Friday, September 30, 2011

The Classics Come To Life



Sometimes it's the treasures of yesteryear that keep Hollywood fresh. Such could be the case with the next chapter in the history of Hollywood's cherished Chinese Theatre, which is hosting their first-ever exhibit of memorabilia.
The exhibit, the "Hollywood Legends" collection, includes almost 1,000 costumes from beloved films and television shows, and debuts in Los Angeles September 30 at the Chinese Theatre.
Among the treasures are Marilyn Monroe’s gold lame, pleated halter gown from “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” (1953), Rita Hayworth’s black satin ball gown from her “Put The Blame on Mame” number in "Gilda" (1946), Vivian Leigh’s green velvet drapery gown from “Gone With the Wind” (1939) and Judy Garland’s blue and white gingham pinafore and blouse from “The Wizard of Oz” (1939).
Additionally, there will be props and accessories on display from several famous films.
The exhibit, which has traveled to global destinations in Italy, Japan, and Russia, as well as to San Francisco last year, will be in the Chinese Theatre's lobby, and will be open daily during normal operating hours as a free, added attraction for movie ticket holders and VIP tour guests.

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