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Steve Pieters, AIDS Activist Interviewed By Tammy Faye Bakker, Dies at 70

His remarkable story of served as an inspiring example of healing and hope to many around the world, following the release of “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” which won actress Jessica Chastain her Academy Award for Best Actress.  Randy Havens of TV's Stranger Things played Pieters. He was also portrayed in Elton John's 'Tammy Faye' musical.
Photos: Go Inside The Hollywood Museum's Mother's Day Tribute to MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS

The Hollywood Museum played host to a spectacular photo exhibit, for Mother's Day to pay homage to the matriarchs of the MOTION PICTURE MOTHERS organization and the most celebrated working moms in entertainment with loving and amusing images with their families. Check out photos from the event here!
Photos: The Hollywood Museum Presents An Acting Animals Tribute Exhibit

On the evening of April 6th, in advance of “NATIONAL PET DAY,” (April 11th), Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, hosted a tribute exhibit to Acting Animals. See photos from the event.
Photos: Leonard Maltin Emcees THE WALTONS Cast 50th Anniversary Reunion at The Hollywood Museum

Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Bldg) brought the cast of TV’s most celebrated family, THE WALTONS, together at the Hollywood Museum for an afternoon of fun and photos with fans. Following a cast Q&A with emcee, Hollywood film and TV critic, Leonard Maltin, fans experienced The Waltons Exhibit, with full support and participation by Warner Brothers Archivists.
THE WALTONS Cast Reunite Publicly For 50th Anniversary At The Hollywood Museum

Just as families are preparing to gather in celebration of Thanksgiving … for many, the first time since the pandemic began … Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum in the Historic Max Factor Bldg) has announced that TV's most celebrated family, THE WALTONS, is gathering at the Hollywood Museum for an afternoon of fun and photos with fans.
Photos: The Hollywood Museum Honors Fran Drescher, Michael Feinstein & Geri Jewell At The Launch Of The 2022 REAL TO REEL Exhibit

The Hollywood Museum has announced its 2022 salute to the LGBTQ+ community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will once again present its ninth (due to the pandemic) annual 'Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of LGBTQ+ in Hollywood” exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell (CD-13).
The Hollywood Museum to Present an Industry Moms Mother's Day Exhibit

“For most, our mother is your first friend, your best friend, your forever friend.  Our mother’s love is unconditional and only grows stronger over a lifetime,” says Donelle Dadigan (Founder/President of the Hollywood Museum).
Ali Stroker and Maysoon Zayid Headline ADA 30th Anniversary Celebration

As the nation ramps up to the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA30) on July 26, the 50-member ADA Lead On 'Core Production Team' and 22 ADA Generation bloggers, influencers and signal boosters are focused and determined to flip the script on educating, entertaining and empowering people with (and without) disabilities.
REAL to REEL Honors Michael Feinstein With Special Guest Kristin Chenoweth

The Hollywood Museum in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will present REAL TO REEL LIVE (VIRTUAL EDITION 2020). Michael Feinstein will be receiving the Inspiration Award, and Kristin Chenoweth will be appearing as a special guest.
Richard Skipper Celebrates David S. Zimmerman On Facebook Live On May 4

Richard Skipper and  David S. Zimmerman are sitting down for an intimate chat to discuss how the coronavirus has affected David and his advice to many in the business AND they will be responding to your comments/questions. Imagine a?oeInside the Actor's Studioa?? but with Richard Skipper's own personal style. 
Photo Flash: Australia's Largest Disability-Specific Film Festival, FOCUS ON ABILITY Holds U.S.A. Launch

The organizers behind Australia's largest disability-specific film festival, the Focus on Ability Short Film Festival, held their official U.S. launch of Focus on Ability USA March 7th at the Garry Marshall Theatre in Los Angeles this weekend. The evening celebrated inclusion through the art of storytelling in their continued effort to raise awareness of the abilities of people with disabilities around the world. 
Photo Film: Hollywood Museum Unveils BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY: THE EXHIBIT

Cast members gathered this week to celebrate the new Back to the Future Trilogy Exhibit at The Hollywood Museum.
Cast Members Gather for BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy Exhibit

