The 1960’s Pop Culture: Movies, Memorabilia and The Media, The Steve and Michell Friedman Collection

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February 21, 2015 - 9:30am to August 29, 2015 - 4:30pm

On Oscar weekend 2015 CCHS opened an exciting exhibit of memorabilia representing more than 160 movies from the mid-1950s to early 1970s.   Most of the movies, though, are features from the 1960s.  All of it was collected by Steve (Mr.  Movie) and Michell Friedman. This private collection is a fascinating and reflective journey into the recent past.  This stunning array of posters, press books, toys and other movie memorabilia offer a colorful look into our world of entertainment and social change.  Movies are windows into the national psyche.  They capture the issues of the day and also reveal how movie-makers influenced the public. 

This extraordinary collection, being displayed for the first time, graphically depicts the triumph and tumult of those years. Civil Rights, space exploration, the war in Vietnam and the Cold War are among some of the themes.  So too are light-hearted characters and humorous story lines.  “Movies are a core part of how we as a society have evolved,” says owner and guest curator Michell Friedman. 

Would you like to see movie clips?  Bring along your QR reader!  (A list of URL's are also available.)

 

Presenting Corporate Exhibition Sponsors

We have secured funding from David and Nancy Knauer Unitrust, Mary and Stuart Brooks /The RC Taylor Group, Beverly Sheppard, A. Roy Smith, Kevin Holleran, Diane and Robert Roskamp, Vietnam Veterans of America #436, Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau, Don and Judy Rosato, and Lee Beyer. Please contact David Reinfeld, Vice of Development, 610-692-4800 ext. 267, or dreinfeld@chestercohistorical.org to join our growing list of supporters for The Sixties!