The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will take visitors inside the world of two legendary artists when it unveils the multimedia exhibit Fun, Laughs, Good Times: An Inside Look into the Fashion of Fosse/Verdon, on Wednesday, March 13, at its Beverly Hills location. This exclusive exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will run until April 28.
“Together Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon were pure magic,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “Fun, Laughs, Good Times: An Inside Look into the Fashion of Fosse/Verdon offers visitors an insider’s look at the artistry behind this incredible series, and shows why the combination of these two unforgettable talents continues to influence theater and dance to this day.”
Spanning five decades, FX Networks and Fox21 Television Studios’ Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnerships between Bob Fosse (played by Academy Award-winner Sam Rockwell) and Gwen Verdon (played by Golden Globe-winner Michelle Williams). Fosse was a visionary filmmaker and one of theater’s most influential choreographers and directors, while Verdon was the greatest Broadway dancer of all time. They changed the face of American entertainment at a perilous personal cost to them both. This limited series will premiere on Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 pm on FX.
Fun, Laughs, Good Times: An Inside Look into the Fashion of Fosse/Verdon is an immersive exhibit of never-before-seen costumes from the show, designed and recreated by Costume Designers Guild Award-nominated designer Melissa Toth, and rare archival video of performances by the artists themselves from the Paley Archive, the largest public archive of television and radio programs.
“Fosse/Verdon has been one of the most satisfying design experiences of my career. My team is full of outstanding artisans,” notes Melissa Toth, the show’s costume designer. “I love what Gwen Verdon and Bob Fosse were able to produce as a team. No matter what happened in their personal lives, their artistic collaboration triumphed over any struggles they had interpersonally. What they made has lasted far longer than any romantic relationship could. I kept that ideal in mind as we worked tirelessly to create the costumes for Fosse/Verdon.”
Every year the Paley Center presents exhibits that capture the unique combination of artistry and entertainment that give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that brings their favorite television programs to life. These unique and immersive exhibits are free and open to the public.
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The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org