5th Annual Real-to-Reel VIP Reception and Exhibition
The Hollywood Museum, along with Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and Christopher Street West, will kick off an annual exhibit that shines the spotlight on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community in television and film through the decades. This year’s event will also feature a special recognition for The Future of Hollywood Award presented to actress Stephanie Beatriz and the Legacy Award to actress Julie Newmar.
A special grand opening event to kick off the exhibit will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2017, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Museum, 1660 Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, 90028. Red carpet arrivals begin at 6:30 p.m. and the reception begins at 7:00 p.m.
Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood features photos, costumes, props and iconic imagery from the past and present. The collection provides a unique perspective on how LGBT individuals have been portrayed in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern representations, as well as celebrate LGBT actors for their contributions.
The Hollywood Museum’s presentation places the exhibit in the historical context of Hollywood, which is home to a large LGBT entertainment industry population. Exhibit highlights include costumes from Transparent, How to Get Away with Murder, The Walking Dead, Empire, Trans America, Sordid Lives, Cruising, Orange is the New Black, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Ray Donovan, Mad Men, Arrested Development, and Cabaret, as well as Cyndi Lauper’s Grand Marshall Costume (Toronto’s Gay Pride parade, 2015).
The exhibit runs through June 30 and coincides with the City’s annual LGBT Heritage Month and Christopher Street West’s LA Pride Week events.
The Hollywood Museum is located in the Historic Max Factor Building (1660 N. Highland Ave, at Hollywood Blvd.). The Hollywood Museum 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 showcasing more than 100 years of Hollywood history.