‘Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood’ exhibition opens June 6 at The Hollywood MuseumEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A, Top Highlights Friday, May 30th, 2014
LOS ANGELES — The Hollywood Museum presents 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. The showcase will run from June 6 to July 21, coinciding with LGBT Heritage Month and Outfest LA (July 10-20). Featuring photos, costumes, props and iconic imagery from the past and present, the exhibit will provide a unique perspective on how gays have been portrayed in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern representations. The Reel to Real exhibition is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and The Hollywood Reporter (Media Sponsor).
The Hollywood Museum’s presentation places the exhibit in the historical context of Hollywood, which is home to a large LGBT entertainment industry population. “The museum is honored to have the opportunity to create and showcase this important exhibition, sharing with the public the artistic expression of the LGBT culture and its transformative impact through the entertainment industry on the world,” said Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum, which is located in the Historic Max Factor Building at 1660 N. Highland Ave, at Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood, California.
The Hollywood Museum, in partnership with Los Angeles Councilmember O’Farrell and ONE Archives at USC Libraries, will host a VIP reception on Thursday, June 5 (6:00-8:30 PM), to kick off LGBT Heritage Month and the new exhibition, which opens to the public on Friday, June 6. Event sponsors include DM Vineyards, Bud Light Beer, SBE Hotels, The Abbey and Someone’s In The Kitchen.
The Hollywood Museum www.TheHollywoodMuseum.com in the Historic Max Factor Building houses over 10,000 real showbiz treasures and the most extensive collection of Hollywood costumes, star cars, props, posters, photographs and memorabilia in the world with over 100 years of Hollywood history. The Hollywood Museum is also home to Max Factor’s world-famous makeup rooms where Marilyn Monroe received her famous blonde locks and Lucille Ballfirst donned her famous red hair. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is located at 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd), Hollywood, CA 90028 (323) 464-7776.
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