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'White Christmas' Turned 65 This Year & There's A Museum Dedicated To The Holiday Classic

'White Christmas' Turned 65 This Year & There's A Museum Dedicated To The Holiday Classic

The classic Christmas film, "White Christmas" celebrated 65 years since its release and you can now visit the Frazier Museum that showcases some iconic memorabilia from the film.

With the holiday season rolling in, it's time to start watching Christmas films and completely immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. A movie that should be at the top of your list because, one, it's a Christmas classic and two, because it's turning 65 this year, is the 1954 film "White Christmas." If it doesn't feel like Christmas yet, his Michael Curtiz musical will surely bring in the festive mood.

It's also a good time to watch this film again because the Frazier History Museum is about to kick-off its "65 Years of White Christmas" exhibit. Starting this Friday, the Frazier Museum in partnership with the Rosemary Clooney House will be showcasing authentic items from the film. As reported by WHAS11.

This includes the original sleigh used in the film, multiple costumes especially the iconic blue dresses worn by the actors, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen as they sang the song 'Sisters." This exhibition will also feature personal memorabilia from the actors, promotional posters, and the original soundtrack from the film at the museum. 



 

 

This exhibit is back by popular demand for a behind-the-curtain celebration of the classic, and the museum even has replica backdrops in front of which you can recreate the scenes from the film and have your Instagram moment.

There are also interactive events like "Celebrating a Classic: Inside White Christmas" that is happening on December 4 which is a session with Nick Clooney, who is the brother of Rosemary Clooney, the lead actress of the film.

The event will be moderated by the proprietors of The Rosemary Clooney House, Heather French Henry and Dr. Steve Henry. You can get tickets for this talk session here. The entry fee includes a complimentary beverage.



 

 

The exhibit also features items from Henry's personal collection. The couple purchased Rosemary Clooney's home when she passed away and transformed it into a museum to celebrate her legacy.

“The journey of how we collected these costumes is just as interesting as the costumes themselves,” Henry said. You can take a look at the collection on the Rosemary Clooney House website



 

There is even a silent auction that will be held for a Christmas-themed gift basket that will include a family membership to the Frazier as well as an engraved bottle of Evan Williams Single Barrel Bourbon.

If you know someone who would appreciate a unique Christmas gift from the "White Christmas" universe, then the museum is holding a Black Friday sale where you can avail all gift shop items at a 20% discount. 

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