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The Hollywood Museum Announces Fourth Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood ExhibitThe Hollywood Museum Announces Fourth Annual Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce its 2017 salute to the LGBTQ community's contributions to the entertainment industry. The fourth annual "REAL to REEL: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQs in Hollywood" exhibit, in partnership with Los Angeles City Council member Mitch O'Farrell, is an educational, entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBTQ images in film, TV, new digital platforms featuring costumes, props, photos, and iconic imagery all telling the story of the milestones and influence that LGBTQ characters and plot lines have had in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern-day representations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering The Best and Worst of Mr. Blackwell at the Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Remembering The Best and Worst of Mr. Blackwell at the Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

From Broadway and B-Movies to fiascoes in fashion, Mr. Blackwell was the original arbiter of wrong and right on the red carpet. From Carol Channing ('Finger paints, chicken feathers, and glue thrown into an electric fan'-1966) to Bette Midler (Potluck in a laundramat'-1973), Blackwell remarked, 'I'm only saying out loud what everyone else is whispering.' (more...)

Jean Harlow is a Hit with the Stars at The Hollywood MuseumJean Harlow is a Hit with the Stars at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

???????The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell." The exhibit opened to  to the public this month in celebration of the iconic platinum blond, Jean Harlow. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean HarlowThe Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean Harlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell," opening to the public on Today, March 3rd, 2017, in celebration of Harlow's birthday. Born Harlean Carpenter, the Kansas City, MO native would have been 106. Producer and entrepreneur, Howard Hughes, is credited with discovering many of Hollywood's golden age leading ladies, but Harlow was his first. From vintage vixens to modern movie mavens (Monroe, Mansfield, Modonna and even Lady Gaga), have all paid homage to the great Jean Harlow, who died mysteriously at the age of 26. Max Factor, who created the "Platinum" blonde look, first unveiled it on Harlow and recreated for Marilyn Monroe - both in the Max Factor Studio's, now The Hollywood Museum. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean HarlowThe Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean Harlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell," opening to the public on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, in celebration of Harlow's birthday. Born Harlean Carpenter, the Kansas City, MO native would have been 106. Producer and entrepreneur, Howard Hughes, is credited with discovering many of Hollywood's golden age leading ladies, but Harlow was his first. From vintage vixens to modern movie mavens (Monroe, Mansfield, Modonna and even Lady Gaga), have all paid homage to the great Jean Harlow, who died mysteriously at the age of 26. Max Factor, who created the "Platinum" blonde look, first unveiled it on Harlow and recreated for Marilyn Monroe - both in the Max Factor Studio's, now The Hollywood Museum. (more...)

Photo Flash: Young Stars Turned Out to Celebrate & Encourage 200+ StudentsPhoto Flash: Young Stars Turned Out to Celebrate & Encourage 200+ Students
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

On Thursday, Dec 8th, Donelle Dadigan and The Hollywood Museum along with city officials and several child stars of today hosted 200+ children from the Dolores Mission School (info below) to a very special Christmas celebration, guided tour of the museum and lunch at Mel's Diner in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For CharityPhoto Flash: Hollywood Museum Rings in the Holidays with Celebrity Christmas Ornaments For Charity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Friday, Nov 25th, President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted an eclectic and elite list of Hollywood entertainers who gathered to decorate Christmas trees at The Hollywood Museum, on the second floor surrounded by the current 'Child Stars: Then and Now Exhibit. Over 20 ornaments were signed and decorated by personalities, and in some cases entire casts, to be auctioned on ebay at http://m.ebay.com/sch/aminorconsideration0/m.html?isRefine=true&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ipg=&_from=&_mwBanner=1 to raise funds for A Minor Consideration (AMC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Appear at Star Studded Book Launch for TIPPIPhoto Flash: Tippi Hedren and More Appear at Star Studded Book Launch for TIPPI
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

President and Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a very special Lobby Exhibit unveiling, featuring items and from the career of Tippi Hedren (including items worn in the film 'The Birds,' Edith Head's dress form designed to Tippi's exact measurements, her Golden Globe and a personal gift presented by Alfred Hitchcock when he and his wife, Alma, informed her that she had been chosen to portray Melanie Daniels in 'The Birds). (more...)

