LOS ANGELES–The Hollywood Museum celebrates the entertainment industry’s awards season with a special exhibition of props and costumes worn by nominees in film, television and music.
The “And the Winner Is” special awards season exhibition features items such as the Asian silk jacket Meryl Streep wore while dining in a French café in the film “Julie and Julia,” the white tuxedo Brad Pitt donned as he toasted Nazis in “Inglourious Basterds,” and the rugged jacket and jeans worn by Chris Pine as a young, rebellious James Kirk riding a motorcycle in “Star Trek.” Also included are items from popular films such as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “Twilight: New Moon.”
“Each studio contributed to this years’ exhibit which features items from some of the top contenders for OscarsÒ , Golden Globes, guild and critics’ awards,” said museum president and founder Donelle Dadigan. “There is something for everyone of all ages at the Hollywood Museum. This is where you can discover glamour of old Hollywood from Elvis to Marilyn and see costumes and red carpet fashion from Hollywood’s rising stars,” she said.
The exhibition features a look at Red Carpet fashion over the years with dresses on display from actors Sharon Stone, Kate Winslet, Lucille Ball and Shirley Temple.
Opened in February, these are among the many items on display in the exhibition co-sponsored by the museum and the Los Angeles Times’ awards insider The Envelope.
The exhibit was organized in part by guest curator Tom O’Neil, The Envelope’s “Gold Derby” blogger.
“And the Winner Is” special award exhibition will be on display until April 30, 2010.
The museum features four floors and houses more than 10,000 pieces of show business memorabilia.
The Hollywood Museum is located at 1660 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood.
Admission is $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.
For more information, call (323) 464-7776, or visit www.thehollywoodmuseum.com.