exhibits

When Hollywood Came to Reno

October 7, 2023 |Changing Gallery|

MGM Hello Hollywood, Hello! A Tribute to the Magic World of Movies

Hello Hollywood, Hello! was more than a casino show. Opening in 1978 and running for over a decade, the bombastic show had it all: talented performers in elaborate costumes designed by world-famous designers, centered around the most celebrated movies in our lifetime.

The Nevada Historical Society, working with costume owner Karen Burns of Karen Burns Productions, Inc., has created an exhibit that illustrates the beauty and impact of Hello Hollywood Hello in photos, artifacts, costumes, and props.

The influence of the show is felt today in Reno. If you are a fan of the performing arts, like Artown, Pioneer Center, the Reno Philharmonic, Jazz, and Chamber Orchestras, deepen that love with this exhibit that tells the story of how it all began with this dazzling and glitzy casino show.

Don’t miss seeing rarely seen costumes from the original show! The exhibition will have a soft opening on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The official opening and reception will be on Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 1-3:30pm. The exhibit will be on display until January 27, 2024.

There are two lectures scheduled, the first lecture will be on Friday, December 8, 2024, from 5:30-7:30pm and the second lecture will be Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 1-3:00pm. Make sure to check back for more information. Make sure to arrive early as we have limited seating available in our Event Space. Don’t forget, we provide free, temporary parking permits to make it easier to visit NHS!

The exhibition is on display from September 30, 2023, to January 27, 2024.

Farewell to HHH Exhibit, last week January 24 through January 27, 2024.

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