“Forgotten Hollywood”- 100 Years of Tyrone Power…

Posted on November 13, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Tyrone_Power_1946   The Hollywood Museum  debuts Tyrone Power: Man, Myth & Movie Idolcelebrating the stage and screen idol of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, and his centennial birthday year with an intimate retrospective curated in collaboration with his son, Tyrone Power, Jr. This special exhibition will take an inside look at the life and career of the handsome star of over fifty films, best known for his swashbuckler roles, romantic leads, and striking good looks. Tyrone Power (right) exhibit is on display November 14th through January 11th, 2015, in the Historic Max Factor Building located at 1660 North Highland Ave., along Hollywood Blvd.

   Power was one of the top male sex symbols of Hollywood’s golden era, from 1936 to 1958. He became an overnight sensation at just 22 years old and made more than 50 films during his career. Six months after his breakout role in Lloyd’s of London, his hand and footprints were memorialized in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Power was nicknamed as King of 20th Century Fox Studios.


   Highlights of the exhibition includes:

* Costumes worn by Power include the iconic matador suit of lights from Blood and Sand; embroidered pants from The Mark of Zorro; black hat with red feathers from Captain from Castile; black tailcoat with silver buttons from Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake; navy suit from The Luck of the Irish and much more.

* Costumes worn by Power’s co-stars include a black gown worn by Maureen O’Hara in The Long Gray Line; a pink brocade gown worn by Wanda Hendrix in Prince of Foxes; a silk with fur trim jacket and gown worn by Gene Tierney in That Wonderful Urge; a red sequin costume worn by Coleen Gray in Nightmare Alley; a chartreuse ball gown from Marie Antoinette starring Norma Shearer; a vest worn by Don Ameche from In Old Chicago, among many others.

* Behind the scenes in Hollywood include Power’s silk brocade dressing gown; personal mementos and photos provide a private look at his many romances, three marriages, cars, friends, and family.

* Hollywood History – Power kept a copy of scripts from all of his movies. The exhibit includes scripts from The Razor’s Edge, Blood and Sand, and three 1937 films: Thin Ice, Love Is News, and In Old Chicago. This collection also includes lobby cards, posters, press kits, press books and sheet music from songs in his many films.

   Personal collectors include Tyrone Power, Jr., Taryn Power, Romina Power, Maria Ciaccia, Debbie Beno, Cindra Reaume Webber, and the Hollywood Museum archives.

   What a great way to say happy 100th birthday to our dear friend… Ty Power.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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