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Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood



Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood
UNITED STATES
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA  •  The Hollywood Museum  •  Until 26 September 2014
 
 
This exhibition features photos, costumes, props and iconic imagery and provides a unique perspective on how gays have been portrayed in Hollywood from early stereotypes to modern representations.

Some of the items displayed in the exhibition include:

Tuxedo costumes from the Days of Our Lives gay wedding, the first between two men on a soap opera

Pink coffin from True Blood designed by LGBT set decorator Ron Franco to look like a Chanel handbag

Michael Douglas' sequined Liberace suit from Behind the Candelabra (2013)

The Roddy McDowall Powder Room

Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black’s on-set chairs from Milk (2008) are showcased along with his numerous awards and Oscar® for Best Screenplay

Cocktail dress belonging to LGBT and AIDS activist Elizabeth Taylor

Photo wall with images of actors who have portrayed iconic gay characters in TV and film including Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family); Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger (Brokeback Mountain; Sean Hayes and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace); Nathan Lane and Robin Williams (The Birdcage) and Sean Penn and James Franco (Milk).

The Hollywood Museum Website


Contact: The Hollywood Museum
1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd)
Hollywood, CA 90028
Tel: (1) 323 464 77 76

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