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October 25, 1996 – July 6, 1997
8th and F Streets, NW
Location: 1st Floor, Galleries 121A & B
Some 400 objects provide a collective biography of the people who worked together to create Broadway and Hollywood musicals from the 1860s to the present. Objects include audio and video clips, theatrical memorabilia (a pair of Dorothy's Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz, Fred Astaire's dance shoes from Top Hat), costumes (Judy Garland's velvet dress from Meet Me In St. Louis, Chita Rivera's costume from Kiss of the Spider Woman), an original gel from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, the original fountain model from An American in Paris, and more.