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Meet The Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Hollywood Heritage Museum’s Spring 2024 exhibit culls from the private collections of over 20 motion picture memorabilia collectors to exhibit treasures of the Golden Age of Hollywood including costumes, rare studio artifacts, the Jean Harlow "Farewell to Earth" painting and much more!

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Meet The Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood
Meet The Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood

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Jun 02, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Los Angeles, 2100 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068, USA

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About the Event

Hollywood Heritage Museum’s Spring 2024 exhibit "Meet The Stars: 100 Years of MGM Studios and the Golden Age of Hollywood" opens Saturday, April 6. The exhibit culls from the private collections of over 20 motion picture memorabilia collectors to exhibit artifacts of the Golden Age of Hollywood - many items unseen by the public for decades!

Exhibit highlights: Among the over 20 screen-worn costumes, is a Judy Garland ensemble from MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944), memorabilia from the 1937 MGM Exhibitors Convention, personal items from the career of child star Cora Sue Collins, Lewis Stone's QUEEN CHRISTINA costume, not seen for 91 years, the once-thought-lost 1937 "Farewell to Earth" portrait of Jean Harlow, commissioned posthumously by the actress' mother, a 1932 MGM premiere guest registry from GRAND HOTEL, signed by Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Louie B Mayer and Cecil B. DeMille, dolls bearing the likenesses of Judy Garland, Shirley Temple and Deanna Durbin, The fur coat worn by Best Actress Oscar winner Luise Rainer (THE GREAT ZIEGFELD, 1936) at the Academy Awards, the military uniform Marion Davies wore to the Armistice Day Dinner and Ball to greet soldiers on November 11, 1930, Johnny Weissmuller’s original Tarzan loin cloth (alongside Brendan Fraser’s GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE costume which was clearly inspired by the modern film)  - and much more representing over 30 early 20th century motion picture stars!

Costumes, Clothing and Accessories from MGM Stars Represented in the Exhibit from these Films:

Margaret O’Brien (TENTH AVENUE ANGEL)

Scotty Beckett (VANISHING VIRGINIAN)

Jean Hagen Apron (CARBINE WILLIAMS - we also have prison pants on display, supporting the theme of the 2024  TCM Film Festival theme "Crime & Punishment"

Hedy Lamarr Costume TBA

Greta Garbo (suit)

Marion Davies (skirt)

Margaret Sullivan's Adrian Costume (SHOPWORN ANGEL)

Clark Gable (hat)

Eleanor Powell (DUCHESS OF IDAHO)

Ann Miller (HIT THE DECK)

Edmund Purdom Costume TBA

Greer Garson's Adrian Costume (BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST)

William Powell (suit)

Mary Astor (LITTLE WOMEN)

MGM Comedians (Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Our Gang)

More Golden Age of Hollywood Artifacts:

Carole Lombard Jewelry and Accessories

Walter Plunkett gown worn by Doris Dudley (A WOMAN REBELS)

Shirley Temple costume

Mae West 1930’s Costume

Mae West 1950’s Costume

Mae West Personal Accessories

Sonja Henie skating costume

Carmen Miranda shoes, hats, jewelry including two hats from THE GANG'S ALL HERE

Ann Dvorak Costume

Tyrone Power costume from SON OF FURY and Accessories

Jane Russell Childhood Gate Door and Costume

Panel discussions and book talks will be announced as they are confirmed. 

Tickets will be available at the door as well as online. Online ticket purchasers, please bring your receipt on your phone, or a print out, to show at the door. You may come anytime during our hours of operation. Please note that we close at 3:00 PM. Tickets purchased online are valid for any regular museum admission on a day when the museum is open. This ticket is not valid for the April 6, 2024 special event. Members of Hollywood Heritage will be admitted free at the door. No prior purchase is necessary.

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  • General Admission

    This ticket is valid for general admission during regular museum hours (11 am - 3 pm) on Saturdays & Sundays. The museum closes promptly at 3pm, so allow enough time for your visit. Occasionally we are forced to close on certain days. Please check our website before coming. We will honor your ticket on another day if purchased for a day of unexpected closure.

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