The Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood exhibition at the Museum of Brisbane offers a rare opportunity to see some of the most iconic costumes that featured in Hollywood productions from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. The exhibition features costumes worn by some of the most famous and celebrated performers of the era, including the likes of Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and many more.
I am not one typically enamoured with films from this period in Hollywood history, but I found myself thoroughly engaged, in both the costumes and the stories behind them. It is particularly interesting to see, and appreciate, costumes in living colour that have only be seen on screen in black and white.
Remarkably, the entire exhibition is drawn from the private collection of Brisbane resident Nicholas Inglis, who has spent almost 20 years acquiring costumes, props and memorabilia from films produced during this very prolific period in Hollywood’s history.
The exhibition runs until May 24 at the Museum of Brisbane at City Hall and entry is absolutely free.
Please Note: The Museum of Brisbane is temporarily closed from January 27 until February 2.