The Heart of Hollywood Tour comes to the O2 in London from 21st June until 17th July, bringing the original ‘H’ from the iconic Hollywood sign, memorabilia and artwork from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the UK before embarking on a global tour. This unique event will be topped off with an unprecedented live musical theatre experience, the Hollywood Nights Show (22nd June and 14th July).
The Heart of Hollywood Tour is brought to you by artist and collector Bill Mack, who is also the owner of the Hollywood sign. It’s an unforgettable experience for movie and music lovers of all ages – a chance to experience the history and glamour of the past hundred years of Hollywood first-hand with exhibits covering film and music from Clarke Gable’s suit from Gone with the Wind to the Beatle’s original drum kit. At the epicentre of the tour is of course the ‘H’ from the original Hollywood sign, appearing outside of the USA for the first time.
As darkness falls in London, the Hollywood Nights Show will light up the Hollywood ‘H’ with an unforgettable projection show of the greatest moments from the past 100 years of film, forming a backdrop to spectacular musical theatre tributes to some of the best-loved musicals in Hollywood’s history directed by Internationally acclaimed Creative Director and Choreographer Nathan Clarke.
Attractions at The Heart of Hollywood Tour include:
- The ‘H’ from the Hollywood sign – the centrepiece of the show is the original letter ‘H’ from the iconic Hollywood sign, known globally as the entertainment industry trademark. This is its first appearance in public for 40 years. Follow in the footsteps of Hollywood greats like Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and Charlie Chaplin, who all touched the sign for good luck. At 45 feet tall and weighing 95 tons, the ‘H’ stands taller than four London double decker buses. It can even be seen from space!
- Hollywood Memorabilia Exhibition– get up close and personal with some of Hollywood’s most famous items – all from Bill Mack’s vast private collection
- Hollywood Art Gallery –an exclusive exhibition of the artwork of Bill Mack, including paintings of Hollywood stars on the original metal of the old Hollywood sign, and original Hollywood pictures featuring personal effects from the subject – from Marilyn Monroe’s hair to Judi Garland’s dress from the Wizard of Oz. This will be the first time Mack’s Hollywood collection has exhibited in London and will include his revered paintings of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
The tour’s founder and featured artist Bill Mack said: “we are really looking forward to launching the show in London. London is a fantastic first stop for us and we are excited to share this piece of history with those keen to soak up a little glamour of that unforgettable Golden Age. The Hollywood sign is among the most famous structures in the world. This is a unique opportunity to see it, alongside the most iconic artefacts from the timeless movies we all hold close to our hearts.”
The Heart of Hollywood Tour information:
Dates: 21st June – 17th July 2018
Late night opening until 8pm on: June 25th/26th /27th
Late night opening until 8pm on July 2nd /3rd /4th /9th /10th /11th /16th /17th
Location: O2 arena
Nearest tube: North Greenwich
Tickets: Adult: £20 + £3.25 booking fee
Concession: £15 + £2.75 booking fee
Child: £10 + £2.75 booking fee
Tickets can be purchased now from O2.co.uk
Attraction tickets allow you to spend one-hour in the exhibition
Further information: www.heartofhollywoodtour.com
Hollywood Nights show information:
Dates: 22nd / 23rd / 28th / 29th / 30th June & 5th / 6th / 7th / 12th / 13th / 14th July 2018
General Tickets Times: 8.30pm – 10.30 pm
General admission tickets £49, concession £30
VIP Tickets Times: 7:30pm – 10:30pm
VIP tickets – £140 adults, concession £60
VIP tickets are available offering full access to the Heart of Hollywood exhibition, plus unlimited food and drinks.
The iconic The Heart of Hollywood Tour will launch in association with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, and the Savoy Hotel London.