Photo Flash: Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for New Hollywood Museum ExhibitPhoto Flash: Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for New Hollywood Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for Hollywood Museum's New 'Child Stars' Exhibit
by - Aug 22, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the "Child Stars - Then And Now" exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

Photo Flash: Former Child Stars Celebrated at The Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Former Child Stars Celebrated at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

Over 50 Child Stars Unite Unprecedented Gathering at Hollywood MuseumOver 50 Child Stars Unite Unprecedented Gathering at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Hollywood Museum has teamed up with over 50 former child stars to offer the public, for the first time, two exciting and rare experiences.  The 'Child Stars - Then and Now' exhibit will open to the public on Thurs, August 19th.  Additionally, a two day exclusive child star themed autograph show on Sat, August 20th & Sun, August 21st, that involves what may be the largest collection of child stars ever in one place, for a good cause - A Minor Consideration. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

The Jose Iturbi Foundation is once again, a proud sponsor of the LA Philharmonic, featuring this year's concert at the Hollywood Bowl conducted by Gustavo Dudamel with piano soloist Yuja Wang, in what was a "historic performance," as noted in Mark Sved's LA Times review. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hollywood Museum's Exhibit CELEBRATION OF ENTERTAINMENT AWARDSPhoto Flash: First Look at Hollywood Museum's Exhibit CELEBRATION OF ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

The Hollywood Museum will once again proudly present the annual "Celebration of Entertainment Awards" exhibit, which will include nominees and winners from this season's entertainment awards shows. Featured in this exhibit are costumes, props, posters and iconic images from current nominated and award winning film and television shows including Trumbo, The Danish Girl, Peanuts, The Big Short, Inside Out, Brooklyn, as well as Orange is the New Black, The Good Wife, Walking Dead, Mad Men, Transparent and House of Lies, to name a few.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Almost 80 students from The Dolores Mission School gathered for a wonderful opportunity to visit Hollywood and tour the recently decorated Hollywood Museum, enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations by Dr Christmas (Bob Pranga), as well as hear inspirational stories with interesting messages from local politicians and personalities. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

PEGASUS Debutes Theatrical Icons Ball, Davis & MonroePEGASUS Debutes Theatrical Icons Ball, Davis & Monroe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Fans and friends were on hand for the unveiling of original artwork by UK famed street artist, PEGASUS (aka James X), as he made his American Debute. Among those in attendance were Barry Livingston and Ruta Lee of 'The Lucy Show,' who were on hand to pay homage to their former colleague, Queen of comedy - Lucille Ball, while TV Film actor/Fitness Expert and Body Builder, Roland Kickinger, was admittedly there for dream girl, Marilyn Monroe and film siren, Bette Davis, whom Hollywood Producer Jackie Goldberg (aka The Pink Lady) (more...)

Photo Flash: Jose Iturbi Foundation Salutes Sinatra's 100th at the Hollywood BowlPhoto Flash: Jose Iturbi Foundation Salutes Sinatra's 100th at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

For two decades, the JoseŠ Iturbi Foundation (www.joseiturbifoundation.org) has fulfilled his mission by sponsoring blockbuster concerts and international musical competitions, showcasing professional classical music artists in the making. (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' ExhibitPhoto Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is proud to offer an exclusive new exhibition - Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood - an entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBT images in film and television throughout the decades. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

LGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood MuseumLGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood Museum
by Movies News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce that due to the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to its 2014 salute to the LGBT community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will present its second annual 'Reel to Real:  Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood" exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell. (more...)

Celebrities Pay Tribut to Hollywood IconCelebrities Pay Tribut to Hollywood Icon
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Celebrities gathered for a tribute to a classic American of a different kind - Wyatt Earp and the 60th anniversary of the hit series that celebrated his life, "The Life And Legend of Wyatt Earp." (more...)

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