Allison-Antrim Museum featuring legendary film stars memorabilia during March

March 11, 2012|By JENNIFER FITCH |

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — Aspects of Tinseltown have come to Greencastle for the month of March.

The Allison-Antrim Museum off South Ridge Avenue is featuring memorabilia from legendary film stars as this month’s exhibit. Included are one of Humphrey Bogart’s neckties, one of Lana Turner’s hats, white gloves from Grace Kelly and a pin from Katherine Hepburn.

“It’s just magical looking over the jewelry and artifacts there to think they actually had that around their neck, touched that,” said Jamie Kaufman, who visited the museum Sunday.

A private, anonymous collector from Franklin County, Pa., loaned the collection to the museum for the month. The collector is considering donating some items to the Hollywood Museum.

Allison-Antrim Museum’s president, Bonnie Shockey, pointed out some of the exhibit’s highlights. She is especially fond of actresses’ purses and a dressing room key used by Jean Harlow.

“I love the dresses, the movies and the music from the early 20th century,” Shockey said.

Kaufman, of Fayetteville, Pa., agreed with Shockey’s tastes.

“I’m a big Marilyn Monroe fan, and I love a lot of the silent film-era film stars,” she said, listing “Sunset Boulevard” and “Gone with the Wind” as some of her favorite movies.

Kaufman toured the exhibit with her sister, Tresa Paul, and 10-year-old daughter, Chloe. She plans to return later in the month with her boyfriend.

“I think it’s amazing something this remarkable is in such a little town,” she said.

Kaufman was especially excited to see a faux pearl necklace worn by Monroe, who is pictured with it. She also admired Mae West’s purse.

“I liked the Marilyn Monroe necklace. I thought that was very pretty,” Chloe Kaufman said.

If you go ...

What: “Legendary Film Stars from the Golden Age of Movies” exhibit

Where: Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday, through March 30

For more information, call 717-597-9325.

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