The Hollywood Museum at the "Old Max Factor" Building on Highland & Hollywood
January 9, 2012
Richard Scroggins with Me at the personal tour of the Exhibition
photo by Kay Shackleton 2013
Mabel Normand with Max Factor in lobby of the Museum, here she is in "Anything Once" (Hal Roach 1926)
100th Anniversary Exhibit
(1913 – 2000)
“Looking for Mabel”
Loretta Young’s career covered over seventy years; winning an Oscar and 3 Emmy. She began in the Silents Era, by the Golden Age she was a romantic leads winning her Oscar for her FRAMER’S DAUGHTER and in the Television Age, she won her 3 Emmy for the NBC ‘THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW’.
The exhibit will included material from a number of collectors: L. Richard Scroggins (my friend), Dewey R. Bennett, Charlotte Braitsch, Michael Clark, John Davey, Joseph DaVino, James de Menna, Molly Durkin, Darlene Eastman, Roger Freeman, Edward J. Funk, Leonard Flory, Francisco George, Grayce Gottlieb, Hagley Museum (Avon Products), John Howe & Will Willford III, Salvador Iglesias, Jr., Nicholas Inglis, Alice Weil Judelson, Christopher & Linda Lewis, Peter & Corin Lewis, Father Vincent Lopez, Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin, David Mason, Karen Noske, Patricia Gottlieb Oygar, Palm Springs Historical Society, Danniel Rangel, Manuel Saleta, Jr., Diana Schafer, Joanna Smith, Betty Jane Tornstrom, Susanna Van Tassel, and Tom White.
Much of the material has never been seen before the items come from not only the above collectors but also from family and personal friends. Her correspondence; yes, the love letters from Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable will be there along with photographs, contracts, documents, her personal wardrobe, costumes and home movies. Her husband, Jean Louis, costume designs glamorous costumes will be displayed. As you know, Jean Louis was the designer for super stars like Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Julie Andrews and Marilyn Monroe and was an Oscar winner, himself.
In February, Timeless Media Group will release the Loretta Young Show: Best of The Complete Series - on DVD. bonus features will include interviews with Young’s children, rare family home movies and a featurette of Young discussing her career.