The Hollywood Museum Presents a Special Exhibit Spotlighting John Williams’ Film Score Legacy in Honor of 'John Williams: Maestro of the Movies' at the Hollywood Bowl

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Concerts are Sponsored by the José Iturbi Foundation

“John Williams is considered one of the greatest film composers of all time with a career spanning more than six decades,” said Donelle Dadigan.

In honor of "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies" concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on August 30 and August 31, The Hollywood Museum is showcasing a special exhibit tying John Williams' ever popular music scores with costumes, props, posters, and photos from his blockbuster movies including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. The Hollywood Museum is located in the Historic Max Factor Building, 1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.).

“John Williams is considered one of the greatest film composers of all time with a career spanning more than six decades,” said Donelle Dadigan, President and Founder of both The Hollywood Museum and the José Iturbi Foundation.

“This is a wonderful collaboration of two non-profits in Hollywood,” said Dadigan. “The Hollywood Museum, which is dedicated to showcasing Hollywood legends, and the José Iturbi Foundation, dedicated to ‘popularizing classical music one note at a time’ for public benefit. The José Iturbi Foundation is the official sponsor of both John Williams: Maestro of the Movies concerts this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl. We are proud to spotlight his legendary movie scores with this special exhibit at The Hollywood Museum.”

The incomparable film composer returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct many of his most popular hits, including Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars. This year, Williams is also joined by Academy Award®-winning actress and LA Phil Board member Julie Andrews for a tribute to her late husband, director Blake Edwards, and to composer Henry Mancini, who together created such classics as Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Pink Panther, Peter Gunn and Victor/Victoria.

Legendary concert artist José Iturbi made his first appearance as a premiere performer at the Hollywood Bowl 50 years ago and continued to perform to sold-out audiences at the Bowl for more than four decades. “We are thrilled to create this long-term relationship with The Hollywood Museum, the José Iturbi Foundation and the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl,” adds Dadigan.

The Hollywood Museum, the official museum of Hollywood located in the Historic Max Factor Building, spotlights the Legends of Hollywood with the most extensive collection of authentic Hollywood memorabilia in the World. The museum features four floors of breathtaking exhibits and is the home of more than 10,000 authentic Showbiz Treasures, one-of-a-kind costumes, props, photographs, scripts and vintage collectibles from favorite movies and TV shows. The museum includes costumes from Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Elizabeth Taylor, Jean Harlow, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson and more; Props from ‘Gone With The Wind,’ ‘Star Trek,’ ‘Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Jaws.’ Star cars collections including Marilyn Monroe’s limousine. The Hollywood Museum is located in the heart of Hollywood in the historic Max Factor Building on the corner of Hollywood & Highland, where Hollywood’s make-up king, Max Factor, worked his magic on stars since the 1930’s. See where Marilyn Monroe became a blonde and Lucy a red head! Visit the Dungeon of Doom for a spine tingling walk through Hannibal Lecter's jail cell from ‘Silence of the Lambs.’ See Boris Karloff's mummy, Vampira, Frankenstein and his bride, Elvira--Mistress of the Dark, Jason, Freddie, Chucky and other cult horror film favorites. The Hollywood Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The Hollywood Museum In the Historic Max Factor Building
1660 N. Highland Ave. (at Hollywood Blvd.)
Los Angeles, CA 90028 (323) 464-7776
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Open to the public Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Private tours available by advance reservations

ABOUT THE JOSÉ ITURBI FOUNDATION The José Iturbi Foundation showcases the world's greatest classical music talent of tomorrow in conjunction with Iturbi Hollywood Concerts featuring compelling and dynamic performances in an intimate setting reflecting Hollywood's glamour years (1930s & 1940s). Each year of the competition, the José Iturbi Foundation awards more than $250,000.00 and is the largest cash prize classical music competition in the world! Additionally, the JIF as part of its mission sponsors concerts featuring the world’s greatest and most recognizable classical musicians in an effort to inspire appreciation of classical music and live concert performances for future generations. Facebook: Twitter: @JoseIturbiMusic

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