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Past Event Member Tour: Stars of the Silver Screen

Studio portrait of Shirley Temple with handwritten inscription: To Andrew Worhola from Shirley Temple.

Studio portrait of Shirley Temple with handwritten inscription: "To Andrew Worhola [sic] from Shirley Temple", 1941

hand-colored sepia print
10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Founding Collection, Contribution The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Explore Warhol’s fascination with Hollywood, fame, and stardom, which began with Warhol’s visits to the cinema with his brothers in gritty, industrial 1930s Pittsburgh. As a child, Warhol sent away for fan photos and devoured movie magazines, surrounding himself with celebrity images. This practice continued into adulthood, and he eventually accumulated a profusion of photographs, movie posters, and other memorabilia. Examine the concept of celebrity through hundreds of these archival items and look into the roots of the global celebrity culture that exists today. This event is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Andy Warhol: Stars of the Silver Screen.