More than one-hundred iconic costumes from Hollywood's golden age to the present are now on display. KTLA's Gayle Anderson has all the details, plus other activities happening around Southern California.
Contemporary Crafts Market Pasadena Convention Center Exhibit Hall
300 East Green Street
It’s that time of year! Time to fine one of a kind art and handmade crafts at the CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS MARKET at the Pasadena Convention Center.
Find 250 west coast artists featuring everything from furniture, jewelry, ceramics and more.
Wilshire May Company building
6067 Wilshire Boulevard
Learn about the business and creativity involved in costume design at this exhibit. HOLLYWOOD COSTUME, a multimedia exhibition features 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.
SAMURAI: Japanese Armour from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the samurai, the revered and feared warriors of Japan.
The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller, one of the finest and most comprehensive collections in the world, presents a treasure trove of battle gear made for high-ranking warriors and daimyo (provincial governors) of the 14th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of samurai equipment through the centuries, featuring more than 140 objects of warrior regalia, with full suits of armor, helmets and face guards, weapons, horse trappings, and other battle gear.
China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui
2002 North Main Street
These objects are a mystery representing CHINA’S LOST CIVILIZATION: THE MYSTERY OF SANXINGDUI on display at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Acknowledged by many scholars as one of the greatest archaeological finds ever unearthed, these were discovered by accident the summer of 1986.
The objects date back to about 1200 BC and reveal a sophisticated culture which excelled in bronze making. The mystery? The culture left no written record. There are no human remains and the people responsible for this appear to have existed for only about 350 years before they vanished.
Pompeii: The Exhibition
California Science Center
700 Exposition Park Drive
323 724 3623
There’s plenty of information about this culture. 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.
Amazing Automobiles: The Ultimate Car Exhibit
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum
40 Presidential Drive
While the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles undergoes a major one year renovation, we can still see amazing automobiles at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum at the new exhibition AMAZING AUTOMOBILES: THE ULTIMATE CAR EXHIBIT.
Example, actor and performance car aficionado Steve McQueen purchased this rare Jaguar from its second owner. He enjoyed driving it fast and is reported to have received so many tickets that his driver’s license was almost suspended twice during his first year of ownership. McQueen sold it in the early 1970s to famed collector Bill Harrah. He later reacquired the XKSS, keeping it until his untimely death from cancer in 1980.
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Have a GREAT Sunday!
Gayle Anderson, KTLA 5 News.