More than one-hundred iconic costumes from Hollywood's golden age to the present are now on display at a historic company building. Gayle Anderson has all the details, plus other activities happening around Southern California.
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California RV Show
Los Angeles Fairplex
2200 North White Avenue
This is the last day of the largest RV show in Southern California and the longest running RV show in the United States is up and running in Pomona. This is the 62nd Annual CALIFORNIA RV SHOW. There are more than 1,200 class A, B and C RV models, travel trailers, 5th wheels, toyhaulers, campers and tents as well as the latest in RV products and accessories by 65 recreational vehicle manufacturers and 21 Southern California dealers. Learn everything you need to know about recreational vehicles (RVs), including maintenance and travel tips at the RV seminars! For a complete schedule, visit www.thebestrvshow.com/#./Seminars.
This year’s RV show is pet-friendly. Ameri-GO RV Club has provided a complimentary shaded turf area with fresh water for your pet!
Town Cars: Arriving in Style
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
This is the last weekend we can see this! The TOWN CARS: ARRIVING IN STYLE exhibit features the finest examples of ultra-formal vehicles including Fred Astaire’s classically styled 1927 Rolls-Royce and the one-of-a-kind 1959 Scimitar by Brooks Stevens. More than mere ostentatious relics of a bygone era, town cars provide us with a counterpoint to today’s best luxury cars and perfectly define an era when arriving in style was the ultimate personal statement.
The name town car is closely associated with Lincoln Motor Company, but this was not always the case. From the early 1900s to the mid-1960s, the term “town car” referred to a body style distinguished by an open chauffeur’s compartment and an enclosed passenger area. They were originally intended for city use on formal occasions and were almost always the most expensive body style offered by a manufacturer. The most well-known of these cars, the Lincoln Town Car, was a full-size luxury sedan sold by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company from 1981 until 2011.
50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Boulevard
323 930 2277
This is also the last weekend we can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang at the Petersen Automotive Museum.
MUSTANGS FOREVER - 50 YEARS OF A LEGEND features everything from the first Mustang to customized Mustangs.
Again, the exhibit closes as the Petersen undergoes a one year renovation and remodel project.
Across the street from the Petersen, there’s this! HOLLYWOOD COSTUME, a multimedia exhibition featuring 150 iconic costumes from Hollywood’s Golden Age through the present. This exhibition is now on view in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax.
The exhibition includes the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress.
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails
Discovery Cube Orange County
2500 North Main Street
Look who’s come to town!
It’s the world’s most beloved blue engine! Thomas the Tank Engine.
Thomas & Friends: Explore the Rails has rolled into the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana.
The Science Technology, Engineering and Math, also known as STEM, focused exhibit engages children and families in foundational skills that foster STEM literacy through playful learning experiences.
The exhibit incorporates foundational STEM practices that encourage thinking mathematically, making comparisons, experimenting to solve problems using a variety of methods and tools, thinking creatively and reflecting on actions and results.
Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Regatta
Science and mathematics play a key role in being able to do this. It’s the Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Regatta in Long Beach.
Linda Elias, one of Southern California's most successful female sailboat racers, passed away on January 3, 2003 after a nine year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 52.
As winner of the Peggy Slater Yachtswoman of the Year Award she raced the Transpac in 1989, 1991, 1993 and 1999. Her women's sailing team is three time champion of the Women's One Design Challenge sponsored by LB/LA Women's Sailing Association and Long Beach Yacht Club.
In memory of Linda Elias, the Long Beach Sailing Foundation, a 501c(3) established the Linda Elias Sailing Scholarship Fund.
We only have until next Tuesday to see the space shuttle Endeavour the way it would have looked when it was constructed or when it was on a mission in space. It’s payload doors are open!
After the payload is installed, the doors will be closed until the "Go for Launch" stage, when Endeavour is moved to her new home and is lifted into vertical assembly in 2018.
Pompeii: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
323 724 3623
While you’re at the California Science Center, don’t forget to take a look at Pompeii: The Exhibition. What nature destroyed, it also preserved.
See more than 150 precious artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum in Italy, which offer a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle and tragic end of this ancient Roman society forgotten for centuries until its rediscovery over 250 years ago.
From garden frescoes and marble statues to gladiator armor, coins and currency to religious altars and shrines — all set in their original surroundings — experience daily life in this once vibrant Roman city. Then, as the floors shake and the walls rumble, relive the Mount Vesuvius volcano’s catastrophic eruption through an immersive CGI experience, culminating in the reveal of full body casts of twisted human forms, asphyxiated by extreme heat and noxious gases and forever frozen in time.
Through excavated artifacts, multimedia experiences, and hands-on science exhibits, guests will learn the science of archaeology, volcanology, and Roman engineering while exploring the ancient civilization of Pompeii.
Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty
Japanese American National Museum
100 North Central Avenue
213 625 0414
The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.
Organized as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colorful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.