productions, HBO, Idiot Box Productions, Indigo Film, Intuition Productions, Irish Film Board, Item 7, Judgmental Films Inc., King Size Productions, Lifetime, Lionsgate Television, Mathew Carnahan Circus Productions, Mediaset Premium, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Netflix, NoWalk Entertainment, Parallel Film Productions, Paramount Pictures, Peanuts Worldwide, Pictures in a Row aka Picrow, Pixar Animation Studios, Plan B Entertainment, Refugee Productions, Regency Enterprises, Scott Free Productions, ShivHans Pictures, ShondaLand, Showtime, Silvercap Studios, Skydance Television, The Mark Gordon Company, The Zanuck Company, Tilted Productions, Totally Commercial Films, Twentieth Century Fox Animation, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Universal Pictures International, Valhalla Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Weiner Bros., Wildgaze Films, Working Title Films.
Quotes at the opening of the exhibit:
|(Right)The Hollywood Museum knows how to throw a true Hollywood style gala. I wouldn't and, to the best of my ability, will never miss one," said Alice Amter (The Big Bang Theory)|
"I am so glad I was able to share this experience with my daughters tonight," remarked Anson Williams (Happy Days). "The history we are sharing is amazing. Its like Disneyland for entertainment. You can't possibly see it all. We will have to come back."
One of TV's most notorious bad girls, Alison Arngrim (Little House on The Prairie) comments, "It's a little like stepping though the looking glass. You have Judy Garland's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" and Margaret O'Brien's child performer Oscar from "Meet Me In St. Louis. As a former child actor, I can truly appreciate the tribute to those pioneers who blazed the trails."
"I was one of those lucky few to actually be allowed to wear one of the Marilyn Monroe gowns at an event here at the museum last year. You walk a little taller when you realize your wearing a 5 million dollar dress that has such a remarkable history," said Chrystee Pharris (Passions)
America's favorite girl next door, Dawn Wells (Maryann/Gilligans Island) said, "Ginger would have been at home here, surrounded by all the glamor that The Hollywood Museum has to offer. I imagine, this would have exceeded the expectations of a Kanasas farm girl like MaryAnn. Maybe I'll become accustom to this glamor as well, with my appearance on "Bold & The Beautiful."
"It seems as though my brother (Stan Livingston) and I have grown up on sets and backlots. I had the privilege of working with the great Lucille Ball on "The Lucy Show" and William Frawley (Fred Mertz/I Love Lucy) on "My Three Sons," so visiting the Red Heads Room, where Lucy actually became a red head and to see all the EMMYs that she and the show won, is of particular significance," said Barry Livingston (Mad Men/Jersey Boys). "Im glad I brought my own children tonight, to share this with them."
2nd from left, Founder and President, Donelle Dadigan.
ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD MUSEUM IN THE HISTORIC MAX FACTOR BUILDING:
10,000 Authentic Show Business Treasures spanning more than 100 years of Hollywood history!
Located next to the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Building houses the largest collection of entertainment memorabilia on display in the world. It is home to thousands of costumes, props, photographs, posters, celebrity automobiles and other treasures from some of the most iconic films and TV shows ever made! See Hollywood legends - past, present, and in the making! The museum attracts thousands of fans from around the world and was recently named one of the top tourist attractions by LA Weekly and by Trip Advisor, and was voted one of the Top 10 Museums in LA by the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
Open Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$15 Adults: $12 Seniors (62+): $12 for students with ID and $5 Children under 5.
1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.), Hollywood CA 90028