This year marks the 100th anniversary of Hollywood legend Loretta Young. To celebrate, The Hollywood Museum and co-sponsor The Hollywood Reporter opened an exhibit last week to honor the actress. “Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend” is the most comprehensive collection of authentic Hollywood memorabilia ever assembled. The collection is an intimate look at the woman, her career and personal life.
The “Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend” exhibit examines Young’s personal life including love letters from actors Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, among other men in her life. Many items were gathered from family, friends and private collectors. They include designer clothing, accessories from her personal wardrobe, costumes, photographs, contacts, documents, private papers, letters, home movies and awards.
Jean Louis, an Academy Award winning Hollywood costume designer and Loretta Young’s husband has his work displayed as part of the exhibit. He was a designer for many classic Hollywood stars such as Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Julie Andrews and Marilyn Monroe.
More highlights of the exhibit include a star dressing table with photos of Loretta Young with Max Factor. As the first Max Factor girl, Loretta Young was part of the signature line of make-up designed for brunettes. There is also a replica of Miss Young’s sewing table with her vintage Singer machine, several patterns and a dress to represent her persona as a seamstress.
Along with the Loretta Young exhibit, you can see many more extensive collections of Hollywood memorabilia at the Hollywood Museum. It features four floors of costumes, props, photographs and much more from all generations of Hollywood. The Hollywood Museum is located in the historic Max Factor Building where the make-up king of Hollywood created the looks of Golden Era stars. You can see where Marilyn Monroe become blonde and Lucille Ball became a famous redhead. If you are looking for hotels in Hollywood California, the Hollywood Hotel is a centrally located independent hotel with affordable prices. To see the many amenities available, visit our website today!