Manny P. here…
When we interviewed Debbie Reynolds on the Forgotten Hollywood radio show on the SPA Network, she mentioned it was her dream to have a museum exhibit of her artifacts she had collected from the movie studios during her fabulous career.
The Paley Center for Media is working towards that end. According to their website:
Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit, featuring more treasures from Ms. Reynolds’s collection opening July 23 at the Center’s Beverly Hills location.
The new exhibit is scheduled to feature iconic costumes, posters and props from Academy Award–winning film classics including Gone with the Wind, Show Boat, The Yearling, and Moulin Rouge, as well as garments worn by a glittering array of legendary icons including Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Carmen Miranda, Doris Day, and many more.
This fascinating collection will remain on view at the Paley Center throughout the remainder of 2011, and additional classic items, some never before displayed to the public, will be added each month. The exhibit, which will encompass both floors of the Paley Center, will be open to the public. The first floor viewing is available free of charge. Admission to the second floor gallery space will be FREE to Paley Center Members and $6.00 for the general public. Admission will be available at the door.
The debut of Debbie Reynolds: The Exhibit will usher in a new era of major exhibitions at the Paley Center that will continue throughout the coming years with additional exhibits from major studios planned for 2012 and beyond.
Happily, it’s wonderful to see dreams come true in Hollywoodland…
The Forgotten Hollywood radio show airs each Saturday at 3pm (pst). Here’s a link for folks outside the broadcast area:
Until next time> “never forget”