Part 2 Flower Show- Beauties and Butterflies


There is the main area for the flower displays and shopping and then smaller ‘banquet’ rooms highlighted special things. We enjoyed the butterfly room, so Sean got to explore it this year. He almost didn’t go in. We have been to a few butterfly exhibits over the years and we always see some special ones.

But first, let me show you some of Gene London’s Hollywood Collection of costumes through the years. I will show you mostly the ladies in the beginning.

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Marilyn Monroe was well presented here!

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This was Leslie Caron’s gorgeous fairytale like gown from the movie ‘Glass Slipper’ made in 1955

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You can click on the photo to enlarge to see all the names.

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I know that Audrey Hepburn’s ‘My Fair Lady’ outfit is standing out.

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Our own Grace Kelly. That is her wedding dress on the right. I have seen it before. It’s getting a little faded. Her Oscar dress is in the back. I think the other dress was from her Hitchhock movie. Gene London, the owner of the display, had a kids’ show out of Philadelphia when we were little kids in the 1960s.

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Not crazy about the lighting here, but you know the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in ‘The Seven Year Itch’ They had it blowing from below like in the movie.

Another Marilyn dress....Diamonds are a girls best friend!

Another Marilyn dress….Diamonds are a girls best friend!

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A replica of the ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ gown from a tv movie from the 90s.

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Lana Turner-wow! Saw her on a local tv show in the 1970s

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Doris Day wore this!

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Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth I (pretty sure)

Bette Davis as Queen Elizabeth I (pretty sure)

I was totally thrilled to see many of the costumes from one of my favorite movies ‘Gone with the Wind’.

You have to remember Scarlett running out front of Tara in the opening scene.

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Mourning clothes. And also Clark Gable’s suit.  I saw on Instagram that most of the costumes were here, but some were in a tea room. I missed the ‘curtain dress’ and the white with green flower dress.

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Mia Farrow- The Great Gatsby

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I wanted to pose too!

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Guy costumes

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Sean Connery as Robin Hood and Raquel Welch

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John Wayne and Planet of the Apes costume

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger

And now the butterflies!

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This young lady was enjoying the butterfly room!

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This was me holding the monarch. Save the monarch!

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This young lady let me photograph her little pink and black friend

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Forgot a few from the main show:

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The woods in Nightmare Before Christmas

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A Ratatouille display

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A chicken coop made from an old car!

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Busts I liked for sale

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