All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives
THE BOWERS MUSEUM
December 6, 2021 by Rachael Contreras
As the weather turns chilly, there are some amazing indoor events happening in our own backyard. Two fantastic exhibits will be available at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana.
Starting December 12, the Bowers Museum will be showcasing actual Disney movie memorabilia from some legendary films. This exciting and entirely brand-new exhibit is called, “All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives.” The exhibit explores three areas of jewelry design for films: how accessories make the character; an incredible look at “the most prized jewelry and accessories inside the Walt Disney Archives;” and displays of items and their history.
You can see “The Heart of the Ocean,” the stunning necklace Rose wears in the Academy Award-winning film “Titanic.” Feast your eyes on the actual watch Warren Beatty wore in “Dick Tracy.” Marvel at Anne Hathaway’s crowns and tiaras from “The Princess Diaries” movies. Examine pieces from live-action movies “Mulan” and “Aladdin” – including Genie’s lamp! This is a real treat of an exhibit for Disney lovers and movie fans with many incredible items available for viewing.
In February 2022, the Bowers Museum will continue their ongoing partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in a wonderful exhibit called “Everest.” Visitors will be able to see photographs, films, and artifacts from the five expeditions to the world’s tallest mountain nestled in Tibet.
The Bowers Museum says, “Each expedition built on the lessons and losses of those before. The first 1921 reconnaissance of the mountain mapped a path to its summit. The introduction of oxygen the following year seemed promising until two fatal expeditions put efforts to climb Everest ‘on ice.’”
There is so much more to learn about these early attempts of 100 years of excursions that the Bowers Museum will have to offer. Whether you are a nature lover, a mountain climber, history buff, or just interested in what the museum has to offer on your day off, this is an inspiring exhibit.