I questioned its validity as well (“fun exhibit”) but the entire theme of the lower level, northwest side of the museum dealt with repetition.
The MCNY has become one of my favorite museums in the city. They take chances with some of their exhibits, but that’s what makes it unpredictable as well. Last year they had a Joel Grey exhibit that featured not only his original Cabaret costume, but numerous awards, a timeline of his career, and numerous photographs he’s take that have been published in books. I was particularly excited about this exhibit because two days later I’d seen “A Normal Heart” on Broadway and up to that point, had no idea Joel Grey directed the production. It just all seemed to connect so well.
I remember Joel Grey published a large book called “Photographs I had to take” and there’s usually a few interesting pictures to peruse in any famous person’s memoirs since they knew many other “people”
I still have a problem disconnecting Joel from his 1972 role in Cabaret which left an indelible impression on me as a teen…Liza also suffers the same way in my memories…
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