"White Christmas" was released in 1954.
Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen in “White Christmas.”

It’s been 60 years since the beloved holiday musical “White Christmas” was released, and the Frazier History Museum is celebrating that milestone with “White Christmas: The Exhibit,” a retrospective of costumes and memorabilia from the classic film on loan from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Ky.

A blue dress from "White Christmas: The Exhibit."
A blue dress from “White Christmas: The Exhibit.”

“White Christmas” was directed by Michael Curtiz and starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. It was filmed in Technicolor and featured songs by Irving Berlin.

The Clooney Collection, owned by former Kentucky Lt. Gov. Steve Henry and his wife, Heather French Henry, includes authentic props from the film, several costumes — including the blue dresses Clooney and Ellen wore as they sang “Sisters” — promotional posters, personal memorabilia of Clooney’s and lots more.

“White Christmas: The Exhibit” runs in conjunction with Frazier’s fifth annual “Holidays Around the World” show through Jan. 11. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, with discounts for children, students and seniors. For tickets or more information, call 753-5663 or go to fraziermuseum.org.

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Sara Havens
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