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Meet the Stars Exhibit Opening Celebration

Join us to celebrate our exhibit opening with a brunch buffet by Bristol Farms and first access to Meet the Stars, treasures from Hollywood's Golden Age, culled from 20 private collections.

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Meet the Stars Exhibit Opening Celebration
Meet the Stars Exhibit Opening Celebration

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:50 PM PDT

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


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! Enjoy an all day buffet of pastry, fruit and coffee sponsored by Bristol Farms!

Become a member to get the discounted price!

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:



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 (LET'S LIVE A LITTLE)

Greta Garbo (suit)

Marion Davies (skirt)

Margaret Sullavan'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)


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 if the event does not sell out 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. 

As this is a special event, members will not be admitted free. Tickets purchased for regular $10 admission will not be honored for this event.


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