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Those Fabulous MGM Costumes





Karen Burns Presents

Those Fabulous MGM Costumes

 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 

2:00-3:00 PM

5:30-7:00 PM

Naples 4, Peppermill Tower

Tickets Available  

Karen Burns will share the fascinating history and costume construction of some of the original costumes from the world-famous MGM Hello Hollywood Hello - A Tribute to the Magic World of Movies stage show that opened in Reno Nevada in 1978. The costumes were designed by Emmy award-winning designers and built by seven costume companies from Hollywood to New York to Paris. These costumes are so extraordinary that the Costume Society of America did a study of them, plus the costumes have been featured in numerous museum and historical society exhibits.

Karen Burns show girl costume

The New York Times says that Karen Burns may own one of the largest private collections of vintage costumes.

 A few of the MGM Stage Show costumes that will be featured in the presentation include: 

  • Waltz, with a tuxedo designed by Clark Gable’s tailor
  • Can Can with 120 yards of ruffle
  • Ziegfeld feathered & Swarovski rhinestone Showgirl
  • Radio City Rockette’s kick line
  • Broadway’s Showboat
  • Sophisticated Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
  • And even 70’s inspired futuristic Space

Participants will have a chance to view, touch, and possibly even try on some of these amazing memorabilia. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss.

11:00 AM – 112:30 AM Monday, July 9, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Monday, July 9, 2018

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Monday, July 9, 2018

Napa Ballroom 4, Peppermill Tower

Tickets available for $30.

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