Hollywood Comes To Willow Grove

Posted: August 22, 1986

The last 3-D movie the Hit Man saw left a lot to be desired. He was subjected to wearing those silly paper glasses, and the movie seemed out of focus, not three dimensional. He left the theater disgruntled and unhappy. This week you can see a bit of moviedom up close, and you don't have to wear silly paper glasses.

The "Hollywood on Tour" exhibit, with memorabilia valued at more than $1 million, is at Willow Grove Park and Mall today through Aug. 28. It features a collection of costumes, props and original posters from some of Hollywood's most famous movies. The artifacts will be displayed in mall stores and windows and can be seen during regular mall hours; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Remember when the Wicked Witch tried to take the slippers from Dorothy in ''The Wizard of Oz."? Well, here you can see the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the classic film.

How about when Bogey pulled his hat over his eyes as that plane leaves at the end of "Casablanca"? The original trench coat and hat worn by Humphrey Bogart is on display, as are Marilyn Monroe's dress from "Some Like It Hot," Henry Winkler's "Fonz" jacket from "Happy Days" and the jewelry worn by Elizabeth Taylor in "Cleopatra."

The exhibit is owned by actor Michael Shaw, who will be at the mall.

Along with the exhibit is "Hollywood on Parade," a live stage production featuring a music and dance salute to Hollywood. The review includes music and dance numbers from "Singin' in the Rain," "On the Town" and "Hurray for Hollywood."

Three performances are scheduled daily in the elevator court at 1, 3 & 7 p.m Friday & Saturday, and Sunday at 1, 2 & 3 p.m.

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