CC Historical Society to Offer “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the MGM Costume Collection”

unnamedThe Culver City Historical Society invites its members and the public to a presentation and display featuring items from MGM’s vast collection of costumes, as well as an informative discussion on the care and maintenance of this vast collection at the October 19 meeting.

Sharon Shore, former Historical Society Costumes Chair and renowned textile conservator, and Denice Renteria, prop master for Knott’s Berry Farm and current Costumes Chair, will discuss and display items from the Society’s Archive & Resource Center (ARC) MGM costume collection.

Former Historical Society President Louise Coffey-Webb will draw upon her background (former Chair of Woodbury University’s Fashion and Costume Design Department; former Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Curator) to give an illustrated introduction to the challenges of managing costume collections. She’ll also be available to sign copies of her book Managing Costume Collections: An Essential Primer.

All are welcome to enjoy this free program (which will include a 50/50 fundraising opportunity, plus door prizes including four tickets to The Magic Castle) in the Multipurpose Room of Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue in Culver City, at 7 p.m. Enter through the Archives and Resource Center from the parking area in the back of the building.

About The Culver City Historical Society: Founded in 1979, the Culver City Historical Society was created for the purpose of collecting, preserving and exhibiting the history, cultural and civic accomplishments of Culver City and its surrounding areas. General meeting programs are held quarterly in the Multi-Purpose Room of Veterans Memorial Building, which are open to our members and the general public. The Historical Society Archives & Resource Center (ARC) is open the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and by appointment. For additional information please visit and like us on Facebook:


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