Once again, the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Ky., has provided the Frazier History Museum props and costumes from the 1954 movie “White Christmas,” in which Clooney starred with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. “White Christmas: the Exhibition” is open and runs through January 8.
The exhibition tells the inside story about some of the props and characters featured in the film. According to a news release from the museum, “‘White Christmas’ has become one of the most recorded holiday tunes of all times, having been copyrighted on 283 different occasions.” The museum called it “The song that changed Christmas forever.”
The movie was the first to be shown in VistaVision, a process developed by Paramount Studio that yielded sharper images.
Listen to the Irving Berlin song here:
The museum is also having a contest over on Facebook. Post your favorite version of the carol “White Christmas” on its Facebook feed. Everyone who does this will be eligible to win a family membership to the Frazier and a $100 gift card in the museum store.
Watch the Frazier staff take a hack at the song:
The Eve Theatre Company will also be performing “Rosemary and Time” at the Frazier Museum, a cabaret-style show of Clooney’s songs and stories about her life. Performances are on December 11, 14, 15 and 18. Tickets are $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members.