Relive the glamour and Golden Age at Hollywood Heritage exhibit

| April 25, 2024 | 0 Comments

OPENING DAY of the exhibit last month drew a crowd.

See the costumes and glamour of Hollywood history in a new exhibit,  “Meet The Stars: 100 Years of MGM and the Golden Age of Hollywood,” at the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

The celebration of Hollywood’s golden era (1926 to 1960), with a special nod to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios’ 100th anniversary, features vintage costumes, rare photographs and more — all culled from more than 20 private collections.

The exhibit is open weekends through June 16 at 2100 N. Highland Ave.


Highlights include a Judy Garland costume from “Meet Me in St. Louis,” as well as clothes worn by a Golden Age all-star line-up that includes: Greer Garson, Hedy Lamarr, Marion Davies, Clark Gable, Eleanor Powell, Cary Grant, Ann Miller, William Powell, Mae West, Dorothy Lamour and Shirley Temple.

THE ORIGINAL WIG used by MGM to change Lucille Ball’s hair color to its famous red.

Besides clothing, rarely seen photographs and personally owned items will allow visitors to humanize the stars of the silver screen from yesteryear.

Memorabilia, more

Among the items on display is a Technicolor camera that filmed “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind.” Rare memorabilia related to the 1932 feature “Grand Hotel” feature a guest register signed by Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Louis B. Mayer and Cecil B. DeMille. The display also includes premiere programs and photos.

Across from the Bowl
The museum is housed in the legendary Lasky-DeMille Barn across Highland Avenue from the Hollywood Bowl. The Barn is where the first feature-length film was produced in 1912. The 1901 barn-turned-studio was designated a California Historic Landmark in 1956.

According to Museum director and co-curator Angie Schneider, “This is the first time the Hollywood Heritage Museum has done an exhibit on this scale.”

Curator and longtime movie memorabilia collector Darin Barnes says, “It’s been so gratifying connecting with fellow collectors around the country to bring these one-of-a-kind items together in one space.”

Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m weekends. Parking is adjacent. Check ahead to confirm days and times. General admission is $10. Visit

A 1938 PAINTING of Hedy Lamarr by actor Reginald Gardner titled “The Scorpio” and a gown she wore in the 1948 feature “Let’s Live a Little” are among items on display in the legendary Lasky-DeMille Barn.

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