The Hollywood Museum, in, appropriately enough, Hollywood, has a new exhibit devoted to the potrayal of LGBT people in film and television. Timed to L.A. Pride, "Real to Reel: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood" opened this week and closes July 21. The exhibit has photos, video, costumes, and memorabilia from popular entertainment that includes the Oscar-winning Milk, the somewhat-derided film Boys in the Band, and even the ABC Family television drama Pretty Little Liars.
"The museum is honored to have the opportunity to create and showcase this important exhibition, sharing with the public the artistic expression of the LGBT culture and its transformative impact through the entertainment industry on the world," Donelle Dadigan, founder and president of The Hollywood Museum, said in a statement.
(the famous sign at Barney's Beanery, a bar and eatery in West Hollywood)
(Gossip Girl / Milk)
(Cher Sonny, Rock Liz)
(Top 40 Gay Films / Norman Bucley)