The Hollywood Museum Debuts LORETTA YOUNG: HOLLYWOOD LEGEND Exhibit Today
The Hollywood Museum and co-sponsor The Hollywood Reporter debut Loretta Young: HOLLYWOOD LEGEND the most comprehensive collection of authentic Hollywood memorabilia ever assembled, to mark the 100th Anniversary of the life of Loretta Young, beginning today, Jan 9, 2013.
The Hollywood Museum has created a vibrant celebration of the movie star and fashion icon of the 20th Century, offering an intimate look at this remarkable woman, her career and her intriguing personal life. The first actress to win both an Academy Award and an Emmy Award, Young's professional longevity spans over seven decades - beginning as a child ingénue during the Silent Era of motion pictures, attaining star status as a romantic leading lady during Hollywood's Golden Age, and onto television as the host of her own popular dramatic series, The Loretta Young Show, on NBC. The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood, is in the Historic Max Factor Building located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. at Hollywood Blvd.
The "Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend" exhibit explores her personal life including love letters from Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, among other leading men in her life. The comprehensive collection includes never before displayed items gathered from family, friends and private collectors. The exhibit presents Miss Young's designer clothing and accessories from her personal wardrobe, costumes, photographs, contracts, documents, private papers including her handwritten correspondence, home movies, Academy Awards and Emmy Awards and more.
Jean Louis, Academy Award winning Hollywood costume designer and Loretta Young's husband, is featured in an exclusive glamorous costume display. Mr. Louis was the designer for many mega stars including Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Julie Andrews and Marilyn Monroe.
"We are delighted to spotlight one of the greatest Hollywood legends, Loretta Young," said Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum, "whose star talents transcended motion pictures and television. It is especially poignant to showcase The Collection at The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building as Loretta Young was the first Max Factor makeup model."
Collectors include Dewey R. Bennett, Charlotte Braitsch, Michael Clark, John Davey, Joseph DaVino, James de Menna, Molly Durkin, Darlene Eastman, Roger Freeman, Edward J. Funk, Leonard Flory, Francisco George, Grayce Gottlieb, Hagley Museum (Avon Products), John Howe & Will Willford III, Salvador Iglesias, Jr., Nicholas Inglis, Alice Weil Judelson, Christopher & Linda Lewis, Peter & Corin Lewis, Father Vincent Lopez, Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin, David Mason, Karen Noske, Patricia Gottlieb Oygar, Palm Springs Historical Society, Danniel Rangel, Manuel Saleta, Jr., Diana Schafer, L. Richard Scroggins, JoAnna Smith, Betty Jane Tornstrom, Susanna Van Tassel, and Tom White.