ACADEMY ANNOUNCES HOLLYWOOD COSTUME EXHIBITION-RELATED PROGRAMMING
Special Screenings, Live Discussions through February 2015
VAV!/September 15, 2014/BEVERLY HILLS, CA
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will complement the groundbreaking exhibition Hollywood Costume with a series of special screenings and live discussions exploring costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume will be on view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, in the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Tickets are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC. Hollywood Costume is sponsored by Swarovski.
Exhibition-related public programs include:
The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume CollaborationsSaturdays, October 4 through December 20This screening series explores the relationship specific Hollywood costume designers have developed with directors, whether over large bodies of work or in concentrated periods of creative collaboration, spanning the silent era to present day. A diverse range of costume designers will speak about their work with noted directors:
Mary Zophres on Ethan and Joel Coen, Mark Bridges on Paul-Thomas Anderson, Marilyn Vance on John Hughes, Jeffrey Kurland on Woody Allen, and Deborah Nadoolman Landis on John Landis.
Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Visitors must present their Hollywood Costume ticket at the Bing Theater Box Office for free admission. Exhibition tickets for Hollywood Costume are on sale now at www.oscars.org/HC. Admission: $20 Adults ǀ $15 Seniors (62+) ǀ $10 for students with ID and children under 13. The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard on the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus.Public program tickets are $5 for the general public, $3 for Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID. Doors open one hour prior to each event. All seating is unreserved. For more information, visit oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.
LOCATION & PARKINGHollywood Costume is on view at the Wilshire May Company building, 6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036. Contact: 310-247-3049; HollywoodCostume@oscars.org
Parking is $12 and available at the Pritzker Parking Garage on 6th Street just east of Fairfax Avenue, and the LACMA lot on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Spaulding Avenue. Additional parking is available at the Petersen Automotive Museum parking lot on Fairfax just south of Wilshire, the Museum Square parking lot on Curson Avenue, and metered spaces on 6th Street. The Wilshire May Company building is easily accessible via public transportation. Visit Metro.net for details.
Visit www.oscars.org/HC for more information.
CREDITSHollywood Costume is organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Swarovski is the presenting sponsor of Hollywood Costume. The crystal house has provided the all-important sparkle to Hollywood's wardrobes since the 1930s, when Swarovski crystals began to light up the silver screen in classic films like Gone with the Wind, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Breakfast at Tiffany's. In recent years, Swarovski has worked closely with talents in costume and set design on blockbusters including Black Swan, Skyfall and The Great Gatsby, and its crystals have been the key creative ingredient in the dazzling set design for the Academy Awards® since 2007.
Additional support is provided by Pirelli and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
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