Among the individuals from the three films in attendance were Bob Gale (co creator/producer/writer of all 3 films), Charles Fleischer (Terry, BTTF 2 / voice of Roger Rabbit), Don Fullilove (Mayor Gordy Wilson , BTTF 1 &2), Darlene Vogel (Spike, Griffs Gang BTTF 2), Richie Gaona (Stuntman/Back to the Future II) and Ricky Dean Logan (Data BTTF2, & needles gang BTTF 3).
Photo Flash: America Remembers Its Favorite Shipwreck GILLIGAN'S ISLAND 55 Years Later

On Wednesday, Sept 25th, 2019, President and Founder of the Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, and her speciial guest speakers, Ruta Lee (77 Sunset/Seven Brides for Seven Brothers), Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie), Erin Murphy (Bewitched), Steve Wishnoff (Director, Life Interrupted), Hope Juber-Schwartz and Lloyd Schwartz (daughter and son of creator Sherwood Schwartz) and castaway, Dawn Wells (Gilligan's Island), gathered for a lobby series tribute to Gilligan's Island in advance of the shows 55th anniversary on Sept 26th.
Photo Flash: Award Winners Hollywood Bowl Join The José Iturbi Foundation As They Sponsor 'A Decade of Dudamel' at the Hollywood Bowl

The José Iturbi Foundation proudly sponsored 'A Decade of Dudamel' with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. To celebrate his ten years in L.A., Gustavo Dudamel conducted a special anniversary concert complete with fireworks and featured members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and Russian piano virtuoso, Khatia Buniatishvili. The evening's performance includes music from well-known films of Hollywood's golden age.
Photo Flash: The Hollywood Museum Celebrates the Career of Richard Pryor with Richard Pryor, Jr.'s Los Angeles Launch of IN A PRYOR LIFE

On Thursday, May 2nd, Richard Pryor Jr. offered fans, friends and some of his farther's co-stars a glimpse into the life of his iconic parent, Richard Pryor Senior, discussing his own self-proclaimed 'Freakish Life' that paralleled his namesake and famous father's life in many ways, found in his new memoir. In A Pryor Life, already in its second printing only days after its release. The event began with the unveiling of a costume worn by Richard Pryor Jr in the film "College Debt" co-starring Lucille Ball's granddaughter, Katherine Luckinbill, Janet Carroll and Academy Award winner, Celeste Holmes, in what would be her last film. The costume will be included in the museum's upcoming Real to Reel: Perceptions and Portrayals of LGBTQ History in Film and Television.
Agent Gail Williamson Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from Media Access Awards

As the “only agent in the country with a specialty of representing actors with disabilities,” Gail Williamson says that it is her ultimate goal that the need for specialty agents is eliminated. Someday, she hopes, agents, casting directors and producers will be able to accommodate actors with disabilities themselves, without needing to call her. First and foremost, Williamson considers herself an advocate for people with disabilities.
Photo Flash: The Stars Come Out in Support of LGBTQ Community and to Honor Stephanie Beatriz and Julie Newmar

President/Founder of The Hollywood Museum, Donelle Dadigan, along with Council Member Mitch O'Farrell and Board President Esteban Montemayor of Christopher Street West, kicked off Pride weekend with the annual 'Real to Reel' exhibit that shines the spotlight on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ) community in television and film through the decades. This year's event also feature a special recognition with The Future of Hollywood Award presented to actress Stephanie Beatriz and the Legacy Award to TONY Award winning actress, Julie Newmar.
Photo Flash: Rich Little Honored As Hollywood Hero And Inducted Into The Hollywood Museum

On May 31st, Rich Little, arguably the most famous impressionist in the world, was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce during their Hollywood Hero ceremony with the Johnny Grant Award, along with Diahann Carroll (receiving the Mary Pickford Award).  
RespectAbility & Norman Lear Center Unite to Help Hollywood Include People with Disabilities

RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization fighting stigmas and advancing opportunities for people with disabilities, announces a new partnership with Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a project of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center. The partnership will help educate, inform and support the success of the movie/TV industry in its work to ensure that people with disabilities are included on both sides of the camera in the stories that Hollywood tells. HH&S provides entertainment industry professionals with accurate and timely information for storylines on health, safety and national security. Like RespectAbility, HH&S recognizes the profound impact that entertainment media have on individual knowledge and behavior – ultimately impacting society and lives at large.

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