Exhibition Lecture – Hello Hollywood, Hello History & Costumes

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December 8, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Exhibition Lecture

December 8, 2023
5:30pm to 7:00pm: Lecture in our Research Library

How to preserve the costumes and entertainment: When Hollywood Came to Reno!

Karen Burns, guest speaker, owner of HHH costumes, Karen Burns Productions, Inc.

Karen Burns

Summary of Talk
When the world-famous MGM Hello Hollywood, Hello! show opened in 1978: it was billed as The Biggest Show in the World, on The Biggest Stage in the World appearing in The Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada — it was a BIG deal! Karen Burns was a professional dancer appearing in many shows, most notably: Hello, Hollywood, Hello! Karen had the unprecedented opportunity to purchase “a piece of history” of over 1,250 of the original spectacular costumes from this show. These costumes help to “Tell the Stories of Art, Culture and Entertainment”, when Reno, Nevada was once one of the Entertainment Capitals of the World!

Speaker Bio
Karen Burns has been a Nevada resident for over 60 years. She is a graduate of the University of Nevada Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in English, German and Physical Education with Dance Distinction; plus maintaining a current State of Nevada Educational License for teaching school. Karen is currently the producer/director/owner of Karen Burns Productions LLC, an entertainment company. Karen is also a writer, speaker/lecturer, wife and mother.

This is going to be a great talk that you won’t want to miss!

Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Research Library. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!


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