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Debbie Reynolds Auction - Profiles In History

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Profiles in History will auction part one of The Debbie Reynolds Collection.  Part one of this auction will have approximately 700 of Debbie’s very best and most historic costumes and props including the most famous costume in screen history with an estimated value of 1 to 2 million dollars, Marilyn Monroe's ‘subway’ dress from The Seven-Year Itch.

See the press release for the top highlights.  Download the catalogue for all the wonders.  Outfits from The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Cleopatra, My Fair Lady, Gigi, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Planet of the Apes,  Hello Dolly,  Highlander, Mutiny on the Bounty, Ben Hur, a number of them were rescued from the MGM costume liquidation.   Too many movies represented to pick which ones to showcase, just go look!

bulletInfo: http://www.profilesinhistory.com/   or   http://www.profilesinhistory.com/debbie-reynolds-auction/event-and-catalog-information
bulletPublic Viewing Days:
bulletJune 4 - 5, 8 - 12, 15 - 7, 2011
bullet12PM to 5PM
bulletAuction: June 18, 2011
bulletThe Paley Center for Media
bullet465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills

The Costumes of IRIS from Cirque du Soleil:

    Characters by Design with Costume Designer Philippe Guillotel

The Costume Council proudly presents a behind-the-scenes look at the awe-inspiring costumes of internationally renowned Cirque du Soleil®. Our grand finale program offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming resident production of IRIS A Journey Through the World of Cinema™, premiering at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood in July 2011. Philippe Guillotel, acclaimed costume designer for IRIS, will make a multi-media presentation, providing an inside look at the creativity, complexity and technology that goes into the making of the show's extraordinary costumes. A live performance and festive cocktail reception will follow

bulletInfo: http://www.lacma.org/event/cirque-du-soleil-costumes  or 323-857-6000
bulletWednesday, June 22, 2011 | 7 pm
bulletRSVP by June 15, 2011
bulletThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
bulletBing Theater
bulletLos Angeles County Museum of Art
bullet5905 Wilshire Blvd,  Los Angeles

Julian's Music Icons Exhibition

Julien’s Auctions, will be having an auction on  Saturday, June 25, 2011 and Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Julien’s Auctions Gallery in Beverly Hills.  Before this, the items will be on display at the auction house. 

Over 600 items representing the biggest names in rock-n-roll, Motown, jazz, country, pop and other genres are represented and include such legendary greats as Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Kurt Cobain, Madonna, Frank Sinatra, Garth Brooks, The Grateful Dead, Ozzy Osbourne, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and more.

This is a mix of costume, clothing, and personal items.  These include Michael Jackson's "Thriller" jacket and his rhinestone glove.  On line catalogue is available to browse.

bulletInfo: http://www.juliensauctions.com/ or 310-836-1818
bulletMonday, June 13- Friday, June 24, 2011
bullet10am-5pm, Monday through Saturday
bulletJulien’s Auctions
bullet9665 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150, Beverly Hills
bulletFree to Public – Closed on Sundays

FIDM - Annual - The Art of Motion Picture Costume Design

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries presents an exhibition of movie costumes from over 20 movies for 2010. 

bulletInfo:  http://fidmmuseum.org/   for their website and their pics from past exhibits.
bullet When: February 8 - April 30, 2011
bullet10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m, Tuesday - Saturday
bulletThe Museum & Galleries will be closed April 22 through April 25 for Spring Recess.
bulletFIDM Museum, 919 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
bulletFree to all.
bulletNo cameras allowed.
bulletMore Alley Cat Scratch Info on the Exhibit

Vintage Clothing Backyard Flea Market & Ice Cream Social

DapperMan Brand presents a Vintage Clothing backyard flea market and ice cream social. Old fashioned ice cream sodas and quality hot dogs for sale by
C.K. FARNSWORTH'S soda fountain (a nostalgic trip back to the golden era).)

***(If you have just a few items, feel free to bring them to trade or sell. We will have an area for you to hang your things.)***

Dress in Vintage if you have any, if not buy it at the sale!  Bring a vintage bathing suit for swimming if desired - Sorry no children-

bulletInfo: http://www.walternelson.com/dr/node/982 or (626) 961-3426
bulletSaturday, June 11, 2011 - noon to 6pm
bullet2872 Garona Dr., Hacienda Heights, CA (Steve and Linda's home)

Hollywood Masquerade Ball

Enjoy an evening of magic, elegance and mystique at the First Annual Hollywood Masquerade Ball benefiting Jenny McCarthy’s autism organization Generation Rescue, hosted by award winning writer, cartoonist and voice actor Dave Shelton, and featuring live performances by The Lalas Burlesque and recording artist d’Manti !

bulletInfo: http://www.regonline.com/HollywoodMasqueradeBall
bulletThursday, April 21, 2011 8:00 PM -  2:00 AM
bulletThe Highlands Hollywood
bullet6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 433, Hollywood
bulletTickets start at $25.  VIP available
bulletAttire: Mask with a tuxedo, suit, evening gown or vintage.
bulletAge: 21+

Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 - LACMA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art present a selection of the museum's recent groundbreaking acquisition of a major collection of European men's, women's, and children's garments and accessories.  The exhibition will tell the story of fashion's aesthetic and technical development from the Age of Enlightenment to World War I. It will examine the sweeping changes that occurred in fashionable dress spanning a period of over two hundred years, with a fascinating look at the details of luxurious textiles, exacting tailoring techniques, and lush trimmings

bulletInfo: http://www.lacma.org/art/ExhibFashioningFashion.aspx or 323-857-6000
bulletOctober 2, 2010–March 27, 2011  <-- note date change
bullet12-8 M/T/Th,  Closed Wednesday, 12-9 F, 11-8 S/S
bulletThe Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
bulletLos Angeles County Museum of Art
bullet5905 Wilshire Blvd,  Los Angeles
bulletPhotos: non-flash

Star Trek The Exhibition: Where Science Meets Science Fiction

Forty years of imagination, artistry and meticulous craftsmanship that together have made the Star Trek legacy  history. This is the largest collection of artifacts, sets and information ever put on public display. A large array of exhibits, featuring sets, costumes, museum pieces and props from all five Star Trek television series and ten Star Trek feature films.  Check out the virtual tour description,

Detailed tour description,   Tour will also visit aprox 20 other North American cities over the next 5 years.

bulletInfo: http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/exhibit-startrek.asp
bulletAt the Metropolitan Showcase
bullet3800 Main Street (Corner of Main Street and University Avenue)
bulletJune 19, 2010 - February 28, 2011
bulletExcludes holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
bullet$15 Adults, $12 Children/Seniors (65+)
bulletNo photography
bulletWhile you're there, catch Dragonmarsh, almost across the street.

Anime LA

bulletInfo: http://www.animelosangeles.org/
bullet January 7-9, 2011
bulletSaturday night masquerade
bulletRules and sign up forms are on line
bulletLos Angeles Airport Marriot


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