Evening @ the Barn: Mae West - Up Close and Personal
Mae West was a quintessential American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.
Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform in Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, and on radio and television, and to record rock and roll albums.
For our Evening @ the Barn, Hollywood Heritage is pleased to welcome Tim Malachosky, who was Mae's personal assistant in the last years of her life and Kevin Thomas, a personal friend of hers for many years. On display that night only will be some of Mae's gowns and a variety of personal items belonging to her, from several personal collections well as the Hollywood Heritage archives.
We will also be screening a selection of rare clips from her film and television appearances. As always the evening will feature our popular $1 raffle as well as refreshments in the front gallery. So be sure to come up and see us at the museum for this unique celebration of a very special lady!
Hollywood Heritage Museum (View)
2100 N. Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90068
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