This exhibit is a MUST-SEE this summer. This photo is the actual exhibit entrance inside LACMA’s Resnick Pavillion to more than 8 rooms filled with Tim Burton paraphernalia from sculptures to sketches to movie props from his crazy career in Disney’s animation department and as an A-list director who has brought us the likes of Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland, Batman Returns, Mars Attacks!, James and the Giant Peach, Batman Forever, Ed Wood, Cabin Boy and many more! An additional perk are detailed and fascinating tiny sketches from Tim Burton’s illustrator Carlos Grangel. This exhibit just came from MOMA in New York where it was a huge hit with our NY contingency! Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! GO SEE THIS SHOW! (May 29 – October 31, 2011)
Who we saw opening night: Tim Burton, Danny Elfman (composer for Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride, The Nightmare Before Christmas), Michael Govan (LACMA’s director), Winona Ryder (Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice), Kelly Osborne, Nate Newall, Justin Murdock with Josh Richman and Crispin Glover, Diablo Cody, Johnny Knoxville, Mira Sorvino, Patrick Hoeleck, Martin Landau, Willow Bay (Huffington Post) and husband Bob Iger (Disney), Abby Bangser (LACMA’s Avante Garde director), Jeffrey Jones (Beetlejuice), Slash (Gun n Roses), and a surprise performance from Jane’s Addiction.
Fun fact: Tim Burton and Perry Farrel of Jane’s Addiction share a wine cellar in Burbank. Tim Burton is also an L.A. native (raised in Burbank) as is his friend and collaborator Danny Elfman.