The "Loretta Young: Hollywood Legend" exhibit explores her personal life including love letters from Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable, among other leading men in her life. The comprehensive collection includes never before displayed items gathered from family, friends and private collectors. The exhibit presents Miss Young's designer clothing and accessories from her personal wardrobe, costumes, photographs, contracts, documents, private papers including her handwritten correspondence, home movies, Academy Awards and Emmy Awards and more.
Jean Louis, Academy Award winning Hollywood costume designer and Loretta Young's husband, is featured in an exclusive glamorous costume display. Mr. Louis was the designer for many mega stars including Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Betty Grable, Joan Crawford, Doris Day, Julie Andrews and Marilyn Monroe.
"We are delighted to spotlight one of the greatest Hollywood legends, Loretta Young," said Donelle Dadigan, Founder and President of The Hollywood Museum, "whose star talents transcended motion pictures and television. It is especially poignant to showcase The Collection at The Hollywood Museum in the historic Max Factor Building as Loretta Young was the first Max Factor makeup model."
Collectors include Dewey R. Bennett, Charlotte Braitsch, Michael Clark, John Davey, Joseph DaVino, James de Menna, Molly Durkin, Darlene Eastman, Roger Freeman, Edward J. Funk, Leonard Flory, Francisco George, Grayce Gottlieb, Hagley Museum (Avon Products), John Howe & Will Willford III, Salvador Iglesias, Jr., Nicholas Inglis, Alice Weil Judelson, Christopher & Linda Lewis, Peter & Corin Lewis, Father Vincent Lopez, Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin, David Mason, Karen Noske, Patricia Gottlieb Oygar, Palm Springs Historical Society, Danniel Rangel, Manuel Saleta, Jr., Diana Schafer, L. Richard Scroggins, JoAnna Smith, Betty Jane Tornstrom, Susanna Van Tassel, and Tom White.