Hollywood Entertainment Museum showcases 2004 costume / art direction nominees

"Smuckers Stars on Ice" costume designer Jef Billings and Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Governors Betsey Potter and Van Broughton Ramsey. The premiere party was hosted by the TV Academy Costume Design and Supervision Peer Group on Aug. 5 at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum in Hollywood. The party marked the opening of a new exhibition "Designing TV: Emmy 2004 Outstanding Costume and Art Direction."

The “Designing TV: Emmy 2004 Outstanding Costumes and Art Direction,” opening night reception on Aug. 5, kicked off the first-ever museum exhibit of Emmy-nominated costumes and art direction at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, to run through Sept. 27.

Featuring designs nominated for Outstanding Costumes and the creative teams nominated for Outstanding Art Direction, the nominees include costume designers, supervisors, production designers and art directors. The Outstanding Costumes and Art Direction winners will be revealed at the 2004 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Ceremony on Sept. 12.

Laurel Whitcomb, vice president of marketing for the Academy of Television Art and Sciences, said, “This is an unprecedented exhibit showing not only the costumes that have made television history, but the ones that are making history now.”

Highlights of the exhibit are costumes from “Deadwood,” “That ’70s Show,” “And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself” and “Iron Jawed Angels.” Set designs from “Arrested Development,” “Frasier,” “Deadwood,” “Two and a Half Men” and “The 76th Annual Academy Awards” are also featured.

Academy Governor of Costume Design Betsey Potter sees the exhibit as groundbreaking. “It’s wonderful to have a tribute recognizing not only the designer but the creative team that works together to make the magic happen of television costume design and direction,” Potter said.

Founded in 1946, the month after network television debuted, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunications arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in this industry. Its Emmy Awards recognize outstanding programming.

The Hollywood Entertainment Museum celebrating television, film, the entertainment arts and “Hollywood the Place” is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia, which reveal the behind-the-scenes magic of the entertainment industry. The museum operates the model program, Education Center for the Entertainment Arts, which provides a high school education and after school programs to at-risk youth.

The Hollywood Entertainment Museum is at 7021 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood.

Parking is available in Hollywood Galaxy Complex off Sycamore.

The museum is open daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. General admission is $10 or free to museum members and children under the age of five.