Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is bringing a bit of Hollywood history to five cities across the United States this fall as part of a special tour tied to the network’s landmark seven-part documentary series, MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, which premieres Monday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET).
The multimedia exhibit was created to let film lovers across the country experience the MOGULS & MOVIE STARS series through interactive displays on the history of filmmaking in America. The exhibit will feature unique memorabilia, including an OscarÒ statuette for Casablanca and a costume worn by MOGULS & MOVIE STARS narrator Christopher Plummer in the Oscar-winning film The Sound of Music (1965).
The MOGULS & MOVIE STARS exhibit will debut in Atlanta on Oct. 18 and deliver Hollywood glamour and history to New York, Denver and San Francisco before making its final stop in Los Angeles. TCM will partner with various local cable affiliates throughout the duration of the tour. “TCM’s MOGULS & MOVIE STARS exhibit allows us to bring a touch of Hollywood magic to fans across the country, while also offering a peak at the incredible stories that will be highlighted in the documentary series,” said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation/general manager of festivals for TCM, TNT and TBS.
In addition to the Casablanca Oscar and Plummer’s costume from The Sound of Music, the exhibit will feature a dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939); a red jacket worn by Marilyn Monroe in Niagara (1953); a vest and coat worn by Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik (1921); an original bound script from Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); a signed check from MGM to John Gilbert, the highest paid star in the silent film era; a vintage camera from the silent film era; and a demonstration of a zoetrope, an early precursor to motion pictures.
The immersive exhibit also includes interactive panels that represent different aspects of the documentary series, including The History, The Moguls, The Movie Stars and The Audience. Fans will be able to experience classic movie imagery, film facts, MOGULS & MOVIE STARS clips, touch screens with photographs of rare memorabilia from the studio era, classic movie trivia and a poll about favorite studio-era films.