The Frazier Museum is celebrating 65 Years of White Christmas, the beloved 1954 holiday musical about two song-and-dance duos, two sisters and two World War II veterans, who team up to save a faltering Vermont lodge owned by the vets’ former commanding officer.
On display will be artifacts on loan from The Rosemary Clooney House, including the original sleigh, tree ornaments, snow globes, and other props from the film; vinyl LPs, promotional posters, personal memorabilia, and more. Select garments worn on screen, including the iconic turquoise dresses Clooney and Vera-Ellen wore when they sang “Sisters” will also be on display. The Frazier’s curatorial team has also built replica backdrops so that visitors can stage their own photos recreating certain scenes from the movie.
A USACares box will be set up inside the museum on the first floor so that visitors can donate socks and gloves for veterans in need.
An in-depth conversation about the movie between Nick Clooney, who’s sister Rosemary Clooney played one of the leading roles, and Steve and Heather French Henry, proprietors of The Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Kentucky. Menu for the cash bar will include special holiday-themed cocktails made with Evan Williams Bourbon. This event takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Doors open at 6 p.m., the program starts at 6:30 p.m. inside the Brown-Forman Theatre.
On Saturday, Dec. 7, there will be a reunion for veterans of World War II between 9 a.m. and 10:30 am, followed by a press conference at which Honor Flight Bluegrass will announce its scheduled flights for 2020, starting at 10:30 am.
The exhibit will be open for viewing between Nov. 29, 2019 and Jan. 26, 2020.